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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

5 Petal Flower with Pattern

Before you ask, Yes, They're still working on the bathroom. But it's looking good and I do have a potty and a tub. Most people in the family take showers though so some are chomping at the bit to get that back!

This week I've been working on a new flower pattern, similar to this one. This is a larger flower since it has 3 rows instead of 2. The way it's worked lends more texture to the piece than the last flower I made. It would be great to pair with your jeans, a summer skirt or cut-offs, across a t-shirt, on a purse or even a beanie!

Here's the pattern, enjoy!




5 Petal Flower Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn of your choice - sample made with Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread size 5 (since I tossed the label I have no idea the name of it but it's a lavender/lilac color with a purple sparkle in it)
  • size D/3 - 3.25MM hook
  • scissors
  • embroidery needle for weaving in the ends


All crochet terms are American.
Stitches used:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Double Crochet Cluster (dc cl)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Magic Circle (instruction for Magic Circle technique)


Gauge is not important to this project.

Special Stitch Instructions
Double Crochet Cluster
 Yarn over, insert hook in 
next stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch, 
yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook. Repeat 2 more times, yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook. Chain 1 to secure. 

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Row 1: Using the Magic Circle method, sl st to secure, ch 2 (counts as first dc in this dc cl stitch), dc cl stitch. Remember to ch 1 to secure after pulling though all your loops.

Ch 1 to create a space.

Repeat dc cl stitch pattern with ch 1 space in between each, 4 more times in Magic Circle. Join to top of first dc cl stitch with a sl stitch. 

Turn your work. Sl st to the ch 1 space and Ch 3.

Row 1 completed


Row 2: The ch 3 counts as the first dc, dc 7 more times in this ch 1 space. 8 dc in the remaining ch 1 spaces. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning dc. Turn your work.

Row 2 completed

Row 3 is worked in the space between the sets of 8 dc. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc 7 more times in this space. SC in between the 4th and 5th dc stitches of the previous row. *8 dc in the next space, sc in between the 4th and 5th dc stitches of the previous row. Repeat from * around, joining to the first dc with a sl st. 

This picture shows the placement of the SC stitches
in between the 4th and 5th DC of the previous Row.

Tie off and weave in your ends.

Completed flower showing the texture of the
raised stitches in Row 2.


That's all there is to it! I hope you have a wonderful week!



Peace and blessings,
~~Karen~~


4 comments:

  1. Hi Karen, so glad your bathroom is almost done... Sounds like it won't be long now :)
    This flower is so pretty!! ... I really love how textured this one is <3

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    1. Thanks Monica! I appreciate that and I'm soooo ready for a shower - tubs have their use but NOT when you're in a rush! LOL

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