Over the last few months I have come across some inspirational people, both online and in the real world. One of whom is Lucy of Attic 24 fame – her blog finally helped me to understand crochet. Thank you Lucy!
My crochet creations started with Lucy’s Crochet Flower tutorial and before I knew it I had made enough to give my garden climber all-year round flowers!
My flowers are based on the first three rounds of the ones you will find in Lucy’s crochet guide and I thought it would be fun to take some additional photos to complement the pics that you will already find there.
Please note that I give all credit for this pattern to Lucy of Attic 24.
For my flowers, I used some chunky wool and a 6.5mm hook. I started with a slip knot and then chained 5 stitches. (If you are following Lucy’s instructions this is a little bit different as she used double knitting and a chain of 4).
Next make 11 UK treble (US double) stitches into the centre of the ring. Close the round with a slip stitch into the 3rd stitch of your 3 chain. Fasten off your yarn by passing it through the centre of the loop that is on your hook. Your first round is complete and you should have 12 spokes (1= turning chain, 11 = UK Treble (US Double stitches)).
Join in your new yarn (check out my granny square blog if you need a reminder of how to do this).
Make a chain of 4, then make a UK double (US single crochet) into the next but one stitch from your hook – where the pen tip is pointing.
Make a chain of 3 again, miss a stitch, then work one UK double (US single) into the next stitch on the edge of your ring. Carry on in this manner until you get back to the beginning. Finish the round with a slip stitch into the top of your original 4 chain. Your second round is finished.
If you have done this correctly, you should have 6 loops around your central circle – as you will see from the photo below I somehow (probably because I can’t count) ended up with 7! An extra petal bonus!
How many did you make?
Although you could leave your flower here, adding a 3rd round will give your petals more definition.
1 x slip stitch, 2 x UK half treble (US half double), 1 x UK treble (US double) 2 x UK half treble (US half double), 1 x slip stitch. If you need a quick reminder take a look at my crochet summary chart.
If you want to add another colour, make an additional round of smaller petals or add leaves please see Lucy’s Attic 24 blog.