Monday, 13 April 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET FUN - FREE PATTERN #4

free crochet patterns five petal flowers

SPRING THEME - FIVE PETAL FLOWER 

Week #4 of Let's Play - Crochet Fun

How did you go last week?  Did you enjoy making the Spring Makeup Remover Pads
I would love to hear and see your creations so PLEASE DO SHARE THEM BELOW IN THE COMMENTS OR ON MY CROCKNIT FACEBOOK PAGE

THIS WEEK #4 

I am continuing with the SPRING theme and i have designed these tiny little five petal flowers, which are perfect for attaching to just about anything: hats, teapot covers, keyrings, bags, presents, wherever you like, I am sure you can think of many other uses for these cute teeny weeny flowers.  

AND the bonus, you get two (2) five petal flowers from this one (1) pattern.

I am making mine with DMC Petra 5 Cotton (light fingering weight), I do like the pearl sheen on this mercerised cotton thread, and it's also flexible and soft on the hands.  

However, you can try making these five petal flowers with a heavier weight thread or yarn.  I have tried the flower with Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply (fingering weight) and it works out fine, just slightly larger than using the Petra 5.


LET'S PLAY

Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #4, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

YARN:   DMC Petra 5 or Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply
HOOK:  2.5mm or 2mm
NOTIONS:  Scissors, Yarn needle

PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
Sizes:  A - tiny; B - small

PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to crochet in the round and colour change.  Stitch guide: single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet.

This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front


PATTERN STARTS:

A and B
With MC
Rnd 1:  Magic loop, ch1, 10sc in loop, join with sl st in ch1. (10ts)


free crochet patterns five petal flower


Rnd 2:  *Ch3, (3dc, ch3, sl st) in same st, skip next st, sl st in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in same st as beg ch3. (5 petals)  
A ONLY
Fasten off, hide ends.  Size A (tiny five petal flower) complete.


free crochet patterns five petal flower

B ONLY
Rnd 3:  Working from behind petals, *Ch3, sl st in next skipped st, rep from * around.  Fasten off, hide ends.


free crochet patterns five petal flowers


Change to CC
Rnd 4:  Join yarn in any ch3-sp, *Ch3, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch3, sl st) in same ch3-sp, sl st in next ch3-sp, rep from * around.  Fasten off, hide ends.  Size B (small five petal flower) complete.


free crochet patterns five petal flowers


Make as many as you like.  Try larger hook and thicker yarn/thread.


free crochet patterns five petal flowers


free crochet patterns five petal flowers
FLOWER on LEFT made using Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK - FLOWER on RIGHT made using DMC Petra 5 Cotton
with Hook 2.5mm used for both.
Have some fun, have a play!  
and 

PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 
BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR 

Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.

APRIL FLOWERS - SPRING Crochet Doily

crochet pattern doily coaster spring cotton

SPRING is here and the early blossoms are out, with bright, cheerful colours, after a long grey winter.

To celebrate the beginning of spring, and bring some of those bright and cheerful colours inside, I designed this SPRING doily, to match the SPRING coasters (a free pattern on this blog).

WHAT YOU NEED:  
Yarn:  Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton and Sparkle Dk or similar DK yarn 
Hook:  E-4 (3.5mm)
Notions:  Scissors, Yarn needle

PATTERN DETAILS:
DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to colour change and crochet in the round.  Instructions in this pattern are for three (3) colour doily and coaster, colour changes are mentioned in the pattern.  This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. Stitch guide: single crochet, treble crochet, standing sc, standing tr.
This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.

spring doily crochet pattern

SPRING Doily pattern includes the full instructions for both the coasters and the large doily.  

SPRING Doily and Coasters PATTERN
is available 
from these online stores
Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.