Black Eyed Susan

 

I used a #5-ish crochet thread (Herrschnerr’s Brand Value packs, stated as #10, but they are really thick, much more like a 5 or 8) in yellow and black and a #5 steel hook.

Note to testers: I think the center may be too high, perhaps removing rnd 3?

CENTER

  1. With black into a magic circle, sc 12, join with ss to beg sc

    [12 sc]

  2. 2 Sc into ea st around, join with ss to beg sc

    [24 sc]

  3. sc in each st around, finish off with ss to beg st

    [24 sc]

  4. With yellow, sc in each st around, join with ss to beg st (do not finish off)

    [24 sc]

PETALS (Make 12)

  1. bpsc around 1st sc in rnd 4 of center, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each sc down, ch 1

    [7 sc, 1 ch]

  2. Working up the other side of the chain, sc in the back side of 6 ch, (sc, dc) in last ch

    [7 sc, 1 dc]

  3. sc in each sc back down the petal, ss into the same sc of the center that in which you started

    [7 sc, ss]

  4. skip 1 sc, ss into next and repeat 1-3 for next petal

    Repeat 1-4 until you have 12 petals. Ss to 1st petal to finish.

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Cone Flower

 

I used a #10 crochet thread in russet and lavender with a #5 steel hook

dec hdc: hdc decrease over two stitches

CONE (Russet)

  1. Into a magic circle, 10 sc, join with ss to beg sc

    [10 sc]

  2. 2 hdc in each stitch around, join with ss to beg sc

    [20 hdc form the base of the cone]

  3. bphdc in each stitch around, join with ss to beg hdc

    [20 bphdc form the wall of the cone]

  4. hdc in 1st two st, dec over two st, (hdc in 2 st, dec over two st) X 4, join with ss to beg hdc

    [10 hdc. 5 dec hdc]

  5. hdc in 1st st, dc over two st, (hdc in st,dec over 2two st) X 5, join with ss to beg hdc

    [5 hdc, 5 dec hdc]

  6. (dec over two st) X 5, do not join

    [5 dec hdc]

  7. dec over two st around until you can close cone

PETALS (lavender)

Flip the cone over and work in the last round of the base

  1. ch 9, working back down the ch: ss in 1st ch, sc in 2 ch, hdc in 3 ch, sc in 3 ch, ss into beg sc

    [2 ss, 5 sc, 3 hdc]

  2. Do this in ea of the 20 stitches for 20 petals
  3. Turn the flower over and ss around the base

Daisy

 

There are many types of Daisies, including Asters, Ragweed, and Sunflowers. I have tried to replicate the simple white daisy with a yellow center. The flower represents innocence, purity, new beginnings, and secrets.

I used #10 crochet thread in yellow and white, with a #6 steel hook.

Written in US terms.

Abbreviations:

Beg – Beginning

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single crochet

Sl st – Slip stitch

Sk – Skip

The center:

I did not originate this center, and tried to find it to give the designer credit – but I don’t remember what it is called.  This is how I make the center:  wrap the yellow thread around a larger hook [J or K / 6 or 6.5 mm] 15-20 times.  Then very carefully slide the wrapped thread off the hook, and holding it tightly together with your left hand, begin to sc into the center hole. [About every 5 sc, I slide them closer together, so there are no gaps.]  You want to get at least 31 sc into that ring to give it that slightly puffy look. If you can fit in more, do so in increments of 4 + 3  so 31, 35, 39 etc.  If you use a yarn, it may even fill in the center entirely, but it is more difficult to do with thread.  Finish off with a sl st into the first sc.

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Note, my yellow is much brighter, but is a very gray day.  The center of a daisy should be bright!

The Petals

  • With white, into any sc in ring: ch 9, and working back down the chain: sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, sc in last 2 ch, ss into beg ss.   Skip three sc in ring,  sl st into next sc in ring.  The idea is to get petals evenly spaced around the ring, skipping 3 sc each time.  Attach with sl st to the beginning sl st to finish this round. In this example, I have 39 sc in a ring, and 10 evenly spaced petals, but the number of petals in nature can differ, and so can yours!

Now you will be adding another row of petals, working into the front post of the middle sc of the set of 3 skipped sc in the previous row.  Now that’s a mouthful!

  • Skip the petal just made and the sc, sl st around the front post of the next sc from the previous round.  (This is the middle sc of the set of 3 sc) and continue to create the petal just as previously.  Make one petal in the middle sc of each of the skipped sets of 3 sc.  You should have the same number of petals as in the previous round, but in between them and slightly in front.  Finish off with a sl st into the beg sl st.

You can block your flower if you wish, or not.  I dampened mine to straighten the petals slightly

 

 

 

9 Petal Flower

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These simple little flowers can be used as a brooch, an adornment on a top, part of a bouquet, or as I have done, clipped on a pair of shoes!  Add some beading or sequins for a more elegant look.

Center:  Wrap thread loosely but evenly around a G Hook, one layer on top of the other (not spread out).  Gently ease the ring of thread off the hook, y/o and through the ring to pick up a loop.  18 sc in the ring.

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Round 1:  (hdc, ch 3, skip 1 sc) 9 times (9 hdc, 27 ch)

Round 2: Working in the chain 3 space (1 sc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc, ss into hdc of previous round) 9 times (18 sc, 36 hdc, 9 dc, 9 ss)

Round 3:  ch 1, ss to back of hdc of previous round, ch 1, (dc around the back post of the hdc of the previous round, ch 5) 9 times (9 dc, 45 ch)

Round 4: Working in the chain 5 space (2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 trc, 2 dc, 2 hdc, ss into dc of previous round) 9 times (36 hdc, 36 dc, 9 trc, 9 ss)

Round 5: ch 1, ss to back of hdc of previous round, ch 1, (dc around the back post of the hdc of the previous round, ch 7) 9 times (9 dc, 63 ch)

Round 6: Working in the chain 7 space (2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 trc, ch 2, 2 trc, 2 dc, 2 hdc, ss into dc of previous round) 9 times (36 hdc, 36 dc, 36 trc, 18 ch, 9 ss) Finish off

Ruffly Flower & Leaf Motifs

I use these motifs frequently in jewelry and in freeform projects.

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Special stitches Ch 3 picot: ch 3, ss into 1st ch
   
  FLOWER
Round 1 In magic ring, 8 sc
Round 2 2 sc in each st of last round (16 sc)
Round 3 2 sc in ea st (16 sc)
Round 4 dec in ea 2 st around (8 sc)
Round 5 dec in ea 2 st around (4 sc)
Round 6 ss to round 4: (hdc, ch 3) in ea sc around, join to 1st hdc (8 hdc, 24 ch)
Round 7 (hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc in ch 3 sp, ss in hdc from prev round) 8 times, join to 1st hdc
Round 8 (dc around hdc post of round 6, ch 5) 8 times, join to 1st dc
Round 9 (hdc, 2dc, trc, 2dc, hdc in ch 5 sp, ss in dc from prev round) 8 times
Round 10 (dc around hdc post of round 6, ch 7) 8 times, join to 1st dc
Round 11 (trc, ch 3 picot 7 times in ch 7 sp) 8 times, finish off
   
  LEAF
   
  Ch 5, join
Round 1 In ring: 3 dc, 2 trc, ch 5, ss in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, 2 trc, 3 dc, ch 1
Round 2 side 1: turn, dc, dc, 2 dc, 2 trc, trc, trc in ch 1 sp 
  ch 5, ss in 4th ch from hook, ch 1
  side 2: trc in ch 1 sp, trc, 2 trc, 2dc, dc dc, ch 1
Round 3 side 1: (dc, ch 1) 8 times, dc, ch 1 in ch 1 sp
  ch 5, ss in 4th ch from hook, ch 1
  side 2, dc, ch 1 in ch 1 sp, (dc, ch 1) 8 times ss in last st of prev round
 Round 4 side 1:  (dc in ch 1 sp, ch 4, ss in 4th ch from hook, dc in dc) 9 times, trc in ch 1 spch 6, ss in 5th ch from hook, ch 1

side 2: dc in ch 1 sp, ch 4, ss in 4th ch from hook, dc in dc) 9 times, join to last st of previous row

Written Instruction for Sheru Knitting’s Large 3-D Flower

dd9b4b0a80eff28fc65a7f105431f022_XLI love SheruKnitting.com; they make the most beautiful crochet!  Unfortunately I am not very good with videos.  I really need a written pattern.  I have tried here to write down the instructions for the ‘large 3d flower‘.  This has not been tested yet, so I hope it works okay.  I suggest you follow the video first.

PUFF STITCH:  ch 3.  working OVER the chain 3, (y/o, pull up loop from under the chain 3) 7 times, y/o and pull through all the loops, ch 1 to complete.

ROUND 1

  • ch 5, join in a ring with ss
  • ch 1, sc in ring.  on top of sc, make puff stitch
  • *sc 2 into ring
  • work puff on top of 2nd ring
  • repeat from * 2 more times
  • sc into ring, ss into 1st sc
  • 4 puff stitches and 8 sc in 1st round

ROUND 2

  • ch 1,
  • *sc into last sc of previous round
  • make puff stitch, ss into sc
  • sc into next sc of previous round
  • make puff stitch into sc
  • repeat from * 6 more times
  • ss into 1st sc
  • 8 puff stitches and 8 sc in 2nd round

ROUND 3

  • ch 6, sc into next sc of previous round
  • *ch 5, sc into next sc
  • repeat from * 6 times (7 ch 5 spaces)
  • to close the ring, ch 2, dc into 1st ch of round.
  • 8 ch 5 spaces, 8 sc

ROUND 4

  • ch 10, dc into ch 5 space
  • *ch 7 dc into next ch 5 space
  • repeat from * 6 times (7 ch 7 spaces)
  • ss into 3rd chain of the first 10 chains to close ring
  • (8 ch 7 spaces, 8 dc)

ROUND 5

  • ch 1, *sc 9 into the ch 7 space, sc into dc
  • repeat from * 7 times
  • ss into 1st chain
  • (80 sc)

ROUND 6

FIRST PETAL

  • turn to back, ss into next 4 stitches
  • turn to the front, ch 8, skip 1st stitch
  • in front loops: qt, qt, tt, tt, dt, dt, dc, hdc, sc, ss over the next 10 stitches
  • turn to back
  • ch 1, skip 1st stitch, sc in each of 10 stitches, sc 3 times in ch
  • turning slightly to the side, sc 8 times under the first ch 8, ss
  • turn to front
  • ch 3, skip ss, sc into sc of previous row
  • ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc into next, around the petal
  • sc last two together
  • turn work to back, repeat for next 7 petals

Please let me know if you find any mistakes or unclear instructions.