Saturday, November 28, 2009

Versatile Flower pattern

So....here is the pattern I promised! I've done it with super bulky weight yarn, and worsted weight. Works great for both! Here I will show the pattern done with ww...
Versatile Flower
very small amounts of worsted weight yarn
H hook
optional button
R 1: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to make a circle
R 2: Ch 1, 10 sc in the circle, sl st in first sc to close the circle (10 sc)
R 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in ea sc, sl st in first sc to close the circle (20 sc)



...At this point, you can change yarn colors, or keep the same yarn...
This part is a little tricky, and you may need to finagle your stitches a bit.
R 4: Sl st in the BLO of the next st loosely (because you are going to end up joining the petal here at the end of this round), *skip the next st, 7 dc in the back loop of the next st. Skip the next st, sl st in the BLO of the next st*, all the way to the end. You should end up with 5 petals of 7 dcs each, all in the BLO. Join with a sl st to the first sl st...or wherever it looks right. :)












R 5: Sl st into the FLO right below where you joined the back row. Now follow the directions for the back row of petals, but use 5 dcs in the petals, and make all your stitches in the FLO. Join to first sl st. Pass hook through to the back of the flower. YO, draw up loop, clip yarn, and fasten off.







Now, if you feel like it, add a little pizazz with a button or something.




I hope this is fairly easy to understand. It may look difficult, but I think once you try it, you will like it! Just remember it is essentially 5 petals of 7 dcs in the back loops, and 5 petals of 5 dcs in the front loops (a bit off-set though to add dimension).
Oh, and here is a picture of the flower in super bulky yarn:

7 comments:

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  2. can i just say that i looked high and low for an easy flower with instructions that actually make sense (like the whole back of the yarn thing) and you were the best with the pictures and everything so like, what I'm trying to say is THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

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  3. OCD Bunni - glad you like it! I try to make sure things are explained in such a way that even I would understand. LOL! Glad it helps someone else out there. :)

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  4. Are you on Ravelry??? you totally should be!!

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  5. Made my first flower last night and I just LOVE your pattern... I'm addicted! Thanks so much for making it so easy!

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