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Saturday, 18 July 2009

Crocheted Star Flowers


This crocheted flower has a similar construction as the knitted flower (the flower in the pic above on the right) I posted last month

Yarn DK or worsted weight
I used:
Patons Linen DK (2 colours required - Colour a for petals Colour b for centre use colour combinations you like, experiment) You can experiment with with different DK or worsted weight yarns
Hook size 3.75mm (UK)/ 5/F (USA)
I used a slightly smaller hook than recommended for this yarn (which was a 4mm) to make a firmer flower

Abbreviations:
st – Stitch
sts – Stitches
dc (UK)/ sc (USA) – Double Crochet (UK)/ Single Crochet (USA)
ch – Chain
sl st - Slip Stitch
dec - Decrease

Pattern:
Petals (make 5 alike)
Using colour a
Ch 2
Row 1: 2 dc (UK)/2 sc (USA) into the 1st ch, 1 ch (2sts)
Row 2: 2 dc (UK)/2 sc (USA) into each dc(UK)/ sc(USA), 1 ch (4sts)
Row 3: 1 dc (UK)/1 sc (USA) into each dc
(UK)/ sc(USA), 1 ch
Rows 4, 5 & 6: As row 3
Fasten off


Make 4 more petals (don't break yarn or fasten off on 5th petal)

Row 7:Starting with the 5th petal -
1 dc (UK)/1 sc (USA) into each dc (UK)/ sc (USA),
than
1 dc (UK)/1 sc (USA) into each dc (UK)/ sc (USA) on the 4th petal repeat 1 dc (UK)/1 sc (USA) into each dc (UK)/ sc (USA) for the 3rd, 2nd and 1st petals, 1ch (20sts)

Row 8:
1 dc (UK)/1 sc (USA) into each dc (UK)/ sc (USA), 1ch (20sts)

Row 9: (Change to yarn b)
*Dec 1 dc (UK)/ dec 1 sc (USA) over next 2 dc (UK)/ 2 sc (USA)** repeat from * to ** to end (10 sts)

Row 10: 1 dc (UK)/1 sc (USA) into each dc (UK)/ sc (USA)
Row 11:
*Dec 1 dc (UK)/ dec 1 sc (USA) over next 2 dc (UK)/ 2 sc (USA)** repeat from * to ** to end (5 sts), fasten off cutting yarn leaving a long length to use for sewing up.
Sew up sides.and weave in all ends.







15 comments:

  1. that's so lovely looks very effective.Thanks for the pattern

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  2. Interesting! I never knew how to knit that's why I'm so glad to see this post. I will try to make something like that this week end. Thanks for the instruction!



    -fern-

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  6. amazing flowers. floral art is nearest to creativity among all other arts. I saw an online flower shop in Japan
    and when I gave them the idea of these flowers they appreciated a lot. I quite wonder how they will assort these flowers with their bouquets and other flowers arrangements.

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  7. Pretty flowers!
    that's so lovely looks very effective.T

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  8. I really love the patterns of the flowers. I'd love to make a headband for my niece and put a crocheted flower for my niece, it's gonna be lovely. Thanks:)

    Cindy@ silk bouquets arrangements

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  9. Wow! Your pattern is n UK and US...I have only just found that there is a difference ...After having struggled thru 2 Us patterns and changing the whole thing and undoing 4 times...Infuriating.
    KeepmUp the Gr8 work.
    VEE

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  10. Wow, this a great project for beginner like me, it seems the pattern is simple that i can actually follow it. Thanks :)

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  12. i'm confused here i'm sorry it seems very simple but what i am confused about is the whole uk/us could u please explain to me

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  13. Hi byronsangel

    The UK and USA use the same crochet stitches but they give them different names, a single crochet in the USA is made the same way as a double crochet in the UK, this link shows the many names of that one same stitch
    http://www.nezumiworld.com/crochet_082.htm
    It is confusing because the names of the stitches are similar so you must only follow the instructions in a duel pattern for the system you use, or if you are using a pattern online or in a book make sure you check it uses UK or USA terms. Here's a link for a conversion chart that might help, you will notice that the crochet symbols remain the same
    http://www.nezumiworld.com/crochet_006.htm

    Nez :)

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  14. it is lovely and simple pattern.Thanks for the share,I'll make it soon

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