Saturday, 21 May 2011

Kandi (Penny) Blossom Crochet Flower Tutorial

Get me; two turorials in the same week!

A few of you kindly contacted me and asked for a tutorial so I thought I would oblige.

I have written it as simply as I can, it's not intended for people who have never seen a crochet hook, but if you know the basics you can do this. I used a size 4mm hook and DK yarn but you can use whatever you like.  I must also add that I made this up as I went along but as it is so basic I imagine there are similar patterns out there.

I use UK crochet terms and the stitches I use are abbreviated as such:
CH ~ Chain
SS ~ Slip Stitch
DC ~ Double Crochet
TR ~ Treble Crochet
DTR ~ Double Treble Crochet (same as treble except yarn round twice instead of once)

Kandi Blossoms Tutorial

Centre Ring
  • With your green yarn, CH 4, join with SS to form circle
  • CH1, DC x 10 into middle of circle
  • Change yarn to flower colour and SS into first DC

First Round of Petals
 




  • All into the first stitch: *SS, DC, TR x 2, DTR, TR x 2, DC, SS*
  • Miss next stitch then into the next stitch repeat from * to * four more times to form your petals
  • SS into first stitch of your first petal
Foundation Chains for Second Round of Petals
  • CH 3, SS to join in the stitch between the petals on the reverse
  • Repeat four more times to give 5 foundation chains
Second Row of Petals
  • All into the first 3CH space: *SS, DC, TR x 2, DTR x 3, TR x 2, DC, SS*
  • Then in each of the remaining four chain spaces repeat from * to * four more times to form your second round of petals

Foundation Chains for Third Round of Petals
  • CH 5, SS to join in the stitch between the petals on the reverse
  • Repeat four more times to give 5 foundation chains

Third Row of Petals
  • All into the first 3CH space: *SS, DC, TR x 2, DTR x 5, TR x 2, DC, SS*
  • Then in each of the remaining four chain spaces repeat from * to * four more times to form your third round of petals
 To Finish Off
  • SS into the first stitch of the first petal and cast off.  
  • Sew in ends and then just sit back and adore it!
I added a brooch back and a button to the middle.  Hope this made some sense, it did in my basic crochet head.

    ~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

    12 comments:

    Bethany said...

    Those look like something I could manage......
    My favorite part of the tutorial is your blue nail polish :)

    daisychain said...

    I am actually going to have to try this.

    Pink Poppy said...

    Thanks for this Kandi! I`ll be having a go later.
    Dx

    dosierosie said...

    That one has been added to my bookmarks.Thank you
    Gillx

    Catherine said...

    Another project for my growing list! Cx

    twinsmumplusone said...

    I'll be honest - I didn't understand a word of it but I appreciate that your post wasn't aimed at newbies.

    Your blog however has made me interested in crochet and when I find time I will have a try - thank you!

    Jacquie said...

    Love your cute little flower, may have just the project to use a few of these :0)
    Jacquie x

    Heather said...

    Beautiful flower! I am going to make one of these today! Found your blog via patchwork hearts blog....I'm back to bloggin myself again so If ok I will post a pic of my flower and give you a mention? Your tutorials are great! Heather x

    B............... said...

    Loving your tutorials, just wish I could make head or tail of this one 'hehe'. I will of course eventually master the art of crochet and then come back to this.
    Love the blue nails hun xxx

    Lucy said...

    Gorgeous, not least the blue nails!

    Liz said...

    Thank you! I looked in the library just the other day to try and find a book showing me how to make flowers like this - didn't find one. Should have known that some lovely blogger would have just what I wanted. I'm now a follower!
    Liz

    dinoprincesschar said...

    i don't know how to crochet yet so it will be a while until i can ggive this a try, but it is somethign i will be trying one day, when i have the time! :)