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

NOTE:  A leaf very similar to this one just showed up on my pinterest feed, from Etsy.  If the Etsy leaf was published before mine, apologies for the similarity.  It was not intentional.  I have since created a new leaf.

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.