Tutorial Tuesday: Crochet flowers

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!

Supplies:
Cotton DK yarn in various colours
3.5mm (UK9/US E4) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
 
Abbreviations:
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!
Large Flower
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. 
Fasten off. 
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. 
Small Flower
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.