Ecliptic Crochet Flower



Ecliptic Crochet Flower

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Ecliptic Crochet Flower

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Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
CH - Chain
BEG - Beginning
CL - Cluster

How to make the cluster - CH 2, Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the same stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, wrap the yarn over the hook, leave the remaining 2 loop on the hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, wrap the yarn over the hook, leave the remaining 3 loop on the hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the same stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, wrap the yarn over the hook, leave the remaining 4 loop on the hook. Wrap the yarn over and pull through all 4 loops. Chain to secure.

Loop Behind the Stitch - Work the SC stitch in the loop behind the top of the stitch. There is a horizontal bar on the back of each stitch behind the V shape that is made. You will work the SC in that stitch. What this does is to push the top portion of the stitch to the front creating a ribbing or lip effect.

Materials
Size G/4.0 mm crochet hook
4 Ply yarn - scrap yarn will work well
Tapestry Needle

Chain 5, join with a slip stitch in the beginning chain.

Round 1: CH 1, work 12 SC through the loop. Join with a SL ST in the Beg CH. Cut yarn and change color.

Round 2: Attach new color. Ch 1, work a SC in the same ST. The Cluster will be worked over two stitches. CH 2, Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the same stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, wrap the yarn over the hook, leave the remaining 2 loop on the hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, wrap the yarn over the hook, leave the remaining 3 loop on the hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert through the same stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, wrap the yarn over the hook, leave the remaining 4 loop on the hook. Wrap the yarn over and pull through all 4 loops. Chain to secure. CH 2 Work a SC in the next stitch. Continue around for a total of 6 clusters.

Round 3: SL ST in to the first SC. Work 10 DC through the center eye of each petal with a DC between each petal 6 times. Cut yarn and change color.

Round 4: Attach the new color in the top of the SC. CH 1, Work an extended SC through round 1. Work a SC through the loop behind the stitch, in each stitch around the petal for all 6 petals.



Comments

  1. I totally love all your projects and the youtube vids are what makes me keep pushing to learn more.

    I tore through the granny square tutorial and have just learned the streamer hat but I've discovered a tiny problem. Not with you, your patterns, your instructions or your tutorials though.......My problem is that I've just discovered that American crochet and British crochet use different names for the stitches. I can't really read a pattern yet but your instructions are so good that I watch the vid a couple of times and then off I race. Works out great!

    But, I thought I'd give a try to the vintage pattern I have here for the coolest blanket EVER......and it's a UK pattern from back in the day and I don't know what the stitches used are :(

    I've tried working it out, but within a stitch or 3 I've confused myself and lost my place and I'm not ever sure I'm guessing it right anyway, lol.

    This is really, really cheeky......but if I scanned the pattern and emailed it to you, would you be able to tell me what stitches to use please?

    Don't worry if it's a resounding 'NO', lol. I just figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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  2. Sorry, forgot to mention I'm in the UK, that's the reason I cheekily asked for help. The patterns here don't have the US equivalent name given. It's not a problem though, I'll just stick to using US patterns when I can find them.....it's just this one blanket pattern that I have here that I really would like help to figure out.

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  3. Silver Thistle,
    I would suggest doing a Google search to find a chart that will translate. I'm sorry I am not mucyh help.

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  4. to Silver Thistle: I found a website that has the crochet terms in UK. http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/includes/chart_crochetterms.php

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