Sweet Baby Flowers

Two full sized flowers and one smaller flower

These cute little flowers are of my own design, after searching through a lot of flower patterns on line for something to use for a baby pattern, but not really seeing exactly what I wanted…so I created these.

These flowers are made in #3 weight baby yarn and are adaptable for many uses…as decoration, or part of a square  (see my two sweet baby flower square patterns – variation 1 and variation 2  which will be up shortly ) or enhancement on a sweater or top.   You could attach a pin on the back to make a pin or use it to enhance a hat, scarf or necklace…the possibilities are endless !! You can also complete all the rounds for two petals or just go halfway for one.   You can use a variety of colors or one color.  Best of all you can adapt this to any yarn or hook size.  For this pattern I used baby yarn, but at the end I will show you one I used with regular worsted yarn.

Sorry for the bad quality pics…wish I had a better camera lol (on the wish list)…but I think that if you stitch up these little beauties, you will see how nicely they turn out.

My pattern, done in baby yarn, is as follows:

Sweet Baby Flowers
by Laura Bosshart / Off The Hook Crochet & Designs  2012

Yarn:
Can use any yarn with appropriate hook…
For this pattern I used:
Bernat Baby Softee – Pink, White & Mint (#3 weight)
Hook:
I used  size F / 3.75 mm for the baby yarn
Additional Supplies:
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Dc – Double Crochet
Tr – Triple Crochet
Sl St- Slip Stitch
Sp – Space
 Instructions:
To Start Off :  Ch 4, join with in first chain to form ring, ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring, join in 3rd chain of beginning ch 3. (12 dc)
NOTE: if changing colors from the center color, change on last dc made in the ring….
At the end of starting off, it should look like this:
Rnd 1:  Ch 1, 5 dc in next dc (this is the first petal)  * sl st in next dc, 5 dc in next dc (this is the next petal) , rep from * 4 times, join in joining sl st. (6 petals, 6 sl stitches)
NOTE: At this point you can stop, and have a very nice, simple flower.  If you choose to stop just fasten off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2:  Ch 3, working behind  the dc’s (petals) of previous round, * sl st in next sl st, ch 3, rep from * 4 times, joining in joining sl  st.  (6 sl sts, 6 ch 3 sp)
This can seem kind of tricky perhaps for the beginner but here is a so so pic of sl st from behind:
Hook the yarn –  then from the front, pull the yarn through the sl st and create the new sl st behind….
When this round is finished the back should look like this:
I’m just showing this pic to illustrate the back…but do not turn, continue to work from the front..
NOTE: When you finish this round  – if you want to continue in a different color, fasten off here and join new color in sl st of  ch 3 space as written  below in Rnd 3.
If continuing in same color…well..just continue !
Rnd 3: Working behind the dc’s , sl st in next ch 3 sp (with continuing color or with new color) , 7 tr’s in same sp (back petal made) , sl st in next sl st, * 7 tr’s in next ch 3 sp (back petal made), sl st in next sl st, rep from * 4 times, fasten off (6 back petals, 6 sl stitches)
Sorry this pic above is kind of blurry, but I wanted to show how you do the tr’s in the chain 3 space, behind the first petals.  If you pull the first petal foward a bit, you can easily see the chain 3 space behind to do the 7 tr’s in.
Finishing:
Weave in all ends
And now you have your finished product….
Worsted weight adaptations:
Now I have also made these in a worsted weight yarn.  For this one below, I used  Red Heart Eco Ways (Rose) and used a H hook since it is a heavier yarn.  I used it to put on one of my crochet hook cases.  I attached it from the center using some yellow worsted yarn, thus creating a sort of yellow circle in the center.
 This is a well  used and loved crochet hook case…getting a bit worn around the edges, but the flower turned out nicely…
For other yarn weights, I would use the hook recommended by the yarn to start, then adjust it to another size if you desire..  I would not recommend a bulky or chunky weight yarn.

If you have any problems, questions or need help with this pattern, please feel free to leave a comment below or to email me.  I am always glad to help !  If you find any typos or pattern errors (I am only human  yes?) please also let me know ….

An Off the Hook Crochet & Designs Original

Copyright: ©Laura Bosshart / ©Off The Hook Crochet & Designs 2012

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