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« on: May 02, 2005 09:59:34 PM »

I want to do a flower-motif scarf commemorating Spring here in Japan. I want to use a cherry blossom design (of course) but I havent been able to find a crochet pattern for a cherry blossom. Here's a picture of some, could anyone help me with this?
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005 02:22:02 PM »

This is going to drive me nuts.  I had seen a pattern in one of my magazines or books that had a sweater in it - I can picture the sweater - it was light blue and had cherry blossom flowers all over it.  It was really pretty but I don't know where it is and I can't find it to save myself.

but here are a link (I know me and my links)

http://web.archive.org/web/20011004201351/www.cei.net/~vchisam/groovy/tab-7.html

It has the same number of petals and a nice round center. You could probably adapt it a bit.
I will see what else I can find that would be better.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005 04:47:22 AM »

thanks, but I'm really looking for something flat, that will lend itself well to being joined together. A bit like the pattern in http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32786.0 this thread. I like the openness of this. Ideally I think I'd like to alternate flowers that are petal-outlines with full flowers, maybe with leaves thrown in. I havent fuly visualized it yet.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2005 08:54:20 AM »

I came up with these little posies tonight...
They do look like simplified cherry blossoms, without the litttle points on the petals, but I think I want something a bit more lacey. we'll see what else I can figure out I guess, don't know how I would attach them either...
Here's one with the yellow/green center, and one without. The first pic is the most accurate color:

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2005 05:27:48 PM »

why don't you try something like that flower on a granny square?
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2005 05:57:34 PM »

RedThread: Would you mind posting the pattern of the one without the center? I'd like to try it. Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2005 08:16:31 PM »

RedThread: Would you mind posting the pattern of the one without the center? I'd like to try it. Thanks!

Sure Smiley it was super simple. I just made it up...
ch 2, 5 hdc into 2nd stitch from hook, join with sl st
(ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3) into first hdc, join to hdc with sl st. Petal created.
sl st again into next hdc. repeat 4 more times to create the other petals.

I did the two sl sts at the bottom of each petal because I wanted eacch petal to be completely separate from the others.

why don't you try something like that flower on a granny square?
I kinda want to stay away from any geometric shapes. The flower arrangement I'm looking for will probably end up really freeform, with flowers joined at random.

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2005 10:42:18 AM »

Sure Smiley it was super simple. I just made it up...
ch 2, 5 hdc into 2nd stitch from hook, join with sl st
(ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3) into first hdc, join to hdc with sl st. Petal created.
sl st again into next hdc. repeat 4 more times to create the other petals.

I did the two sl sts at the bottom of each petal because I wanted eacch petal to be completely separate from the others.

If you're looking to get the points at the end of the petals, I wonder if changing the middle tr into something smaller would do that....so like (ch 3, 1 tr, ch 1, 1dc, ch 1, 1 tr, 3 ch)? I'm definitely going to have to try this one out for myself.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2005 10:57:40 AM »

I was getting stressed with my exam earlier and thought I'd have a go at making something as a distraction, dont know if it's what you're looking for but it made me feel a little calmer Grin:



Ch 5, sl st into 1st ch to make ring,
Ch 5, sl st into next ch, repeat 4 times,
(Ch 8, sc into top of 1st 5 ch petal, ch 8, sl st into ch where 5 ch petal was joined to base ring) repeat 4 times,
(sl st into 2 st of 8 ch petal, 2 sc, hdc, 2 dc, 2 sc over 8 ch, 2 sc, 2 dc, hdc, 2 sc into next 8 ch, sl st last 2 st of that 8 ch) repeat 4 times, end

This is my first post so hope this works *crosses fingers* and I'm more used to UK terms than American (which i used), hope this helps Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2005 11:07:40 AM »

If you're looking to get the points at the end of the petals, I wonder if changing the middle tr into something smaller would do that....so like (ch 3, 1 tr, ch 1, 1dc, ch 1, 1 tr, 3 ch)? I'm definitely going to have to try this one out for myself.

This is what happened when I followed my above directions:


Sorry for the blurry picture...I used an H hook and some fairly thin acrylic (more of a thread consistency than yarn, but hey, it's what I had).

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