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Learn How toCrochet Flowers with9 FreeCrochetFlower Patterns

Learn How to Crochet Flowers with9 Free Crochet Flower PatternsCROCHET FLOWERS INSPIRE CREATIVITY. You canuse them to personalize hats, bags, sweaters, and more.Crochet flowers are quick and easy to whip up and aresourceful use of those luscious scraps you just can’t bearto toss. I’ve been creating a bouquets worth of these vibrant,blossoming embellishments, and they’re waiting to beattached to finished pieces.motif decorates a button covered in a contrasting fabric. Usethe type of buttons that have small hooks on the backside.Here we give you instructions for creating five flowers plus abasic single crochet hat in four sizes. Each pattern is perfectfor beginner crocheters or experienced crocheters looking fora quick project. You can work the patterns as they are givenor mix and match the flowers, embellishing your choice ofprojects, to create your own unique masterpieces.The Purse of Prosperity by Sarah Read uses tapestry crochetto create a stunning image of a pomegranate framed byflowers. The pomegranate is a multicultural symbol forprosperity, fruitfulness, abundance, and fertility. It is often citedas a metaphor for a woman’s mind—many jeweled thoughtstucked away in hidden chambers. And the tapestry crochetflowers are a great reminder of the beauty of crochet.The Colorful Crochet Flowers by Mags Kandis are a greatway to use up those little bits of left over luxury yarns. Thepossibilities are endless: use them for bookmarks, key fobs, orto embellish a hat. Play with your favorite color combinationsfor your own unique bouquet.The Corsage in Bloom by Christina Potter combines threethread crochet flowers to create wearable embellishments.She provides instructions for combining these three flowerpatterns to make either a choker or brooch.The Primary Hat by Toni Rexroat and Susan Hazel providesinstructions for a basic single crochet hat in sizes from babyto men’s. The eye-catching peony flower is created using fourindividual crocheted circles. You can vary the size of thesecircles to modify the flower’s size.The Ponytail Posies by Brenda K. B. Anderson uses beautifulflower motifs to create quick and easy crochet hair ties.Gather your tresses with a tiny posy! A small crocheted flowerThe Hialeah Bag by Simona Merchant Dest is a chic springbag, with its jaunty surprise color, is just right for your nextouting. The simple crocheted flower motifs are workedfrom the base up in rounds and joined as you go. Thesophisticated lining keeps the bag from stretching.The Promenade Shawl by Kathryn White is a gorgeous layerwith crochet blossoms to add brightness to your wardrobe nomatter the time of year. Motifs are joined as you go to shapethis triangular crochet shawl. Pearl-studded crochet flowersstroll along the panels, and a delicate edging finishes theelegant look.So gather up your leftover yarn and use it to embellish yourlatest pieces or highlight crochet flowers as the highlightof your piece. We hope you enjoy using these free crochetflower patterns to embellish your projects. Share pictures ofyour projects in the member gallery at CrochetMe.com.Best wishes,Editor, CrochetMe.comColorful Crochet Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 31 2 Corsage in Bloom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 53 Primary Hat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 74 Fast and Fabulous Ponytail Posies . . . . page 95 Hialeah Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 104 Purse of Prosperity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 155 Promenade Shawl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 19LEARN HOW TO CROCHET FLOWERSWITH 9 FREE CROCHET FLOWER PATTERNSA CROCHET ME E-BOOK EDITED BYToni RexroatE D I T O R I A L S TA F FEDITOR CROCHET METoni RexroatCREATIVE SERVICESJanice TapiaAs noted Gayle FordPRODUCTION DESIGNERPHOTOGRAPHYILLUSTRATIONF W Media, Inc. All rights reserved. F W Media grantspermission for any or all pages in this issue to be copiedfor personal use. A bbreviations and Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 23Contents LEARN HOW TO CROCHET FLOWERS WITH 9 FREE CROCHET FLOWER PATTERNSF W Media, Inc. All rights reserved F W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use. www.crochetme.com 2

ColorfulCrochet Flowersdesign by Mags KandisOriginally published in Gifted (Interweave 2010)If you’re like me, you have little scrapsof luscious yarns far too pretty to throwaway. These little gems of crochet whimsy use up yarn bits too small for anythinguseful, and they give you the addedenjoyment of experimenting with colorways as you go. Make up a bunch of eachof the pieces and then mull all the colormixing possibilities—you’ll be amazedby how wonderful some of the oddestcolor combinations look! Use them forkey fobs, bookmarks, and brooches.Joe CocaFinished Size: From about 1¼" (3.2 cm) to2" (5 cm) across, size varies depending on yarnused.Colorful Crochet Flowers Yarn: Sportweight (#2 Fine) and worsted weight(#4 Medium).Shown here: Key Ring and Bookmark or Gift Tie:Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight (100%wool; 184 yd [168 m]/50 g): Small amounts ofassorted colors.Brooch: Frog Tree Alpaca Sport Weight (100%alpaca; 130 yd [119 m]/50 g), Nashua HandknitsCreative Focus Worsted Wool (75% wool, 25%alpaca; 220 yd [201 m]/100 g), and Mirasol Sulka(60% merino, 20% alpaca, 20% silk; 55 yd [50m]/50 g).LEARN HOW TO CROCHET FLOWERS WITH 9 FREE CROCHET FLOWER PATTERNSF W Media, Inc. All rights reserved F W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use. www.crochetme.com 3

Part 3: Large PetalsCh 5, sl st into first ch to form ring. *Ch 8, sc into ring;rep from * 7 more times—8 petals.FinishingAssemble parts by inserting the tails of the small petalsthrough the center of the large petals, then insertingthe tails of the cluster through the center of the petals.Knot ends tog to secure in place.Joe CocaBraidDivide tails into three groups of two strands each andwork 3-strand braid as follows for your project.Key RingWork braid for ½" to 1½" (1.3 to 3.8 cm), slide ringonto one group, then cont to braid for desired length.Secure ends with an overhand knot. Trim ends.Hook: Size F/5 to G/6 (3.75 to 4 mm) for sportweightyarn; size H/7 to I/9 (4.5 to 5.5 mm) for worsted-weightyarn.Notions: Metal ring and clip for key ring; brooch backor safety pin.Gauge: Not crucial for project. The bigger the yarn, thebigger the hook, the bigger the gauge, the bigger theflower; and vice-versa.Skill Level: Easy.Notes For key ring, begin and end each part leaving about a12" (30.5 cm) tail. For brooch, begin and end each part leaving about a6" (15 cm) tail. For brooch, work Part 1 in Frog Tree Alpaca SportWeight, Part 2 in Nashua Handknits Creative FocusWorsted Wool, and Part 3 in Mirasol Sulka. For bookmark or gift tie, begin and end each partleaving about an 18" (45.5 cm) tail.BroochWork braid for ½" to 1" (1.3 to 2.5 cm). Secure endswith an overhand knot. Trim ends.Bookmark or Gift TieWork braid for or 12" (30.5 cm) or desired length.Secure ends with an overhand knot. Trim ends. MAGS KANDIS has spent the last 18 years perfectingher distinct style, both as creative director of MissionFalls and for ready-to-wear manufacturers. Her designsappear in publications including Interweave Knits,Vogue Knitting, Knitter’s, and the Interweave Stylebook series, including as the editor of Folk Style. Magslives in the heart of Quinte, Ontario.FlowerPart 2: Small PetalsCh 5, sl st into first ch to form ring. *Ch 6, sc into ring;rep from * 5 more times—6 petals.Colorful Crochet Flowers Joe CocaPart 1: Cluster*Ch 8, turn, sl st to end; rep from * 4 times more—5“stamen” total. Knot tails tog to form cluster.LEARN HOW TO CROCHET FLOWERS WITH 9 FREE CROCHET FLOWER PATTERNSF W Media, Inc. All rights reserved F W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use. www.crochetme.com 4

Corsage in Bloomdesign by Christina PotterOriginally published in Interweave Crochet, Spring 2007Designer Christina Potter loves the look of itemsmade from crochet thread; the light, lacy effectthat it creates is perfect for embellishments.To create a piece that displays the delicacy ofcrochet thread in a wearable form, she designedthis choker that can be easily made into a broochinstead.Finished Size: About 3" wide and 4" long.Yarn: Coats Opera Crochet Thread, Size 10 (100%cotton; 251 yd [230 m]/13 4 oz [50 g]): #523 tea rose (A),#581 wintergreen (B), #582 aqua (C), and #583 summerstraw (D), 1 ball each.Hook: Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel hook. Adjust hook size ifnecessary to obtain the correct gauge. Note: Gauge is notessential for this project.Notions: Tapestry needle; 1 large and 1 medium pearl(optional); jewelry pin back (optional).Gauge: 7 sc and 6 rows 1".Joe CocaSkill Level: Intermediate.NoteThis flower pendant can be attached to a pin back andworn as a brooch or attached to a strap and worn as achoker tied at the back of the neck. Directions for eachoption are given here.Choker StrapWith color of your choice, ch 201.Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across,turn—199 dc.Corsage in Bloom LEARN HOW TO CROCHET FLOWERS WITH 9 FREE CROCHET FLOWER PATTERNSF W Media, Inc. All rights reserved F W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use. www.crochetme.com 5

Rows 2–3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st and in eachst across, dc in top of tch, turn. Fasten off.Weave in loose ends.BaseFor choker: With same color used to make strap, joinyarn with sl st to 80th dc from one end.Row 1: Ch 3, dc in each of next 7 sts, turn—8 dc.Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk first dc, dc in each stacross, dc in top of tch, turn. Work in dc for 6 rows total.Fasten off. Weave in ends. For brooch: With D, ch 14.Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across,turn—12 dc.Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk first dc, dc in each stacross, dc in top of tch, turn. Work in dc for 11 rows total.Fasten off. Weave in ends.FlowersLarge rose: With A, ch 31.Rnd 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, *ch 2, sk next ch, (2 dc,ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * across, turn.Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 6 dc in first ch-2 sp, sl st innext ch-2 sp, *7 dc in next ch-2 sp, sl st in next ch-2 sp;rep from * to tch, 7 dc in beg ch-4 sp—14 petals total.Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc first st, *2 dc in each dcacross petal, sl st in next sl st; rep from * across, 2 dc intop of tch, turn—196 dc.Rnd 4: Rep Row 3—392 dc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.Thread tail on tapestry needle and, beg at center,roll first petal around to form center bud, cont totwist petals around center until desired shape of roseis created; st tail in and out of rose center to secureshape. If desired, sew a large pearl bead to center ofrose. Ruffled open flower: With B, make a slipknot,leaving a 6" tail. Wrap tail 2 times around first fingerof nonworking hand to form ring.Rnd 1: 20 sc into ring, pull tail to tighten sts around intoa circle, sl st to first sc to join—20 sc.Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each staround, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join—40 dc.Rnd 3: Rep Row 2—80 dc.Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, sc in next st; rep from *around, ch 3, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.If desired, sew small pearl bead to center of flower.Corsage in Bloom Rosette: With C, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring.Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc into ring, (ch 4, sc into ring) 5 times, ch 4,sl st in first sc to join—6 ch-4 lps.Rnd 2: Working behind lps just made, sc into ringbetween next 2 sc from previous rnd, [ch 5, sc intoring between next 2 sc] 5 times, ch 5, sl st in first sc tojoin—6 ch-5 lps.Rnd 3: Sc in next front ch-4 lp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (5 dc,sc) in same ch-4 lp, *(sc, 6 dc, sc) in next ch-4 lp; repfrom * 4 more times, sl st in first sc to join—6 petalstotal.Rnd 4: Ch 1, for each petal work 1 sc in each sc and 2dc in each dc around, sl st in first sc to join—84 sts.Fasten off.Rnd 5: Make a slipknot, join thread in any ch-5 lp with sc,(9 dc, sc) in same ch-5 lp, *(sc, 9 dc, sc) in next ch-5 lp;rep from* 4 more times, sl st in first sc to join—6 backpetals.Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 4—120 sts. Fasten off.Lily of the valley (make 2): With D, make a slipknot with along tail, wrap tail around first finger of nonworking hand2 times to form ring.Rnd 1: 10 sc into ring, pull tail to tighten circle, sl st in firstsc to join—10 sc.Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc to join.Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, sl st in first sc tojoin—20 sc.Rnds 4–6: Rep Rnd 2.Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * around,sl st in first sc to join—10 sc.Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in next st, *ch 3, sc in next sc; rep from *around, ending ch 3, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.FinishingArrange flowers as desired and sew to base using crochetthread and tapestry needle. If making a brooch, sew thepin back to the top of the base. Weave in loose ends. CHRISTINA POTTER learned to crochet from hergrandmother when she was ten years old and hasbeen working on improving her skills ever since. Sheteaches crochet and knitting classes from time totime at a local yarn shop near her home in St. Louis,Missouri.LEARN HOW TO CROCHET FLOWERS WITH 9 FREE CROCHET FLOWER PATTERNSF W Media, Inc. All rights reserved F W Media grants permission for any or all pages in this issue to be copied for personal use. www.crochetme.com 6

Primary Hatdesign by Toni Rexroat and Susan Hazel RichThis simple hat is the perfect canvas onwhich to attach elegant flowers. Inspiredby a fabric flower design, this easy and eyecatching bloom can easily be modified insize by working more petal rows.Finished Size: 151 2 (18, 20, 22)" head circumfer-ence to fit baby (child, woman, man). Hat shownme