Tuesday, 12 April 2011

4 Layered Crochet Flower

Here's the long awaited crocheted flower pattern I've been promising! I hope you like it! It' made of 4 layers; 2 layers are crocheted together then sewn to the other 2. Hope that makes sense lol If you have any problems let me know!




You Will Need:
• DK/Light WW Yarn in 2 colours
• Crochet hook (I used a 3.75mm [F] )
• Stitch Marker
• Embroidery/yarn needle
• Button (optional)
• Brooch Pin (optional)


Abbreviations
• Ch - Chain Stitch
• Sc - Single Crochet
• St/Sts - Stitch/Stitches
• Slst - Slip Stitch
• Hdc – Half Double Crochet
• Dc – Double Crochet
• ** - Marks a group of stitches to be repeated


Gauge
No gauge, just keep your stitches nice and tight to avoid gaps in your work


Finished Size
6cm’s wide (approx.) using a 3.75mm (F) hook and DK yarn.


Other Info
• Although this isn’t amigurumi, you still work in continuous rounds; in a spiral, unless otherwise stated. Don’t join at the end of a row; just keep going
• Use stitch markers or a piece of scrap yarn to mark the start of every round. Replace at the start of the next round as you go along. This will help you keep track of where you started, and saves a lot of time if things go wrong!
• I write my patterns in American terms, so Sc means Single Crochet; Dc means Double Crochet etc
• The number at the end of each round is the number of stitches you should now have
• Using a thicker yarn than DK/bigger hook than 3.75mm (F) will result in the toy being a considerably different size to that shown.

4 Layered Crochet Flower

Part 1 - Layer One

Colour 1

1. Ch 2, Sc 5 into 2nd Ch from hook, or Magic Ring 5 (5)
2. Inc around (10)
3. *Ch 5, Slst to 2nd Sc from hook* Repeat 4 more times
4. *(Sc 1, Hdc 2, Dc 2, Hdc 2, Sc 1) into loop made by Ch 5 space, Slst to previous rows Slst* Repeat 4 more times
*Finish Off, Weave In End*

Part 1 - Layer Two

Attach colour 2 to one of the spare Sc’s in between the petals (from the back of the piece)

1. *Ch 6, Slst to the Sc in the middle of the next petal* Repeat 4 more times
2. *(Sc 1, Hdc 2. Dc 3. Hdc 2. Sc 1) in loop made by Ch 6 space, Slst to previous rows Slst* Repeat 4 more times
*Finish Off, Weave In End*

Part 2 – Layer 3

Colour 1

1. Ch 2, Sc 5 into 2nd Ch from hook, or Magic Ring 5 (5)
2. Inc around (10)
3. *Sc, Inc* around (15)
4. *Sc 2, Inc* around (20)
5. *Ch 6, Slst into 4th Sc from hook* Repeat 4 more times
6. *(Sc 1, Hdc 2, Dc 3, Hdc 2, Sc 1) in loop made by Ch 6 space, Slst to previous rows Slst* Repeat 4 more times
*Finish Off, Weave In End*

Part 2 – Layer 4

Attach Colour 2 to the Sc in the middle of one of the petals (From the back)

1. *Ch 7, Slst to middle of next petal* Repeat 4 more times
2. *( Sc 1, Hdc 2, Dc 4, Hdc 2, Sc 1) in loop made by Ch 7 space, Slst to previous rows Slst* Repeat around
*Finish Off, Leave Long Tail*

Assembley
. Place the smaller flower piece on top of the bigger one, and using the length of yarn, sew the pieces together.
. You might also want to sew a button to the middle of the flower, or/and add a brooch pin to the back

Done!

I hope you get on ok with the pattern – it’s not one of the most straight forward ones I’ve written lol!

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