A slightly harder crochet flower part two.

flowersI hope all the beginner crocheters  have been practicing their chain and double crochet. If you haven’t found time no matter. You can keep these two pages for future reference. As I said in the How to crochet a slightly harder flower part one crochet is built on two stitches. Chain and double crochet. Once you can do these two stitches you can make  anything you want. Email or post me a comment if you need any assistance. I very much enjoy seeing crochet being created.

 

chain and double crochetYou will have a line of crochet that looks like this.Now it is time to add to it. So take up your hook and add one chain to your long line. Then do anther double crochet (we will call it” dc”) into the next dc. Next make 3 chain (we will call it ch) miss the next dc, and work 1 dc into the next dc. This forms the center of the flower and you might like to mark it with some contrasting wool so you don’t get mixed up when it comes time to sew it.

5ch

 

 

Now it is time to commence the pattern which is (work 5 chain miss 1 double crochet and then work 1 double crochet into the next double crochet) Continue until the end.

 

This pattern is expressed in “crochet terms”like  this. *5 ch, miss 1dc,1dc into next dc.* rep from * to * until the end.

ready to sew

When the end is reached it is time to tie it off and start stitching with the darning needle.

sewing

 

 

 

 

 

Sew    in a similar way as the simple flower but making sure the small end is at the   beginning.Voila! You have a beautiful crochet flower with 101 uses!

piano flower

An easy to crochet flower.

IMGP0017To make a crochet flower you will need the following items. Some yarn of  your choice and a crochet hook of any size. A ruler or tape measure  a darning needle and some scissors.
To begin take the hook and the yarn and make a slipknot.  If you have trouble making a slip stitch just tie the yarn around the hook and practice the slip stitch later.
slip stitch
row of chainNow it is time to make some chain.

Once you have the hang of chain keep going until your work measures 14 inches or 30 centimeters and leave a long tail.

 

 

 

 

Now it is time to roll! Thread the darning roll with the tail and sew the flower                          as you roll it up.

turning and sewing

Almost finished. Roll and shape the length of chain into a flower (circular) shape and use the darning needle to catch.

 

For variation use a thicker yarn and larger hook and any colour yarn
Your flower is now completed and you can use it as an embellishment on its own or put it together with another flower. Make one, make many. Enjoy. Post me any questions.
two together