Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower













Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower 
This tutorial will provide instructions on how to make a large crochet flower. It is made with four play worsted weight yarn and a size H, five millimeter crochet hook.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each


Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 3 Color choices
Tapestry Needle


Foundation Stitch Video Tutorials:
Chainless Single Crochet Foundation
Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation
Chainless Double Crochet Foundation

Attach the slip knot to the crochet hook.



Petal: Work 3 Foundation Single Crochet, 3 Foundation Half Double Crochet, 2 Foundation Double Crochet, 1 Foundation Triple Crochet, Work 6 triple crochet at the base of the triple crochet. This will be working down the opposite side of the petal.  Work 1 DC in ea of the next 2 DC on the opposite side.  Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 3 HDC on the opposite side. Work 1 SC in ea of the next 3 SC on the opposite side.

Continue working the amount of petals would would like with your flower.  I have used 7 petals with the video example. When the petals are complete, slip stitch the last petal to the first petal. Cut the yarn, secure and knot the tail. 


Petal Edging:  Secure the new color to the the hook with a slip knot.  Join on any petal.  Slip stitch in the loop behind the stitch.  Chain 1, SC in the same loop.  Work 1 SC in the loop behind the stitch with each of the next 7 stitches.  Work 2 SC in the loop behind the stitch, in each of the next 7 stitches. Work 1 SC in the loop behind the stitch, in each of the remaining 8 stitches. Work a slip stitch between the petals. Continue


Flower Center:  Secure the new color to the the hook with a slip knot.  Work a chain of 3, SL ST to join.  
Round 1: Ch 1, Work 16 DC through the center, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 2: CH 1, *Work a Back Post Single Crochet(see video), CH 3 Back Post Single Crochet around the next stitch.  Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.  When the center is complete, cut a long length of yarn.  This will be used for sewing the center to the flower.


Align the center to the petals and sew in place. Sew in all the tails.








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