Thursday, January 9, 2014

Triple Crochet Flower


Hey Rockers!

I’ve had many requests on my Facebook page for a flower tutorial, based on an image that was floating around the internet that didn’t have a url address and/or instructions in English. (I kind of forgot which was the case.) I immediately set to creating one, wrote up the pattern, took some pictures and then…the holidays happened.

I totally meant to have this posted months ago, before the New Year, but that’s how my life goes sometimes. Good intentions and zero follow through. Oh well. Back to the flower. This is similar to the one I used in the images of my Pretty Girl Beanie and Pretty Baby Beanie posts, but the petals have a slightly different shape to them. It took me several tries to get just the right shape, but I think I finally figured it out. I hope you like this flower and and find it useful.

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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
TC = triple 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 7, skip 4 spaces, dc, [ch 4, skip 4 spaces, dc] repeat across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, [1 hdc, 2 dc, 6 tc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, sl st to dc 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. 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 flower,


xx

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