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Makers Faire Flower Power

Hello!

OK, so a few of us UK ibles gang had the honor of representing Instructables at the Newcastle Makers Faire this weekend. Kitewife, Lizzyastro and I crocheted simple flowers and gave them out to visitors to the stall to promote Instructables. Each one took about 2mins to finish, so they were perfect for giving away. After having made about a hundred, I figured I may as well write it up as an Instructable -  A Makers Faire Instructable.

So here it is - nice and simple if you can crochet! if you need some help, there are various Instructables on how to crochet. This one covers the stitches used in this ible.... http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-crochet/

 
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Step 1: Start off

Using a 5.5mm crochet hook and some brightly coloured (and in this case sparkly) double knit, knot a loop on to the hook to get started.

Step 2: Make a chain

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Next make a chain of 10 loops.

Step 3: Loop it!

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After making a chain of 10, insert the hook into your first chain loop to make a slip stitch. This will give you the ring which makes the centre of the flower.

Step 5: Build the Petals

Make 1 chain to transfer to the next row, and then a single crochet in the same stitch. From here make a chain of 6, then skip 1 single crochet of the base. Then make a single crochet into the next stitch of the base. This will give you one petal. Repeat this all the way round, until you get back to the beginning. This should give you 6 petals. Again, use a slip stitch to complete your row.

Step 6: Fasten off

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To fasten off, make one more single chain. Cut the wool, and then pull the loose end through the chain and pull until tight (making a knot).
Goodhart3 years ago
Nice ! :-)
Kiteman3 years ago
These are great - I saw so many smiles as you gave these to passing visitors.