Friday, April 26, 2013

Windflower


by M. J. Joachim
When it came to preparing my W post, I couldn’t help but start humming a song from way back when, Windflowers. Once that happened there was no stopping me, as I curiously started looking for pictures to see if I could design and make one. Turns out, they’re not that difficult to make at all. I used 4-ply cotton white yarn, a small yellow bead and yellow embroidery floss for the center and green pipe cleaner for the stem.
Step 1:  (Foundation chain) Chain 7
Step 2:  Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook; chain 7
Step 3:  Half double crochet in 2nd chain from hook, double crochet in next chain
Step 4:  Make 1 triple in each of the next 3 chain; double crochet in next chain and half double crochet in single crochet
Step 5:  Single crochet in next chain of foundation chain; chain 7
[Repeat Steps 3 – 5 for each chain on foundation chain; Repeat Steps 3 & 4 one more time to make last petal, so you have 6 petals.]

 

Step 6:  Skip 3 petals and slip stitch into sc of 4th petal, so that petals overlap; make 1 more slip stitch into 1st petal underneath to secure; fasten off


Step 7:  Take a piece of 6-strand (yellow) embroidery thread and thread 1 end through bead, knotting securely at top, leaving a long tail for stamen
Step 8:  Use crochet hook to draw bottom tail of yellow thread through base of flower, centering bead in top of flower


Step 9:  Take 1 green piece of pipe cleaner; poke through bottom of flower and secure directly under bead


Step 10:  Wrap 2nd piece of green pipe cleaner around loose yarn and thread, as you wrap it around 1st piece of pipe cleaner
Step 11:  Trim top of thread and fluff out ends in center of flower
All patterns for A – Z Challenge 2013 are originals designed and created by me, so please abide by all copyright laws. However, you are more than welcome to link to my work. In fact, I would very much appreciate it if you do. Thank you!


Thank you for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches.
M. J.


Photo credit:  M. J. Joachim (©2013 All Rights Reserved); Windflower, Abelsson, GFDL
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