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Hexaflora Motif

Hexaflora

I originally crocheted 6 individual flowers together in a circle, then wondered if it was possible to crochet them one round at a time.

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn in 3 colours
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
approximately 6″/15cm across

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
beg – beginning
inc – increase
2trtog – treble crochet 2 stitches together:
*Yo twice, insert hook in st, pull up a loop, (yo pull through 2 loops) twice* 2 times, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
3trtog – treble crochet 3 stitches together:
*Yo twice, insert hook in st, pull up a loop, (yo pull through 2 loops) twice* 3 times, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Foundation Round: Using Colour A 6ch, sl st in 1st ch to join into a ring, 1ch, 8sc into ring, sl st in 1st sc to join. (8 sts)

Round 1: 1ch, 2sc in same place, 2sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (16 sts)

Round 2: 1ch, 1sc in same place, inc in next st, *1sc, inc in next sc* around, sl st in 1st sc to join, changing to Colour B. Fasten off Colour A (24 sts)

Round 3: (1st round of petals) Using Colour B, *3ch, 2trtog in same space, 4ch, 2trtog in 4th ch, sk 3 sts, sl st in next st* 5 more times ending with sl st in same space as 1st petal.

Round 4: (2nd round of petals) Sl st up 3ch into top of 1st petal, then into 1st ch of 4th ch of 2nd petal (this point on the petals will be where this round and the next will be worked into) *3ch, 2trtog in same space, 4ch, 2trtog in 4th ch at the top of the next two petals (see picture below), sl st in 1st ch of 4th ch of 2nd petal* repeat from * to * 5 more times, sl st in same space as first petals.

Hexaflora – 2nd round of petals

Round 5: (3rd round of petals) [3ch, 2trtog, 4ch, 3trtog] in same space as 2 petals of Round 4, *8ch, [3trtog, 4ch, 3trtog] in next space of 2 petals of Round 4* repeat from * to * 4 more times, 8ch, sl st in top of 1st petal to join, changing to Colour C.

Round 6: In Colour C, sl st into 4ch space, 1ch, 4sc in same space, *10sc in 8ch space, 4sc in 4ch space* repeat from * to * 4 more times, 10sc in 8ch space, sl st in 1st sc to join. (84 sts)

Round 7: 1ch, 1sc in same place, 1sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (84 sts)

Round 8: 1ch, 1sc in same place, 7sc, *2sc in each of next 2 sts, 12sc* repeat from * to * 4 more times, 2sc in each of next 2 sts, 4sc, sl st in 1st sc to join. (96 sts).

Fasten off, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2016

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