Textured Dream Flower
Designed by Lianka Azulay © 2016
Inspired by Bonita Patterns’ most patient and motivating pattern support guru, Janet Smith. Her mantra: “Check your gauge. Check your gauge. Om!”
Note: Readers are asking where to find the pattern for the afghan under the flowers. This is one of my premium patterns (it helps me support the costs associated with the blog). It’s a new technique I’m developing called “Embossed Crochet”, which translate the texture and depth of Aran knitting. You can find the paid pattern here: Embossed Daisy Blanket
Premium Pattern: Embossed Daisy Blanket
Textured Dream Flower Materials:
- 1 ball of Bonita Yarns Dream Baby in Summer Flower colorway (sport weight); 100% acrylic (393 yards/100 g skein).
You can purchase this yarn at www.bonitapatterns.com
- US size F (3.75 mm) hook Furls Fiberarts Candy Shop used.
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
Back Loops Only (blo)
Double Treble Crochet (dtr) – yo hook 3 times, insert crochet hook in st indicated, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times.
Front Loop Only (flo)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the st of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Treble crochet (Tr)
Gauge is not critical for this project (I bet you are happy to hear that!).
Ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring or use a magic adjustable ring. You can find a great photo tutorial for the magic ring here: http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/09/demystifying-the-magic-ring/
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (beg ch doesn’t count as st here and throughout), 6 sc in in ring, join with sl st in first sc. – (6 sc).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, dtr) in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc. – (12 sts).
Rnd 3: Ch 1, dtr in first st, (sc, dtr) in next st, sc in next sc, (dtr, sc), [dtr in next st, (sc, dtr), sc in next st, (dtr, sc) in next st] twice, join with sl st in first dtr. – (18 sts).
Rnd 4: Ch 1, working in the front loops only (flo), sc in first st, ch 6, sc in same st, * (sc, ch 6, sc in next st), rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc. – (36 sc + 18 ch-6 = 54 sts).
Rnd 5: Ch 1, working in the back loops only (blo) of rnd 3, * sc in next st, ch 4, Tr in same st, ch 3 (count as dc), 7 FPdc around post of Tr, rep from * around, join with sl st in next first ch in the round (bottom of the first petal. See pic 1 and 2), sl in next 3 ch (see pic 3). – There will be 18 petals made (see pic 4).
Rnd 6: This last round is only to arrange and secure the petals in place (see pic 4) to secure the petals in place. * Working behind petals, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 sp of next petal, rep from * around (see pic 5). Finish off. Weave in all ends.
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