After working 7 days straight, being sick on my 2 days off, and finally feeling better just in time to go back to work, I'm finally doing another post. I feel like I've been dead to the online world since last Friday, but I have been productive. Monday I got to go craft shopping to replenish my yarn stash with some good quality stuff. No acrylic here. I did manage to not get the one skein of chocolate brown cotton yarn I needed, but that just meant another trip to Hobby Lobby (too bad :P). But because of the stash replenishing, I got my crochet line of stuff started on Etsy. Yay! So in honor of the lauch of Evan Becky's Crochet Line, I am posting the pattern to the Dandelion flower on my Grayson Leigh Hat.
For this flower, I used Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn and Size I crochet hook. As I've said in another post, I crochet tight, so if a pattern says to use a Size G hook, I use a size I to get the right gauge. Luckily, gauge isn't really important in this pattern. Just use larger or smaller yarn or hooks to make it it the size you want. You may also want a yarn needle handy too. It's not necessary, but it might be easier than using a crochet hook for the last part of the pattern. This flower measures about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
Ch = Chain
SS = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
Round 1: Ch 4, join to first Ch with SS to form a ring.
Round 2: *Ch 11, turn as if you were working in rows, 2 SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch back to the starting ring (20 SC), SS in ring* 10 times. To finish, Ch 1 and pull tight.
Note: Working 2 SC in each Ch will make the row start to spiral, this is what you want to happen. It can be a little tricky getting used to this.
Finishing: Now your flower is kind of spread out and doesn't look much like the picture. If you like it, that's great, you're done! If you still want it to look like the picture do this:
In the 4th SC from the ring of each little "petal," either use a yarn needle or a smaller crochet hook, to pull yarn around the outside of the flower to bunch the petals together. Tie as loose or as tight to get the look you want and fluff a bit. Isn't it cute? Now attach it to anything that needs a Dandelion.
I know this pattern may be a little hard to understand. So if you have any questions, comments, concerns, hair ripping temper tantrums with it, leave me a comment and I'll see what I can do to relieve any stress.
If you would like to purchase the Grayson Leigh Hat, and possibly other things to go with it in the future, visit my Etsy shop here --> Evan Becky's Etsy Shop