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          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?

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●H crochet hook
●worsted weight/4-ply yarn
●buttons for centers
●needle and thread to sew on buttons
●tapestry need and scissors for finishing

_____round one
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.
_____round two
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

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