Saturday, March 2, 2013

Big and Small crochet flower pattern

A friend of mine asked me to make some flowers to decorate her bath rug set, which she thought looked too simple. I thought sharing a flower pattern would be useful to some of you.

 For this project I'm using:

 A size B/1 - 2.25mm hook.
100% mercerized cotton yarn. Worsted weight.
A pair of scissors.


sl st= slip stitch
ch = chain
tr = treble (triple) crochet
 beg = beginning
dc = double crochet

Begin with a magic circle.
Sl st ch 1(pic 1). Work 3 tr. Ch 2 sl st into the loop (pic 2).
Ch 1 work 3 tr. Ch 2 sl st into the loop(pic 3).


 

Repeat until you complete 5 petals (pic 4).
Sl st into the loop. Fasten off(pic 5).
Now the flower is complete!!!(pic 6).


In case you wanted to use double crochet(dc) instead of triple crochet (tr) this is how it would look after finishing.
I like bigger petals, that is why I'm using tr instead of using dc to form the petals, though this could also be another option.


Big  5 layer crochet flower

More than 3 years ago my mother surprised me with a gift she got for me in Mexico. Some beautiful crochet flower pins for my daughter. I fell in love with these cuties right away. Anyway I started searching all over the web for patterns, I spent months and months trying to figure out how to make them, but no such luck.There were so many patterns out there, I found some similar,but nothing that looked quite like the ones I had. These flowers introduced me to the world of crochet. I mixed patterns, did a lot of research, when everything I really needed was right before my eyes, the same flower pins my mother gave me!. I studied them a thousand times, until one day, after so long, I got it right. I was so happy!!!.

Begin with a magic circle
Sl st ch 1. Work 3 dc. Ch 2 sl st into the loop (pic 1). 
Ch 1 work 3 dc. Ch 2 sl st into the loop(pic 2). 
Repeat until you complete 5 petals. Sl st into the loop. (pic 3).


Now this is the fun part...
*Insert the hook into the back right where the 1st and 2nd petals meet (pic 4).
Yarn over  pull it through all 3 loops. Yarn over pull it through.*
Chain 2.Insert the hook into the back where 2nd and 3rd petals meet. Yarn over  pull it through all 3. Yarn over pull it through.
Repeat to form 5 loops in the ring. Sl st into Ch1 at the beg of the round(pic 5).
In each loop, ch 1 work 4 dc . Ch 2 sl st into the loop  (pic  6 ) .
Ch 3 after finishing the 2nd layer (pic 7).
Repeat *(pic 8).Repeat to form 5 loops in the ring .


Now in each loop, ch 1 work 5 dc . Ch 2 sl st into the loop.
Repeat to complete the 3rd layer of the flower (pic 9).
Ch 4 repeat *(pic 10).Repeat to form 5 loops in the ring (pic 11).
In each loop, ch 1 work 8 dc. Ch 2 sl st into the loop. Repeat to complete the 4th layer of petals(pic 12).


Ch 5 repeat *.Repeat to form 5 loops in the ring (pic 13).
In each loop, ch 1 work 11 dc. Ch 2 sl st into the loop. Repeat to complete the 5th layer of petals(pic 14).
I usually do Ch 2 before I fasten off(pic 15). 
Voila!!! Big 5 layer crochet flower complete!!!.


Now let's finish our project, I'm using some pearls, some circles( made out of felt )according to the size and color of each flower,  a glue gun and some glue sticks.


Alright, after you've pasted all the circles on the back of each flower, you can add the beads to the centers.
I had some shell buttons laying around and I decided to show you how this could also be a nice looking option.  This is how it would look after you're done. Check out both options.


Finally!!, I hope my friend like these.











6 comments:

  1. These are just wonderful! Your tutorial is so easily understood, too! Thank you for the terrific post. Just in time to finish off a handmade hat for Christmas!

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  2. Thanks so much! Just what I was looking for to add to a baby sweater.

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  3. Just found your tutorial this morning. Enjoyed it very much...you did a beautiful job!

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  4. I made a pair of the large flowers for a set of barefoot sandals for my Niece to be. I am going to make them detachable so that her mom and dad can change out for different colors and sizes. Thank you so much. Just thought I would mention that between

    Repeat until you complete 5 petals. Sl st into the loop. (pic 3).
    and
    Insert the hook into the back right where the 1st and 2nd petals meet (pic 4).
    Yarn over pull it through all 3 loops. Yarn over pull it through.

    you didnt mention that you need to ch2.

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  5. Thank you, thank you. Just what I was looking for.

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