Is it a Violet? Is it a Pansy? Or is it a Waterflower? I came across this beautiful flower crochet pattern and was a little perplexed, not only about what kind of flower it was, but also about the instructions, which were half in Spanish. But after falling in love with the pattern, I decided to take it on, and when I found the spanglish a little confusing, so I’ve decided to re-write the pattern with alterations. Now you can learn the best way that I learn… with lots and lots of pictures.
1) Make an adjustable ring – make a loop with the end of the yarn over the main wool. Insert the hook into the loop, pull the main wool line and twist under the loop.
Round 1 – Yellow
2) Chain 3, and then 15 Triple Crochet stitches (TC), so that you have 16 stitches in total on your first round.
3) Pull the loose end on the adjustable ring and join the rounds with a slip stitch.
Round 2 – Purple
4) In the first stitch, Chain 3 then in the make 3TC in the same stitch.
5) Skip the next stitch, and 4TC in the next one.
6) Repeat 6 more times. Join with a slip stitch. This will then be the beginning of your petals.
Round 3 – Blue
7) Make a loop in the first stitch, and then insert into the adjacent remaining stitch on round 1, and pull the yarn through the top. Pull the yarn through both loops (kind of like a single crochet stitch)
8) In the next stitch make a Double Crochet (DC). In the next stitch 2 TC 2 chains(C) and 2TC, all in the same stitch! In the next stitch, a Single crochet (SC). This will make a scallop for your petal..
9) Make a SC by inserting the yarn into the spare stich on the first round – like in step 7.
10) Repeat steps 7/8 on the rest of the round so that you have 8 petals. Finish with a slip stitch.
Now you could stop there if you wanted to. But if you want to go the whole hog and add petals… l
Round 4 – Leaf stem
11) Holding the front of the work towards you, insert the hook into the larger loop on the back of your work you created between the 1st and 3rd rounds. 6C.
12) Turn around and do 5 Slip stitches back along your chains, and then 1 more on the loop between your 1/3rd round to secure the stem.
13) Chain 4 to the next 1/3 round loop.
14) Repeat steps 11 to 13 until you have 8 leaf stems.
Round 5 – The Leaves
15) With a lighter green and holding the front of the flower towards you, works from right to left at the base of the leaf stems, 3 TC, 1DC, 1SC, and then a 2 chain picot stitch at the tip.
16) Work back along the leaf with a 1SC, 1 DC, 3TC to the leaf base and do a slip stitch at the base.
17) Moving to the next stem, do a slip stitch halfway round the connecting stem and repeat steps 15/16 on the rest of the 7 leaves.
And that’s it! Ta-da! You have a very pretty finished flower, complete with leaves. You can experiment with the colours with these flowers – I’ve gone for a multicoloured vibe with these.
Check back soon for a great way to connect these flowers and make something very useful…