Beautiful Blooms

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These are a few of the flowers which are blooming at our place right now.  Did I mention I how much I love spring?

Green dragonfly flower mosaicEach day there is more colour in our garden,  and duly inspired by so many beautiful flowers coming into bloom everywhere I decided to make Maia some flower hair ties for spring.

Each of the hair ties above are a riff on the same basic pattern, alter it slightly to vary the design.

Crochet Flower Hair Tie Pattern

Using 2-3ply cotton and a 2.5mm hook.

1. Chain 5, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

2. Chain 3, double crochet into the circle 14 times, and join with a ss (15 dc).

3. Chain 3, skip 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next stitch. Repeat around, creating 5 loops.

4. First layer of petals: (with the front of the flower facing you) Single crochet into first loop to begin, sc, 5dc, sc into each loop around (5 petals created).  Join in your hair tie on one of these petals by holding the tie alongside your loop and crocheting over it as you crochet into the loop creating the petal (there’s a photo below).

5. Working on back of flower now. Chain 3, sc into 1 of the back loops of the starting sc of this petal and the next (see photo Im not exactly sure how to explain which bit I mean, the loop further up the hook is the loop Ive drawn up, the two towards the end of the hook are the ones you want to sc into to join your 3 chain loop).

Crochet flower hair tieRepeat around so you have a 3 chain loop behind each petal. Join with a ss into first stitch, fasten off this colour. Back loops finished:Crochet flower hair tie 6. Join new colour fasten into one of the chain 3 loops you just created. Work now with the flower facing you; 1sc, 7dc, 1 sc into each loop around creating 5 petals. Join with a ss into first petal. Sc in each stitch around petal finishing with a ss in last stitch of each petal, repeat for all petals.

Crochet flower hair tie7. Fasten off and sew in all ends. Embellish with buttons in the centre of each flower… all done!

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35 thoughts on “Beautiful Blooms

    Sara said:
    September 27, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Hi Janette. My girls would love these! Look as though we are in opposite seasons. I must bookmark these for spring. Seems that bobbly blanket is hard to resist. Even I am tempted by this one but MUST finish Sophie’s granny square blanket. It would probably crush her heart if she saw me working on another blanket. Poor thing. I am hoping to wrap it up for Christmas. Wishing you a happy week. :)

      Janette responded:
      September 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks Sara, yes its Spring here so we are really looking forward to warm weather and all the joys of summer! Have a great week Janette

    Pearlin said:
    September 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    these are beautiful! tfs the pattern :)

    Faith said:
    October 1, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love these little hair bobbles, really cute, although can’t see my boys wanting one I’m sure I have a few friends with girls who would love them.

    Kelli Weaver said:
    October 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    These are so clever.

    Christy S said:
    November 20, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Thank you for the pattern – have to make some for my granddaughters!! :-)

    Lora said:
    November 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Thank you for this pattern … it was perfect for what I was looking for and I’m loving making variations on it!

      Janette responded:
      November 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      Cool, Id love to see some pics if you have any??

        Lora said:
        November 23, 2011 at 5:51 am

        I’m happy to send you a photo of three of them, but I do not see a way to upload pictures here, so I would need an email to send them to :)

        Janette responded:
        November 23, 2011 at 7:01 am

        Here’s my email: janettewise at me dot com, or if you are on Facebook you can load them on my page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Green-Dragonfly/252827191436556 I’d love to see them :)

    kesa said:
    November 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

    its really pretty thank you for sharing

      Janette responded:
      November 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      My pleasure!

    Candice said:
    January 17, 2012 at 6:38 am

    This is a really cool idea i wonder if it will work with other flowers? I have two little girls that love ponytails and I’m always on the look out for new ideas. Thanks so much.

      Janette responded:
      January 17, 2012 at 7:33 am

      Absolutely, you could just crochet a few loops onto the flower before you start and then continue on with the pattern. My little girl loves her flowery pony tails too!!!

    Paula said:
    March 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Any chance you can make a Youtube video on this? I’m finding this pattern a little hard to understand.
    Thanks!
    Paula

      Janette responded:
      March 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Hmmm I hadnt thought of that… I guess I could give it a go :) In the meantime, what part are you having trouble with I might be able to take another photo?

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    Mónica said:
    September 8, 2012 at 2:17 am

    ¡Qué lindos trabajos!

    Crocheter said:
    November 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Hi,
    Thank you for the pattern. Would you mind if any of your patterns are used for sale items?

      Janette responded:
      November 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Hi you are welcome to make them to sell. Id just ask that you reference the site if you can.

      Cheers
      Janette

    gentlestitches said:
    November 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    The flowers are lovely. I enjoy making crochet flowers myself and love the 2D effect.
    The buttons really set them off. Where is my pen? I must write the pattern down.

    Jamie said:
    January 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Saw this on pinterest and made one tonight. Perfect! My 6 year old will have a nice surprise in the morning :) Many thanks!

      Janette responded:
      January 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Oh I hope she loves her surprise!!! What a lovely Mom!!!

    Bhakti Ullal said:
    January 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Janette, thank you for that really neat pattern. I made mine in ivory and red and the flower looks really pretty. I am waiting to use it and gift them to the girls… I know they will adore these happy flowers.
    However, I ma unable to figure out how to fit the elastic tie back into the flower. I am struggling with it. could you please guide me on how that is to be done.
    Thanks so much,
    Bea

    Sonia ockelman said:
    January 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks a lot! I love them.

    Bhakti Ullal said:
    January 13, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Thanks a lot Janette. The video is pretty good. Will try and see how it works for me :)

    Crochet Flowers « Sew Mi said:
    January 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm

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    superstyle1217 said:
    February 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Awesome! I love those! You are so crafty!

    Jada Talley said:
    March 20, 2013 at 2:42 am

    I really love these they are simple. I hav crocheted about 15 of them!

      Janette responded:
      March 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Goodness me, that’s even more than I have made. Im glad you like them, I love them too!

    kathya mendez López said:
    May 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Me lo podrían traducir a español por favor

    flottesnaedelchen said:
    July 12, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    very cute! :) thank you!

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