puff flower motif to try

So I’ve drawn this up (as an exercise in Illustrator as much as any other reason) and using a fine cotton yarn (horribly splitty stuff but pretty colours) I’ve made quite a few of these motifs….just haven’t decided what to do with them yet….

crochet chart for flower motif

 

 

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Each row is in a separate colour to make it a bit easier to read.  Translated thusly:

1. Make 8 single crochet in an adjustable ring – I would suggest the double loop ring because a) you can get the inner hole exactly the size you want without it slipping and b) You can safely cut the end without fear of the whole thing falling apart.  Slip stitch into the first to close your circle

2. In the same first that you did the slip stitch in:  pull the yarn on the hook slightly away from the work (you’re going to have a lot of loops to pull through so keep it loose) then, *yo, pull through* repeat between ** a further 3 times (9 loops on the hook) then yo and pull through everything – it takes a bit of wiggling!

3. ch1 on the top of the puff and pull this up quite firmly to make the top of your petal then ch3 more.

4. so for petals 2 – 7: puff stitch in the in the next sc of the circle then ch4 on the top.

5. for the last petal do the puff as before but at the top ch1 then 1dc in the ch1 at the top of the first puff (so the hook finishes in the middle of the chain rather than the end) if you want to change colour here, pull the 2nd colour through the last part of the dc and knot the ends up.

6. *ch5, sc in next ch4 space, ch7, sc in same ch4 space, ch5, sc in next ch4 space* repeat between ** 4 times and you should be back where you started.  Cut end, pull through the loop to finish.  I haven’t worked out a quick way to hide all the ends up yet!

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It’s easy enough to join them together with a few chains and I’m thinking maybe a nice headband, belt or collar….I’ll post instructions if I come up with a workable idea but got finger puppets on the brain now…

**Update**

I’ve now made a video to go with this pattern!

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