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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Free crochet pattern - Sniggle Flower

Sniggle Flower

Gauge/hook size/yarn weight is all variable and up to you as changing these will only increase or decrease the size of your flower and gently vary the look.
For my flowers in the pic I used a 4ply/baby weight yarn and a size 1.75mm hook - my flowers turned out approx 4 inches across.

Standard American terms
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
REP = repeat
CH = chain
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Start with a magic loop and do 12 DC into ring, slip st to top of first DC.
 Chain 1, *SC in first st, 2 SC in next st*.....REP around from * and sl st to first SC.

Change color now if desired. (center of flower)

CH 3, *DC in same st, CH 3, skip a st, 2 DC in next st*.....REP around from * and sl st to first DC.

Now.......turn flower over so you are looking at the back, sl st twice down the leg of the first DC, SC into the two back loops of the two DC you just sl st down....(Doing this allows the middle part of your flower to stand out rather than attached to the bottom petals)

Arrow points to bottom of 2 DC group, shown with flower right side up
Shows flower upside down and where you will start your ch 8 loops.

*CH 8, SC into back of next 2 DC pair*.......REP around from * and sl st into first bottom SC.

Sl st into the CH 8 loop, CH 3, and then work 10 DC into loop, *CH 1, 11 DC into next loop*.....REP around from * ending with a CH 1 and a sl st in first DC.
 Fasten off and weave in ends.
 Copyright K.Matt 2012. 


Enjoy..................

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6 comments:

Trudie said...

Ohhh these are lovely, you're always so clever.

Chococcuro said...

These are so cute!! Thanks for the free pattern!

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cole47 said...

I love this flower and would like to make some to attach to a pony tail band. However, I am stuck.

Your pattern states:
Now.......turn flower over so you are looking at the back, sl st twice down the leg of the first DC, SC into the two back loops of the two DC you just sl st down....

I am looking at the back of my flower. Do I put my yarn over the top of my flower in order to pull the sl st through? If I do that, I get a notch in my circle. Once I figure out the sl st then you say to SC in the 2 back loops of the 2 DC I just sl st down. So am I sl st more than 1 DC?

Am I just making this harder than it needs to be? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Denise

Kristie Matt said...

Hi Denise,
Okay so you finish your middle part of the flower with a dc.....so to get to the bottom of that dc stitch you'll need to sl st down it, try turning your flower piece so you are looking at the back of the dc you just finished and then go down it.
I slip st down because it is quicker (and the more lazy way lol). If this bit confuses you too much then feel free to cut your yarn and rejoin to the bottom in the sc round.

Next you are doing a sc around the bottom the two dc cluster.... hope that helps :)

cole47 said...

Hi Kristie,

That did help. Thank you very much. I was making it out to be much harder than it needed to be!! I think I was just tired. *(Sounds like a good excuse right??)

Thank you again for your help and the beautiful pattern! Now that I got your help, I am looking forward to experimenting with different color combo's!!!!!

Denise