Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com
Today i’m going to show you how to crochet a flower.
This pattern can be found on my website naztazia.com
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languages. To begin you’ll need about 100 yards of worsted
weight yarn and a size H hook. start off with a slip knot, then chain 66.
If you need help with the basics of crochet, please see my beginner crochet videos on Youtube.
Once you are finished, it is time to begin row 1.
Skip the first 5 chains, then do 1 double crochet in the 6th chain from the hook.
Then skip the next 2 chains. Do 1 double crochet in the next chain.
Chain 2. Do 1 double crochet stitch in the same space.
Skip the next 2 chains, then do 1 double crochet in the next chain.
Chain 2. Then do 1 double crochet in the same space.
Skip the next 2 chains, then double crochet in the next chain.
Chain 2, and then do 1 double crochet in the same space.
You will continue on with this pattern across the entire row.
Skip 2 chains, then do 1 double crochet, 2 chains, and 1 double crochet in the next stitch.
You can see how the stitches form a V. Once you have finished row 1, it is time to
begin row 2. Chain 3 and turn your work.
Do 1 double crochet in the V space from the previous row.
Next, chain 3. Do 2 double crochet stitches in the same space.
In the middle of the next V, do 2 double crochet stitches, 3 chains, and 2 double crochet stitches.
Then, in the middle of the next V, do 2 double crochet stitches, 3 chains, and 2 double crochet
stitches. Continue on with this pattern of 2 double
crochet stitches, chain 3, 2 double crochet stitches in each V across.
Once completed, we’ll begin row 3. Chain 1 and turn your work.
In the first V from the row below, do 7 double crochet stitches.
Then in the very next hole, do 1 single crochet stitch.
In the next V, do 7 double crochet stitches. And in the very next hole, do 1 single crochet.
Continue this pattern across the entire row. 7 double crochet stitches in the previous
row’s V. Then 1 single crochet in the very next hole.
At the end of the row, just place your 1 single crochet in a stitch near the edge.
Once completed, cut a long tail, then pull your yarn through to secure it.
I like to take the 2 loose ends and knot them together.
You won’t really notice this knot in the final flower.
Now starting on the opposite end of the loose ends.
Grab the edge of the flower like this. And begin to wrap and roll the fabric over
your finger to form it into a flower. You might need to adjust a few petals here
and there once completed. Next thread a yarn needle.
Insert your needle through the center of the side of the flower, and out the other side
of the flower. This helps hold the flower together so that
it doesn’t unravel. Once completed, take your two ends and tie
another knot to secure it. Cut off your ends and if you want, add some
hot glue over the knot to prevent it from unravelling.
You can use this flower as an embellishment now, or, you can add a stem and some leaves
to it. You’ll need some green floral wire in the
size of about 16 gauge for the stem and 22 gauge for the leaves.
Green floral tape and a small amount of green yarn is also needed.
First we’ll work on the sepal, which is the green part underneath the actual flower.
To begin, do a magic ring, which is just a very loose slipknot, then chain 1.
Do 5 half double crochet stitches in the ring. Tighten the beginning string, then slip stitch
to the beginning. Chain 6.
Skip the first chain, then do 1 single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.
Now, do 1 single crochet on top of the next half double crochet from the previous round.
Chain 6. Skip the first chain, then do 1 single crochet
in each of the next 5 stitches. Do 1 single crochet in the top of the next
half double crochet. Repeat this process until you have a total
of 5 petals for your sepal. Once completed, knot together your beginning
and ending strings, but do not trim off the yarn strands.
Next we’ll work on a leaf. You will need to make 2 or more of these leaves.
To begin, do a slipknot, then chain 12. Skip the first chain, then do 1 single crochet,
followed by 1 single crochet in the next stitch. In each of the next 2 stitches, do 1 half
double crochet. In the next stitch, do 1 double crochet, in
the next, a triple crochet. In the next, 1 double crochet.
Next stitch is 1 half double crochet, followed by 1 half double crochet in the next stitch.
In each of the last 2 stitches, do 1 single crochet.
Now we will pivot our work and work on the opposite side of that beginning chain.
Do 1 single crochet in the same space that you make your last single crochet stitch.
And do 1 single crochet in the next stitch. Next do 1 half double crochet in each of the
next 2 stitches. Do 1 double crochet, then a triple crochet,
then 1 double crochet. The next 2 stitches will have 1 half double
crochet in each of them. You will end the leaf by doing 1 single crochet
in each of the next 2 stitches. Cut your yarn, then weave in your ends.
As with all parts of the flower, feel free to add some hot glue over the knot just to
secure it. Now it’s time to connect it all together.
Take your 16 gauge floral wire, which is about 18 or 20 inches long, bend it and fold it
in half. Then take the pointed ends and insert it into
the flower. Try to get the two prongs through different
parts of the flower. This way, the stem will not pop out from the
bottom and the flower will be very secure. Insert the sepal onto the stem next.
Take some green floral tape, while holding the stem and the yarn strands from the sepal,
and start wrapping the tape around both the stem and the yarn strands.
The floral tape is both sticky and stretchy, so you will want to slightly stretch it as
you wrap it around the stem. This smooths the tape out plus makes it stick
better to itself. After wrapping about 2 inches, you can cut
off the excess yarn. Then continue wrapping until about half way
down. Now it’s time to wire up the leaves. Cut off
about 16 inches of 22 gauge floral wire. If you have some flat nylon pliers, you can
straighten out your wire a bit, but if not, don’t worry about doing it.
Fold the wire in half. Then insert one side of the wire into your
crocheted leaf. Twist it on the bottom to secure it.
You will also need to do this same process to your second leaf.
Next wrap some green floral tape around the wire, for about 2 or 3 inches.
Place it next to the main stem, then using the floral tape, wrap the two sections together.
You’ll want to gently stretch the tape and squeeze it to the wire as you are working
with it. And I like to twist the stem to apply it.
A little ways down the stem you can attach your next leaf.
And then continue wrapping the stem with the floral tape.
When you get near the bottom, I like to bend the wire up into a loop to avoid having sharp
wires directly at the edge. Continue on wrapping with the floral tape.
Once you are satisfied with the coverage of the stem, cut your tape.
Stretch it a little bit more than usual and press it into the stem to ensure it sticks
tightly. Now, if any petal or leaf isn’t doing exactly
what it should, you can add some hot glue to help hold it in place.
I like to apply a little glue to the center sections of the sepal, just to hold them against
the flower nicely. And here is the finished flower.