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Friday, August 31, 2012

Crochet Flower Greeting Card


Crochet Flower Greeting Card
By Berta Gilholm

 
MATERIALS:
Crochet cotton size 10:  I used Lily Big Ball in Ecru
Sizes 7 Steel crochet hook
Yarn needle
Card Stock (Computer, Paint Program, Printer – to make own card)
Or  (Buy a card with large flowers on the front)
Sharpie Permanent Stained Markers
2 Ear Studs and 1 Pin Back or Small Brads
Punch with a small punch bit (can use an ice pick for holes)
Abbreviations:  Ch = chain, Dc = double crochet, FO = Fasten off, Hdc = Half double crochet, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first st of round, Rd = round, RW = right side, Sc = single crochet, Slst = slip stitch, Sp = space, St = stitch,
Flower: Instructions:-  approximately 1 ½ inches wide
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2, 7 sc in second ch from hook, jwslst. (7 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, *sc in next sc, ch 1,  repeat from * to end of round, jwslst. (7 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 3: Slst, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, slst in first sp, *slst, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, slst] in next sp, Repeat from * to end of  round. DO NOT jwslst. (7 petals)
Rnd 4: Working in back of petals of last rnd, sc in next unworked sc of Rnd 2, ch 2, *sc in next unworked sc of Rnd 2, ch 2,  Repeat from * to end of around, jwslst. (7 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 5: Slst, ch 3, 2 tr, ch 3 in first sp,, *slst, ch 3, 2 tr, ch 3, slst in each rem sp to end of round. DO NOT jwslst. (7 petals)
Rnd 6: Working in back of petals of last rnd, sc in next unworked sc of Rnd 4, ch 3, *sc in next unworked sc of Rnd 4, ch 3, Repeat from *  to end of round, jwslst  (7 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 7: Slst, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3 in first sp , *slst, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3, slst in next sp, Repeat from *  to end of round,  DO NOT jwslst. (7 petals)
Rnd 8: Working in back of petals of last rnd, sc in next unworked sc of Rnd 6, ch 4, *sc in next unworked sc of Rnd 6, ch 4,  Repeat from * to end of round, jwslst. (7 ch-4 sps)
Rnd 9: Slst ch 3, 2 tr, ch 3, slst, - twice in first sp,,* {slst, ch 3, 2 tr, ch 3} twice, sl
st]  in next sp, Repeat to end of round, jwslst 
Fasten off. (14 petals)
LEAF  (make 2)
Join yarn between any 2 petals of last row, ch 8,sc in second ch from hook, hdc in each of next 2 chs,dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc  in last ch, Working  across opposite side of ch, sc  in same ch, , hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 2 chs, sc in next ch, FO and weave in ends.
(Make as many flowers as you want, I made 3 for a pair of Earrings and a Pin)
Card:
Make your card with your paint program/greeting card program,  or buy a premade in the store.
Pin your flowers to a board or Styrofoam block, With stains color in the stitches on the right side of the flowers, let dry 1 hour. I used Purple for flowers and green for leaves.
Punch a small hole in the center of each required  # of flowers on the front of the card (2 for pin back).
For earrings and pin, sew 1 flower to pin back, and insert the studs into the other two flowers. .Attach the pin back over 1 flower (can make 2 punch holes evenly spaced for this) and insert each earring stud through crocheted flower and card, then fasten together.
For just a card decoration that can be worn with clothing later, etc., insert a small brad into the center of each flower and spread the prongs flat behind front page.

 

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