Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crochet: Roses and leaves

The Bean wanted some flowers to go on her flip-flops!  Whoop whoop crochet to the rescue, that's right another excuse to learn something new.

Flower (altered slightly from the pattern here):
chain 41
Row 1: (dc, 2 sc, 2 dc) in 4th chain from hook; *sc 1, skip 2 sc, (2 dc, 2 sc, 2 dc) in next sc* repeat to end.
Ch 1, turn
Row 2: sl st into first dc space. Ch 3, 6 dc in same dc space. *sc in next sc space, 7 dc in next dc space* repeat to end.
Fasten off
Curl up and sew together.

Leaf (pattern taken from here):
ch 10
dc into 3rd chain from hook. htr 1, tr 1, htr 1, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 2.
Picot (to turn and begin again along the other side of the foundation chain)
sc 2, hdc 2, dc 1, htr 1, dc 1, sc 1.
Fasten off and thread into the first chain to round off the leaf (it will be obvious what I mean when you are there).

This is my first experience of a picot.  Nice to turn a corner and apparently you use them to edge things.  Not sure I'd totally be in to the bobbly edge.
The leaves are ace, I could do a lot more of them should the need arise.  Not too enamoured with the roses though, they use a disproportionately large amount of yarn.

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