So here is my first pattern and first blog post! I have never wrote a pattern up before, normally i just make things for myself. I just thought i would share this Flower bouquet as its nice and quick to make and can be made from scraps. People used to ask for it when i taught crochet classes so here goes! If it makes sense and you get a flower out of it then i guess i did ok!!
- Any DK wool, here I am using style craft special Dk in colours Sherbet and pistachio.
- Crochet Hook size 4.00mm (G)
Stitches (UK Terms)
Trtr- Triple Treble
Dtr- Double Treble
Dc- Double Crochet
Htr- Half treble
Ch – Chain
sl st- Slip Stitch
1.Ch 68. 1tr into the 5th ch from the hook (counts as 1tr,2ch,1tr) *Skip 2ch stitches, [1tr,2ch,1tr] in the next ch space* repeat to end and turn. You should be left with 21 (1tr,2ch,1tr) groups.
2.Ch 3 counts as 1tr, [1tr, 3ch 2tr] into the 2 ch space from previous round, *[2tr 3ch 2tr] in the next 2ch space*, repeat to end. You should now have 21 (2tr, 3ch, 2tr) groups.
3.Ch 4 (counts as a trtr). trtr 9 times in 3 ch space from the Previous round, Skip 2tr, 1dc into the space before the next set of [2tr 3ch 2tr] this will pull your stitches down creating a petal shape.
*10 trtr in the next 3 ch space, Skip 2tr ,1dc into the space before the next set of 2tr 3ch 2tr* .Repeat 3 more times, you should now have 5trtr petals.
*10 dtr in the next 3 ch space, Skip 2tr ,1dc into the space before the next set of 2tr 3ch 2tr* .Repeat 3 more times, you should now have 5 dtr petals.
*10 tr in the next 3 ch space, Skip 2tr ,1dc into the space before the next set of 2tr 3ch 2tr* .Repeat 6 more times, you should now have 7 tr petals.
*10 htr in the next 3 ch space, Skip 2tr ,1dc into the space before the next set of 2tr 3ch 2tr* .Repeat 2 more times, you should now have 4 htr petals.
Now all you need to do is roll your flower up. I roll from the htr outward so you have the smaller petals on the inside. once I have rolled it up and I am happy with it, this can take a few goes to get it how you want. I then get a wool needle and piece of the same wool and secure it from the reverse to stop it unravelling.
- Ch4, join with a sl st to form a ring.
- 6dc into ring (6)
- 2dc into each st (12)
- *1dc into next stitch ,2dc into Following st* Repeat around (18)
- *1dc into each of the next 2 stitches,2dc into the following st* Repeat around (24)
- 1dc in each for 2 rounds
- Fasten off
Leaves– Make 2
1.ch12, 1 dc into each chain (11)
2. Now you are going to work along the bottom of the ch12 row. Turn work so you are now working on the opposite side. 1dc in the base of each dc, and join with a sl st to the start of the round. (21dc)
3. 1dc in each st, join with a sl st (21)
4. Ch2, 2htr into the same st. 1 htr in each of the next 7 dc, 1 dc into the next 3 stitches,* 2dc in to the next dc* repeat once more. 1 dc into the next 3 sitiches, 1 htr into the next 6 stitches. join with a sl st.
Once you have your flower sewn together you want to attach your base and two leaves. Firstly position the two leaves where you feel happy with them. Sew using a wool needle with the same wool used for the leaves. Once they are attached you then place your circle base over and attach the same way you did the leaves.
Now you can use the flower in any way as a brooch or embellishment.
If you want to attach the flower to a stem you can use garden canes or old knitting needles work perfect as they have the little bobble on the top. Just simply push into the middle of the flower, you can secure with glue if you feel the need but most of the time its not needed
Thanks for having a go! any feedback is massively encouraged as i have never wrote my own pattern before and want to make sure what i am doing makes sense.