Hook (the littler the better, I use 3 mm)
Needle for wool
Little safety pin
Cotton/wool yellow and green
ch = chain
sc = single stitch
sl = slip stitch
Step 1: The Flower
Do a magic ring (or a normal start loop)
*2 ch, 6 sc, close the ring** reapet from * to ** at least 8 times.
Try to keep the ch as tight as you can, but you don't need to be too precise.
Step 2: The Branch
12 ch, go back doing 5 sl;
go on with 5 ch, go back with 6 sl;
go on with 4 ch, go back to the 1st ch with 6 sl;
Maybe it's simpler if you follow the diagram.
You can obviously do other type of branch, following different patterns, like mine.
I really don't follow a diagram, I just crochet as it comes.
Step 3: Assembling
Make 2 knots, one under and the other one over the flower, so you pull it together: even in this case you don't need to be too precise.
Insert the yellow tail in the branch, between the stitches, and knot them under the branch and then around the safety pin.
Hide the tails in the base of the flower.
I've put it in a little present card to give it away to my female friends, collegues and pupils on March 8th!
Please note that I'm not a native English speaker, so forgive the mistakes or gently tell me how to correct them.
You can find the Italian version on my blog: