I designed this flower to show a fun way to choose colors when making things such as granny squares and afghans. It is worked in one continuous piece, not sewn together. The last round could be left off to create a smaller blossom. Flowers are beautiful clipped on bags, hats, headbands, anywhere. I love to use them on packages instead of those squished plastic bows. A fun handmade touch that is a gift in itself.
A = middle circle and first round of petals (light green in main sample)
B = 2nd round of petals (white variegated in main sample)
C = outer petals (red in main sample)
Any weight yarn may be used. Sample was created with worsted weight and H hook. For different yarn weights, adjust hook size accordingly.
Miscellaneous: button for flower center (optional)
With H hook and yarn color A, start with a magic circle of 8 sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 8 sc sts), sl st to join.
1. *Ch 5, sl st in FLO of next st*, repeat to end of round. (8 loopy petals)
2. This round is worked BEHIND loopy petals and in back loops of previous round. *Ch 3, sl st
in next st*, repeat six more times. (7 loops)
3. Change to yarn color B. Do NOT start with a ch 2. (dc, 3tr, dc, ch 2, sl st) in first ch 3 space
from previous round, *(dc, 3tr, dc, ch 2, sl st) in next ch 3 space from previous round*,
repeat to end of round. (7 petals)
4. This round is worked BEHIND the second round of petals. *Ch 5, sl st around st at base of
petal*, repeat to end of round. (7 loops).
5. Change to yarn color C and I hook. *(ch 2, dc, 4tr, dc, ch 2, sl st) in next ch 5 loop
from round 4*, repeat to end of round (7 petals).
Finish off and weave in ends.
Sew a large button to center of flower if desired. Weave in all ends.