Saturday, 4 January 2014

Grey & Bright Crochet Flowers

Grey And Bright crochet flower free pattern

During the Christmas break I've been playing around making crochet flowers in grey wool with just a touch of bright colour. Crochet flowers are pretty addictive to make, so I've made a selection and tried out some different ideas. 

This is my favourite, a Roll up Rose with a simple over sewn edging.
wrapped rose crochet with bright pink edgeing
The pattern I had was one I'd printed out years ago so I have no idea where it's from (If it's yours let me know, I'd be happy to credit/link of course) so here it is:

UK Version
Leaving a decent length end for sewing up, chain 57.

Row 1: (tc, ch 2, tc) in sixth ch from hook (5 skipped chs count as first tc plus ch 2),*ch 2, skip next 2 chs, (tc, ch 2, tc) in next ch; repeat from * across: 36 sps.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 5 tc in next space, sl st in next space, (6 tc in next space, sl st in next space) 5 times, (9 tc in next space, sl st in next space) 5 times, (12 tc in next space, sl st in next space) 7 times;

USA Version
Leaving a decent length end for sewing up, chain 57.

Row 1: (dc, ch 2, dc) in sixth ch from hook (5 skipped chs count as first dc plus ch 2),*ch 2, skip next 2 chs, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch; repeat from * across: 36 sps.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 5 dc in next space, sc in next space, (6 dc in next space, sc in next space) 5 times, (9 dc in next space, sc in next space) 5 times, (12 dc in next space, sc in next space) 7 times;

(I ended up with an extra space at the end when I finished, I don't know if that's right or not but no matter, it's all good)

Take a length of nice bright pink and over sew all along the scalloped edge. Be really careful not to pull the wool too tight or it disappears into the crocheted stitch. (It kind of reminds me of bakers twine.)
grey and bright crochet flower

Then roll up the petals from the small scallop end, sewing it up at the base as you go. 

Update: 
Whoop whoop, I've finally done this again and taken photos as I go, so here you can find a more detailed tutorial of how to do this Bakers Twine effect edging.

The next Layered Flower is a pattern from Mollie Makes:
grey and bright crochet flower
Download the "Large Flower" pattern from molliemakes.com, this is a UK pattern so if you are in the US just do dc where it says tr.

Instead of changing colour with each round I did rows 1,2 & 3 in grey, rows 4 & 5 in yellow then rows 6 & 7 in grey again.

The big yellow button was a perfect fit and was just an old one from my button box, this is what it looked like before.
grey and bright crochet flower


This is the Small Flower from the same molliemakes.com page.
grey and bright crochet flower
Rows 1 & 2 were done in green and rows 3 & 4 in grey.

I added the little silver button as it felt a bit plain without.
grey and bright crochet flower

This Picot Flower is another old favourite of mine.
grey and bright crochet flower

The pattern for this is from SkaMama, you can find it here. This is a US pattern so UK people have to convert it (this is such a nuisance, why on earth do we have different terminology?)
I used pink as A and grey as B.

This last Simple Flower I made up as I went along. 
grey and bright crochet flower

Here's the pattern:

UK Version

Chain 4, sl st into first chain to make a circle.
Row 1: chain 2 (forms 1st dc) dc 11 times into the circle, sl st into top of chain 2 to join.
Row 2: *chain 4, sl st into 2nd stitch along circle, rep from * till 6 4 chain loops are made and you are back at the beginning.
Row 3: working into 1st 4 chain space, 1dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1dc. Rep for all 6 chain spaces.

Then blanket stitch in a contrast colour around the edge.


US version

Chain 4, sl st into first chain to make a circle.
Row 1: chain 2 (forms 1st sc) sc 11 times into the circle, sl st into top of chain 2 to join.
Row 2: *chain 4, sl st into 2nd stitch along circle, rep from * till 6 4 chain loops are made and you are back at the beginning.
Row 3: working into 1st 4 chain space, 1sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1sc. Rep for all 6 chain spaces.

Then blanket stitch in a contrast colour around the edge.


Better with a bright little button to finish I think!




I've attached a pin to the wrapped rose so it's now a corsage type thing, the others may also get pins, or I might sew them onto a bag/hat/scarf. I'm not sure yet but they were fun (and quick) to make. 
grey and bright crochet flower

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34 comments:

  1. Those flowers are gorgeous! Im still a beginner with crochet, but I hope to make some like these one day!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, Flowers are a great beginners project as you get to learn all the basic stitches and they work up so quick, it's almost like magic.(and if you go wrong, it's no problem, you just start again and have another bash at it)

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  2. Gorgeous! One day I *will* learn to crochet! In the meantime, I shall just admire crochet!!

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  3. Thanks so much for the flower pattern. I will give this a whirl. Saying hi from Handmade Monday. I'm a crotchety crochetholic and pet portrait artist so come say hi!

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  4. Beautiful! I don't crochet at all but I am always impressed by all the beautiful things crocketers make! Great job!

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  5. Lovely flowers, the colours really stand out nicely from the grey.

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    1. Thanks Lucy, I was inspired by a grey dress with a bright pink jacket I saw in a magazine, the colours worked really well together. The softness of the grey makes the bright's brighter somehow. I would have used a lime green if I had any, I think that would come out nice too.

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  6. Love how you have done this flower :D
    http://croftcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Link%20Party

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  7. I love the flower - i really envy people who can crotchet...
    http://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Crochet is really easy once you get into it, but beware, it is pretty addictive! There are loads of really good tutorials on You Tube and some great books about. The best thing is the speed things work up, so you are not investing loads of time if it all goes wrong and you have to pull it all out & start again!

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  8. What lovely flowers. The grey and bright colours look great together.

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    1. They do don't they? Like I said in my reply to someone else, I saw the colours together in a magazine in an outfit.

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  9. How pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  10. These are adorable, I love the pop of bright with the grey! I think the wrapped rose is my favorite!! :)

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    1. Mine too, it probably took the longest to make, but even then only 20 mins or so.

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  11. I love the flowers. Thanks for the pattern so I can try them out. I pinned. Best wishes, Darlene

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  12. Wow they really pop! I particularly like the simple flower. That would be a great one to string up as bunting!

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    1. Ooooo yes, bunting would be lovely, You could do all the same flower pattern with different accents of colour then alternate them on a crocheted cord made from all the bright accent colours.

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  13. Your crochet flowers are so cute! The layered flower is my favorite. Thank you so much for sharing this with my Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop readers!

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  14. These are so cute, thanks for the great tutorials too!
    Jenna

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    1. You're welcome. There are so many lovely tutorials and patterns out there on t'internet but always room for one more I think! I just wish we didn't have the different UK & US terminology, I have been known to make things wither much too small or much too big because of this!

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  15. Looooove it! I'm trying to learn crochet!!! This makes me want to be a crocheter right now!!!

    XOXO
    Cami @ TitiCrafty

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    1. Do it! I love lots of crafts but crochet is one of my favourites. It's quick, pretty easy to get started, doesn't have to be expensive and it's really portable - perfect really!

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  16. These are stunning! I am on a bit of a flower craze at the moment - am so going to make a heap of these!

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    1. Flowers & crochet are just made for each other aren't they? Like Lizzy Bennet & Mr Darcy, marmite & toast, tea & biscuits, fish & chips!

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  17. Just found my way to your blog from Pinterest. I love the idea of sewing round the wrapped flower - it looks great. Loving the rest of your blog too.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, it's always nice if people like what they find. I must confess when I tried the over sewing on the flower it didn't come out how I was expecting - happily it was better! If you try it just don't pull the coloured thread too tight or it kind of disappears, keep the tension pretty loose.

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  18. Hi! I really loved your wrapped rose! Is lovely <3
    Please, could you explain to me a little more how to sew along the escalope edge, please? That detail really made the difference! Thanks!!

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    1. I'll see what I can do and then update this when I have some clear pictures. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  19. Very cute! The grey and yellow flower is my favorite.

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  20. Very nice loved all the patterns.

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  21. This looks very impressive! I was looking for a easy tutorial to start crochet as I'm hopeless beginer. So far, I've managed to make two different flowers and planning to make few more to use as an embelishment for a winter hat.

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