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Topic: Flower brooches (pictures to follow tomorrow!)  (Read 5231 times)
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« 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.


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


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)

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.


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)

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!
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