Original Design by Fiber Star – Samantha Stopple
Copyright March 2006 : You are free to use these designs for your personal use. You may sell items you make with these. You may NOT hire someone to make these to sell. If you do make these please make note that you used my design. When you print off these patterns please include this copyright information.
For all the flowers I suggest the following:
ww yarn of you choice in 2-3 colors
I liked to use a texture yarn to jazz up the flower
needle to weave in ends
I used the following yarns to make my flowers:
Lion Brand Micro-fiber
Bernat and Moda Dea fancy yarns
Caron Simply Soft
Picot: Picot= ch3, sl st in top of dc
Join: Where ever it says join you can sl st to join or you can do an invisible join
Finishing off: Weave in ends or leave some ends for sewing on to another project
BASIC Star Flower – 4 Petals
You can work the flower in a single color or change colors at each round.
Ch6, sl st to for ring; Ch1
12 sc in the ring, sl st to join
Ch8, skip 2sc, sc in the nxt st around for four petals sl st to join in the beg of the first Ch8; In ch8 do the following: (2 sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1dc & picot, 2dc, 1hdc, 2sc)
Flower before adding the center option and after adding the center option.
I used a reddish Plymouth Encore for the main color and a fancy yarn, which is either a Bernat or Mod Dea to complete the option C center to make the small flower.
For a slightly larger flower:
Ch10; in each Ch10 do the following: (3sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1dc &picot, 2dc, 1hdc, 3sc) join
I used purple Plymouth Encore for the main color and the same fancy yarn as above using option B for the center to make a slightly larger flower.
BASIC Star Flower – 5 Petals
You can work the flower in a single color or change color at each round.
Ch8 , join, ring; Ch1
15 sc in the ring, sl st to form a ring
Ch8, skip 2sc, sc in the nxt st around for four petals sl st to join in the beg of the first Ch8
(2 sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1dc & picot, 2dc, 1hdc, 2sc) join
The 5 petal start flower before and after adding the center option.
I use Lionbrand Micro Spun in purple for the main color and a Mod Dea fancy purple yarn using option A for the center.
For a larger petal/flower:
Ch10 instead of Ch8 then do the following in each ch10: (3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 1dc &picot, 2dc, 2hdc, 3sc) join
Center effect for both the 4 and 5 petal flower:
To create that pollen center effect in the flower, I suggest using a color with some texture to mimic the textured look many flowers have from the stamens/pollen or use a different color.
A: sc in each sc of the ring
B: sc ch1 around
C: sc ch2 around
Maybe introduce a picot stitch too! Or if you do a larger flower maybe you could repeat the smaller flower instructions from Round 2 around for a three-dimensional affect.