Ruffled Flower Motif

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I was looking at a hat I made last winter and thought to myself, “MAN, I really like the flower on the hat.  Why didn’t I write that pattern down?”  So I sat down and decided to work through the pattern.  I’m going to use the flower motif for a project I’m working on for my mom this Christmas.  However, this time I worked the flower in a size 30 thread because the gift will be an Irish Crochet piece on a decorative pillow.  (That project will be coming soon too!) Since I had to go through all the steps to do that, I figured I’d share them with you!

Ruffled Flower Motif:

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For Flower on Hat:

Yarn:  DMC size 5 embroidery thread        Hook:  2.1 mm

For Irish Crochet Flower:

Yarn:  DMC size 30 Cordonnet      Hook:  .9mm

Start:  Ch 6, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1:  Sc 17 times in ring, sl st to join.

Round 2:  Ch 1, sc in the same sp.  * Ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in the next sc.  Repeat from * 4 times.  Ch 3, sl st to join.

Round 3:  Sc 6 times in first ch 3 sp.  Repeat 5 more times.  Sl st to join.

Round 4:  Ch 6, (This counts as first dc plus ch 3)  Skip 2 sc, sc in next sc.  *Ch 3, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc.  Ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc.  Repeat from * 5 times.  Ch 3, sl st to join.

Round 5:  Sc 6 times in next 3 ch sp.  Repeat 11 times.  Sl st to join.

Round 6:  (first petal, work behind round 4)  Ch 1. *Sc around dc of round 4.  Ch 7. Repeat 5 more times.  Sl st to join.

Round 7:  10 sc in first 7 ch sp.  Sl st to join.

Round 8:  Ch 1, sc in same sp.  *Ch 5, skip next 4 sc, sc in next sc.  Ch 3, sc in same sc.  Ch 5, skip 4 sc and sc in next sc.  Repeat from * 5 more times. Variation for 5th time: sl st to join instead of final sc.

Round 9:  *7 sc in first 5 ch sp.  3 sc in next 3 ch sp.  7 sc in next 5 ch sp.  Repeat from * 5 more times.  Sl st to join.

Round 10:  (second petal, work behind round 8)  Ch 1, sc around sc from round 8.  *Ch 8 skip 2 sc and sc around the next sc of round 8. Repeat from * 4 more times.  Ch 8, sl st to join.

Round 11:  *In the first ch 8 sp:  Sc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, 15 times) sc.  Repeat from * 5 more times.  Sl st to join.

As with any project, please let me know if you create this flower and if the pattern is easy to follow!  Thanks for reading and happy flower making!

Also…for your enjoyment, the smaller flower next to a quarter for size gauging!

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