09 May 2014

Dogwood Flower and Leaf



Mother's Day is coming up, and to celebrate I am working on a series of flower for the mothers in my life. My first flower is dogwood for my best friend who is a mother to two of the most adorable little girls ever (no, I'm not biased or anything...).

The flowers have about a 2.5 inch diameter when made with cotton 4-ply yarn and a 2mm hook. The leaves are about 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.






    This pattern special stitches:
      Double Treble Crochet (dtc) = Yarn over 3 times and then proceed like a treble crochet with one extra round of loops on the hook.
      Spike Single Crochet (spike sc) = Single crochet into a stitch several rows below the working row.

    In this pattern: 2 sc = 2 sc in the next st
       sc 2 = sc in each of the next 2 sts



    Dogwood Flower:
    In light green:
    Row 1:  8 sc in a magic circle.
    In White:
    Row 2:  In the back loops only, [sc, ch 3, sc] repeat 4 times, sl st with the first st (Fig. 1).
    Row 3:  [Sc, ch, dc, tc, ch 2, tc, dc, ch, sc] in each ch-3 loop around (Fig. 2).
    Row 4:  [Sl st in the first sc of the next petal, sc in ch-space, dc 2, (2 tc, ch, dc, ch, 2 tc) in the ch-2 space, dc 2, sc in the ch-space, sl st in the last sc of the petal] repeat 4 times around (Fig. 3).
    Row 5:  [Skip the sl sts between petals. Sl st 2, sc, 2 sc, (sc, hdc) in the next st, (hdc, dc, hdc) in the ch-space, ch, sl st, ch, (hdc, dc, hdc) in the ch-space, (sc, hdc) in the next st, 2 sc, sc, sl st 2, spike sc in between the 2 sc from Row 2 (Fig. 4)] repeat 4 times around, sl st with the next st (Fig. 5).
       Tie off. Weave ends in.
    In light green:
    Row 6:  Cast on to a front loop of the center ring (Fig. 6). Sc 8, sl st (Fig. 7).
       Tie off. Weave ends in.

    Dogwood Leaf:
    Row 1:  Ch 16.
    Row 2:  Skip first st, sc 11, sl st. Leave 3 ch unworked. This forms the stem (Fig. 8).
    Row 3:  Ch 3. Starting with the first sc of the stem, tc 2, dtc 4, tc 4, (tc 2, ch, dtc 2, ch, tc 2) in the last sc.
    Row 4:  Working down the other side of the starting chain, tc 4, dtc 4, tc 2, ch 3, sl st into the stem, sl st 3 to the tip of the stem (Fig. 9).
    Row 5:  Ch, sl st 3 along the other side of the stem, sc 3 around the ch-3, sc 2, 2 sc in the first dtc, sc 2, 2 sc in the last dtc, sc 7 (including the ch-space), (sc, hdc) in the first dtc, picot, (hdc, sc) in the second dtc, sc 7 (including the ch-space), 2 sc, sc 2, 2 sc, sc 2, sc 3 along ch, sl st (Fig. 10).
       Tie off. Weave ends in.

       You now have a beautiful dogwood flower and leaf!






    Fig. 1:   Beginning petals of the flower.



    Fig. 2:   Second round of the petals.



    Fig. 3:   Third round of petals.



    Fig. 4:   Spike sc into Row 2.










    Fig. 5:   Petals complete.




    Fig. 6:   Cast on with a sc into
    a front loop.




    Fig. 7:   Completed dogwood flower!




    Fig. 7:   Center stem of leaf
    with ch-3.




    Fig. 8:   Filling out the leaf.




    Fig. 10:   Completed dogwood leaf!




    I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern!

    13 comments:

    1. Oh! I love this. It reminds me of being a small girl and sitting on the porch with my grandma. She would tell me to be very quiet and maybe I could hear the puppies on the Dogwood tree bark... :-)

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    2. It's beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your patter.

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    3. How beautiful! Thank you! ;)
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      Lee Ann
      Http://crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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    4. Love dogwood. Love this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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    5. Hi,it is so very kind of you to share this pattern.It is truly lovely.I'm having trouble seeing rows 2,3 and 4.The instructions are covered by the pictures.Would it be possible for you to copy and paste them in reply so that I can see it?Thank you so much again lovely flower!

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      1. Hello, I believe I have fixed the formatting issue with Firefox browsers. You should be able to read it now.

        But, just in case, here are the steps for Rows 2-4:

        >Row 2: In the back loops only, [sc, ch 3, sc] repeat 4 times, sl st with the first st (Fig. 1).
        >Row 3: [Sc, ch, dc, tc, ch 2, tc, dc, ch, sc] in each ch-3 loop around (Fig. 2).
        >Row 4: [Sl st in the first sc of the next petal, sc in ch-space, dc 2, (2 tc, ch, dc, ch, 2 tc) in the ch-2 space, dc 2, sc in the ch-space, sl st in the last sc of the petal] repeat 4 times around (Fig. 3).

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    6. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. They are so cute.

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    7. I believe your numbering of the pictures is off -- you have two number 7s, one number 8, and no number 9.

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    8. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I have a little Dogwood tree outside my house. I love the flowers and now I can make myself a Dogwood flower and leaf garland for my house. :-)

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    9. Sweet pattern but have a question on rnd 5 of the flower. Pattern says to "hd,dc,hd in chain space" but there are two chain spaces in rnd 4 and no mention of what to do with the second space. I can't get the counts to come out...am I missing something? Thanks

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      1. Never mind! I see my mistake in reading the pattern. Thanks.

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    10. Hi Donna,
      If you read the directions carefully, you (hdc, dc, hdc) in each ch-space from Row 4 (with a ch, sl st, ch in the dc in between).

      >Row 5: [Skip the sl sts between petals. Sl st 2, sc, 2 sc, (sc, hdc) in the next st, (hdc, dc, hdc) in the ch-space, ch, sl st, ch, (hdc, dc, hdc) in the ch-space, (sc, hdc) in the next st, 2 sc, sc, sl st 2, spike sc in between the 2 sc from Row 2] repeat 4 times around, sl st with the next st.

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      1. yes, thank you. I did figure out my mistake!

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