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Balloon Flower

By: Roseanna Beck

Looking for a creative outlet? Why not make this wonderful (and easy!) crochet craft? This pretty balloon flower will impress everyone. The Balloon flower has lavender cup-shaped petals with dark veins and yellow stamens.

Balloon Flower

Materials:

  • Red Heart Yarn, Center and Petals – Lavender #584 6 yds.
  • Stamens – DMC #973
  • H hook
  • I hook 

Instructions:

Center and Petals:
Rnd 1 – With H hook and lavender ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to beg sc.

Rnd 2 – With I hook (ch 2, dc, trc, dtrc, trc, dc, hdc) in same sc, *(hdc, dc, trc, dtrc, trc, dc, hdc) in next sc, rep from * 3 times, join to top of beg ch 2 and fasten off. (5 petals)

With 6 strands of DMC #333 make veins as follows – sew strands from center of each petal to top, continue to back of petal, then behind to next petal for all 5 petals.

With two 6 strands DMC #973 make 1 french knot in center of flower (wrapping thread 5 times around needle before making french knot).

(Behind Petals – With H hook and green sc in between any 2 sc of center of flower, ch 3, evenly space 3 more ch 3 sps around, join to beg sc.
(Continue with established in general instructions.)

General Instructions:

  1. If sewing flower directly to crocheted item omit instructions between [ ].
     
  2. If continuing a pattern behind the petals of a flower, use all instructions for the flower then crochet the following:

Rnd 1 – (Behind Petals)
With H hook and 30” strand of yarn (left behind flower) work in center of the
flower *sc between any 2 sc, ch 3, cont from * around evenly spacing 3 more
ch 3 sps, join to beg sc and fasten off. (4 ch 3 sps)
Continue with your pattern.
 

 

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