Saturday, April 14, 2012

Flower Garland

Here is a new pattern. It is based on the Blumenkette pattern on Ravelry. The pattern is written in German and comes out kind of strange of Google Translate.

Here is the original pattern picture:

I wanted my flowers to look more like daisies. So I had to make some adjustments.

What I ended up with was more a daisy/daffodil mix.

#3 Cotton Thread
Crochet Hook E/4-3.50MM
Tapestry / Yarn Needle

ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp(s) - space(s)

The garland, center of the flowers and leaves are made in one continual "chain." So, instead of Rows or Rounds, I am going to write this pattern in Steps.

Garland and Leaves:
Step 1: 
Chain 6,

sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Step 2:
Ch 1, make 12 sc into the ring, sl st to beginning ch 1.
(12 sc - this forms the center of the flower.)

Step 3:
Ch 18,

sl st into 1st ch,
 then (sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st) in the next 7 sts.
(10 ch - and a leaf is formed)

Step 4:
Ch 16,

sl st in 5th ch from hook. (ch 10 - and center of next flower formed)

Repeat Steps 2 - 4
until you have made a garland the length you desire.

Finish with Step 2 for a final flower center.

Center of the Flower:
Step 5: Join center color to any sc of Step 2. Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in the next  st and each st around until you have 23 sc, sc in last   st, sl st to join, Fasten Off.

Outer Flowers Petals:
Step 6:
Join outer petal color to any sc in Step 5,* ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 4, sk 3m sc in next st, * repeat from * to * until 3 sts are left, then ch 1 and dc into the beginning ch 1.  (6 ch 4 loops)

Step 7: Ch 1, 3 sc into the ch 4 sp, *8 sc in next ch 4 loop,* repeat until you come to the beginning loop, make 4 sc in this loop and Fasten Off.

Inner Flower Petals:
Step 8: Join inner petal color to any sc in Step 2,* ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, sc into the 2nd of the 3 sk sts, * repeat from * to * until you are ready for the last ch, dc into the beginning ch 1. (6 ch 3 loops)

Step 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in ch 3 loop, *4 sc in next ch 3  loop,* repeat until you reach the last loop, ch 1 in the last loop. Fasten Off and weave in loose threads.

1. Sc over the beginning tail..
2. For the inner petal, leave your beginning tail rather long. After you have sc over it, pull it as tight as possible to get this petal to "stand up." Then "ease the petal" to the shape you desire. Cut beginning tail at this time.

1 comment:

  1. Great pattern. I actually made the one from Ravelry a few months ago. I'll have to try yours as well.


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