Crochet Flower Alcyone

Each layer of this double layered flower is made with the instructions below. You can make flowers with as many layers as you want. The trick is to use different sizes of yarns and hooks.


What you'll need
You can choose any yarn you like to crochet this flower. Just to give you an idea of the size, with cotton thread size 10 and 2 mm crochet hook, the flower is going to be about 5,5 cm (about 2,16 inches) in diameter.
You will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.


Instructions

If you want to create a flower (single layer) with a single color:
Make a magic ring.

  • Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 17 dc in the ring, pull the thread end to tighten the ring, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 2: * (ch 3, 2 tr) in same st, ch 3 and sl st in 3rd ch from hook (to create picot), (2 tr, ch 3, sl st) in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

If you want to create a flower (single layer) with two different colors:
Make a magic ring with the first color.

  • Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 17 dc in the ring, pull the thread end to tighten the ring, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3. Fasten off.
  • Round 2: Join second color with sl st in any dc, * (ch 3, 2 tr) in same st, ch 3 and sl st in 3rd ch from hook (to create picot), (2 tr, ch 3, sl st) in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Crochet a flower with only one layer...

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or crochet two or more different sized layers and stack them one on top of the other. Sew through all the layers, fastening the whole flower together. Embellish with a bead, button or rhinestone.

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Abbreviations
ch chain
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
sl st slip stitch
(  )
work instructions the number of times specified or work instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks
 * work instructions following * as many times as indicated
This tutorial is for personal use only
You can use it to make as many flowers as you like for yourself or as gifts for friends, but please don't make any for sale. Please feel free to borrow photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source. Do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!