Customising your Easy Peasy Flowers

Hi everyone,

I cannot thank you all enough for the love you have shown to this new endeavour of mine. It feels wonderful to be a part of such an encouraging and sweet community.

When I started crocheting a couple of years back, it took me a long time to figure out how to change or alter a pattern to my needs. I feel that every pattern has the potential of being made into any thing you want. So when I came up with these flowers, I had that exact customisable thought in mind.

US Abbreviations                                                      

ch-sp – chain space

sl-st – slip stitch

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

First, I am going to show you how you can make these flowers with 6 or 7 or 8 petals.

Now the original pattern I designed, which you can find here, is for a 7 petal flower.

The pattern for squaring the 8 petal flower can be found here.

7 Petal Easy Peasy Flowers

The original 7 petal Easy Peasy Flowers

To turn this into a 6 or 8 petal flower, you need to make the following changes.

Round 1 (original pattern can be found here)

6 petals – You will make 12 dcs in the circle.

8 petals – You will make 16 dcs in the circle.

Round 1 for 6 & 8 petal Easy Peasy Flower

Round 1 for 6 & 8 petal flower

Round 2 (original pattern can be found here)

6 petal flower – You will make 6 3ch-sp in the 12 dcs from round 1.

8 petal flower – You will make 8 3ch-sp in the 16 dcs from round 1.

Round 2 of 6 & 8 petal Easy Peasy Flower

Round 2 of 6 & 8 petal flower

Round 3 (original pattern can be found here)

6 petal flower – You will make (1hdc, 1dc, 2tr, 1dc, 1hdc, slst) in 6 3ch-sp from round 2.

8 petal flower – You will make (1hdc, 1dc, 2tr, 1dc, 1hdc, slst) in 8 3ch-sp from round 2.

Round 3 of 6 & 8 petal Easy Peasy Flowers

Round 3 of 6 &8 8 petal flowers

Here are the three different flowers.

6,7 & 8 petal Easy Peasy Flowers

6,7 & 8 petal Easy Peasy Flowers

The second customisation I would like to show you is how I join these flowers. You can sew them together but I find it easy to join them as I go.

Now so far each petal consists of 6 stitches (hdc, dc, 2tr, dc, hdc) but I like to have even stitches when I join just so it makes it easier to know which stitch to join in. You can leave them at 6 stitches and join in the middle of the 3rd and 4th stitch if you like. I just prefer the symmetry (a tad OCD I confess)

So for joining purposes, we will make 7 stitches (hdc, dc, 3tr, dc, hdc) for each petal.

After you have made the first 3 stitches (hdc, dc & 1 tr) we join to the 4th stitch (that should be a tr) of any petal of the other flower. You pull your last loop through the stitch that has the needle in it and then complete the 2nd tr.

Easy Peasy Flowers - Join as you go

Easy Peasy Flowers – Join as you go

Easy Peasy Flowers - Join as you go

Easy Peasy Flowers – Join as you go

And there you have connected your 2 flowers together.

Easy Peasy Flowers - Join as you go in 1 petal

Easy Peasy Flowers – Join as you go in 1 petal

Now its up to you whether you want to join one petal or two. The process will be the same.

Easy Peasy Flowers - Join as you go 1 or 2 petals

Easy Peasy Flowers – Join as you go in 1 or 2 petals

I prefer using even petal flowers when making a scarf, shawl or blanket and odd petal flowers for when using them in a bunting or as an appliqué.

I hope this post is helpful and not too confusing! I have been told I have a tendency to ramble on and on. So I bid you adieu here and will be back soon with a tutorial on how to square the 8 petal Easy Peasy flower . See you soon!

Love,

Aki.

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