“Wicked” Crochet flower
I have had a really “wicked” weekend! It was my birthday on Saturday and to celebrate, I went with my husband and other family members to see the musical production Wicked. It was really fantastic. I love musicals and this one was especially good as it had so many layers and made you think about how we really see things. Are things really as they appear to be. I LOVED it!
But before I got there I had to decide what to wear. I wardrobe is totally boring at the moment and mostly consists of black (to help hide all those lumps and bumps). How drab My sister suggested I add something to my black outfit to give it a little lift. She saw this lovely crochet flower necklace from twoandsix
and suggested I make one. So that’s what I did. I didn’t have much wool to choose from and what I have is not high quality so I just had to make do. I only had the drive there, 40 minutes, to get it done. I chose green to match the “wicked” green and with a little fiddling and undoing and redoing, this is how it turned out.
Without a pattern to follow and only a printed picture from twoandsix, I think it turned out pretty good. I would definitely use better quality wool so that the stitches are more visible and not hidden in the fuzz of acrylic wool. And to stop the petals curling up like the original from twoandsix, I think I should have used a looser stitch. I always do things tightly. I must get better at that!
I finished the last stitch as we pulled up to the theatre and didn’t have time to do the “necklace” part of it. So mine was a brooch. I’ve spent some time this morning writing up the pattern (are they called patterns for crocheting?) and here it is.
center loop: 3 ch, sl st into 1st ch.
1st round: sl st into center loop. 1 ch, 8 dc into center loop. sl st into ch.
2nd round: 1 ch, dc into 1st dc. (2 dc into next dc) repeat 8 times. sl st into ch.
3rd round: (3 ch, miss 1 dc sl st into 2nd dc) repeat 7 times. sl st into first dc.
4th round: (sl st into ch loop, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, sl st into ch loop) repeat on next 7 loops.
5th round: from behind, sl st onto 3rd round between ch and tr of 4th round. (3 ch, sl st onto next loop of 3rd round between ch and tr of 4th round.) repeat 7 times.
6th round: (sl st into large ch loop of 5th round, 1 ch, 3 tr, 1 ch, sl st into ch loop) repeat on next 7 loops.
7th round: from behind, sl st onto 5th round between two tr of 6th round. (5 ch, sl st onto next loop of 5th round between two tr of 6th round.
8th round: (sl st into large ch loop of 7th round, 1 ch, 5 tr, 1 ch, sl st into ch loop) repeat on next 7 loops. Finish off.
I used a size 8 (4 mm) hook with 4 ply wool. This is the first time I’ve written a pattern so hopefully it makes sense. Please give it a go and let me know if it works out. The stitches are Australian so you may need to convert them to US etc if that is what you are used to.
Good luck and have a “wicked” crocheting time
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