I Want Flowers!

A world filled with flowers is a beauty to behold!

I have been making shawls and blankets of late. Occasionally I have added a few bandana cowls to mix it up, but I needed a break from the blanket I have been working on.

On looking around the room where I store my yarns, I viewed the mountain of what I would consider scrap yarns and decided I should make a bag out of scraps.

The bag on completion really needed a flower. This little flower is the result!

This has a raised centre for that 3D look.

US terms are used for this pattern:

Materials: (scrap yarn).

Flower Centre: Chunky weight.

Petals: Aran weight for the inner petal and Dk weight for the edge.

Abbreviations:

  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc- Double Crochet
  • Dtr- Double Treble
  • St- Stitch
  • Yo – Yarn Over
  • Slst- Slip Stitch

Notes:

  • Numbers in Red Italic represent the corresponding photograph.
  • Numbers at the end of the rows represent the stitch counts.
Flower Centre

Round 1: [1] Wrap the yarn around your finger 10 times.  Remove the circle of yarn from your finger, keep the circle intact.  [2] Insert your hook through the centre of the yarn circle.  [3] Yo and pull up a loop. Yo and draw through both loops (doesn’t count as a St). [4] Work 12Sc into the circle.  Slst to the first Sc to close the round. Cut yarn and fasten off.  Leave a long tail for sewing the flower on. [12Sc]

Petals

Round 2: Turn the work over.  Attach a different colour yarn with a Slst into any Sc.[5] [Ch5 (counts as a Dtr). [6]Work 3Dtr into the same St as Ch5. [7] Ch5, Slst back into the same St. Slst across 2 Sc]x6 omitting one Slst in last rep. [8]Fasten off and cut yarn.  Leave a long tail for sewing the flower on. [30Dtr]

Round 3: [9] Attach a different colour yarn with a Slst into any Slst between Petals on Round1. [10] [Ch5. Sc into the first Dtr of Round 2. [11] [2 Dc into next St]x2. [12]Ch5. Slst into next Slst of Round 1]x6. Fasten off and cut yarn.  [12Sc, 24 Dc, 12 Ch5 lengths]

Sew on to your project using the long tails.

The Stem:

I usually use surface slip stitch for most items like this, but this time I wanted it to really stand out. This stem is sewn on.

 I used the same Chunky yarn that was used for the centre of the flower.

Steps to making a flower stem.
Direction of work.

[1] Ch20. [2]Slst into the 12th Ch from the Hk. Ch12. [3] Slst back into the same 12th Ch. [4] Slst to the top of the Sp between the 2 Loops.  [5]Ch10.  Cut yarn and Fasten off.  Leave a long tail to sew the stem on. Sew on.

Now to the boring stuff!

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