Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring! Crochet Flower Ring- FREE PATTERN!





















I love springtime and while Arizona springtime is more like Summertime, (we're already hitting the 90's!) I'm still enjoying it. It's a dry heat, right?! Been spending more time outside gardening, and going to the park the last few weekends.

And speaking of springtime and gardening....I thought I'd share a pattern to make your own crochet flower ring! This is a a sweet project- perfect for using up your odds and ends. Instant gratification as well.

Flower:
yarn: mix and match up to 3 yarns to get a worsted weight feel

Ch 5, join with sl st to form ring

R1: (Ch 5, sl st) 7 times in ring

R2: Working behind R1 in ch 5 spaces, ch1, sc in first space, (ch 2, sc in next space) 6 times, ch 2; join with sl st to top of first sc- 7 sc.

R3: (Ch 5, sl st in same sc, ch 5, sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 5, sl st in next sc) 7 times.

Finish off. Use ends to attach bead or button to center of flower. Tie and cut.


Ring Base:
yarn: cascade fixation, 98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic or other sport weight yarn- about 3 yards worth
pair of size 3 knitting needles
Size: 7/8 ring size- adult

CO 16 sts using long tail cast on method
R1: K1, P1 across. Slip last st purlwise

Repeat last row (in rib pattern) until piece measures about 1/2 inch in width.

BO in rib pattern, sew ends together to make ring loop, use tails to attach loop to underside of flower. Tie & cut.

2 comments:

The Fab Miss B said...

How cute is that? Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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