Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Crochet flower picture tutorial


Hello Lovelies
Here is my little tutorial , as promised :0)

Firstly I need to explain a couple of things . I've written this pattern out using U.S. terms as it's the easiest for me these days.

Here's a quick conversion guide :-
U.S. single(SC) = U.K. double
U.S. double(DC) = U.K. treble
U.S. half double (HDC) = U.K. half treble

Secondly about the yarn choice . Of course that's completely up to you , I just think a project like this looks better using a non - woolly type of yarn.You know , not fluffy . Cotton would be ideal , I used this as it's got a nice sheen and I loved the blue ....


Patons Smoothie , which is actually acrylic.

Got all that! great, so here goes....

First chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.....



Round 1.Chain 1 and then make 16 single crochet into the ring. That's quite a few so you will need to keep pushing your stitches backwards as you go...



Join with a slip stitch into the first single crochet.....



Round 2 Next chain 6 ( this is equivalent to 1 DC , chain 3)....



*Skip 1 SC in round 1 , then DC in next SC ,chain 3 , repeat from* six times more ....



Slip stitch into third chain of 6 chain at beginning of round....



As you can see you have a little circle with 8 spokes and also 8 spaces between them . This is where you work the next round.....

Round 3 chain 1 , then into the first space work *1SC, 1 HDC,3 DC,1HDC,1SC......



Repeat from * into next 3 chain space and in each space around.Join with a slip stitch into initial 1 chain of round 3....



Next , don't finish off but chain your flowers stem. Mine is 10 chain but you can make yours as long or short as you like .....



To make the leaves Chain 7.....



In the second chain from your hook , I've marked it with a needle , SC...



in the next chain HDC, and in the next chain DC...



Next chain HDC, next chain SC ,in the final chain slip stitch and finish off...




Sew in the ends on the leaves and flower and you've done.






I mounted mine onto rough " watercolour" paper using tiny bits of double sided sticky tape . Then I popped it in a frame ...


Simple yet so effective , hope you agree .
If you give this a go I'd love to see the results :0)
Have fun and do let me know if anything isn't clear .
Jacquie x

26 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Jaquie!
    Your explanations are very clear!
    I should really try this adorable flower :)
    Have a good evening!
    Angie

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  2. This is great!! I must have a go at this.
    I love that yarn, it looks quite expensive and yet very cheap. I get mine from The Range.xx

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  3. Sweet! Thank you so much for sharing!

    ♥Anita
    http://aseknc.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love it!! What a brilliant idea!

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  5. You are such an inspiration Jacquie! Brilliant tutorial, I might have a go when I've had a bit more crochet practice on my squares!
    Rachel x

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  6. I love this, the monochrome is stunning. I like the idea of crochet being a piece of art.

    Thanks

    Jo x

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  7. LOVE IT! I have already made one using Simply Soft in Grape. Now to make a few more in different colors to match my daughters room, frame and hang. Thank you so much for the tutorial, they are so easy to make and are simply beautiful!

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  8. Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Yes it's on my 'to do' list Jacquie.
    Very simple but sooooo effective.
    I could imagine changing the flower to match the seasons too. In fact there are lots of things you could do, oh no, my minds off and running with all sorts of ideas now.....
    I better get going and catch up with it!!

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  10. Thank you for the tute. I am so into flowers. Can't wait to make this one!!

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  11. Thanks Jacquie! I'm looking through my yarn stash now for the perfect 'smooth' yarn in which to make mine.

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  12. Thankyou so much for this pattern. I love it :))

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  13. Very effective! I might try one of these for a gift. Thanks for sharing :) Ames

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  14. Such an effective design. On the to do list!!!!

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  15. Indeed simple but hey, you have to think of it!! Love it! It's great! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I Just wanted to say hello, and what a great blog you have. I love crochet its something i have always wanted to do, i have a beautiful blanket on my bed that was crochet by my aunty and i treasure it. I only started sewing last year and making clothes, but this year i am determined to master crochet and finding inpiring blogs like yours is a blessing. Happy new year. Dee ;-)x

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  18. OOPS! I need more coffee, I thanked you for visiting my blog, but alas, it was meant for another. You do have a lovely blog and I also think Santa dropped my new books off at your house by mistake, lol. Looks like you have all sorts of pretties to keep you busy this new year. Happy crocheting!! P.S. Take good care of my books, lol :)

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  19. oh yes I will be giving this a go! thanks

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  20. This is so pretty! I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  21. Hi Bunny Mummy, I love your blog, thanks heaps for this tutorial, I found it very simple especially as it was one of my first ever crochet projects. Have posted today if you would like to check out my flower...
    http://gooseberryjamman.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-crocheted-home.html
    Karen :)

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  22. Hi...just wanted to pop in and say thank you for this tutorial. I have just made this as a Mother's Day gift for my Mum whose crochet is much more advanced than mine. She loved it! Piccie on my blog if you are interested...

    http://darkestknits.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. So glad I found this tutorial. I am still very much a beginner and have had a picture in my head for a while of a blanket but no idea of the pattern for the squares. I am definitely going to try this

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  24. I've just found your blog and I simply think its great!!
    Thanks for everything, the beautiful photos from your neighbourhood and thr amazing ideas with the crochet!
    I live in Chile, but as you can see, now the distance is not a problem for women to share same hobbies qnd interests.
    Awesome! :)

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