I wasn’t completely happy with the 60′s style flower – I thought it looked a bit scruffy so today i’ve been trying to improve it and have ended up with the flower on the right. Much better I think with lovely distinct, neat colour changes. Here’s how I did it:
I used worsted weight yarn and a 4mm hook to make a flower that is ~10cm diameter. I’m using English crochet terms, for American equivalent see my lovely new conversion chart.
Stitch into the back loop only of each stitch unless otherwise stated.
Rnd1. In first colour (yellow here) create a magic ring with 6dc
Rnd2. 2dc into each stitch (12 stitches total)
Rnd3. *2dc into 1st stitch, 1dc into next stitch. *Repeat 6 times (18 total)
Rnd4. *2dc into 1st stitch, 1dc into next 2 stitches. *Repeat 6 times (24 total)
Rnd5. change colour to pink. * 2sc, sc, sc, sc. *Repeat 6 times (30 total). For the last stitch of the round go through both loops of the stitch.
Rnd6. *sc, dc, 2tr, tr, dc, sc. *repeat 5 times
Rnd7. *sc, dc, tr, 3tr, tr, dc, sc. *repeat 5 times
Rnd8. change colour to blue. * sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc. *repeat 5 times. For the last stitch of the round go through both loops of the stitch.
Rnd9. *sc, sc, dc, htr, 2tr, 2tr, htr, dc, sc, sc. *repeat 5 times. Fasten off and weave in ends.
One side of the flower will show a smooth colour change and the other side a stripy colour change – use whichever you like the look of most.