I cannot read a crochet pattern to save my life.
But I really wanted to make a flower...
So I had to design my own:
Here are the instructions to make the above flower. . .
Size 2.25 Crochet Needle
Size 3 Crochet Thread
Using a slip stitch, connect the ends of the chain to form a circle:
Here is the circle:
Next, chain 2:
And begin double crocheting around the circle [going into the center, not the stitches]:
Continue to double crochet around:
There should be 16 doubles total to complete the circle:
[When you get around the circle, make a slip stitch into the first stitch to complete the circle]
Now chain 5.
You are going to connect the chain with a slip stitch to the circle by skipping one stitch [on the circle, not the chain] and making a slip stitch in the second one. . . the picture below will help. In the picture, the head of the needle is pointing to the stitch that you will slip stitch into [but do note that there are only 2 chained, but there should be 5- sorry!]
Repeat this process around the circle:
Skip one stitch on the circle, and slip stitch into the second:
Continue until you are all the way around the circle.
There should be 8 petals total:
Now we are going to go into the pedals.
I have no idea what to call the following stitch [if anyone can tell me, I would greatly appreciate it!]
It's almost like a double crochet, but not quite. . .
First, go into the petal hole:
Catch the thread:
And pull it through.
You now have two loops on the needle:
Now catch the thread again:
And pull it through both loops:
And there you have the unknown stitch. . . we'll just call it that for the rest of the purposes of this blog :]
Now do 6 doubles and one unknown into the same hole to complete the pedal:
Continue this process [one unknown, 6 doubles, one unknown] into each pedal:
And connect the whole thing with a slip stitch at the end.
Tie it off and. . .
Attach a clippy type mechanism to the back to make a lovely clip that you can wear. . .
Or maybe even your puppy could wear. . .
Or you could clip it to your purse, shirt, etc.
The next couple of projects will build on this flower tutorial.
And be sure to check out Kimberly's non-crochet yarn post today!
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