by M. J. Joachim
You Will Need
4-ply cotton yarn
2 pieces of pipe cleaner
Dark buttons or beads
Petals – Make 5
Step 1: Chain 3, join with slip stitch to 1st chain to form a ring.
Step 2: Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc), make 9 double crochet in center of ring, join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc
Step 3: Chain 1, turn; single crochet in 1st dc; make 1 half double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches and 1 single crochet in the following stitch
Step 4: Chain 1, turn; single crochet in first 2 stitches made in Step 3; half double crochet in next stitch; single crochet in last 2 stitches.
Step 1: (wrong side up) – Thread yarn needle and string petals together through center ring of each motif, overlapping motifs as you work
Step 2: Using same needle and yarn, secure 3 dark beads or buttons to center inside of flower
Step 3: Insert green pipe cleaner through bottom of flower and through beads/buttons, securing these inside flower to create center
Step 4: Secure another piece of pipe cleaner at base of flower and spiral it down around 1st piece of pipe cleaner, to create stem. Wrap around loose yarn ends of petals as you work, to secure and weave in loose ends.
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Photo credit: M. J. Joachim (All Rights Reserved); Pink eustoma flower, Rachel C from Scotland, Creative Commons Attribution; Eustoma grandiflorum – purple, Andrew Dunn, Creative Commons Attribution
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