Sunday, August 12, 2012

Half Flower Tutorial


As promised here it is


First
Here are a few tips:

I always start with a magic loop
(If you google it several tutorials come up)

I always crochet over my 
ends as I go
(I HATE weaving in ends)

I am using American crochet terms

Written directions are below each picture


Make a magic loop


Chain 3 (counts as first DC) 
DC 6 in loop Fasten off
(7 DC)
Draw up the loop so all 
DC are on one side


Draw up loop in 3rd chain 
of previous row 
Chain 4(counts as DC ch 1)
DC ch 1 in each stitch
(7 DC ch 1 spaces)
Fasten off


Here is the back side showing where I crocheted over my ends.  In addition, I take a needle and run the starting thread (pink here) thru the 7 DC on the magic loop 
just to insure a good hold.  
(Just be sure you go in a clockwise direction to continue the circle - if you go the other direction your defeating the purpose)


Draw up loop in 3rd ch 1 space of previous row
chain 3(counts as first DC)
2 DC in same ch 1 space
3 DC in each chain 1 space across
Fasten off
(18 DC)


 Draw up loop in 3rd chain from 
previous row chain 3 
(counts as 1st DC) 
DC in same stitch, chain 4
skip next stitch, *2 DC in next stitch, 
2 DC in next stitch, chain 4* 
repeat from * until you reach the last 2 stitches
skip stitch, 2 DC in last stitch


Fasten off


Draw up loop between the 2 DC of previous row 
ch 1 SC in loop 
(I always start my sc joins like this)
8 DC in ch 4 sp
*skip 2 DC, slip stitch, skip 2 DC, 
8 DC in chain 4 space*
repeat * across until the last 2 DC group,
SC between last 2 DC, fasten off


I use the join as you go method 
when making this.
(If you google it there are plenty of tutorials)


I have never really written a crochet pattern before, so let me know if there are any parts that you don't understand.

See this post
if you are looking for the 
full flower and valance pattern

I would love to see what you make!!

Robin



52 comments:

  1. That is beautiful Robin. I have not attempted crochet although I have been wanting to learn. Now I am really inspired to get moving. Thanks, Pam

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  2. I love these as a window valance! Love your colors.

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  3. This looks absolutely amazing! I really thought I might try to learn to crochet, but it looks complicated to me since I didn't understand a thing you said? *LOL* Maybe I'll just buy something Lovely instead that looks exactly like this and someone Talented at the Craft made?! Dawn... The Bohemian

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  4. Maravilhoso! O tutorial está muito bom, perfeito! O seu crochê é lindo! Parabéns!!!!

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  5. Dear Robin,

    your Window looks absolutly beautiful...love the colourful colours so much!
    Thank you for the tutorial - that´s great!
    I´m a new follower of your blog and send you many greetings,
    Marion

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  6. How did you join the flowers to make the scarf?

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    1. I used the join as you go method in the center of each petal. Heres a great blog that shows how

      http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-asyougo-sqaures.html

      Robin

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  7. Hi Robin,
    Thanks so much for posting your half flower tutorial. This is a lovely motif pattern and I love the way you made it into a valance curtain.
    Your blog is terrific too!
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    Lee Ann H
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Website (crochet names and rosary patterns)

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  8. Hi Robin,
    Thanks so much for posting your half flower tutorial. This is a lovely motif pattern and I love the way you made it into a valance curtain.
    Your blog is terrific too!
    ______
    Lee Ann H
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Website (crochet names and rosary patterns)

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  9. Very clever and beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great idea for a darling curtain!! Thanks for sharing. (got it via Crochet Dude's FB post :))

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial. I've featured it on the FB page Knit and Crochet for a Cause. I'll post on my blog if/when I've created something with your pattern.

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  12. I love this! Will drive my husband nuts starting a new project, but a curtain like this would look wonderful in my daughter's room. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. the link is below the last picture

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    2. Hi, when I follow the link beneth the last pic. I can't find the full flower motif, can you put the direct link here?

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  14. Amei tudo, um trabalho muito lindo,to seguindo me segue tambem,beijossssss.
    http://alicetricoche.blogspot.com.br/

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  15. Your curtain is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I think I will make a flower to attach to my granddaughter's hat I'm making.

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  16. OMG, Robin, I was showing ERnie's daughter you Pinterest and your blog and came across this older post. This is so damn cute. You are soooo amazing.

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  17. Amazing job! Congratulations everything was so easy to understand .... thank you for sharing with us.

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  18. Thank you so much!!! Thats great!
    Hugs
    Patty

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  19. sua cortina é muito linda,vou tentar fazer ,e ja postei em meu blog,achei o seu muito bem feito e maravilhoso,amei,bjos e muito sucesso pra vc amiga Robin,bjos

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  20. Im in love with this so much, I was wondering if you do custom orders, I would love to make it myself but i have rheumatoid arthritis, please contact me if you can, I will be one very happy lady xx♥♥

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  21. http://theflowerbed-shr.blogspot.com/2011/02/decision-time.html

    here is the link for the full flower

    Robin

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    1. NOTE:

      This link no longer works. You can find the pattern on my blog here-

      http://onceuponapinkmoon.blogspot.com/2013_05_01_archive.html

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  22. Simply beautiful application for window curtains!
    Fabulous!!! Your tutorial was clear and easy to follow. Well done, many thanks.

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  23. Thank you for this picture tutorial and the clear instructions! I'm making flowers to embellish a boatneck top that always shows my bra straps. Your half flower should cover them nicely!

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  24. Robin, I loved it. I would like to know the number of line you used? Thanks.

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  25. Robin, I loved it. I would like to know the number of line you used? Thanks.

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    1. What do you mean by Line? If you mean yarn its worsted weight cotton and this post shows some of the the yarn I use.

      http://onceuponapinkmoon.blogspot.com/2012/08/flowers-in-bloom.html

      Here is the post for the full flower.

      http://onceuponapinkmoon.blogspot.com/2013_05_01_archive.html


      Robin

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  26. Thank you so much for providing your pattern! I am new to crochet, so mine is not as perfect as yours. It is lovely and happy and cheers my tiny kitchen up.
    Thank you so much,
    cathy

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  27. Your valance and color choices are excellent, Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Hi, just want to know is it crochet thread or wool and if I may ask what thickness. Thank you

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  30. Its worsted weight cotton #4 medium weight.

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  31. I did it yayyyy. Thank you so much Robin. :-)

    For UK worsted yarn is similar to our Aran yarn.

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  32. Hi Robin! A great pattern and a gorgeuos curtain! I love it and have already started
    Best wishes from Russia and happy crocheting!

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  33. Thanks for the pattern! Beautiful color combo!! Can't wait to try this..

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  34. Thank you so much for including the number of stitches or motifs at the end of the rounds. I am making this valence for my granddaughter's nursery. Thanks again!

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  35. I love this thank you so much. Have a question. On row 4 of the half flower, should your asterisk be BEFORE the sk one st instead of before the 2 dc? That way you know to do it each time? Correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks again for your lovely pattern. I look forward to making lots of beautiful flowers. Think I'll try a placemat first.

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    1. I think skip next stitch should be after chain 4 to repeat the pattern.

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    2. Your the pro. Thank you. Worked all day on my flowers. Anxious to see the finished product! again! thank you Robin.

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  36. Ps. In order to reply I had to go under my husbands account. Lol. Craig does not crochet. Hee hee. My name is Pam. Wink.

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  37. What Do you mean by "draw up loop in 3rd ch of prev row"??

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    1. check out StitchinStacys video here

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lDOU8v6JPs&index=12&list=UUf-lNaYuj0qJxm1zsWgT3Fw

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    1. StitchinStacy made one here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lDOU8v6JPs&index=12&list=UUf-lNaYuj0qJxm1zsWgT3Fw

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