Free Pattern for this week – Crochet Borage Flower
Flowers can be fun crochet projects at any time of year and they are definitely hot in the hooks. Delightful appliques and embellishments. This free pattern is a prefect project to try something different. This free pattern is an inspiration from the Borage Flower or the star flower.
This pretty flower is worked in two color. It is crocheted in the round starting in the center and working outward from there. This is an easy crochet project that works up quickly.
- Yarn or Crochet Thread: You can use just about any size fiber to make this project. We have used Anchor Size 10 Pink (Color A) and Purple (Color B)
- Crochet Hook Size: To crochet the flower, we used a size I.25mm crochet hook.
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
The flower measures about 3.5 inches in diameter. Flower sizes will vary based on supplies used and other factors.
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
- Slip Stitch= sl st
- Single Crochet= sc
- Chain = ch
- Double Crochet = dc
- Treble Crochet = tr
- Picot = ch 2, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sl st in same ch
To begin work 5 ch on hook form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch
ROUND 1: Work ch 1, * 1 sc, 11 ch *, repeat from *-* 9 more times, finish with 1 sl st in first ch = 10 ch-spaces. Fasten off.
ROUND 2: Continue as follows: Work 1 sl st around first ch-space, ch 4, * 1 sl st in next ch-space, 4 ch *, repeat from *-* 8 more times, finish with 1 sl st in first sl st = 10 ch-spaces. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
ROUND 3: Work ch 3, work 2 dc around first 4-ch-space, ch 2, 2 dc around same ch-space, * work 2 dc around next ch-space, ch 2, 2 dc around same ch-space *, repeat from *-* 8 more times and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch = 40 dc and 10 ch-spaces.
ROUND 4: Work ch 1, * 1 sc in first dc, skip 1 dc, around next ch-space work as follows: 2 dc, 2 tr, 1 PICOT – see explanation above, 2 tr, 2 dc, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* 9 more times = 10 leaves.
What Can You Do With This Flower?
· Attach it to a hat, headband or ear warmer.
· Use one (or several) on any item where you’d like to have a pretty crocheted applique. For example, you could sew a flower to your favorite sweatshirt.
· Use it to embellish a heart pouch or similar project.
· If you crochet the flower using fine crochet thread, you could use it as an accent on scrapbooking layouts or mini album pages. The thicker yarn version of this flower could also be used on mini album covers, where the dimension would not be a problem.
· Make use of thick yarn and convert the pattern to make pretty coasters.
· These are just a few ideas. We are sure you can dream up many others!