Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Basic Star Flower

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
F hook
needle to weave in ends

I used the following yarns to make my flowers:
Plymouth Encore
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.

Round 1:
Ch6, sl st to for ring; Ch1
12 sc in the ring, sl st to join

Round 2:
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.
Star Flower - 4 petalsStar Flower- 4 petals
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

Basic Star Flower - 4 petals
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.

Round 1:
Ch8 , join, ring; Ch1
15 sc in the ring, sl st to form a ring

Round 2:
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.
Basic Star FlowerBasic Star Flower
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.


flower said...

hi samantha , i recently had a very unnerving experience which made me feel i want to immerse my time on my CRAFTS. i looked for free patterns and found these BEAUTIFUL flower patterns.
How absolutely uplifting to know there are people out there who fill their time doing beautiful things. THANK YOU SO MUCH 4 SHARING

CJ said...

Hi Samantha

Thanks for sharing these awesome flower patterns. Just what I have been looking for. I havent tried them yet, but I am sure they will look just as great as the pics, if I follow the instructions properly.

ywcounselors said...

I am finishing an 'adoption hat' for a friend's 5 year old foster child who is finally legaly joining the family. One of these flowers with be the perfect florish! Thanks, Sara

CarmenAlicia said...

Thank you for posting such easy to read patterns. I just started crocheting (I'm 61 yo) because I need to exercise my brain. Thank you!


kristen said...

Thanks for this design! I made one for a hat I made for my daughter. It looks so cute. Much better than the traditional pom pom.

One thing though...I suggest explaining the Picot stitch. I didn't know so I had to fine a tutorial on Youtube...

Aysha said...

Thanks for all your lovely patterns, I just learned how to crochet the night before last, and I can hardly put it away from me! Except, I have to because of school and such :( But oh well, thats what you have weekends for! (:

Yifan said...

wow! this pattern looks cool! my mom just taught me how to crochet a couple weeks ago and I'm looking for some easy patterns. I'm sure I'll be making bundles of these flowers by the weekend! :-)