However, it is assumed that you know the basics of crocheting.
I am as basic as it gets.
There are only 3 stitches involved here...
chain, double crochet and half double crochet.
to begin you need:
yarn and crochet hook (mine is a J)
Make sure it doesn't undo with the short piece of yarn.
Chain stitch 4 chains
Loop back through the first chain stitch to make a center loop.
This makes a donut shape. You will do in and out of this loop now.
Then looping through the center of your donut, you will double crochet 18 or 21 times.
(18 will make a 6 petal flower, 21 makes a 7 petal...I like the odd number petals..weird right?)
Now look closely at your little yo-yo.
It's got a nice looped edge all around it.
I drew on this image so you can see the edge better.
We will be using those drawn on loops for the next portion.
We'll go around the yo-you twice...first time around we'll loop
through the top of every third loop, second time on the bottom third loop...make sense?
through the top loop of the double crochets you just did. Hook on every third double crochet.
Chain 4, hook through the third...until you are back to where you started.
5 times and hooking on the bottom loop of your double crochet...
Hook your yarn back to the first chain loop you made on the "top" layer.
See how it's building a scallop edge?
then go back down the the half double crochet and then a simple
hook and pull over to the next chain stitched loop.
and repeat the same steps building up your petals all the way around
Clip your yarn about 4 inches from the flower and pull the yarn through securing the knot.
Fluff your petals and use it!
Great for hair clip flowers or on something fun to come...
Hope that sort of made sense.
It's hard to write out how to crochet.
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