Yarn scrap challenge #7 - Kōwhai flower pattern

Introduction

Today I am releasing two new patterns. The first is a paid pattern (my kōwhai square which you can purchase here) and the second is a free pattern to make a small kōwhai flower. This little flower is a good way to use up small amounts of yarn (about 2 g of each colour) and is quick to work up.

It has been a while since I did a yarn scrap challenge so I thought it well overdue to add a new post on it. As I said in my other post, the kōwhai flower is a lovely little flower that blooms in Spring. I made several of these last year, for a project that Wooly Riot (the yarn bombing group that I'm part of). We yarn bombed a local park putting up temporary buntings with some other crocheted and knitted items (which included my kowhai flowers). It was strung up between several cherry trees before they started blooming to brighten things up near the end of winter. You can see a short video of the bunting here (one of my kowhai flowers is in the still shot at the beginning of the video).

 

Notions

DK Yarn in yellow and green. I used 4 seasons Marvel 8 ply (green) and 4 seasons Marvel soft 8 ply (yellow) in the following quantities:

Yellow 2 g (4.6 m, 5 yds)

Green   2 g (5.7 m, 6.2 yds)

3.5 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Size and gauge

Finished flower is: length 11 cm (4.3”), height 6.5 cm (2.6”), width 5 cm (2”)

Difficulty Level

Intermediate

Crochet Abbreviations

US Terminology used

Beg             Beginning

Blo              Back loop only

Ch(s)           Chain(s)

Cl                Cluster stitch

Dc               Double crochet

Flo              Front loop only

Fpdc           Front post double crochet

Sk               Skip

Sl st(s)         Slip stitch(es)       

St(s)            Stitch(es)

 ()                Work stitches in brackets into the same stitch

[]                 Work instructions in brackets the number of times indicated

**               Work instructions between asterisks the number of times indicated

Special stitches

Beg cluster stitch (Beg Cl)       Begin with a slip knot of yarn on your hook. [Yarn over and insert your hook into st and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops] 2 times, Yarn over and pull through 3 loops on your hook.

   

Cluster stitch (Cl) [Yarn over and insert your hook into st and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops] 2 times, Yarn over and pull through 3 loops on your hook.

 

Front post double crochet two together (Fpdc2tog)         This stitch is worked around the legs of the cluster stitch exclusively in this pattern: [Yarn over and insert your hook from front to back around the first leg of the cluster stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops] repeat on the other leg of the cluster stitch then yarn over and pull through 3 loops on the hook.

Important instructions

Where a round begins with ‘flo’ all the stitches in that row/round are worked in the back loop only or the front loop only, respectively unless otherwise stated. The next row/round all stitches are then worked in both loops again.

Ch 1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.

Instructions

With green yarn begin with a magic ring

 

 Rnd 1  Ch 1, 5 sc into the magic ring. Join to the first st with a sl st.

5 sc

Rnd 2  Sc in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st.

5 sc

 

Rnd 3 Working in flo, ch 1 {does not count as a st} *(sc, ch 3, sc)* in the first st, repeat in each st around. Join to the first st with a sl st. Fasten off green.

15 ch, 10 sc

 

Rnd 4 With a slip knot of yellow yarn on your hook, working in the unworked loops from Rnd 2, Beg Cl in the first st, Cl in every other st around. Join to the first st with a sl st.

5 Cl

Rnd 5  Ch 1, fpdc2tog around the legs of the first Cl, repeat around the legs of each Cl st around. Join to the first st with a sl st.

5 fpdc2tog

 

Rnd 6 Ch 1 {does not count as a st}, [fpdc around the post of the first leg of the fpdc2tog, ch 2, fpdc around the post of the next leg of the fpdc2tog, ch 2] repeat around the legs of the each fpdc2tog around. Join to the first fpdc with a sl st. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

20 ch, 10 fpdc

 

 

You can download a copy of this pattern here

Copyright Information

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my website: nessiesnotions.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, either altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own Blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to my Ravelry page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft, regardless of what your pattern-sharing buddies tell you.
  • Do not pull any of my photos or photos from this pattern to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own Blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else without my permission.

    

   


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