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Hello everyone!

I hope you and your loved ones are doing well and keeping your spirits up!

When the schools closed and the kids stayed home all day, all routines went out the window and things got a little stressful, but we are finally getting used to it and we are establishing new routines.

Anyway in order to cheer me up I crochet a few spring flowers for decoration and I thought it would be nice to share the pattern with you.

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Materials 

You will need a 2 mm crochet hook and sport cotton yarn in two colours. Colour A for petals and colour B for the core. I made a few flowers in different colours so I use red, pink and lilac for colour A and yellow for colour B.

You will also need fibrefill for stuffing a stitch marker, scissors and a tapestry, (optional: magnets or brooch base pin).

Finished Measurements

Approx. 10 cm (4 in) in diameter when made with suggested yarn weight and hook.

Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terminology.

R: Round
mc: magic circle
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: increase (2 sc in same stitch)
sc2tog: sc 2 together (decrease)
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

Instructions

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Petals

Use colour A. Make two.

R1: In mc work 6 sc. (6 sts).

R2: (inc) 6 times. (12 sts).

R3: (1 sc, inc) 6 times. (18 sts).

R4: (1 sc, ch 9, 1 sc in the second ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the next 7 ch sts, sl st in the next st) 9 times. (162 sts).

R5: (sl st in the next st, 7 sc on the other side of the chain, inc in the last ch st.  Rotate the petal, inc in the next st, 7 sc) 9 times. (171 sts).

Join with a sl st in the first st.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Block the petals, I steamed mine with the iron.

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Core

Use colour B.

R1: In mc work 6 sc. (6 sts).

R2: (inc) 6 times. (12 sts).

R3: (1 sc, inc) 6 times. (18 sts).

R4: 18 sc. (18 sts).

R5: (2 sc, inc) 6 times. (24 sts).

R6: 24 sc. (24 sts).

R7: (2 sc, sc2tog) 6 times. (18 sts).

R8: (1 sc, sc2tog) 6 times. (12 sts).

Stuff the core slightly with fibrefill.

R9: (sc2tog) 6 times. (6 sts).

Fasten off, leave tail for sewing.

Weave the tail through the front loops of the remaining 6 sts, then pull to close the hole.

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Assembly

Place the two petals pieces together, at an angle and put the core on top of them. Use the core’s tail to sew them all together. Weave in the ends.

And you are done! You can use them as embellishments or appliques. I glued magnets to the back of some of the flowers and I sew a brooch base in one.

Have you made this pattern? Share a photo on Instagram and don’t forget to tag me @kouvarakia so I can see your work.

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