Friday, February 19, 2016

The Crocodile Flower



The Crocodile Flower

Materials
US G/6  Hook
Worsted weight yarn
6 Different colored yarn

Row 1: Ch 4, Join with Sl-St, Ch 3, 11 Dc in ring. (12 Dc, Ch 3 Counts as Dc)


Row 2: Ch 1, turn so that the back of row 1 is facing you. 1 Trc in the same St as the Sl-St, Skip the back end of the Sl-St, Sc, Trc in the next St, repeat around to end Sl-St to join. (12 Sc, 12 Trc, 24 St) 

Row 3: You will be working only into the Sc’s, Ch 1, Trc, Sc in the same St as the Sl-St, skip the next Trc, Sc, Trc,11 times. Sl-St to join. (12 Trc, 24 Sc, 36 St's)

Row 4: In this round you will again be working only into the sc’s, Ch 1, skip the next Trc and Sc,Trc in the next Sc, Sc in the next Sc, 11 times. Join to the Ch St with a Sl-St. Fasten off and weav in your tails of yarn. (12 Trc, 24 Sc , 36 St's)

Row 5: From this point onwards, you will work with the right side facing you, join your yarn by making a Sl-St, followed by a Ch-2, in the first Sc after any Trc around Sc in the same St, 2 Sc’s in the next St,  Ch 5, and sl st into the sc at the base of the ch-5, skip the next Trc,  2 Sc’s in each of the next 2 Sc’s, repeat to end, join to the first Sc with a Sl-St. Fasten off. (48 Sc’s and 12 Ch-5 loops)

Row 6: Join your yarn by making a Sl-St in the first Sc after any Ch-5 loop, Ch 4, (counts as first Trc) then Trc in next St, then Ch 6, Sl-St to the side of the second Trc then Trc in the next St and Ch 3, repeat to end. Sl-St at top of Ch 3. (36 Trc’s, 12 Ch-3 spaces, and 12 Ch-6 loops)

Row 7: Join your yarn by making a Sl-St in the first Sc after any Ch 6 loop, Ch-4(counts as first Trc), Trc, Ch 6, Sl-St to the side of the second Trc then Trc in same Sp,  Ch 4, repeat to end. Sl-St at the top of Ch 4. (36 Trc’s, 12 Ch-4 spaces, and 12 Ch-6 loops)

Row 8:  In this row you can use the same color or change your color, If you are using the same color, Sl-St into the next Ch-4 space.  If you are using a new color, join your yarn by making a Sc in any Ch-4 space. 3 Sc’s into the same Ch-4 space. Sc in the next Trc, Ch 2 and Hdc in the Trc after the Ch-6 loop, 2 Hdc, 2 Dc in the next Ch-4 space, 3 Trc’s in the next Trc.   Ch 3, 3 Trc’s in the Trc after the Ch-6 loop, 2 Dc, 2 Hdc  in the next Ch-4 space.  Hdc in the next Trc,Ch 2 and Sc in the Trc after the Ch-6 loop.

Row 8:  1 Sc in each St, putting 2 Sc, Ch 2, 2 Sc, in each corner.

Row 9: 1 Dc in each St, putting 2 Dc, Ch 2, 2 Dc, in each corner.

Row 10: Repeat row 8.
Row 11: Repeat row 9.
Row 12: Repeat row 8.
Row 13: Repeat row 9.
Row 14: Repeat row 8.
Row 15: Repeat row 9.
Row 16: Repeat row 8.
Row 17: Repeat row 9.
Petals
Row 18: In this round you will need to work into the ch-4 spaces from row 7, You will need to insert your hook between the 2 Dc and Hdc, with a Sl-St, 6 Trc’s into the next Ch-6 loop and then Ch 1, Flatten the petal and locate the stitch that it lines up with and insert your hook around the post of that stitch make a Sl-St. Ch 1, Sc into the side of the last of the 6 Trc’s you made into the Ch-6 loop, 6 more Trc’s into the same Ch-6 loop, Finish the petal by making a Sc around the next Ch-4 space. Finish off.

Row 19:  Join your yarn by making a Sl-St around any ch-3 space from row 6, remembering to insert your hook between 2 of the Trc’s from row 7, 6 Dc’s in the next Ch-6 loop, Ch 1, Flatten the petal and locate the stitch that it lines up with and insert your hook around the post of that stitch make a Sl-St. Ch 1, Sc into the side of the last of the 6 Dc you made into the Ch-6 loop, 6 more Dc’s into the same Ch-6 loop, Finish the petal by making a Sc around the next Ch-4 space. Finish off.

Row 20: :  Join your yarn by making a Sl-St around any ch-3 space from row 5, remembering to insert your hook between 2 of the Trc’s from row 6, 6 Hdc’s in the next Ch-6 loop, Ch 1, Flatten the petal and locate the stitch that it lines up with and insert your hook around the post of that stitch make a Sl-St. Ch 1, Sc into the side of the last of the 6 Hdc you made into the Ch-6 loop, 6 more Hdc’s into the same Ch-6 loop, Finish the petal by making a Sc around the next Ch-4 space. Finish off.

Hope You enjoyed making the Crocdile Flower!

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