What could I possibly have left to say about flowers you ask? A ton. This is where we left off in my last post. Did you make a flower? If so I would love to see it.
With a few small adjustments you can change a flower very easily. Lets talk about the flower above. You already know how to make the first flower, I Promise I won't go into as much detail about this one.
This flower started off with the exact same 12 dc separated by one chain stitch center. The second round was the same as the first, but I separated the dc's with a chain of 2, to create a little more space.
If you look closely on round 3 (the light blue yarn), I made a series of 3 stitch bobbles. They are easy to make, just follow the same directions, but add another stitch before you pull through all the remaining loops. You will have more loops as you have more stitches.
The dark blue round is exactly the same as the first flower but I made a chain 7, instead of a chain 5. I changed the petal colors so you can see the difference. I like it both ways, but this is a personal choice.
In the final round I had a bit of fun. I started out in the V area with a chain 1, remember where that is? Then I made 1 sc, 1 half double crochet (hdc), 3 dc's, a chain 1 , and 3 dc's, a hdc, and sc. All of these are in the chain 7 area. What I was attempting to do was change the shape of the petal a little bit.
These are the two versions side by side. Obviously the one on the right is going to be bigger as I had an extra round and longer petals.
You can easily make an 8, 9, of 10 petal flower, whatever you want. To change the number of petals just start out with fewer dc's in your very first round. If you are making a scarf you can make different size flowers, with different amounts of petals. If you want a smaller flower, use thinner yarn with a smaller crochet hook. Bigger, add more rounds, thicker yarn and use a larger hook.
The color combinations and variations are really endless.
Thanks for sharing all this flower fun with me. I promise I won't keep going on, and on, and on about flowers. Have a wonderful flower filled day.