A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 304,867
Currently Running With Scissors:
408 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Flower brooches (pictures to follow tomorrow!)  (Read 3649 times)
Tags for this thread: pattern  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
RuthyToothy
« on: November 16, 2008 04:16:34 PM »

Today I had my first go at designing a pattern as I go, and I've managed to make 2 flower brooches - a daisy and a sunflower.  It's too dark to take photos just now, but I'll get some piccies in the morning and post them tomorrow :-)

So, on to the patterns.  Despite being British, I've used American terminology throughout.  To finish, sew a safety pin onto the reverse of the centre of the flower, to form the brooch fastening.

Abbreviations:

ch - chain
ss - slipstitch
sc - single crochet
sts - stitches
FO - finish off
dec 2 - insert hook into first sc and draw up a loop, insert hook into next sc and draw up another loop, yarn over hook and draw through all loops

Use DK weight yarn and a 4mm hook

DAISY

Centre, made using yellow yarn:-
Using the magic adjustable loop method, create a ring of 6 sc, and join with an ss (6 sts)
1 ch, 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
FO

Petals, made using white yarn:-
Attach to the outer edge of the centre using an ss, *ch 6, skip first ch and sc in each ch back towards centre, and ss into same stitch as used initially, then ss into next sc around centre* repeat section between **s all the way around the centre, forming 12 petals.
Repeat to form another 12 petals, working in the same centre stitches as before, but forming petals in between the ones you made in your first ring.
FO


SUNFLOWER

Centre, made using dark brown yarn:-
Using the magic adjustable loop method, create a ring of 6 sc, and join with an ss (6 sts)
1 ch, 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
FO

Petals, using bright yellow yarn, and make 12, one in each sc of outer edge of centre:-
1 - 2 sc in the same stitch of the edge of the centre, ch 1, turn (2 sts)
2 - 2 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
3 - sc in each sc, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
4 - sc in each sc, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
5 - sc in each sc, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
6 - skip 1st sc, sc in each sc, ch 1, turn (3 sts)
7 - skip 1st sc, dec 2, sc, ch 1, turn (2 sts)
8 - skip 1st sc, dec 2, ch 1, turn (1 sts)
9 - skip 1st sc, sc in next sc, FO.
Using tails from petals, and working on the wrong side, attach the edge of each petal to the back of the petal to it's left, so that they overlap evenly around the flower.

Decorate (optional)Embarrassed
Using the brown yarn, embroider French knots all over the centre of the flower to represent the seed head.


As I said, these are my first patterns, so please feel free to ask any questions, and all feedback will be very gratefully received!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Old Fashioned Beef Stew
Super Bowl Party Chicken Wings Recipe
Cooking With Rich Future Pizza Recipe
Super Bowl Party Food - Part 2 of 2
Super Bowl Party Food - Part 1 of 2
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.