For this pattern you will need:
Small amounts of various colours in the yarn of your choice. I used Stylecraft Special Double Knit but there is no reason why you can't use a different weight, just remember to use the appropriate hook size (I used a 4mm).
A darning needle
An iron for blocking or pins and PVA glue
This pattern is written using UK crochet terms. Stitches used are: Chain, Double Crochet (DC) Half Treble (HTR) Treble (Tr) Slip stitch (Slp) and a Magic Ring.
When adding a new colour at the beginning of Round 3 leave a loop from Round 2 and draw up a loop of the new colour like this:
Round 1: Make a Magic Ring, Chain 1 and 10 DC into the ring.
Pull the ring closed so the stitches gather into a neat circle. Join the round with a Slp into the first DC made.
Round 2: Chain 1, DC into the same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slp into the Chain 1 at the beginning of the round. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join a new colour into the last Slp of Round 2. *Chain 8. 1 Tr in 3rd Chain from hook, 1 Tr in the next Chain, 1 HTR in each of the next 2 Chains, 1 DC in each of the next 2 Chains. Slp into the next DC of Round 2 (1 petal made). Slp into the next DC of Round 2* Repeat 9 times (10 petals made). Fasten off.
Sew all the ends in neatly on the back of the flower. Sew a button on to front of the flower and add a hanging loop of yarn if you wish.
These flowers benefit from some blocking, I just gave mine a light steaming with the iron under a tea-towel with some spray starch. To make the flowers more durable pin them out on an old tea-towel and paint the reverse side with PVA glue and leave to dry.
I hope you enjoy making these flowers, please do let me know if you like the pattern or if there are any errors and I will sort them out. I would love to see your pictures of these, so please send them to me on twitter @hookingcrazy or pinterest abijamtastic :)
© abijamtastic 2014. Please respect my copyright and do not resell, publish, or distribute this pattern. However, you are free to use the final items you make from the pattern for charity, gifting, or selling in limited numbers. A link back to my webpage is greatly appreciated :)