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Finished flowerIt’s more than halfway through National Crochet Month, and I haven’t posted a single thing about crochet! It’s been a busy month so far. Over the course of a week, our weather went from snow to a sunny 75 degrees to high winds and a tiny amount of rain. I’ve planted seedlings (more on that later) and helped with a fundraiser for the local animal adoption group.

I couldn't find a button I liked for this flower, so I stitched some pearl beads in the middle instead.

I couldn’t find a button I liked for this flower, so I stitched some pearl beads in the middle instead.

I’ve been working on a crochet project, but it’s a gift, so I can’t post about it yet. Instead, I’ve got a flower for you! I saw one similar to this on Pinterest, but I couldn’t find a pattern, so I worked this one up. I used several different kinds of yarn and hook sizes, depending on the flower I was making. This is the first time I’ve written up a pattern for anyone but me, so let me know if you come across any problems. Enjoy!

Start with a magic circle. If you don’t like magic circles, or don’t know how to make one, chain 4 and join to form a ring. Work 5 single crochet in the circle/ring.Magic CircleRow 1, blo

Working in back loops, single crochet and chain 3 in each single crochet around. This forms the base of the back row of petals.

Row 3Back petal

The back row of petals is made with rows 2 through 4. Each back row petal is begun with a chain 3, then 6 double crochet worked around a chain 3 space from row 2, then another chain 3 that is joined back to the chain 3 from row 2. This keeps the petals separate.

Flo, Row 5Row 5 loopRow 5 starts the front row of petals. If you would like to change colors, finish off row 4, and start a new color with row 5, skipping the chain 4.Flower FrontFlower Back

Jessica’s Button Flower
Start with a magic circle. Gauge is not important.
Row 1:  5 sc in circle, sl st in first sc to join, ch 1
Row 2:  Working in back loops only, sc in 1st sc, (ch 3, sc in next sc) four times, ch 3, sl st in first sc of row 2
Row 3:  ch 3, (6 dc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, sl st in same ch 3 space, ch 3) four times, 6 dc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, sl st in same ch 3 space, ch 1
Row 4:  [3 sc around ch 3 from row 3, hdc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc and tr in next dc,( tr, picot, and tr) in next dc, tr and dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, hdc in next ch, 3 sc around next 2 ch, ch 1] five times, sl st in first sc of row
Row 5:  ch 4, sl st into front loop of first sc in row 1, (ch 5, sl st in front loop of next sc) five times, sl st in first 5 ch loop
Row 6:  ch 1, (sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc, ch 1, all in loop) five times, sl st in first sc, Finish off and weave in ends. Sew button to middle of flower.

I made several of these today. I think they turned out well.

I made several of these today. I think they turned out well.

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