Groovy Flower

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Introduction: Groovy Flower

Crochet this groovy flower. It's fun, easy and fast!

I played a hippy in a show, and couldn't find an appropriate outfit. So, I crocheted a bunch of groovy flowers and sewed them onto a pair of jeans. They looked great onstage. when the show ended, I tossed the jeans into the washer and dryer, and they came out undamaged. I am still washing and wearing the jeans after a year. I made the flowers for the costume out of cotton yarn which held up well. I would recommend washing and drying the flowers once before sewing onto jeans as cotton tends to shrink when washed.

For this instructable, I used inexpensive worsted yarn in bright colors and a G crochet hook. You will need to know how to make a magic ring (MR), slip stitch (SLST), skip (SK), chain (CH), half-double crochet (HDC) and triple crochet (TC).

Step 1: Flower Center

This is the groovy part- literally. You will be making a spiral by working back loops only (BLO) throughout.

With the color you have chosen for the center, make a MR and work 6 HDC. Do not join. Continue in a spiral.


Step 2: Flower Center Round 2

Make 2 HDC in each stitch for a total of 12 HDC.

Step 3: Flower Center Round 3

Work (2 HDC, 1 HDC) x6 around for a total of 18 HDC.

Step 4: Set Up for Petals

Change to color you have chosen for the petals. You will make 6 loops on which to crochet petals.

Over three stitches, work: SLST, CH 3, SK 1, SLST. One chain made

Repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 chain-3 loops.

Step 5: Make 6 Petals

You will make one petal in each ch-3 loop for a total of 6 petals.

Into each chain-3 loop: SLST, CH 2, 4 TC, CH 2, SLST.

One petal is finished.. Continue around for a total of 6 petals, and you are done.

Groovy! Flower Power! Right on, Man! Peace out!

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    12 Comments

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    commerce2018
    commerce2018

    6 months ago

    Hi Aunt Sara! Even though I didn't have the materials ready at hand to do it, I still found the steps very easy to follow. Have a good day! -Finn

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    Itsmesara
    Itsmesara

    Reply 6 months ago

    Thank you Finn! I'm happy to teach you any time you would like to learn! Or make you anything you would like.

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    pbelloli
    pbelloli

    6 months ago

    Hi - how log did it take for you to make one flower? How long do you think it would take a crochet newbie?

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    Itsmesara
    Itsmesara

    Reply 6 months ago

    Hi. It takes less than 10 minutes. If you are very new to crochet, make the flower without using the back loops- just stitch as normal. It wont have the spiral, but will be very cute. When you are more experienced, try the pattern as written.

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    seamster
    seamster

    6 months ago

    Simple project, and excellently documented. Great work!!

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    Itsmesara
    Itsmesara

    Reply 6 months ago

    Thank you so much!

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    Toadface
    Toadface

    6 months ago

    Loved the instructions. These will be fun to do for all kinds of decorative projects. A great idea for kids to do.

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    Itsmesara
    Itsmesara

    Reply 6 months ago

    Thank you, Toadface.

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    commerce2018
    commerce2018

    6 months ago on Step 5

    Groovy!
    Nice job and great macro shots!

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    Itsmesara
    Itsmesara

    Reply 6 months ago

    thank you so much!

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    6 months ago

    Cute little flowers and fun colors!

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    Itsmesara
    Itsmesara

    Reply 6 months ago

    Thank you!