Besides knitting another mile or two of Garter Stitch today I have started working on my secret crochet project.
Mind you – I am not sure it will work, but I needed at least a small distraction from my Big Project knitting. But not too much distraction so I will go in small increments.
For this “Top Secret” project I will need a mass of crochet flowers. So I am inventing some and borrowing some from my Grandmother’s notes. I will try to publish a pattern once a week for the “flower or the leaf of the week”. These crochet elements can be worked in the variety of yarns. I chose fingering weight mercerized cotton – Camila 6/4 by Madame Tricote and crochet hook US#4 – 3.50mm. At this point I plan to make all my elements with this yarn and hook. I am using my new orthopedic hook from Addi. I have to say that so far I am not sure if I like it. I want to, since Eli gave it to me as a gift, and yes I asked him for it. But it takes getting used to. OK, enough talking – here is the first pattern.
My Favorite Daisy Pattern
Appropriate crochet hook.
(With the fingering weight mercerized cotton I am using crochet hook US#4 – 3.50mm)
Ch – Chain
St. – Stitch
Sl.St. – Slip Stitch
DC – Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
With Color A
Ch 3, 9 SC in the third Ch from the hook. Sl.St. together. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail long enough to securely weave in.
Attach color B.
Ch 3, 1 DC in the same stitch to which you have attached the Color B. 2 DC in each remaining stitch of the previous round. Sl.St. together. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail long enough to securely weave in.
Attach color C.
Ch 2, 1 SC in the same stitch to which you have attached the Color C. 1 SC in the next stitch of the previous round. Then 2 SC in the next stitch, 1 SC in the stitch after that. Repeat it to the end. Do not cut the yarn!
Continue with color C.
Ch 2, SC in the first stitch of the previous round, Ch 3, Sl.St. at the base of the SC, pulling the yarn to form a loop. You have now made the first Picot! Now – (1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches of the previous round. 1 Picot stitch) continue this way to the end of the round. Sl.St. the beginning and the and of the round together. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail long enough to securely weave in.
Weave in the ends using your favorite method – I like threading the yarn through the tapestry needle and use it to weave in the yarn.
Now, just for fun try out some other color combinations!