Saturday, December 14, 2013

Flower decoration tutorial......




Hello!  
How are you going? I have totally lost track of the days this week, fully in holiday mode at the moment!

But I have put together a little tutorial for the stuffed flower decorations I have been making, in case anyone would like to make a quick and simple decoration to add to their Christmas cheer. 

Ok, here we go!

Hook : 3.00mm
Materials : Small amounts of 8ply yarn, I used Heirloom cotton 8ply,  but this is a great scrap buster project, you could make these with any yarn I think.


Chain 4, slip stitch into first ch to form circle .


Round 1 : ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 9 dc into circle, join to first st with slip stitch (10 sts all up), bind off.


Round 2: Join second colour to any st, Ch 1, 1 sc into same stitch, then 2sc in each stitch around circle 
( 20 stitches all up), bind off.


Round 3: Join petal colour to any stitch.  Make 5 petals in this round.  
(Work into the back loop of the st only in this round)

To make a petal, 
In 1st st : do 1sc
In 2nd st: do 1hdc, 1dc, 2tr
In 3rd st: do 2tr, 1dc,1hdc
In 4th st: do 1 sl/st

Continue around circle and make 4 more petals ( 5 in total), sl/st into first st of first petal and bind off.


Now you have a flower like this, you can do a few different things. You could leave it at this point, and have a flat plain flower, or you could do an extra round of sc around the petals in another colour for a finishing outline flower that is still flat, or you could do what I have done, .......


........which is make a second flower and join them together by sc all around in a contrast colour, stuffing the flower with a bit of fibrefill before completing the sc edge......




 .......and then I made a hanging loop by changing to a 2.00mm hook and chaining around 30 - 40 chains and joining the end with a slip stitch into the base of the chains.  Weave in the ends, and

 So that is it!  Very easy and simple, and I think  they are very cute when they are finished.  You could add these to presents as a sweet topper, or hang them anywhere you like!

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I am sorry about the poor quality photos, the lighting wasn't great and I think I must have been shaking the camera a bit. 
We are having a great holiday, and I haven't spent much time on the computer at all, the internet connection is fairly dodgy here anyway, (and I have almost forgotten about Christmas completely!), too busy having a fun relaxing time swimming, lazying around, sun soaking, eating, drinking, etc. You get the picture!

Anyway, I will be back in a week or so with normal life resuming. 
Hope you are all having a good week too! xxxxxxx

24 comments:

  1. Cute flowers - thanks for sharing your tutorial. :)

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  2. I was hoping you would share a tutorial. Thank you so much!

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  3. thank you, really nice flowers!!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  4. Oh, hooray! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I really hoped you would! :) I am planning to make them to attach to gifts for Christmas - sort of a gift with a gift! Thanks for taking the time to post your pattern. Enjoy your holiday preparations and celebrations!

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  5. These are lovely - they could also be used as teeny pin cushions! Thank you x Jane

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  6. So pretty! Love the happy colours, thank you for sharing!

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  7. These are fab, glad you're enjoying your time out! :) x

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  8. Hi Jules
    Oh I'm so excited to have a go at these - I think it will be my little project when the madness of Christmas is subsiding a little. Thank you for the pattern and really clear instructions.
    Have a really relaxing holiday,
    Happy Christmas from the UK,
    Kate x
    www.justpootling.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Love them!
    thank you so much for share!

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  10. Oh great!! they are so lovely :)
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Lluisa xx

    http://bitsofmydays.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Lovely flowers Jules, Will have to make one of these, but where will I find the time.
    Blessings Gail

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  12. Thank you for this great tutorial, these flowers are so cute, loving them very much :-)

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  13. This is really sweet thank you xx

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  14. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try these cuties.
    xo

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  15. Thank you so much for this! Just in time for Christmas presents!
    Michele from US

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  16. Would love a garden bed full of these Jules, they're gorgeous.
    Might take a hook and yarn to the hairdressers tomorrow and have a go, hehe.
    They're used to me, last appt. I knitted flowers for bunny tails!!
    Enjoy your break, sounds WONDERFUl.

    Claire x

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  17. Thank your for your inspiration!! I made a few examples ;)

    Here is my result

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  18. These flowers are very beautiful, I've made several for my Christmas Tree. If you want, you can see them in my blog teixinteixint.blogspot.com.es/ where I've written the link to your blog, I suppose you don't mind. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  19. Merci pour ce tuto, cadeau de Noël ! Tant de belles choses chez vous...

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  20. Ohhh its simply a great. The flowers are looking so real and beautiful. Definitely it is as better as original flowers. Thank you so for this demonstration.Loved it.

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  21. ♥♥♥ So cute ! Thank you for the pattern ! ♥♥♥
    Severine, from France.

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  22. Thank you for sharing this fabulous pattern! I went a step further and made it onto a keychain. I'm off on a church women's retreat in a few weeks and I'm trying to make one for each of the 22 women who attending ��.

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