Monday 26 February 2018

Giant 6 Petal Flower version with no infills PATTERN

Another similar flower to the Giant 8 petal, but this one only has 6 petals and can be joined like a hexagon with no filler.

Make all the difference sizes and layer them up too






AND FOR THOSE THAT ASKED ABOUT THE ORIGINAL IDEA 
To make a jacket...this is as far as it got

GIANT 6 PETAL FLOWER PATTERN
US Terms, 
DK, 4mm Hook
Aran, 5mm hook
2strands of dk 6mm hook

Pattern:
 Chain 4, sl st into a circle, finger wrap of 4 wraps, or a magic circle
Round 1: 12 dc into the circle, sl st to complete round
Round 2: 2dc in each st, sl st to complete round.
Round 3: attach yarn in any stitch, dc in next 4 sts, ch4, dc in next 4 sts, repeat until you have 6 loops.
Round 4 : attach yarn in the middle of the 4dc of round below to anchor petal, 7dc into the chain loop, sl between the 4dc of round below, repeat until all 6 petals are complete, sl st to finish

Join as you go in a hexagon pattern.
 chose just a few colours or make every flower different




Happy Hooking x
ORIGINAL POST

Sunday 25 February 2018

COTTON CAL: Giant 8 petal Flower

All about colour today.

 The Original Giant Flower project was very big and bright, so for the smaller Cotton dk version i tired a softer look in pinks, red, oranges and purple shade with a green/aqua infill, slept on it and decided the infills were too overpowering. 

I have also replaced the first round in flower and infill with a finger wrap and sc same number as pattern but smaller stitch for the softer Cotton wrap.


Infills have been replaced with a very soft warm pink...in one colour


far better than the 2 colour green/aqua infills i tried yesterday


I've also sampled, 2 strands of dk Cotton nearer to the original project too...2 shades of each yarn 
 Several shades of red, pink, orange and some purples with the 4th round in the green/aqua shades.
2 Strands of dk cotton and 6mm hook, 

nearer to the original in colouring and size 

you can see the difference in size from dk and 4mm hook to 2strands of dk and 6mm hook, above

So I'm using 2 colour options, softer one to wear and the brighter one as a blanket.

A few close up pictures to help with the 2strand mixing, they will help if you decide to use similar colours







First 3 rounds in the warm bright colour and 4th round in the greens and aqua shades and the infill in the yellow shade for the blanket



Saturday 24 February 2018

Giant 8 petal Flower in dk Cotton...Another CAL anyone?


It's smaller but work beautifully in Cotton too...get all your bright colour of cotton out 
and the 4mm hook...a couple of flowers every day and we will have a blanket/wrap made in no time at all...another CAL anyone?

 Measures approx. 4.5" [11.5cm] 4mm hook
Original Flower in 2 strand of dk measures approx. 7.5" [19cm] 6mm hook










UPDATE: Well i'm glad i check the old pattern...one mistake on round 1 of the infill for the Giant flower...amended now correct



FLAT SC CIRCLES AND LOOPI FLOWERS 2009!

FLAT SC CIRCLES AND MY LOOPI FLOWER PATTERN


original post from 2009

This pattern uses a sc solid circle, i always foreign not the easiest circle to do and keep a flat circle..start with 8 sts and increase 8 sts each round should keep the sc circle flat.


FLAT SC CIRCLE

finger wrap of 6 wraps

Round 1: 8sc into circle [8sc]

Round 2: 2sc in each st. [16sc]


Round 3: 2sc, 1sc, repeat to end. [24sc]

Round 4: 2sc, 1sc in next 2sts.[32sc]

Round 5: 2sc, 1sc in next 3 sts, and so on until you circle is the size you want. [40sc]

Hope that helps you with flat sc circles?

Loopi Flower projects from 2009


CLICK LINKS TO SEE THE ORIGINAL POSTS 


LOOPI FLOWER PATTERN 2008
Only changes are to the start I would now start with a magic circle or a finger wrap

Been asked to share the pattern of the Loopi Flower
thanks for asking love to see what you make?

Magic Circle or a Finger wrap of 5wraps
8 single crochet into ring 

slip stitch to make a circle
2nd row do 2 single crochet into each of the 8 stitches..GIVING 16
slip stitch together and fasten off


3rd row: Change colour for petals
pull a loop through the first stitch and chain 8 for a small flower petal
hold ends firmly and crochet into work as you go

slip stitch petal chain to the next stitch
making a loop (petal)

repeat until you have 16 loops (petals)





this slightly larger Loopy was made with a thicker yarn and 10 chain per loop (petal) 
and a larger hook size.....giving a large flower
don't be frightened to experiment



Have fun and let me know if you have any questions