Oh I can't resist these little blossom petals! Mixing my lace weight yarns and adding a touch of gold or silver thread lifts my spirits no end. Just one ball of Louise Harding 'Amitola' mixed with a complimentary coloured lace weight yarn can produce hundreds of these pretty blossoms.
I have a rather gorgeous stash of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles thanks to the generosity of my family last christmas so I've been working the middle of these little beauties by combining my hedgehog skinny with a little bit of Twilley's gold fingering yarn. Now if you have yet to experience the joys of sparkly yarn then trust me when I say you haven't lived! Get your hands on a 25g ball of their finest gold and let the magic happen.
I've kept this pattern as simple as I can to get as many of you out there to have a go. They take minutes to make and will create the perfect subtle yarn bomb for any shrub or tree.
Blossom Flower Crochet Pattern
Chain (ch) 6 and join slip stitch (sl st) to create a ring.
Ch 2 (counts as first half treble) work 9 half trebles (htr) into centre ring = 10 htr into centre ring
Into any stitch ch 4, skip a stitch and work 1dc into next st, ch2, skip next stitch, 1 dc. Repeat 3 more times and join with a sl st into first ch 2 space = 5 ch2 spaces and 5 dc.
Now to make the first petal.
Ch 2 and work 4 tr into ch 2 space from previous round followed by ch 2 and join with a sl st into same ch2 space.
Sl st to next ch 2 space.
Repeat 4 more more times = 5 petals
Cast off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail about 15 cm long. Turn the flower over and with a yarn needle thread the tail under the base of the petal stitches all the way around.
Gently pull the yarn and notice the petals curling up.
Voila! Now play and have fun mixing your yarns to create hundreds of little blossom flowers!
P.s Thank you Scrabble my miniature dachshund for her 'help' in writing this post!