Here is a quick decorative idea for you. Make many of these pansy flowers and use it as crochet applique or incorporate it into crohcet fabric for decorative tea cozy, or attached into a pin and give it someone to brighten up her day.
Special thanks to Zelna Olivier at http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.com, Oona Linet, and Kalpana Chitharanjan who kindly tested this pattern. Without their positive feedback it is impossible for me to come up with a clean, easy to follow pattern instruction you are now reading.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Yarn: Size 2 Sport/Fine yarns in 4 colors. Yarn needle and a tapestry scissorHook: C/2.75 mm
Gauge: 1 flower is 3 inches in diameter from longest points.
Finished Measurements: 3 inches in diameter from the longest points.
Stitches Used:Chain – chSingle Crochet – scDouble Crochet – dc TTreble – trDouble treble – dtr
Note:Standing sc – make a slip knot, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull through two loops. Reverse sc – working on the right side of the fabric, insert hook into the next stitch to the right, yarn over (two twisted loops on hook), pull through 2 loops.
Joining stitch using yarn needle: On the last stitch, elongate the loop and then cut the yarn leaving 6 inches tail. Thread yarn using a yarn needle, insert the needle under the two loops of the 1st st. Gently pull the thread and insert it into the space between two loops on the surface of the previous stitch (see picture). Sew the tail in.
R1: Using yarn A, ch 2, 5sc into 1st ch leaving 2 loops on hook on the last sc.
R2: Insert hook into the two loops on the first sc, pick up B and pull yarn through all 4 loops, ch 1. (sc, dc, sc) into the same st, *(sc, dc, sc) into the next st; repeat from * 4 times—5 (sc, dc, sc) group, join to the 1st sc using yarn needle, see Note. Cut off A and B—5 small petals.
R3: Pick up C. Insert hook into any sc of round 2, ch 5, 2 dtr into same st, 3 dtr into next st, 3 dtr into next st, 2 dtr into next st, ch 5, sl st into the same st —1st petal made.
You will start the new petal at the end of the old petal… thus immediately ch 5, 2 dtr into the same st, 3 dtr into next st, 3 dtr into next st, 2 dtr into next st, ch 5, sl st into the same st —2nd petal made.
Ch 3, dc into the same st, 1 tr into the same st, 3 tr into next st, 3 tr into next st, 1 tr into next st, 1 dc into same st, ch 3, sl st into the same st —3rd petal.
Ch 5, 2 dtr into same st, 3 dtr into next st, 3 dtr into next st, 2 dtr into next st, ch 5, sl st into same st—4th petal.
Ch 3, dc into the same st, 1 tr into the same st, 3 tr into next st, 3 tr into next st, 1 tr into next st, 1 dc into same st, ch 3, sl st into the same st, cut off yarn C—5th petal.
R4: Using D, make a slip knot, insert hook in any stitch between two petals and make a standing sc. Reverse sc as follows: 3 reverse sc into the ch-5 sp, reverse sc into each st around the edge of the petals, reverse sc into the space in between two petals. Cut off yarn, sew in all ends to finish.
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