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

Scrappy Coasters with Holder Pattern

I have iced tea or iced water at my side all day long, and the condensation pooling on my desk or computer table is appalling.  I’ve had lovely coasters – made of sandstone, or cork in stone – and none of them work at all.  I usually end up with a folded paper towel.  Yesterday I decided it was time to make my own.  I was in bed without the computer, so I threw together an easy peasy little design.

I used scraps of Red Heart Super Saver and a G (4.25mm) hook:

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THE COASTERS

  • Row 1:  12 dc in magic ring, join with ss
  • Row 2:   2 hdc in each dc of previous round, join with ss
  • Row 3:   dc, ch 2, dc in joining, (sk 1 hdc, dc, ch 2, dc in next hdc) 11 times, join with ss
  • Row 4:   2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in joining and in each ch 2 space around (12 v stitches) join with ss

Could that be any easier???

THE HOLDER

  • Row 1:   10 hdc in magic ring, join with ss
  • Row 2:    2 hdc in each hdc of previous round, join with ss (20 hdc)
  • Row 3:    2 hdc in joining, (1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) 18 times, 1 hdc in last st, join with ss (30 hdc)
  • Row 4:    2 hdc in joining, (1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next stitch) 28 times, 1 hdc in last st, join with ss (40 hdc)
  • Row 5:    2 hdc in joining, (1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next stitch) 38 times, 1 hdc in last st, join with ss (50 hdc)
  • Row 6:    2 hdc in joining, (1 hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next stitch) 48 times, 1 hdc in last st, join with ss (60 hdc)

this part is slightly more complicated to write out – holding the bottom so the wrong side is facing you, crochet into the back loops (which is on the right side) for the next bit

  • In back loops, sc in 1st 15 st, turn and repeat for 9 more rows (10 rows of 15 sc total)
  • turn the work to the side and work 10 sc down the side of your 10 rows
  • In back loops again, sc in next 20 st. turn and sc in 1st 15 sc.  Repeat 8 rows of 15 sc (10 rows of 15 sc total)
  • turn the work to the side and work 10 sc down the side of your 10 rows
  • In back loops again, sc in next 20 st. turn and sc in 1st 15 sc.  Repeat 8 rows of 15 sc (10 rows of 15 sc total)
  • turn the work to the side and work 10 sc down the side of your 10 rows
  • sc in last 5 st of the bottom
  • work 10 sc into the unfinished sides of the 3 standing sides

You should now have 3 sides with 3 gaps

  • Starting on the top of one of the sides, (ss into 15 sc, ch 5) 3 times, join with ss
  • Here I used a ss all the way around (60 ss), but in retrospect, it would look better with a sc or a crab stitch

eh voila!  Coasters with holder.

As always, this pattern hasn’t been tested, so if you use it and find mistakes, please let me know.