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Lotus Crochet Flower Photo Tutorial

Salam ‘alaikum, peace be upon you… How are you all?  It is now finally the rainy seasons here back home in Indonesia after nearly a year of hot seasons.  Thank God for the rain and the cooler weather.

Alhamdulilalah. Rain brings so many good thing in life. One of them is the lotus in our small pot in our yard are blooming. When the first time I saw the bulbs I had no clue what will be the colors which has been planted before we arrive in the house. It was just one of the most beautiful flowers have ever seen…

Lotus flower blooms only for a few days so I had to capture the images as soon as possible before it disappears. Below I have tried to create a crochet brooch from the image, it is far from the original look but I am happy with my new brooch…  Photo tutorial below if you wish to make one too.

YOU NEED:
Yarns: Small amount of Cashmillon Soft Acrylic Sport size in 5 soft colors. Total weight of the finish brooch is 38 grams only.
Hook: 2.5 mm
Yarn needle
Glue gun and a glue stick (optional)
A piece of craft wire

STITCH GUIDE:

CH = chain (rantai)
SC = single crochet (tusuk tunggal)
DC: double crochet (tusuk ganda)
SCBL = single crochet backloop (tusuk tunggal dari belakang)
TR = Treble Crochet (yo twice, insert hook into the next st, yo, pull 2, yo, pull 2, yo, pull last 2 loops) (tusuk tr)
BPSC = front post single crochet (insert hook into the space between two sc from the back of the st, yo, pull 2 loops). (tusuk tunggal pada sela rajutan dari belakang)


 
 
Ch 3
 


 
R1: 6 sc into the first ch, join with a sl st to form a ring, ch 1. (6 sc)


 
R2: 2 sc into each st around. Join with a sl st, ch 1. (12 sc)


 
(Sc into next st, tr into next st); rep around, join with a sl st to first the ch-1. 
(2 sc, sc) around, join with a sl st, cut off green. Flip your work upside down. (18 sc)


 
R3: Attached yellow into the last round, (bpsc into next st, ch 10. Sl st into the 2nd ch from hook, 8 sc along the ch); rep around, join with a sl st to the first bpsc.


 
Cut off yarn… (18 inner petals)


 
R4: Make a slip knot, *blsc into each of next 3 st, turn, (sc into next 3 st, turn); rep till 9 rows of 3 sc. 


 
Sc3tog, ch 1, turn your work sideways, sc into next st and all the 8 remaining st along the petal**.  Rep from * to ** around, join with a sl st to the first blsc. (6 petals)


 
Sc along the edges of all the 6 petals, join with a sl st to the first sc. (6 petals)
 
 


NOTE: I made mistake on the number of sc in mine so I had 7 instead of 6. Do not repeat my mistake. I was too lazy to frog my works LOL.


 
R5: Pick up light pink. Bpsc into the center back of the previous petal…


 
 (ch 3, bpsc into the back center of next petal); rep around.  (6 ch-3 sp)


 
*4 sc into next ch-03 sp, turn, (sc into each of next 4 st, turn); rep till 9 rows of 4 sc. 


 
Sc4tog, ch 1, turn your work sideways, sc into next st and all the 8 remaining st along the petal**.  Rep from * to ** around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (6 petals)
NOTE: mine is 7 because of the previous mistakes I made.
 
 
Cut off yarns…


 
R6: Repeat R5 for the last layer of petal using the darker pink.


 
Here is how mine look like when completed and all ends had been sewn in.  
 
The backing for the brooch
Alternatively you can use a piece of felted fabric, sew the pin and glue the fabric onto the back of the flower. Below are the instructions for a crocheted backing.
 
 
R1: Using green, ch 3, 6 sc into the first ch, join with a sl st, ch 1. (6 sc)


 
 R2: Pick up a craft wire, hide the wire while crocheting  by holding it close to the edge of the working st.
2 sc into each of the next st around. (12 sc)
 
 
R3: ch 2, dc into same ch2 sp, dc into next st, (2 dc into next st, dc into next st); rep around, turn.(18 dc)  
 R4: (2 sc into next st, sc into each of next 2 st); rep around, turn. (24 sc), turn.
 
R5 to R 8: Continue in this manner by adding 6 st in every round to create a flat surface, turn the work at the end of a row/round. 


 
Last round: sc around, join with a sl st to the first sc. Prepare a safety pin. Slide in the pin carefully in between the double crochet sts. Sew the pin to the fabric to secure.
 
 
 
Turn your work. Using a small amount of toy filling or left over yarns, fill up the space at the back of the flower for a fuller body.


 
Sew or glue the backing with the glue stick to the back of the flower to finish.


 


Imagine the possibilities
I was thinking of a big flower backpack…
Enjoy your creativity.
 

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Friendship Granny Projects

We started the tradition last March when our friend Mee Leng left for Beijing. This week around 20 ladies in Lagos Crochet group made granny squares for our going out friend Kasia who is moving out to Praha then to Mexico. Kasia also made some grannies not knowing we are collecting the grannies for her. Hence, it was a surprise party for Kasia and it was a success because she had no idea what we were up to.
We made Kasia a bag. Here below are the progress till delivery of the bag…
We start with a simple and popular flower granny but modified it a little to accomodate all skill levels in the group. This granny only has 3 rounds.
Step by step photos for the granny square is at the end of this page.

 

So far we have been collecting 180 grannies. Above are some of the grannies.

 

 

The bag project we made require 34 grannies. Above is the lay out of the grannies before sewing.

 

 

We choose single crochet joining to give strenght and shape to our bag. 
 

 

We could not find the best handles for the bag so we decided we will make it ourselves.
 

 

Checking the bag impatiently to finish the joining and completing it with edging and lining…

 

Cutting the fabric and interfacing and preparing to sew the lining. I have forgotten to take more photos during the lining making but shoot videos instead. I haven’t edited the video, hopefully I can do that soon and upload to Youtube.

 

Voila, the bag is done and it’s roomy…
We added a tassel to the head of the zipper for added beauty and convenience.

 

Kasia looking beautiful showing off her friendship granny bag. Photograph by Agung Sukawati.

 

 

 

A few of our Crochet friends.
Step by Step Pictures for the flower granny.
R1. Start with 4 ch, 11 dc in first ch. join with a sl st or yarn needle as you wish. Cut off yarn.
R2: Join new yarn with either a sc, 2 ch,  2 partial dc in same space, yo, pull thru all loops (beg cluster).
Make 3 dc cluster in each st around. Cut off yarn.
R3.Make a standing dc, 2 dc. 3 dc in next cluster. 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in next cluster. Repeat 3 more times. Cut off yarn, sew all ends.

 

Blocking.

For videos, look for Youtube with keywords: Iinwibisono, granny, crochet, flower, spiral, handle
A huge thanks to all my friends at Borderless Crochet Group for a great team work we have.

 

 

Strawberry Crochet Stitches – Correction

Hello all, I am very excited to let you know that the strawberry stitches has gone viral again in past few weeks in social media and as a result I was receiving request for a few dozens of DIY bag kits using this stitches from crochet friends back home.

While working at the translation of my pattern from Eglish to Bahasa Indonesia I noticed that the diagram I made is missing a chain on top of the group of single crochet stitches. The written pattern as you can download from my website is correct, only the diagram which I published in my blog is needed perfection.  So here it is the correct one.

 

 

Link to previous post on the same subject.
Working with multicolor yarns…

Water Wheel Crochet Motif

This is not my design. It was the motif of my pink table cloth which I bought in an exhibition a few years ago when I was not yet so much into crocheting. I have searched for the designer online  but I can’t find it. If you happen to know please write me a note so I can properly credit her/him. Thank you. One day I wish to make a mandala out of this using thick yarn such as the one made by
Bos-Tarn.

Make a magic ring by wrapping the yarn 10 times on your little finger. Insert hook into the the ring,  yarn over, pull through yarn and make 1 ch.
16 sc into ring, join with sl st.
Make 4 ch (counted as 1 dc and 1 ch).

 

(1 dc, 1 ch) 16 times.

 

Join with sl st.

 

Make 3 ch (counted as 1 dc).

 

3 dc in same st,  sc in next dc, (3 ch, 3 dc in same st, sc in next dc; rep around.

 

Join with sl st to first sl st.

 

 

2 ch, sc into the 3 ch sp…
(2 ch, sc into the 3 ch sp); rep around…
 Join with sl st.

 

4 ch (counted as 1 dc and 1 ch), (skip next st, 1 ch, dc in next st); rep around.

 

Join with sl st to 3rd of 4 ch.

 

Sc in next 1 ch sp.
[(3 ch, sc in same sp) 3 times, sc in next ch sp]; rep around. (3 picots, sc in next ch sp)

 

 

Here is how the finished motif looks like. Pardon the uneven color of my scrap yarn.
My pink table cloth with same motif. Ignore the mochi, but if you drool then maybe you will have to make some. Recipe here in this blog.

Mochi

The great thing about having friends from different nationalities is that you always learn something new from them. Our crochet group is growing. Now we have friends from Pakistan, India, Mexico, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt, and Panama. How wonderful is that?
 
Yesterday beside busy with our own crochet projects and excited about new Merino Wool heading our way, Mee Leng, one of our friends from Malaysia taught us to make this delicacy… Mochi…
 
Here is the recipe, it is pretty simple really, but its delicate looking made it looks so difficult to handle.
 
Mochi 
by Lo Mee Leng
 
200g glutinous flour
2 tablespoon of corn starch
2 tablespoon of oil

300ml water
Mix well then steam for 15 mins.  

Several choice for the fillings:

– toasted ground nuts with sugar (my favorite)
– red bean paste
– green tea paste
– durian paste
– Nutella
– any filling you can think of…

Once cooled scoop with a table spoon about 40 gram of the dough, place on your hand after dipping your hand into corn starch to avoid sticking, flatten, put filling in, close and shape it gently then roll it into corn starch. That’s it!

 

 

 

 


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Flower of the Week No. 2 – Lotus

Last week I posted about making one flower a week. So here I am posting this before this week ended. Hey, it’s Finished by Friday:-) 
This week flower is Lotus as many friends in our LCG (Lagos Crochet Group) requested. If you are following my post and make the Lotus flower with me,  feel free to make yours with any color combination of your choice. It would be interesting to see purple, amethyst, white and orange lotus blooming… 
You will need: scrap yarns in these color, white, pink and dark pink.
The flower is worked in round. A round of petals was added at the back of the previous petals by making a round of new foundation chains.
Hook: F/3.75mm

R1: Using white, 2ch loosely, 8 sc into 2nd ch from hook. join with sl st.
R2: *(Ch 2, work 3hdc bobbles
Working toward the bottom of the petal, sl st in same sp as the bobble st, 1sc in next sc) 7  times. (8 petals)

R3: Working behind the petals, (sc into the ch loop under the center of next petal, 2 ch) 7 times. Join with sl st to first sl st. (8 ch-2 sp)




R4: Insert hook into any ch-2 sp, pick up pink, (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, work 3tr bobble, pc, ch 5. Working toward the bottom of the petal, sl st in same ch-2 sp); repeat 7 more times, sl st to first sc. Cut off pink. (8 petals) 


R5: Working behind the petals, *(sc to ch loop under the center of first petal, 2ch) repeat 7 more times—8 ch-2 sp. Cut off pink.
(I must admitted I may have forgotten to take the photograph of the Round 6 but the instruction is as below).
R6: Insert hook in any ch-2 sp, pick up dark pink, *(sc in next ch-2 sp, 6ch, work 3dtr bobble, 1ch, sl st into the previous ch-1 sp. Working toward the bottom of the petal, 6ch, sl st in same ch-2 sp); repeat 7 more times, sl st to first sc—8 petals. Cut off yarn leaving 15cm tail.
Flower center: Using eyelashes, leaving 10 cm tail, loosely make 2 ch, 4 sc into 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. Cut off yarn leaving 10 cm tail.  Tie a knot using the two ends. From behind the petals, insert the hook into the center of the flower all the way through the front, pull the tail from the eyelashes all the way to the back of the petals. Gather all the tails at the back of the petals and tie a knot to secure and dub a drop of nail polish to the knot to secure.

Backing fabric:  Using dark pink, 2 ch loosely, 4 ch, 16 dtr into 2nd ch from hook. join with sl st to 4th of ch-4. Cut off yarn leaving  30 cm tail.  Thread the end into a yarn needle, stitch the backing to the  back of  the flower then stitch the pin into the backing.

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Row of Daffodils

Daffodils, crochet and photographs above and below by © Swathi Bopanna 2014.
Yarns: Vardaman 4 ply
Thanks Swathi Bopanna for testing the pattern. These look really awesome.
Daffodil Crochet Pattern

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download
I made this flower as an entry for the FB group Passionate About Crochet theme “India Independence Day.” The bright colour of saffron gives a very nice touch to the pure white I am using and the green softens the shades, giving a pleasant looking piece of crochet art. One complete stem takes about 60 – 90 minutes to make. There are two options to finish the flower; ruffle and thin edging and both patterns are included.

Stitches Used
Sl st = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Standing sc = standing single crochet
Yo = yarn over
Reverse Sc: Reverse single crochet
This pattern has  been tested.


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Frilly Pansy Crohet Flower

Zelna Olivier’s Jar Jacket beautifully embelished with a pansy crochet flower.
Pictures and crcheted pansy above from left to right by Zelna Olivier, Kalpana Chitharanjan and Oona Linet. Photograph credits by respective artists.

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.  

Terms:  US
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. 

Note:
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. 

Pattern

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.

PDF available on Ravelry.

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Cattleya Orchid Crochet Flower

After vigorous testing, frogging, and re-doing; the patterns is finally finished and listed FREE at RAVELRY for limited time only. If you do download the PDF please give me your feedback, I will appreciate it very much.  The videos is being edited  and will be uploaded to youtube asap. Thanks for all of you who patiently wait for this. 
Note: Please do not copy paste the pattern below as a way of sharing it but link it to my blog instead. If you prefer the PDF version please download from Ravelry. It is free until further notice.
SKILL LEVEL :
All levels

TERMS: US
PHOTO CREDITS:
Irtati Hasan Wibisono

FINISHED SIZE
Height: 13 inches
Diameter (distance  between the longest tip of the petals): 6.5 inches

MATERIALS
– Balinese cotton yarn or substitute with mercerized crochet cotton thread size 5 in any colors. In this pattern I uses cream, purple, lilac, red, fuchsia, pink.
– ICE yarn 100% acrylic in dark green.
22, 24, and 26 gauge craft wire.
Floral stem wrapping tape (0.5 in in diameter).

Hook: C/2.75mm and 3.75mm

GAUGE
Balinese cotton: 7 sc = 1 inches
ICE yarn: 4 sc  = 1 inches when two strands are crocheted together

Pattern Note
This pattern is for two different shape of flowers in one. 
All of the petals for the red flower were made in the same way as the Side Petals. The only difference is the amount of the starting chains. Increase the number of chains for center petal by 3. If you wish to have a frillier edging like the purple flower, use the central petal pattern below for all the three petals.

All stitches are worked in round.
Cut the wires as follows:
Anther and its cap: 26-gauge, 7 inch: 2 pieces
Petals and sepals: 24-gauge: 7 inches:  6  pieces
Leafs: 22-gauge: 22 inches: 4 pieces.
Use safety glasses when cutting the wires.
STITCHES USED:
ch = chain
sc = Single Crochet
sl st = Slip Stitch
2 sc in 1 = 2 single crochet in one stitch (increase)
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
PM: Place Marker (I use a small piece of yarn in different color)
PATTERN:
Anther
Using cream and leaving 6 inches tail, make 2ch.
R1: 8sc into 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st. 1ch. 
R2: 1c in same ch-1 sp, 1sc in each st around, join with sl st, 1ch.
R3: (sc2tog) 4 times, sl st to first sc, fasten off yarn. 
Anther Cap
Using cream and leaving 6 inches tail, chain 5.
R1: Hold the 26-gauge wire between the hook and the yarn, yo and pull up a loop over the wire, tighten to secure the wire in place, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 3 st, 3sc in next st, do not turn, position the center of the wire at the last sc you just made, bend the wire gently toward the other end; sc in each of next 3st, pinch and hold both wires and position it above the yarn, sl st to first sc, 1ch.
R2: 1sc in same ch-1 space, 1sc in each of next 4 st, (2sc in 1 st) 2 times, sc in each of next 4 st, join with sl st to first sc, 1ch.
R3. 1sc in same ch-1 space, sc in each of next st around, join with sl st to first sc, 1ch, fasten off.
Sepals (make 3)
Using purple and leaving 6 inches tail, chain 15.
R1: 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 12 st, 3sc in next st, Carry the tail inside the stitches, 12sc, 2sc in last st, joins with sl st to first sc.
R2: Hold the 22-gauge wire in between the hook and the yarn, 1ch over the wire, sc in same ch-1 sp, PM, 13sc, position the center of the wire at the corner st and bend it gently to surround the perimeter of the stitches toward the other end, (2sc in 1) 2 times, 14sc, pinch and hold both wires and position it above the yarn, 1sc, join with sl st to first sc.
R3: PM, 14sc, (2sc in 1) 3 times, 15sc, hold both wires above the yarn, 1sc, 1sc in 1 in next st, join with sl st to first sc.
R4: PM, 15sc, (2sc in 1) 3 times, 17sc, hold both wires above the yarn, 2sc. Cut the yarn 7 inches from the last then pull it out through the last sc, Insert hook below the two loops on the first sc, yo,  pull up the loop completely through the loops. Insert  the hook from below the back loop  at the last sc and pull the yarn through to the the back of the leaf. Gent pull and wind the it several times to the wire and tie a knot to secure the the end.

Side Petals (make 2)
Using purple and leaving 6 inches tail, chain 15.
R1: 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 12 st, 3sc in next st, Carry the tail inside the stitches, 12sc, 2sc in last st, joins with sl st to first sc.
R2: Hold the 22-gauge wire in between the hook and the yarn, 1ch over the wire, sc in same ch-1 sp, PM, 13sc, position the center of the wire at the corner st and bend it gently to surround the perimeter of the stitches toward the other end, (2sc in 1) 2 times, 14sc, pinch and hold both wires and position it above the yarn, 1sc, join with sl st to first sc.  
R3: PM, (2sc in 1) in all st around,  join with sl st to first sc.
R4: PM, sc in all st around, join with sl st to first sc.
R5: PM, sc in all st around, join with sl st to first sc.
R6: Insert hook in same joining st, pick up cream, (sc, 3ch, sc) in same sp, (sc in next st, sc, 3ch, sc in next st) Repeat around, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off.
Center Petals 
Using lilac and leaving 6 inches tail, chain 13.
R1: 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 10sc, 3sc in next st. Carry the tail inside the stitches, sc in each of next 11 st.—25sc.
R2: Hold the 24-gauge wire in between the hook and the yarn, sc in same joining sp, PM, 11sc, position the center of the wire at the corner st, bend the wire gently toward the other end, (2sc in 1) 2 times, 12sc, pinch and hold both wires and position the wire above the yarn, join with sl st to first sc—28sc
R3: 1sc in same joining sp, PM, 12sc, (2sc in 1) 3 times, 13sc,  join with sl st to first sc—32sc.
R4: 1sc in same joining sp, PM, 13sc, (2sc in 1 st, 1sc) 5 times, 14sc, join with sl st to first sc—38sc.
R5: 1sc in same joining sp, 38sc, join with sl st—39sc.
R6: 1sc in same joining sp, PM, 4sc, (2sc in 1) 5 times, 5sc, (2sc in 1) 10 times,  5sc, (2sc in 1) 5 times, 4sc, join with sl st to first sc.
R7: 1sc in same ch-1 sp, 5sc, (2sc in 1) 10 times, 5sc, (2sc in 1) 20 times, 5sc, (2sc in 1) 10 times,  5sc, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off.
R 8: Insert hook in same joining st, pick up cream, (sc, 3ch, sc) in same sp, (sc in next st, sc, 3ch, sc in next st) Repeat around, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off.

Leafs


Note: Increase the number of the starting chains for a longer leaf. To make a wider leafs crochet 2 more rounds increasing stitches at the tip of the leaf by making (2 sc in 1) 5, 7 more times respectively.
Material: ICE Yarn Dark Green, 100% acrylic, ft 27442. 
Crochet double strands and leaving 6 inches tail, chain 15. 
R1: 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 12 st, 3sc in next st, Carry the tail inside the stitches, 12sc, 2sc in last st, joins with sl st to first sc.
R2: Hold the 22-gauge wire in between the hook and the yarn, 1ch over the wire, sc in same ch-1 sp, PM, 13sc, position the center of the wire at the corner st and bend it gently to surround the perimeter of the stitches toward the other end, (2sc in 1) 2 times, 14sc, pinch and hold both wires and position it above the yarn, 1sc, join with sl st to first sc.
R3: PM, 14sc, (2sc in 1) 3 times, 15sc, hold both wires above the yarn, 1sc, 1sc in 1 in next st, join with sl st to first sc.
R4: PM, 15sc, (2sc in 1) 3 times, 17sc, hold both wires above the yarn, 2sc. Cut the yarn 7 inches from the last then pull it out through the last sc, Insert hook below the two loops on the first sc, yo,  pull up the loop completely through the loops. Insert  the hook from below the back loop  at the last sc and pull the yarn through to the the back of the leaf. Gently pull and wind the it several times to the wire and tie a knot to secure the the end.

Assembly
Preparing the leafs and petals:
Cut 15 inches of thread, fold in half and connect it to the center bottom part of the leaf. Pull the thread gently toward the wire. Using flower tape, wrap around the wire and the threads till the end of the wires. Repeat for the rest of the leafs and petals except the center petal, anther and cap.
Cut 10 inches of wire, fold it in half. Insert the wire into the center of the anther and pull it down gently passing through some of the stitches at bottom part. Put together the anther and its cap, wrap with flower tape. 
Pick up the center petal. Hold it right side facing up and place the anther facing down toward the petal. Hold together and wrap with flower tape.
Gather together all the  flower elements. Using 26 gauge wire, wrap around the neck of the flower several times to secure them together (do not cut the wire).  Attach a leaf at about 4 inches from the neck of the flower.  Attach remaining leafs about 1 inches apart, finish the wire wrapping. Using flower tape, wrap around the stem starting form the neck of the flower all the way to the end of the stem.
Arrange the flower in a vase (pattern not included).
Please do not hesitate to email me for any questions or comments or different ideas to make it better and spread the words about my blog to others so they can make one too.
Happy crocheting.
XO
Iin