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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ruffle Flower Crochet Pattern

 
Ruffled Crochet Flower Pattern
This is such a very easy pattern, worked out of thread it makes a nice very fluffy accent for an accessory. I think worked out of worsted weight yarn it would be a great tawashi. Adjust hook size to match yarn type. 
For this thread flower, I used size 10 thread in 2 shades and a size 7 hook.
With main color, ch 8 sl st to join in a ring
Rnd 1: ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 8 sc in ring, sl st to join
Rnd 2: ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch), dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1 in same st, *in the next st, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch1* repeat ** around. Sl st to join in 3rd ch on starting ch 4. (3 dc in each st)
Rnd 3: sl st to ch 1 sp, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch), dc in same space, ch 1, dc in same st, ch 1, *dc in next space, ch 1, dc in same space, ch 1, dc in same space, ch 1* repeat ** around, sl st to join in 3rd ch of initial ch 4. (3 dc in each ch 1 sp)
Rnd 4: Repeat round 3 
Rnd 5: Change color if you wanted an accent color in a ch 1 or sl st to ch 1 sp. Ch 1 (does not count as first sc) sc in sp, ch 3, sc in next sp, ch 3, repeat around joining round with sl st. Break off and weave in ends.

For mine, I made a head band using a simple pattern.
Ch 8
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, skip 2 stitches, sc in next st, ch 3, sc in first ch
Row 2: ch 5, sc in ch 3 loop, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 loop, ch 2, dc in last sc
Row 3: ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 3, sc in ch 3 loop, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch on ch 5 from previous row
Row 4: ch 5, sc in ch 3 loop, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 loop, ch 2, dc in last sc

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until it's as long as you want for what your making.
Last row: Ch 1 to turn, sc in dc, ch 2, sc in ch 3 loop, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch on ch 5 from previous row
Break off and weave in ends.
Switch to contrast color, and sc across bottom. If you need a loop for a clasp, button, or elastic, this would be the time to add it. For the elastic on my head band, I used 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc to make the 7 stitches. 2 more sc in corner. Work the sides by ch 3, skip dc,sc in sc, repeat until you reach the end of the side, 3 sc in corner, sc across short edge, 2 more sc in corner, repeat the ch 3, sc up the other side, 2 sc in last corner, sl st to join with first sc.
For my headband I made it 15 inches long  and used a narrow elastic stitched into the holes I left in the ends to join it.
Then I sewed the flower to the band attaching it with 5/8th inch button. The button I used is a USSR brass button I got from American Science and Surplus.
My next post, I'll explain how I got the gorgeous patina on the bright brass button.

8 comments:

  1. That's so pretty Shala! I love it, I'll be linking.

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  2. Hi Shala, thanks for the flower pattern. I was looking for a flower to put on my new granddaughter's hat. Whipped this up quick and it's so cute. Sally

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  3. Lovely, thanks for the pattern :)_

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  4. I love this flower. I whipped it up watching t.v. last night. I am having trouble with the headband though. Do you turn your work after each row?

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  5. Yes, just turn the row. It's a very fun flower to make, and thank you for your comments!

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  6. I'm having trouble with the flower. How did yours stack? When I go around all 5 rounds I just get a big circle flower instead of the rounds stacking on top of each other.

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  7. I have been trying this pattern for awhile now and am having the same problem as the above Anon. I can't get the pattern to stack, just get bigger around. Help?

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    1. Rounds 2-4 should have 3 dcs in every stitch to create the ruffle, it's a lot like how hyperbolic planes are made. The geometric progression creates a single plane that folds on itself to make the ruffled flower effect. So you should have a single plane that's circular, but it should ruffle as well. Does that help?

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