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

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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

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.