||No. 30 crochet thread
Size 9 hook or finer
||Where petals and
diagonal lines join, a slip stitch may be used, but the effect is much
prettier if the hook is removed from the work, inserted in the petal
and the stitch drawn through without turning the work. This gives a
right and wrong side.
| sl st
|| slip stitch
|| double crochet
Ch 11, sl st into fifth st from hook to form centre ring or circle, ch 3,
sl st in third ch beyond sl st just made, ch 3, turn, sl st in centre.
This makes 3 stitches of a 4 st petal; make another petal (ch 3, 2 dc, ch
3, sl st) into centre; ch 3, 1 dc in centre.
This has made half a flower; ch 15, * s st in fifth ch from hook for
centre, ch 3, sl st in third ch from sl st, ch 3, turn, sl st in centre.
Make 3 complete petals - repeat sts in parentheses for each petal - ch 3,
sl st at tip of first petal, ch 7, sl st to point from which other ch 7
was made. 1 dc in centre, ch 3, sl st in centre to complete third petal of
first flower, make a fourth petal, ch 3, sl st into tip of first petal to
complete it. *
Ch 5, sk 2 ch, dc for a sp, ch 8, turn. Dc over previous dc, ch 2, dc into
centre st of ch 5; ch 4, sl st into tip of free petal, or remove hook,
insert in petal and draw st through, ch 11 for new flower, sl st into
fifth ch from hook, ch 3, sl st into third ch from sl st, ch 3, turn, sl
st into centre.
Ch 3 to begin new petal, dc in centre, sl st into middle st of long ch (ch
7), dc into centre, ch 3, sl st to centre. Start a new petal with ch 3, dc
in centre, then ch 4, remove hook, insert in middle or tip of next petal
of end flower, draw loop through and ch 11.
Work another flower as from * to *.
You now have completed the second row of two flowers, ch 7 and sl st to
point where other ch 7 joins dc sp.
Ch 5, dc in next dc, ch 8 for loop, turn, dc into dc, ch 2, dc in middle
st of ch 5 sp. To begin next row of flowers, ch 8, sl st in fifth st from
hook, ch 3, sl st to third ch from sl st to form petal, ch 3, sl st to
centre; make half of next petal, sl st to ch 7 by removing hook and
picking up middle st, complete petal. Make half the next petal, ch 4, join
in tip of petal below, ch 11 to start a new flower, connecting as before.
When increasing number of flowers to a row always work half of each
flower, then complete outside flower and finish others as you work back to
sps. As you work along, all will seem easier and you can make width
changes as desired.
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