Monday, June 01, 2009

More flowers.

My Flower post from a couple of weeks ago proved to be REALLY popular, so I thought I'd post some more that I have been using. Aren't they CUTE!

Fanciful Flower

Four colors:

Color A (lime green)
Color B (yellow)
Color C (purple)
Color D (lavender)

Instructions:


Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 5 (counts as a dc and ch-1 sp); in 5th ch from
hook work (dc, ch 1) 5 times; join in 4th ch of beg ch-5: six ch-1 sps.
Finish off Color A.

Rnd 2: Join Color B with sc in any ch-1 sp, in same sp work(hdc, 2
dc, hdc, sc): petal made; *in next ch-1 sp work petal of(sc, hdc, 2 dc,
hdc, sc); rep from * around, join with sl st in beg sc. Finish off
Color B.

Rnd 3: Working behind petals of Rnd 2, join Color C with sl st in
strands at back of center 2 dc sts of any petal; *ch 4, join with sl st
in strands at back of center 2 dc sts of next petal; rep from * around,
ending last rep with ch 4, join with sl st in beg sl st; 6 ch-4 sps.

Rnd 4: *In next ch-4 sp work petal of (sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc); rep
from * around, join with sl st in beg sc. Finish off Color C.

Rnd 5: Working behind petals of Rnd 4, join Color D with sl st in
strands at back of center 2 dc of any petal; *ch 5, sl st in strands at
back of center 2 dc of next petal; rep from * around, ending last rep
with sl st in beg sl st.

Rnd 6: *In next ch-5 sp work petal of (sc, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc,
hdc, sc); rep from * around, join with sl st in beg sc. Finish off
Color D; weave in yarn ends.

Bold Bloom

Two Colors:

Color A (lime green)
Color B ( bright pink)

Stitch Guide

Cluster (CL): *YO, insert hook in
ring and draw up a lp to height of a dc, YO and draw through 2 lps; rep
from * 3 times more, YO and draw through 4 lps: CL made.

Instructions

With Color A, ch 8, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (right side): Ch 3; *work CL in ring, ch 3; rep from * 7
times more, join with sl st in top of first CL: 8 ch-3 sps; finish off
Color A.

Rnd 2: Join Color B with sc in any ch-3 sp between CLs; in same sp
work (hdc, 2 dc, tr, 2 dc, hdc, sc): petal made; * in next ch-3 sp
between CLs work petal of (sc,hdc, 2 dc, tr, 2 dc, hdc, sc); rep from *
around, join in beg sc: 8 petals made.

Rnd 3: Ch 2; turn piece to wrong side; *sc in back strands of next
sc to right, ch 3, sc in back strands of next tr, ch 3; rep from *
around, join: 16 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 4: Turn piece to right side; in each ch-3 sp work petal of (sc,
hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc): 16 petals made; join. Finish off, weave in
yarn ends.


Sunny Flower

Two colors:

Color A (orange)
Color B (gold)

Instructions

With Color A, ch 4.

Rnd 1: Work 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc of rnd), dc in joining; work 2 dc
in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch: 24 dc. Finish off
Color A.

Rnd 3: Join Color B with sc in any dc; *ch 20, sc in next dc; rep
from * around, ending last rep with sl st in beg sc. Finish off; weave
in yarn ends.



Excerpted from "Crochet Embellishments" by Jean Leinhauser. Copyright (c) 2007. Reprinted by permission of Leisure Arts, Inc.