Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Loopy Flower, a free crochet pattern!

loopy flower crochet pattern

We have been experimenting with a new crocheted flower that's a little bit different than the traditional rose or five petal flower we normally use.  We thought we'd pass along the pattern so you can make a ton of these flowers too! They're really fast and easy to do when you get the hang of it, and they really add punch to your crocheted projects.



Key:
ch - chain
st - stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
BLO - back loops only
FLO - front loops only

1. In magic ring, dc 12. Sl st to join.

2. Ch 2, then hdc 2 in BLO in next st.  Repeat 2 Hdc in BLO in every set until circle is completed.  Sl st to join (total of 24 hdc including initial ch 2).

3. Ch 10, sl st in BLO of next st, repeat 23 times.

4. Ch 10, sl st into first front loop (towards inside of the flower).  Ch 10, sl st in next front loop, repeat 23 times.

5. Ch 10, sl st end into front loops of your initial dc.  Ch 10, sl st in next st, repeat until finished. Cut and weave in ends.

6. Embellish center with a brooch, button or other fun accessory.

You can also leave off the button and it's still cute! Here is the flower with no button in the center:

loopy flower crochet pattern

Two variations
There are several variations on this pattern that can make it even more versatile! Hilary developed two different ways of making the flower that give it a totally different look!

Variation 1:
For a "graduated" flower  (the layers get smaller from outside to inside) with room for a button in the center:

loopy flower crochet pattern

1. In magic ring, dc 12. Sl st to join.

2. Ch 2, then hdc 2 in BLO in next st.  Repeat 2 Hdc in BLO in every set until circle is completed.  Sl st to join (total of 24 hdc including initial ch 2).

3. Ch 10, sl st in BLO of next st, repeat 23 times.

4. Ch 8, sl st into first front loop (towards inside of the flower).  Ch 8, sl st in next front loop, repeat 23 times.

5. Ch 6, sl st end into front loops of your initial dc.  Ch 6, sl st in next st, repeat until finished. Cut and weave in ends.


Variation 2:
If you do not want to embellish the center this is the best to use!

loopy flower crochet pattern

1. In magic ring, sc 10. Sl st to join.

2. Ch 2, then hdc 2 in BLO in next st.  Repeat 2 sc in BLO in every set until circle is completed.  Sl st to join (total of 20 hdc including initial ch 2).

3. Ch 10, sl st in BLO of next st, repeat 19 times.

4. Ch 8, sl st into first front loop (towards inside of the flower).  Ch 8, sl st in next front loop, repeat 19 times.

5. Ch 6, sl st end into front loops of your initial dc.  Ch 6, sl st in next st, repeat until finished.  For the end, chain 6 and put the end of the chain inside the hole in the center to "fill it" (there will be a small hole), tie off the bottom.

We LOVE this flower and have put it on everything.  Crocheted headbands, hats, scarves, whatever you want!  Its so cute, it deserves to be an awesome fashion accessory this winter!


loopy flower crochet pattern


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7 comments:

  1. Super cute! Thank you for sharing the patterns!

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  3. Cute! I like the first variation you created!

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  4. I just made the first flower and am about to made VARIATION 2 in order to compare and choose. I notice a tiny error in step 5 of VARIATION 2 ... hould say "initial sc" not "dc"

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    1. Ack ... it published instead of giving me a chance to edit ...
      *should (not hould!)
      and I didn't sign ... mariaworks (on Ravelry)

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    2. Step 2 of VARIATION 2 also has errors: I believe it should say

      2. Ch 2, then hdc in BLO of first stitch. Repeat 2 hdc (not sc) in BLO in every set

      not ...

      2. Ch 2, then hdc 2 in BLO in next st. Repeat 2 sc in BLO in every set

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  5. Thank you for sharing the patterns!

    Willemina.

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