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Five Petal Flower ♥

 
 
 ♥ Five Petal Flower
 
 
This is a really simple and pretty flower.
I used mine when making my Spring Easter tree.

I used 4 Ply Cotton 
 DMC Natura Just Cotton
It's a lovely fine yarn to work with and there are 60 scrumptious colours to choose from,
and a 3.5mm hook.

 
To start I made a Magic Circle.
 
These are so simple to do and give a lovely flat circle in the middle of your flower.
If you need to practice this I would highly recommend watching this video clip
over at PlanetJune.com as its very clearly demonstrated here.
( Just remember though that when she says Single Crochet that is a Double Crochet in UK terms. )
 



Work 5 DC into your Magic Circle
 



 and carefully pull the end of the yarn to close the circle.
 
 
Cut your yarn and pull the end tight.


 
Add in your second colour by pulling a loop of yarn from
the back of the DC stitch to the front.
 
 
Chain 3.
 


Then make a 4 TR cluster in to the same stitch -
this means you work 4 TR's but only YRH once and leave the final loop on the hook
- you will have 5 loops on the hook.
 

 
YRH and pull through all loops.
 
 
Chain 3 and SL ST in to the same stitch to anchor the petal.
 

 
SL ST in to the next DC.
 


Chain 3
and repeat the petal pattern.


 

 
Work your way around the Magic Circle
 

 
 
until you have 5 petals.
 
 
 
To finish,  SL ST in to the first petal stitch and anchor.
 
 
Finish off and sew in your ends.
 
 

1 comment:

  1. I have made various flowers but this is such a neat looking flower. Now what to do with them……x

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