Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Laurel’s Sweet Five-Petal Crochet Flower Pattern

Chapter 19- Laurel’s Sweet Five-Petal
Crochet Flower Pattern


Hi, Rachelle the farm girl here to show you how I used the Five-Petal Crochet Flower Pattern to create a darling set of patriotic hair clips.
















Here's what you'll need to make the hairclips:

Yarn of your choice and weight- for this example I used crochet thread size 10 in red, white, and blue
2 crochet hooks, size C and size F (or size to your preference)
Metal hair clips
Small piece of felt--I used white
Glue gun
2 Buttons to match your hairclip

Make 3 flowers to create one clip.  I love crocheting these because they are so simple. I promise! It takes less than five minutes to crochet one flower. Here's the pattern with step-by-step photos using the size F hook:
 

Five-Petal Crochet Flower Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 5, join into a ring w/sl st in 1st ch.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 9dc in ring, join to top of
ch w/sl st—10 sts.



Rnd 3: **Ch 2, work 3dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in next st** five
times. Fasten off.

You can see how the petals form as you repeat Round 3.

 To layer a slightly smaller flower on top, use one hook size
smaller than you used for the larger flower.
 Now create 2 more flowers for the layering effect. Use the size C hook for your smallest flower. Take all 3 strands of Red, White, and Blue crochet thread and tie them in a slip knot. Crochet the flower with the 3 strands together to make your multi-colored base flower.

For variety, you can create a different colored center by changing
yarn colors after round 2. Experiment with different weight yarns and
hook sizes.
Once you've crocheted your 3 flowers, layer them one on top of the other and place a button on the top. Use a tapestry needle or other dull point needle to sew your button on through the 3 layered flowers.

Cut a circle of white felt and attach your metal hair clip to the underside of the flowers with hot glue.


Repeat this process to make a matching set. You can see in the photo that I changed up the layer for a second set of hair clips so both of my girls can wear their favorite messy buns in style!
These flowers would work well on a T-shirt, bag, or table runner. Use your imagination and enjoy!
Chapter 19- Laurel’s Sweet Five-Petal
Crochet Flower Pattern
Use any size hook (depending on what size flower you want) and
any weight yarn, but for delicate lace flowers use fingering 10-count
crochet thread and a size 6, 7, or 8 hook.
Rnd 1: Ch 5, join into a ring w/sl st in 1st ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 9dc in ring, join to top of
ch w/sl st—10 sts.
Rnd 3: **Ch 2, work 3dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in next st** five
times. Fasten off.
For variety, you can create a different colored center by changing
yarn colors after round 2. Experiment with different weight yarns and
hook sizes. To layer a slightly smaller flower on top, use one hook size
smaller than you used for the larger flower.

If you liked this project, you might be interested in more projects from my novel about a wedding planner who runs her own craft blog and solves mysteries! Learn more about Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things and all of the chapter tutorials here.
The handmade candles were a hit with my kids and everyone loves the special touch of this rose-petal covered journal.
 Courtesy of www.mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com