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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.

If you like what you see and made something from my free patterns, please credit me by mentioning my name and my blog and provide the link to my blog. Please DO NOT re upload my files by any means to another blog or website. All my photographs are copyrighted. Thank you.
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Joining Blocks using Raised Zipper Stitch Method

I accidentally found this new stitch while working on my crochet ball projects and I was quite happy with the way my project turned out after using it. The first ball project I used needle and thread but I wasn’t very happy as it looks a bit weak although technically it is quite strong as I double both the thread and the stitches was done twice. Here is the first ball I made…

… and here is the second ball.

Which one do you like better?

I have created a video tutorial on how to do the stitch if you would like to learn.   I am not happy with the quality of the video, it’s blurry although on my iPhone it was ok and it was just cut off near the finish line. Obviously I need o learn more about videography and uploading Youtube videos. That being said, I hope you still get the idea how to join this stitch. The pattern for the pentagon and the ball is free till September 26, 2014 from  Ravelry. Included in the pattern is the chart and step-by-step pictures to guide you in making the pentagon and to stitch them together to form a pretty crochet ball.
If you have been crocheting for a while chance is you might not need to buy new yarns for this project. 25 meters in total is approximately what you need to make one pentagon and you only need to make 12 of them.


If you like what you see and made something from my free pattern, all I ask is that you credit me by mentioning my name and my blog and provide the link to my blog. Please DO NOT re upload my files by any means to another blog or website. All my photographs are copyrighted. Thank you.

Primrose Blue Crochet Applique

You just don’t know how idea comes to you. A friend forwarded this beautiful blue flower for inspiration. We didn’t even know its name at that time, but now we knew.
After several attempts and several frogging here they are two versions of them. There is another version too which is smaller and can be made into a granny square motive (picture later). The applique you see here both are 9 inch in diameter after blocking. The yarns I used were size 3 (light worsted) cotton mix for yellow and blue, and ICE yarn wool and acrylic blend for the white edging. I am planning to experiment with cotton threads soon and crochet it tightly. And if I am lucky to get some wire in the local shop today I might be able to make a pot of Primrose Blue crochet plant to decorate my plain house. See you soon.