The Barkham Hooker Simple Flower Brooch
I have used a SIZE 4mm hook with DK but you can use any yarn with a suitable hook. All instructions are in UK terms.
Abbreviations: ch - chain dc - double crochet htr - half treble tr - treble crochet
dbtr - double treble slst- slip stitch ch-sp - chain space
1) Ch4, slip stitch to join to form a ring. Now Ch2 (=1 half treble), then do 14 more htr in the ring (15 htr in total) Slip st to join. (Try to crochet the tail end under as you go so you have one less end to weave in at the end!)
2) Ch 5, miss 2 stitches, slip stitch in the next st, repeat from * all the way round, forming 5 sets of 5-chain space loops. Slip stitch to bottom of first ch5.
3) Now, working IN the 5-ch sp loops, do 1dc, 2 htr, 3tr, 2 htr, 1dc IN EVERY CH-SP. No need to chain in between. This gives you 5 petals.
4) Slip stitch to join AROUND THE BACK of the post between the last and first petals where you joined the last round, so that the yarn is now at the back of the flower.
Now, * Ch7, slip stitch around the post between the next petals and repeat from all the way to form 5 sets of 7-ch-spaces which sit behind the first set of petals.
|This shows the flower from the back with the 5 sets of 7ch-sps|
Sew on a button and a brooch pin using the tail end then fasten off and weave in all ends.