Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Crochet: Think Spring!

photo by Lori Zeller
Floral Lapel Pins

Designs by Lori Zeller

Flower pins are back in style and with these simple patterns you can make any number of them to match your wardrobe!

Skill Level: Beginner

Size:
Pink Flower: 1 1/2 inches in diameter
White Flower: 1 3/4 inches in diameter

Materials:
* Crochet cotton size 10: 30 yds white, 20 yds pink, 5 yds each mint green and green
* Size 5 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
* 2 (3/4-inch) pin backs
* 2 (5/8-inch) round flat white buttons
* Hot-glue gun
* Tapestry needle

Gauge:
Rnd 1 = 5/8 inch in diameter; 5 dc = 1/2 inch
Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Notes:
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Pink Flower
Rnd 1: With white, ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), 17 dc in ring, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off. (18 dc)
Rnd 2: Attach pink in any dc, ch 1, 2 sc in each dc around, join in beg sc.
(36 sc)
Rnd 3: Working in front lps only, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sl st in next st, sc in next st, [sc, ch 4, sc] in next st, [sc in next st, sl st in next st, sc in next st, {sc, ch 4, sc} in next st] rep around, join in beg sc. (9 petals)
Rnd 4: Working in rem back lps of Rnd 2, sl st in st behind first sc of Rnd 3, sl st in next st, sk next st, 8 dc in next st, [sk next st, sl st in next st, sk next st, 8 dc in next st] rep around, ending with last sl st in 2nd sl st of rnd, fasten off. (9 petals)

Leaf
(Make 2)
Rnd 1: With green, ch 9, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, [sl st, ch 1, sl st] in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 4 chs, join in top of beg ch-9, leaving a length of cotton, fasten off.

White Flower
Rnd 1: With white, ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), 17 dc in ring, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (18 dc)
Rnd 2: Working in front lps this rnd only, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch, ch 2, [sc in next st, ch 2] rep around, join in beg sc.
Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, [3 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (9 petals)
Rnd 4: Working in rem back lps of Rnd 1, sc in first st, ch 3, [sc in next st, ch 3] rep around, join in beg sc.
Rnd 5: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, [sc in next ch-3 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off.

Leaf
(Make 2)
Rnd 1: With mint green, rep Rnd 1 of leaf for pink flower.

Finishing
Sew leaves to back of each flower as desired. Glue a button to center of Rnd 1 of each flower. Glue pin to back of flower.

2 comments:

Jann said...

These are so cute! I will have to try and make one . . . thanks for the instructions, and thank you for your kind comments on my blog! I love this blog, and will visit your other ones . . . Smiles, Jann

Queen of Dreamsz said...

I like crocheting flowers..but then I lean towards those smallish creations. :0)

Oh, and I too, love the shabby chic of Rachel Ashwell. Do you visit her blog? It's divine...I go there to get my Rachel fix..LOL

It was nice to visit your blog...drop by mine when you have a moment...I love company!

Have a grand week,
Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz