The most genuine way to show love is with flowers. How about flowers that will last a lifetime? This Valentines Day, crochet beautiful flowers, adding that unique handmade touch to show your valentine how much you care. Make one or make several to create a beautiful crochet bouquet. Share your love by tagging @CommonthreadUSA on Instagram #ModernMakers.
DMC Natura Just Cotton. One 50g ball each of colors 07 (Spring Rose), 48 (Chartreuse), and 75 (Moss Green) US D (3.25) crochet hook Scissors Green floral or plain wire Green floral tape DMC Tapestry needle or hot glue gun Abbreviations: ch - chain sl st - slip stitch st - stitch sc - single crochet dc - double crochet hdc - half double crochet tr - treble (triple) crochet rnd - Round V-stitch - [skip 2 chs, (1 dc, ch 2, 1dc in the 3rd stitch)]
STEP 1: Stitch the flower following the instructions below Flower: (Make 1 for each flower using colors 07 or 75) With DMC Natura Just Cotton, color 07 or 75, ch 66. Row 1: Work a dc in the 6th ch from the hook. *Skip the next 2 chs. In the 3rd chain, work (dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the same st.* (V-stitch) Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. Ch 3 and turn. Row 2: Dc in the ch2-space of the first V-stitch. Ch 3 and 2dc in the same space. (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in the next and all following V-stitch ch2-spaces. At the end, ch 1 and turn. Row 3: Work *7dc in the ch3-space of the first V-stitch and sc in the next ch3-space.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving about an 8 tail. STEP 2: Wrap the crochet fabric you just created around your finger as shown in the photo to form the flower. Thread the tapestry needle with the same color of the flower. Insert the needle through the center base of the flower 2 or 3 times in different directions to hold it in place. Secure with a knot. Cut yarn leaving a 6 tail and weave ends. STEP 3: Follow the instructions below to make the Sepal Sepal (Make 1 for each flower) With DMC Natura Just Cotton, color 48 Make magic ring, ch 1. Rnd 1: Work 5 hdc into the ring. Pull the ring closed and join with sl st. Rnd 2: Sc in the same space as the sl st. *Ch 6. Skip first ch from the hook and sc in the next 5 chs. Sc into the top of the next hdc.* Repeat from * to * 4 more times, ending by joining with a sl st into the sc at the base of the last tendril. Cut yarn leaving a 6 tail and weave ends. STEP 4: Make the leaves following the instructions below Leaf (Make 1 or 2 for each flower) With DMC Natura Just Cotton, color 48 Ch 12 Row 1: Skip the first ch from the hook. Sc in the next two chs, hdc in the next two chs, dc in the next ch, tr in the next ch, dc in the next ch, hdc in the next two chs, sc in the last two chs. Row 2: Work the other side of the leaf on the opposite side of the foundation chain. Sc in the same space you made the last st of Row 1. Sc in the next ch. hdc in the next two chs, dc in the next ch, tr in the next ch, dc in the next ch, hdc in the next two chs, sc in the last two chs. Cut yarn leaving a 6 tail and weave ends. Assembling: You can use floral wire or regular wire (10 inches long or more). Bend and fold 2 inches on one side. Insert the 2 pointed ends into the middle of the flower, then insert the sepal and wrap around the wire with the floral tape from top to bottom, stretching and overlapping around as you go. The floral tape is both sticky and stretchy. Wrap to the middle of the stem and stop to add the leaves. Cut another floral wire (approximately 7 - 8 ). Fold the floral wire in half and insert one end in the middle of the leaf. Twist it on the bottom. Start wrapping floral tape around the leaf wire. Then add the leaf to the stem by wrapping with the floral tape around both wires. Add 2 or more leaves in each stem. Continue covering stem with floral tape. At the bottom of the stem, bend the wire up an inch or so and cover it with floral tape. Attach the 5 sections of sepals to the flower with a hot glue gun or sew in position. For a full bouquet, make at least 7 or 8 flowers. Love and Threads, The Commonthread Team