Happy Friday, everyone! Thanks so much for all the compliments on my garland. By the way, I fully intend to keep it up all year. Yes, it is the Christmas season and those little snowflake/flowers are perfect for the holidays. But I’m now realizing that I made it to grace my home every day of the year.
For those of you new to crochet, let me just say this: I taught myself how to crochet by reading books and, even more valuable, by watching videos on the internet. There are a ton of them out there. I am visual person. Seeing someone actually working with a hook makes a learning to crochet so much easier. Just google ‘crochet and video’ and you will be surprised at the links that appear on your screen.
This little flower is pretty easy. Let me give you the pattern, which is based on this pattern:
Chain 6 and join with sl stitch to form a ring.
Chain 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 13 dc into a ring. Join the last dc to the first dc with a slip stitch.
Chain 1, turn.
Work a sc into next 2 dc. *Chain 4, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * five more times (creating 6 – 4sc loops).
Finish it off by slip stitching into the next stitch and weave the end into the stitches.
That’s it – easy. sc – single crochet, dc = double crochet. When you see ‘join into a ring’ you do that by slip stitching the last chain on the hook into the first chain you made. I really just went with the pattern for the flower portion of the scarf and figured out how to isolate the flower. In the original pattern, the 13 dc are not joined together. For the purposes of this project, I slip stitched them together. You could make the flower bigger by increasing the amount of dc you start with. Just have fun with it. There’s no right or wrong. I had 7 loops on a couple of my flowers – who cares? It is supposed to look homemade and one-of-a-kind.