Monday, 18 February 2013

WEEK 8 FLOWER....from wk 7 octagon!

How an idea can develope, the octagon turned into a flower and then into a second flower but the second version will have to wait until I come back from my hols.
WEEK 8 FLOWER PATTERN
USA Terms, DK and a 4mm hook
Ch 3, sl st, into a circle...col 1

R1: 12 dc into circle, sl st to complete round....col 2 (12sts)

R2: 2sc in each st, sl st to complete round....col 3 (24sts)
R3: 1sc in each stitch (24sts) this the extra round at the centre
R4: Start in any stitch, 2dc in first and second st, ch4, miss a st, repeat until you have 8 sides sl st to complete round....picture above is the original octagon, the chain loops are just one ch st longer to take the petals


R5: attach yarn between the 2sets of 2dc with a sc,



4dc into chain loop, chain 4 sl st into the base of the 4ch, to make the point of the petal, 4dc into same chain loop sc in the middle of the 4 dc of previous round, repeat until 8 pointy petals have been made, sl st to complete round.

hey presto!..... an Octagon becomes a Flower



A WEEK 8:FLOWER VARIATION


Chain 8 sl st to complete the circle
R1: 24 dc into the circle, sl st to complete round.
R2: 1sc in each stitch, sl st to complete round

R3:  Start in any stitch, 2dc in first and second st, ch4, miss a st, repeat until you have 8 sides sl st to complete round....picture above is the original octagon, the chain loops are just one ch st longer to take the petals

R5: attach yarn between the 2sets of 2dc with a sc,

4dc into chain loop, chain 4 sl st into the base of the 4ch, to make the point of the petal, 4dc into same chain loop sc in the middle of the 4 dc of previous round, repeat until 8 pointy petals have been made, sl st to complete round.

Happy Hooking x

11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Sue! Just got to make a few of these despite the calls of other hooky projects! They are gorgeous! E x

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    1. Hi your welcome have fun and let us see what you make will you
      Thanks Sue x

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  2. LOVE your work!!!! I just found you through Pinterest and asked you to be a "friend on FB so I can follow you. =) I am new to crocheting and am trying to make an afghan for my Godparents for Christmas...I hope that is enough time! lol! =) Thank you for sharing all of your talent and knowledge!!!!

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    1. Hi thanks I will add you next time on Facebook...this is a group blog so lots of people post on this particular site so hope it was me you wanted to befriend? Lol
      Hugs x

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  3. how big are the completed flowers? love them they are beautiful

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  4. Just made a few of these...oh my goodness they are so cute..not sure what I'm going to do with me (maybe a table runner)

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    1. hi...just getting to my mail, i see you know the size now....yes a table runner would look great...enjoy
      hugs x

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  5. Just made my first one, despite the glorious sunshine outside this morning and can see this is the start of something big!!Great pattern, Suz. What do you do with all the ends? I'm crocheting over them but not sure how secure they'll be.

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    1. Hi, I weave them into the back half of a stitch and then crochet over the top like you have...washing can bring a few ends up but as they have been well sorted I just nip anything that appears off after a while they don't show
      Glad you like the pattern x

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