CROCHET A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS
article and image by Carole Terwilliger Meyers
These flowers are a snap to crochet. They require little yarn so you can use up scraps. I like to crochet them when I am visiting my grandchildren. The flowers keep me busy when I get bored and when the kids ignore me. Often the kids will check in with me to watch my progress. I always give the flowers away, and sometimes just leave them laying around to be discovered. Who doesn’t like a flower?
●H crochet hook
●worsted weight/4-ply yarn
●buttons for centers
●needle and thread to sew on buttons
●tapestry need and scissors for finishing
Leaving a 12-inch tail (use this to attach the flower to something else, or else just snip it off at the end and weave the rest in), chain 2.
Make 5 single crochets in 1st chain,
1 slip stitch into the first single crochet.
In the first stitch: chain 4, 3 triple crochets, chain 4, slip stitch.
In each of the remaining stitches: slip stitch, chain 4, 3 triple crochets, chain 4, slip stitch. When you have five petals. Fasten off.
Sew a button to the center if you like--it does add extra interest. Consider sewing the flower onto a shoe, a dress, a hair clip or . . .?
Carole Terwilliger Meyers blogs at Travels With Carole.
Ms. Meyers is also the author of “Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games & Activities”
copyright 2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers