how does your garden grow?.....
no silver bells here but a pattern for a lovely ruffled flower instead!
I had to scan the flower as my camera is doing odd things at present ( more about THAT another post) so it looks a little flattened. A very easy three rows (after the foundation ring) and there are numerous ways of adapting it. I am going to use it on a crocheted strip to make a simple wristlet for a few little girls that I know... I have also used it to make a plain parcel look a bit prettier.....( 8 ply wool and 3.50mm or size 9 hook were used to make this flower)
Double ruffled flower
To begin:making a chain of four and join with a sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1:Ch 2 ( counts as 1 dc) and then work 11 dc into the ring. ( Alternately you can use the base adjustable ring method).
Rnd 2: Working into the front loop only of each dc, work 1dc, 4ch , 1dc
The photo on the left shows the front of the flower with the first layer complete. The photo on the right shows the back of the flower after the first layer. You can see a "ring"of loops in the centre- this is the back loops of the dc's,that you will work your second layer into.
To make it easier to see I have used a different colour for the second layer.
Note: If you want a single ruffle flower stop right here!
Rnd 3: Working into the back loop only of each dc of the first round,work 1dc, 6 chain, 1 dc.
Front view on the left, back view on the right!
End yarn off leaving approx 15cm tail to pull through last loop.
You can leave the flower as is or add a crochet centre( instructions below). You could also embroider the centre on ( a good way if you want to add a centre and attach it to something at the same time), make a fabric centre or perhaps get creative with a button or beads!
Crochet centre: Ch 3, *yo , insert hook into third ch from hook,yo, pull through 2 loops( 2 loops left on hook).Repeat from * 3-4 more times (depending on how big a bobble you want for a centre), yo and pull through all 5/6 loops on hook. End yarn leaving a 10 -15cm tail. Draw the tails through the centre of the flower and either tie off with the flower tails, or use the centre tails to sew the whole flower onto whatever you are using them to decorate.
I hope this last bit makes sense- it was impossible to photograph or scan. It is easier that it sounds - if it is just too confusing use one of the alternate centres suggested above.
If I can get my camera to cooperate and find a willing model I will take a picture of the finished flower wristlet tomorrow.
By the way, as soon as I can remember which book this pattern came from, I will post the information.