Monday, March 28, 2016

African Flower Franzy - How to read crochet charts



 
Hello everyone and happy start of the week.
The African flowers greeting you today were made (believe it or not) about 3 years ago when I had it stuck in my head to make an African flower bag and went on a flower crocheting  frenzy. And after I had made them, I didn't like the idea any more so they've been staying locked up in a box.
 
Now I have another idea how to use them and if it turns out doable I'll share here. But now, let's make some flowers.
 
 
 
Ch 5 and join to make a ring.
Work round 1 in the ring: with color A ch3 (counts as the 1st dc), make another dc, ch 1, dc2. Repeat this pattern 4 more times, ch 1 and sl st into the beginning chain.
 
Round 2: insert color B into the first ch (of rnd 1)and in that ch space, ch 3, dc1, ch 1, dc2. Repeat this pattern (dc2,ch1, dc2) in all the chain spaces of the previous round (6 small petals will be made). When you come to the end, sl st in the beginning ch. Sl st again to bring yarn into the first ch space of rnd 2.

 
Round 3: In that ch space, ch 3 dc 6. Repeat this pattern (dc7) in all the chain spaces of the previous round. When you come to the end, sl st in the beginning ch.
 
Round 4: Insert color C in first chain of previous row, and sc 7, dc 1 in between petals. Repeat. Sl st to end. 

 



There are many other variations of this beautiful flowers for you to try here
 

7 comments:

handmade by amalia said...

Pretty flowers, Maya, I'll look forward to seeing what you make with them. I have a lot of bits and pieces that need to made into something. I like the crafting, the finishing touches not so much :-)
Amalia
xo

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Amalia. I have to clear the flower box so I am sure I will find their purpose soon :)

Alhana said...

African Flower is probably the prettiest crochet flower pattern ever. I usually follow charts but I know many crocheteres will thank you for your written instructions. :-)
Looking forward to see what you're making with them!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty! I look forward to seeing what you do with them! xoxo Su

Julie's Lifestyle said...

They are really pretty crocheted flowers Maya. Looking forward to see what you make with them! Have a lovely week.
Julie

Little Treasures said...

Charts are my faves too!

myrica said...

So nice flower,and your color you have use.
Have a nice day