Friday, January 31, 2014

Small Petal Flower


Hi Rockers!

I bet you are wondering what I've got for you today! Turns out, I had one more flower pattern in me. (Well, I probably have more, but for now I'm going to give you this one and move on to other projects.)

This flower pattern is very similar to my last flower pattern - The Double Crochet Flower, but with smaller petals. It is also constructed in the same manner as the Triple Crochet Flower. If you haven't seen these two free patterns yet, do try them when you get time.

I love the flexibility of these flower patterns. You can make them as small or as large as you like. And they become such lovely accents for hats, scarves, cowls and all kinds of other garments and projects.

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Size: varies

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:
Caron SS or Red Heart With Love
Yarn/tapestry needle

Hook size: H/5.00mm

Key:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet

Gauge: none required


Instructions:

Chain 40+1 (small flower), 60+1 (medium flower) or 80+1 (large flower)
Pattern Note: for an even larger flower, add chains in multiples of 10+1 and follow pattern.
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across, turn.
Row 2: chain 5, skip 4 spaces, sc, [ch 4, skip 4 spaces, sc] repeat across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sl st to sc from previous row] repeat in each ch 4 space from Row 2 across.
Break yarn, leaving 12 inch tail for sewing flower together.



You should now have a long strand of petals that are starting to curl/twist a bit. Now for the fun! Use the long tail to thread your needle.

Begin to roll the petals around, using the yarn needle and tail to secure the petals together as you roll. Be sure to reinforce the shape with a few extra whip stitches as you go.

Finish by securing the last petal. Use the rest of the tail to sew your flower to a hat or other object, or simply finish and weave ends for a detachable flower accent or brooch.

Pattern Note: For a taller flower, roll petals more tightly. For a wider, more flat flower, roll petals more loosely. See the images for clarification.




You are all done! I hope you enjoy crocheting and using this simple flower. Don’t forget to check out my other free flower patterns – the Triple Crochet Flower and the Double Crochet Flower. If you have any questions, please do leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Rock the petal,

xx

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