Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Five Petal Pretty

While I was in the midst of my assignments I was playing with a crochet flower idea, and came up this this little five petal pretty. 


This flower uses a tiny amount of yarn, and takes about two minutes to make.



It's hard keeping all those loose ends hidden... I leave the ends so I can easily tie them to a hat (making them removable) or sew them to something if I so desire. 

 

I hope my instructions make sense! It's been awhile since I wrote them and assignment brain makes you think in abnormal ways!

Five Petal Pretty
Scraps of DK weight (8 ply) yarn
4.5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle for finishing and sewing in the ends
Pattern uses US terminology.
Stitches used: chain (ch), slip stitch (slst), double crochet (dc).


Special Techniques: Magic Ring (also called Magic Loop)
--magic loop video (here are some written instructions)


INSTRUCTIONS
Make a magic ring, ch 2.
Round 1: 10 dc in magic ring, join with a slst. Pull the magic ring closed.
Round 2: *ch2, 4dc in the next st, ch 2, slst in next st, repeat from *
Finishing: 
Cut a tail of about 4 inches (10cm), and draw it up through the last slst. Thread the tail onto the tapestry needle, insert under the very first slst (from Round 1), and back into the centre of the last slst. This makes an invisible join and is very neat. Secure the tail by taking it under a few stitches, bringing it up near the other, starting tail.
I left the tails hanging and loose so I can use them to sew or tie these five petal pretties onto other projects, such as beanies or scarves.


Enjoy! And please, if you notice a mistake, let me know in the comments. 

The copyright of this pattern remains with myself. It is provided free for personal use only. The pattern may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. If you want to sell products you have made from this pattern, you are free to do so (please refer to my FAQ page).

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Five Petal Pretty by Katherine Crombie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.