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Flower Petal Pillow

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This experienced crochet flower pattern creates a large embellishment for any pillow. The design even allows you tie the flower on in a way that makes the pillow look like petals too.


Crochet Flower Pillow
 

Materials:

  • Yarn: Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m):#9611 Rose Violet, 1 skein
  • Crochet hook: one size US G/6 (4 mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 10"/25.5 cm across at widest point

GAUGE
In pattern, using size US G/6 (4 mm) hook, after Rond 4 of Motif: approximately 2” across; after Round 7 of Motif: approximately 3 1/2” across. Gauge is not critical for this project.

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch). Double crochet (dc). Single crochet (sc). Slip stitch Treble crochet (tr)

NOTES
When slip stitching into a round below, bring the slip stitch even with your work to avoid puckering.

FLOWER
Chain 3, slip st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1:
Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, slip st to FL of first sc.
Round 2: * Ch 3, slip st to FL of next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to first slip st and to unused BL of first sc of previous Round.
Round 3: Ch 1, working in BL only, 2 sc in each sc from Round 1, slip st to FL of first sc – 12 sts.
Round 4: Repeat Round 2.
Round 5: Ch 1, working in unused BL only of sc from Round 3, * sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to FL of first sc – 18 sts.
Round 6: *Ch 3, slip st to FL of next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to first slip st and into ch-3 space – 18 ch-3 spaces.
Round 7: Ch 1, 4 sc in same ch-3 space, * slip st in next ch-3 space, 4 sc in next ch-3 space, repeat from * around, slip st to first sc and to unused BL of first sc of Round 5 – 9 slip stitches and 9 groups of 4 sc.
Round 8: Ch 1, working in unused BL only of sc from Round 5, * sc in each of 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to FL of first sc – 24 sts.
Round 9:
Repeat Round 6 – 24 ch-3 spaces.
Round 10: Ch 1, 4 sc in each ch-3 space around, slip st to first sc and to unused BL of first sc of Round 8 – 24 groups of 4 sc.
Round 11: Ch 1, working in unused BL only of sc from Round 8, * sc in each of 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to FL of first sc – 30 sc.
Round 12:
Repeat Round 6 – 30 ch-3 spaces.
Round 13: Ch 1, * sc in ch-3 space, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, repeat from * around, slip st to first sc and to unused BL of first sc of Round 11 – 15 sc and 15 groups of 3 dc.
Round 14: Ch 1, working in unused BL only of sc from Round 11, * sc in each of 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to FL of first sc – 36 sc.
Round 15:
* Ch 4, slip st to FL of next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to first slip st and into ch-4 space – 36 ch-4 spaces.
Round 16: Ch 1, * sc in ch-4 space, 7 dc in next ch-4 space, repeat from * around, slip st to first sc and to unused BL of first sc of Round 14 – 18 sc and 18 ch-4 spaces.
Round 17: Ch 1, working in unused BL only of sc from Round 14, * sc in each of 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to FL of first sc – 42 sc.
Round 18:
Repeat Round 15 – 42 ch-4 spaces.
Round 19: Ch 1, * sc in ch-4 space, 7 dc in next ch-4 space, repeat from * around, slip st to first sc and to unused BL of first sc of Round 17 – 21 sc and 21 groups of 7 dc.
Round 20: Ch 1, working in unused BL only of sc from Round 17, * sc in each of 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to FL of first sc – 48 sc.
Round 21:
* Ch 5, slip st to FL of next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to first slip st and into ch-5 space – 48 ch-5 spaces.
Round 22: Ch 1, * sc in ch-5 space, 9 dc in next ch-5 space, repeat from * around, slip st to first sc and to unused BL of first sc of Round 20 – 24 sc and 24 groups of 9 dc.
Round 23: Ch 1, working in unused BL only of sc from Round 20, * sc in each of 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to first sc – 54 sc.
Round 24: Ch 1, * sc in each of 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to first sc – 60 sc.
Round 25: * Ch 7, skip sc, slip st in next sc, repeat from * around, slip st to first slip st and into ch-7 space – 30 slip stitches and 30 ch-7 spaces.
Round 26: Ch 1, * sc in ch-7 space, [2 sc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 sc] in next ch-7 space around, repeat from * around, slip st to first sc and into first skipped sc from Round 23 – 15 sc and 15 [ ] groups.
Round 27: * Ch 7, slip st in next skipped sc from Round 24, repeat from * around, slip st to first slip st and into ch-7 space – 30 stitches and 30 ch-7 spaces.
Round 28: Ch 1, * sc in ch-7 space, [4 dc, 3 tr, 4 dc] in next ch-7 space, repeat from * around, slip st to first sc – 15 sc and 15 [ ] groups. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
Ties For Back of Flower (Make 4): Chain 85, fasten off. Using crochet hook, securely attach each of the 4 strands to one side of back of Flower. Tie flower to any 14” pillow.

 

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