Tutorial Tuesday: Crochet flowers
Here’s a new skill to learn over Christmas: crochet! We know how much you loved these beauties from issue 3, so Carmen Heffernan is back to share the crochet love with even more of you online. Merry Christmas!
Cotton DK yarn in various colours
3.5mm (UK9/US E4) crochet hook
UK terms are used in this pattern
? ch – chain
? dc – double crochet
? htr – half treble crochet
? tr – treble crochet
? dtr – double treble crochet
? rep – repeat
? sl st – slip stitch
? st – stitch
If you’d like to use a different weight of yarn, just check the label for the recommended crochet hook size and use that!
Row 1: ch 3
Round 2: 11 tr into 3rd ch from hook, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3 (12 tr made)
Round 3: Join 2nd colour into top of any tr st from last round. *(ch 2, tr 1) into tr st, (tr 1, ch 2, sl st) into next tr st*. Rep from * to * 6 times.
Round 4: With 3rd colour and working behind row 2, work 1 sl st into stitch (Hook 2 loops to create a stable base to work from – see picture above) between petals, (ch 4, 1 sl st in stitch between next petal) 5 times. ch 4, sl st to 1st sl st to close.
(6 x 4 ch loop spaces made)
Round 5: sl st into 1st ch space. (2 ch, 3 tr, 2 ch ) over each 4 ch loop space. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Round 6: With 4th colour and working behind round 4, work 1 sl st into stitch between petals, (ch 5, 1 sl st in stitch between petals) 5 times, ch 5, sl st to 1st sl st to close. (6 x 5 ch loop spaces made)
Round 7: sl st into 1st chain space. (2 ch, 4 tr, 2 ch ) over each 5 ch loop. Break yarn and weave in all ends.
Row 1: ch 2
Round 2: 6 dc into 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first dc of round.
Round 3: ch 1, 2 dc in each st.
(12 dc made) Join with sl st. Fasten off first colour. Join in your next colour in top of any dc st.
Round 4: *(ch 2, tr 1) into dc st, (tr 1, ch 2, sl st) into next dc st*. Rep from * to * 6 times to end of round. Fasten off and weave in ends.