First, my daughter (#4) has this black crocheted hat with a green crocheted flower on it (it was a gift from a wonderful YW leader). I loved it and my daughter wanted me to make more for her in different colors.
Second, I was able to crochet the hat without too much difficulty, but I could not figure out the crocheted flower for the life of me.
Third, I was off to the library to check out crochet books. Behold! I found a pattern for a crocheted flower.
Fourth, after crocheting one, it was not the same as my daughters, it was floppier and bigger and had larger holes in it (lacier is a good term).
Fifth, from the library book and looking at the flower of my daughters, I came up with a version of my own. The flower in the above pic is what I came up with.
Sixth, I filmed myself crocheting a flower. Filming and re-learning how to edit video in movie maker was an adventure. I thought I would easily have this posted on Wednesday (yesterday), but as you know some things just take so much longer than you ever dream they will!
Seventh, I didn't know how to put video on the blog and I was told to put it in youtube then on the blog. Eighth, after uploading it to youtube it was rejected because it was 21 minutes long and it only takes a maximum of 10 minute videos.
Ninth, I cut my video into 3 parts to fit youtube's rules.
Tenth, I put the links or url's or whatever on the blog. I hope it makes sense and I hope the link works!!!
Now for the next part of this ubber posty post. Here are the written instructions for the crocheted flower. I should have qualified this sooner, but this project needs basic crocheting skills/knowledge. There are super youtube videos out there that can teach you how to crochet.
Ch (chain stitch) 6, in the sixth ch from hook, work a sl (slip stitch), ch 4.
Work a sc (single crochet) in the loop, ch 2, work a sc + ch 2 six more times. Join with a sl in 2nd ch of previous chain 4 to form the first round with 8 spokes of the round.
Work a petal in the number 1 space. Petal: sc, ch 1, 2 dc (double crochet), ch 1, sc
There are eight spaces, yet you will only work 5 petals, so work the next 4 petals in space 3, then 4, then 6, and the last (or 5th) petal in space 7. Sl in the first sc from the first petal.
Ch 1, then turn the flower over (the back is now facing you). Insert hook under the "spoke" and work a sl. Ch 5
Work a dc under the next spoke and ch 2, do the same through each remaining spoke and sl in the third ch of the first ch5.
Ch 1 and turn flower back over to the front. Fold the petals forward to work the middle layer of petals in the loops you just finished. Work a petal in each loop. These petals are made by working a sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch1, sc. Join with a sl in first sc.
Ch 1 and turn flower to the back again, work a sl in first spoke and ch 6, work dc + ch 3 on remaining spokes, then work a sl in 3rd ch of the first ch 6. Ch 1 and turn flower to the front.
Work petals (sc, ch 1, 4 dc, ch1, sc) in each loop and join with a sl in first sc. Fasten off.
GREAT JOB!!! You did it! It's adorable and all done!!!
Another thing I really liked about this crocheted flower is that it didn't need to have the clip glued or sewn on. You just clip it onto the flower and onto the hat. Or clip it onto your belt, or handbag, or clothing, or bedroom decor. Or clip it onto your clipboard :-)
If you are interested in crocheting the little leaf, here is a "how to" video:
Thank you for looking at this very looonnnngggg post! I hope it has been fun and useful (hint: super idea for gift giving!!!)