Monday, February 25, 2008

Crochet News

Last week I wrote about Project Linus, and I showed some Granny Squares that I had been working on. Those squares didn't go into my Linus afghan. When we got to the class, we were furnished with crochet hooks and yarn. I had to buy extra yarn to complete my project, but I finished it last night. It measures 46 x 35 inches.


Here it is, in soft pastels.

I also mentioned that I was working on a second type of flower, and that once I got it finished, I would share the pattern. It turned out so cute!


To begin: Chain 5, join with a sl st to first chain to form a ring

Rnd 1: Chain 2 (counts as 1 sc), work 15 sc into ring, join with slip stitch to beginning ch

Rnd 2: * Chain 4, skip 2 sc, sl st in next sc; repeat from * 4 more times, ending last st in base of beginning chain

Rnd 3: In each ch 4 sp around work ( 1 sc, 4 dc, 1 tr, 4 dc, 1 sc); join with sl st to first sc

Rnd 4: *Chain 5, sl st between next 2 sc (between petals); repeat from * 4 more times, ending with a sl st to base of beginning chain

Rnd 5:In each ch 5 sp, ch 1, work ( 1sc, 5dc, 3tr, 5dc, 1sc) around, ending with a sl st to beginning ch. End yarn, leaving a tail of at least 6 ". Weave tail into flower and cut.

This isn't a small flower, but is very pretty!

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12 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Love your work!
Susan

Momma Roar said...

Very pretty projects. While I enjoy knitting (since it is the only thing I know, ha) there is something so pretty about crochet!!

Beautiful work Tracy!

Daughter of the King said...

Tracy,
both are great...really love the flower.
Deby

GardenGoose said...

hi Tracy,
inviting you to stop by for even more give aways(3 now) on my blog..afte this I'll get back to my regular scheduled programming..ha..but for now a few fun give aways.
Tina

Anna S said...

Very pretty indeed! How I miss crochet! I wish I had more time to dedicate to it. :)

Short Stop said...

I squealed when I saw the flower! I LOVE it!

I'm echoing Susan...I just love your work! :)

Karen said...

You always do such neat work, Tracy. I've printed out the directions and will attemp this one for the cap I'm knitting for Alaina. Thank you for sharing this!

Stacie said...

The project Linus blanket is beautiful!!! I finished all my pastel yarn and the blanket is way too small unless the baby was a premie, so I am going to have to go buy some more yarn as well. It is so much fun making them!
I can't wait to make Hagan one! I think I will use light blue and brown. His room is that color.
The flowers are so cute as well!

Happy crocheting, Mrs. K!

Christy said...

Ooohhh...i love that flower. YOu have really gotten good at crocheting!!

Tina Louise said...

Oh-so pretty! Well done!

Love, Tina :)

Rachel said...

I have been meaning to comment on this post since I first saw it. You did beautiful work!!! Being a blanket baby myself along with DH and 3 of my boys, I know just how special that is going to be to some child out there who receives it. THANK YOU!!!!

Hannah said...

I just came across your blog. Thank you for making a Project Linus blanket. We received one when our third child was in the hospital at 18 months for a long operation to repair his kidneys and ureters. It was a small, sweet and comforting gift that he received in his Linus blanket.
Hannah