Irish Crochet: 4th Floweret

Materials:

  • Metal Ring (8 mm)
  • Yarn (Lace (0) weight)
  • Cotton Cord
  • U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook

Instructions:

Sc 16 over the metal ring or a double cord foundation for your starting ring.  Sl St the ends together to form ring.

  1. Ch 2 to begin 2nd Rnd.
  2. Over a single cord foundation: *Sc 1 in the 1st St.  Sc 2 in the 2nd St.* Repeat until round is complete. (Sc 24 in total counting the initial Ch of 2) Sl St ends together.
  3. Ch 4 to begin 3rd Rnd.
  4. Without the cord foundation: *Tr 1. Ch 1.* in each Sp. Sl St Rnd together.
  5. Ch 1 to turn, and begin working on the 1st row of petals: Sc 1. *Ch 3. Sc 1 in the 2nd loop Sp.* Repeat 5x (6 petal loops in total).
  6. Turn work and over each petal loop: * Sc 1. hTr 1. Tr 3. hTr 1. Sc 1.*
  7. Once you return to the beginning of the petal row, Sl St into the end of the 3rd Rnd, from here you will begin the 4th Rnd which will run behind the 1st row of petals.
  8. Over a single cord foundation: Sc 2 in each Sp. (Sc 48 in total) Sl St the Rnd together.
  9. Ch 1 to turn, and Sl St into the next 4 St.  Drawing your yarn back so that you may begin your second row of petals 4 St behind the 1st petal row.
  10. Ch 1 turn the work, once again, so that you will be working toward the 1st row of petals.
  11. Begin working on the 2nd row of petals: Sc 1. *Ch 3. Sc 1 into the 2nd Sp from the last Sc.* Repeat 10x (11 petal loops in total).
  12. Turn work and over each petal loop: * Sc 1. hTr 1. Tr 3. hTr 1. Sc 1.*
  13. Once you return to the beginning of the petal row, Sl St into the 4th Rnd.
  14. 5th Rnd: Ch 1. Sc 1 in each St of the 4th Rnd. Crocheting the Rnd behind the 2nd row of petals. Sl St the ends together, and move on to creating the leaves.
  15. Begin your leaves by:
    1. Sc 14 over a single cord foundation.
    2. Ch 4 to turn – leaving the cord behind.
    3. Sk 3 St. Sc 1. Ch 4. Sk 2 St. Sc 1. Ch 4. Sk 2 St. Sc 1. Ch 4. Sk 2 St. Sc 1. Ch 3.
    4. Use Sc 1 to hook the Ch sequence into the central ring. Place the Sc in the 2nd St from the beginning of the leaf.
    5. Ch 3 to turn.
    6.  Sc 1 into the 1st loop Sp. Ch 4. Sc 1 into the 2nd Sp. Ch 4. Sc 1 into the 3rd Sp. Ch 4. Sc 1 into the 4th Sp. Ch 4.  Sc 1 into the 5th Sp.
    7. Ch 4 to turn.
    8. Sc 1 into the 1st loop Sp.  Ch 4. Sc 1 into the 2nd Sp. Ch 4. Sc 1 into the 3rd Sp. Ch 4. Sc 1 into the 4th Sp. Ch 3.
    9. Sc 1 into the central ring – into the 2nd St from the last Sc.
    10. Ch 3 to turn.
    11.  Sc 1 into the 1st loop Sp. Ch 4. Sc 1 into the 2nd Sp. Ch 4. Sc 1 into the 3rd Sp. Ch 4. Sc 1 into the 4th Sp. Ch 4.  Sc 1 into the 5th Sp.
    12. Ch 1 to turn.
    13. Return to the base of the leaf by crocheting over the foundation cord and into the side loops: *Sc 4 into the loop Sp.  Sc 1 into the next St.*  Repeat until you meet the base.  The foundation cord will still be visible along the top – it will be covered up when the leaves are all linked together in the final stage.
    14. Sc 1 (into the 2nd St from the last Sc) to connect the final side of the leaf into the base.
  16. Repeat the above leaf-making steps until you have 7 leaves in total.
  17. Anchor the final leaf into the central ring.
  18. Link the leaves together through a series of picot arches.
    1. Ch 1 to turn.
    2. Bring the foundation cord back over: Sc 1 into each St up the side of the final leaf (now your first leaf).
    3. When you reach the open cord at the top of the leaf continue to Sc over both cords until the top part of the leaf is covered.
    4. *Create the arch between the two leaves by crocheting over the single foundation cord: Sc 5. P 1 (Ch4). Sc 3. P 1. Sc 5.
    5. Sc along the top of the next leaf once again unifying the two cords into a single sequence until the top cord is fully covered.*
    6. Repeat the * sequence until each leaf has been covered.
    7. Sc down the side of the final leaf taking the foundation cord down the side with it.
    8. Fasten the foundation cord into the backside of the central ring so that it will not be visible from the top side.

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