Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Pretty Petals


Recognise these pretty petals? They are the ones that I use to embellish my granny square in rounds hat. These flowers can be made from any leftover yarns and it’s totally easy to do. The best thing is you can choose how many layers you want to make, from just one layer to all four layers and it can be done in mere minutes. Make a pocketful (or a basketful... maybe?) of these pretty flowers to adorn your work or as gifts to your loved ones.

MATERIALS
A bit of 4-ply acrylic yarn in cream and red or any colours of your choice (about 40g)
Crochet hook 4.0mm or US size G
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Ruler / Measuring tape

ABBREVIATIONS
ch           chain
dc           double crochet
hdc         half double crochet
htr          half treble crochet
sc            single crochet
st(s)       stitch(es)
tr             treble crochet

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Diameter: approx. 9.5cm

INSTRUCTIONS
Rnd 1: With cream yarn, make 6sc in magic chain. Join round with sl st to 1st sc --- 6sc.


Rnd 2: *Ch1, 2dc, ch1, sl st* into same st at joint. Repeat *to* in next 5sc. --- 6 petals.

Note: Fasten off and weave in ends if you want to change to another colour yarn but if you are not, simply crochet a ch st and continue with Rnd 3.

Now you have the 1st layer of the flower... Next up, make loop spaces for the 2nd layer base.

Rnd 3: With red yarn and working behind Rnd 2, pull yarn through st in between petals and make a sl st (This will be the 1st sl st). *Ch3, sl st to next between petals stitch*. Repeat *to* 5 times and crochet last sl st into 1st sl st to join --- 6 loop spaces.




Rnd 4: *Ch1, 3dc, ch1, sl st* into 1st loop space. Repeat *to* in next 5 loop spaces. Fasten off and weave in ends --- 6 petals.



Rnd 5: Changing back to cream yarn and working behind Rnd 4, pull yarn through st in between petals and make a sl st (This will be the 1st sl st). *Ch4, sl st to next between petals stitch*. Repeat *to* 5 times and crochet last sl st into 1st sl st to join --- 6 loop spaces.


Rnd 6: *Ch1, 1dc, 3htr, 1dc, ch1, sl st* into 1st loop space. Repeat *to* in next 5 loop spaces. Fasten off and weave in ends --- 6 petals.



Rnd 7: And now changing back to red yarn and working behind Rnd 6, pull yarn through st in between petals and make a sl st (This will be the 1st sl st). *Ch5, sl st to next between petals stitch*. Repeat *to* 5 times and crochet last sl st into 1st sl st to join --- 6 loop spaces.


Rnd 8: *Ch1, 1dc,1htr, 3tr, 1htr, 1dc, ch1, sl st* into 1st loop space. Repeat *to* in next 5 loop spaces. Fasten off and weave in ends --- 6 petals.


Go on make more of these pretty petals in any colour that delights you! Cheers & happy crocheting!!!



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