As you all know, I have been trying to make my own flowers for some time with some success.
But I haven't been entirely happy.
My flowers weren't consistently good and I was frustrated as they often curled up on me.
(my fault, but still)
In my quest for the perfect flower for my cards I have scoured the internet , blog hopped til my eyes were bugged out and pored over books. It was during one of these book-learning episodes this morning that I gave up and just started playing.
To my delight, I have created what is for me, my perfect embellie flower.
Now, someone somewhere may have created the same exact thing so I'm not going to be pedantic and call it 100% my own. But this is what I did:
Using a 3 1/4 mm crochet hook and craft thread
Ch 5, join ring. 12 sc.
Starting in first stitch (but from then on in every other stitch) do the following
* sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, ch1*
This will make 6 petals. When you have finished the 6th petal, don't chain 1 just
slip stitch to the base of the 1st petal and finish off.
If you want five petals (like the flower in the center of the picture) just change the 12 sc in the beginining of the recipe to 10.
Flip your flower over. This is the finished side.
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
*and note, I am doing this in AMERICAN crochet terms. See below for conversion.
Video helps for crochet directions:
(I did not make these. :-)
Getting started with Crochet:
Half Double Crochet
I always find it easier SEEING it done than reading directions. Hope this helps!