When I was making my Daffodil Wreath earlier this year and I decided that it needed some additional little blooms I fiddled around making flowers until I was happy with the results.
Today I wanted to share with you how I made them, and suggest a couple of uses for these little flowers.
As you can see here, I attached them to my Wreath - they are also on my Sunflower Wreath - with a pearl headed pin stuck through the middle of the flower.
Then pushed into the polystyrene wreath they are nice and secure and work well to add a little bit of colour.
Once I had finished making these I carried on! As you do. Or perhaps in your case you don't. But I do!
I used some more of these little flowers to adorn the twig lights that I have to the side of the mantel. You can just see them here on the right hand side.
They look pretty and add some colour to the otherwise very boring brown twigs. They look lovely during the day or in the evening with the lights on.
I promised you a pattern and tutorial. So here it is! Now, I did figure this out for myself, but I have no doubt that many other people have made flowers like this before, so I am not claiming that this is original. It is just what I did.
First off is the tutorial, but I have written it all out at the end as well for those of you who just want to make up the flowers from a written pattern.
I have used UK terms. Start with a 4mm hook and some DK yarn - Stylecraft Special DK in this case.
Slip stitch into first chain to form a ring
Treble into ring.
Slip stitch into ring. You then have one completed petal.
Repeat to form second petal
Repeat again to form third petal
Repeat to form fourth petal
Finally repeat to form fifth petal
Turn flower over, thread tail from centre of flower onto needle and thread through backs of slip stitches and trebles to close ring. Pull tight as you go and the hole will disappear.
Voila one flower!
And the front. If you are putting them onto something like a wreath sew in the other end and cut off the tails. If you are tying them to something you can use the two tails and then trim as you wish.
You can then make as many of these as you like. They are only tiny, less than an inch across. You could make a garland of them, tie them onto gifts, sew them onto hats or all manner of things. As well as decorating your twigs and wreaths of course!
Slip into first chain to form ring
Treble into ring
Slip into ring*
Repeat from * to * 4 more times
You should then have 5 petals
Sew hole closed using tail
Sew in other tail
Cut off tails or use them to tie or sew the flower to something.
Variation - to make more frilly petals Treble into ring twice.
I hope that you will have lots of fun making flowers. As I said, I doubt this is an original pattern, but if you make some flowers, it would be great if you would direct people here for the pattern.
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