Monday, April 4, 2011

Flower How-To Number 2, Part 2

 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.


The Garden Bell said...

Beau-t-i-ful...Love the colors too. Thanks for this heads up on local yarn down here. I've been to A Good Yarn, but not Knit-n-Knibbles, I know I will be googling directions real soon. Got down here with a really bad cold, so the first day was spent recovering and of course working on my baby blanket gift yesterday. Today is looking better, so me and my camera have some exploring to do.

TTFN, Ta-ta for now,

Rizzi said...


tina said...

So fabulous. Sigh. Would you crochet me up about 20 extra hours in the day? I'm sure you can pull that off! :)

by Teresa said...

Dear Meredith, love your flowers! I'm currently rather obsessing with my flower wrap. I'm toying with the idea of making it a upside down U shape so that it goes around my shoulders and lays flat. I saw one done like that and liked it. But I also like how Lucy's came out, more of a large scarf. Hmmm..

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Teresa said...

Dear Meredith,
Nothing wrong with blogging about flowers, crochet or otherwise :) especially in their season! They bring beauty to everything and beauty is something we definitely need in these troubled times everywhere!
I love your scarf, your shawl, all the beautifull things you've been making!
By the way, did I tell you my brother lives in Florida (WPB) too? Hopefully we'll go visit him sometime this year :)
Big hugs Teresa (from Portugal)

Anonymous said...

You have a real gift for combining colors Meredith. I really like these flowers. Thank you for taking the time to create your wonderful tutorials. I really appreciate it.



Crochet with Raymond said...

Hello Mere! your flawers are so gorgeous I think you should keep going on and on about them for sure! I'm loving the pattern and your tutorial is so perfectly clear!
I'm being so inspired to get hooking and finish my japanese flower scarf, but it is so cold here and I have no mitts and only 2 scarves so I have to knit for necessity right now!!!!!
Have a lovely week!

"Petunia Pill" said...

Well, clearly, I needed to have found you a long time ago! What a fun find! I've been trying to mimic the elusive "Japanese Flower" and had thought about making them in varying sizes for my shawl. I love the info you shared here! Thanks! Annette

Regina said...

Hello! My name is Regina. I am from Brazil, but I've been living in CT for 16 years. I found your blog when I was visiting Teresa's blog, and I am hooked. I love crochet, and I've just started learning it. As a matter of fact I just made a rug, and when I saw theses flowers I decided I have to try and make them. They are very beautiful.