Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Crocheted Flower Pattern

As promised, here are the instructions for creating the crocheted flower I used for Baby Grace's headband.

I used a size F hook with Bernat Baby Coordinates yarn (sport weight) to end up with a flower that's approximately 1.5" large.

To begin, ch 3. Slip stitch (sl st) in first chain to form a ring, ch 1

Work 10 single crochet (sc) in the ring. Sl st to first ch

Ch 2 and work 2 half double crochet (hdc) in same space; sl st in next sc; * 3 hdc in next sc; sl st in next sc * Repeat from * to * 4 times; end with sl st in base of ch 2

(You should now have a small flower with five petals)

Working on the WRONG side of flower, insert crochet hook at base of sl st and sl st; ch 1

(This photo shows the hook being inserted at the base of the slip stitch on the wrong side of work)

* Insert hook under post of hdc near the sl st between petals (see photo below) and work 1 sc; ch 1 * Repeat from * to * 4 times; end with sl st in top of 1st sc

(This photo shows the hook being inserted under the post of hdc from previous rnd)

You should now have a ring behind your small flower. This gives us the foundation to create the second layer of flower petals to give the completed flower its 3-dimensionality.

(This photo shows the ring on wrong side of flower)

Ch. 2; triple crochet (tr c) in 1st ch. 1 space (see photo below) & dc in same space, ch 1; sl st in sc; * dc in next ch 1 sp, tr c, dc; sl st in sc * Repeat from * to * 4 times; end with a sl st in base of first sc; Finish off, weave in ends

(This photo shows the hook inserted in a ch 1 space of the ring)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me or post a comment!

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