Here's a lovely project to tackle - crochet flower bookmarks. Don't need to say they make lovely gifts and you can put all your yarn lefties to a good use.
Let's start. For the bookmarks I used sport yarn and 1.9 mm hook. You can use thicker yarn + adequate hook, but remember that in that case the size of these would be bigger.
Ch 5 and join to make a ring.
Rnd 1: Sc 9 in ring and sl st with 1st st - it will make 10.
Rnd 2: Ch2, dc3, hdc1 in the first stith, sc 1 in the next. Repeat this pattern around. You will get 5 petals.
Rnd 3: Over the 1st petal: ch2 +dc1 in the 1s st, dc2 in the 2nd, treble 2 in the 3rd, dc2 in the 4th and dc1+hdc1 in the last (5th) stitch. Sc between petals and repeat the petal pattern for the next petal.
Flower stigma (center)
Ch 6 and join to make a ring. DC10 in ring. Join with a sl st to end.
For the stem I chained 65 - used a standard A5 book format to measure it fits. Near the flower I made a leaf. Leaf pattern below. At the bottom I made a loop, turned it and made sl st the other way. In the loop I inserted a "flower center" How do you make that? Ch 5 and join. Sc 5 or 6 in the ring and voila!
Ch 7. Sl st in 2nd st from hook, next hdc1, dc1,dc1, hdc1, sc1.
For the calla, ch 5 and make a ring.
Rnd 1: In the ring, ch3 and dc5.
Rnd 2: Turn work. Ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and dc1 in the 1st st, dc1 in the second. Repeat making dc2 in one st, dc1 in the other to the end. (9)
Rnd 3: ch 3 +dc1 in the 1st st, continue making 2dc in every stitch to the end. (18)
Rnd 4: dc1 in the first 5 st. Next, dc2 in the next st, dc 1 in the other. Repeat this 4 more times. Dc1 in the remaining 4 stitches. (23)
Rnd 5: Turn work and sl st in the first 3 stitches. sc 1 in the next 2st, hdc1 in the next 2st, next dc2 in one st, dc1 in the next - repeat this 4 times, dc2 in one st again. Next, hdc1 in the next 2st, sc 1 in the next 2st, sl st in the remaining 3 st.
For the filament - ch 20, double the chain and put in center of calla. You will sew it together with the calla. Thread yarn and sew the sides of the calla sewing the filament too.
Take green yarn and ch 5 through the calla's bottom, and join the stitches as you would for a ring. Next, chain a long chain (65). When at the bottom, ch 7 more for the leaf, crochet the leaf pattern and to make the other side just crochet in the reverse. When done, insert the hook through the leaf, yarn over and sc on the top of the leaf. Continue making the stem by making hdcs in every st to the upper end.
I made the big calla leaf separately and afterwards sewed it on. The pattern for it: Ch 12. Sl st in the 2nd st from hook, hdc1, dc1 in the next 2 st, tr2 in the next 2 st, dc1 in the next 2, hdc1, sc1, sl st 1. Repeat pattern in reverse to make a full leaf.
The flower center as for the forget-me-not.
Ch 5 and make a ring.
Rnd 1: Sc5 in ring.
Rnd 2: ch 3 and sc in the next st. Repeat this pattern around. there should be 5 ch spaces.
Rnd 3: In the 1st ch space - sc1, dc3, sc1. Repeat this pattern for all spaces.
Rnd 4: Ch4 and make 1 dc in between the two dcs of the petal, ch 4 more and make another dc in the same st, then ch 4 and sc between petals. Repeat this pattern for the rest of the petals. Sl st to end it.
Hope you like it!