Beautiful Blooms

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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