Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Pretty Little Petals [Free Pattern]


Strictly speaking, this post was intended to be the "Part Two" section of the Granny Oblong saga.  Except that I went on a frogging spree, and now the whole thing is sitting in the "in progress" box (which has a lid, so I don't have to look at them for a while! :P)

But since you were promised a pattern, and since this is called "eggbirddesigns" not "eggbirdthefrog", a pattern ye shall receive!!  I hope you like it :)

Pretty Little Petals

ETA:  You can now link to this pattern on ravelry here

Notes
sp - space
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
ch - chain


The pattern is written in American terms, however if you prefer UK terms there is a fab 'translator' hereI used an assortment of DK weight and light DK yarn and a 3mm hook.

To Begin: create a magic loop (if you're unsure how to do this, click here).  Work 6sc into this loop and pull tight.  Join with a sl st into the first sc [6 sts total]



Round 1: Ch1, 2sc into each space around.  Join with a sl st into the first ch1.  [12 sts total]



Round 2: Ch1, *2sc in next sp, 1sc in next sp* - repeat between * 6 times [18 sts total]



Round 3: Change colour.  In new colour ch1, 1sc in each sp around [18 sts total]



Round 4: Ch3 (counts as first dc), 5dc in the same space.  Sl st into the next two sps.  *6dc in the next sp, 1sl st in the next 2 sps* - repeat between * 4 more times.  Join with a sl st into the initial ch3.


Round 5: Ch1, *sc around the petals (ie into the 6dc from the previous round), and sl st into the second of the sl sts from the previous round* - repeat between * 5 more times.


To finish, just sew in your ends, and hurrah!  Teensy little flowers to enjoy.

I'm not sure what I'll be using these for yet.  Perhaps I'll get round to working out those oblongs, or perhaps I'll put them to some other use...  Either way, I look forward to seeing how you guys interpret them :)



*This is the flower that originally sat at the centre of the blocks.  As far as I'm aware, this pattern is an entirely new one.  However, it is a pretty basic pattern, so there's every chance that someone else has already created the same.  If you think this might be the case please let me know and I can give proper credit where it's due.

26 comments:

Tickety-boo said...

Lovely tutorial! Think I'll give them a go this evening.
Tickety-boo x

Fee xxx said...

Hiya Kim, daisies are my favourite flowers and I think yours are just perfect !! Thank you for the tutorial, I have just made a lovely white daisy with a yellow centre :-) xx
Hugs Fee xxx

Eloisa said...

I love your sweet flowers!!!

Stephanie said...

so so so so cute!! I'm going to make some of these and put them on bobby pins for my daughter to wear in her hair!! thank you for sharing!!!

Saritha said...

Such pretty flowers!!Thanks for the tutorial!!I especially liked the center part of the flowers!!

Sara said...

I love your pretty little petals flower! I will be sharing these at Tangled Happy next week. Thank your for sharing this! :)

Arron K-W said...

Thanks for these! I just learned to crochet on Thursday (I'm a knitter) and I made some of these tonight!

Sara said...

Thank you for generously sharing this - I made one of these for each of the girls at my daughters' sleepover last night. They were all so pleased that next time they want to learn how to do them for themselves. Lovely easy-to-follow pattern and so effective.

Tink said...

ooh what yarn is that pale green/blue one you've used in the centre of your demo flower? *has yarn lust*

Kim said...

Hi Tink :)

I'm not sure as I was just using bits from my scrap bag, but I think it's a Rowan DK wool that I dyed with food colouring. Perhaps it might be possible to find one similar somewhere though (!)

Much love,
Kim

Gumbo Lily said...

The posies are so adorable. I wish I could crochet. I could see these pinned on a shirt or coat or stocking hat. Maybe pinned to a purse too. They're so cute.

Jody

Oh! One more thing....stitch them together for a cute scarf!

Kat said...

Very pretty. These would make great coasters or embellishments on hats or scarves.

Sarah Jones said...

These are really pretty. Think I will make a daisy chain!

Sara said...

Hi Kim. Thank you for letting me share them and I'm so glad you stopped by! You knit too!!! I haven't tried knitting yet but keep thinking I should. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful inspiration! :)

kmm1040 said...

thank you for sharing! i just made one and it's darling.

LadyBug said...

what a great step by step tutorial. really clear and very easy to follow with great photos! my first flower turned out perfect!!! thank you!!!!!

Renee said...

Hello Kim, I found your blog through a friends blog.
Love your flower :)

Brenda Marie said...

I can't even BEGIN to tell you how much I love this little flower! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

yvonne said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern, I cant wait to try this! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't know why no one noticed, but there are a couple of errors. Where you say to do 2 sl st after the 6 dc, it should be 2 sc after the 6 dc - not 2 sl st. If you 2 sl st, you will end up with 9 petals instead of 6.

Towanda said...

I love them. I use them for my hats. Thank alot for this pattern. It is very easy to follow.

Dominique Jennings said...

I just made one of these to add as a decoration on a beanie cap and it turned out beautifully! It is such a happy looking hat now, thanks for the great tutorial and the step-by-step photos.

Dominique

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I was looking for a flower pattern for a hat I'm making and this looks perfect. Thank you for sharing. I'm going to try this.

Flowers Delivery in Ajmer said...

Very good art of flowers.

Deb in Omaha said...

Beautiful Daisy! I made a couple to embellish a baby hat. So cute!

Susanna Waters said...

I am Making These To Add To A Table Runner I Am Working On With Crochet Thread. So Cute And Tiny!