01 June 2015

Chamomile Monday

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My first attempt at duplicating in thread what grows wild in my garden was a disaster.

Not So Chamomile

I decided perhaps 12 petals will do.

I've been incorporating last year's dried chamomile (and lavender) in the apple cider vinegar rinse I've been using on my hair since last summer. When I ran out of chamomile flowers, I tried chamomile essential oil.

Peeeeeee-euwwwwwwwww!

I may plant some extra chamomile this year to make sure I can get through the winter. This stuff (and lavender) is supposed to be good in tea, too, for relaxation.

chamomile

Other patterns in my flower flake series include:

Mother's Day Snowflake Motif
Sunflake III
Daisyflake
Picotee Snowflake

You may do whatever you'd like with flowers and/or snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Chamomile

Finished Size: 6.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in two or three colors, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, water soluble school glue or desired stiffener, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Chamomile Instructions

With yellow or flower center color, make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; do not join. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: 9 sc around, increasing 3 sc evenly spaced; do not join.

Round 3: 12 sc around, increasing 3 sc evenly spaced; do not join.
NOTE: The single crochet stitches in this Round are what you will use when making flower petals.

Round 4: * Ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Stuff ends inside flower center.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 5: With white, lavender or flower petal color, sl st around any Round 3 sc, ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 6 ch, * sl st around next Round 3 sc, ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 6 ch; repeat from * around 10 times; bind off. Stuff ends into flower center.

Chamomile Snowflake

Chamomile Snowflake Instructions

With yellow or flower center color, make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; do not join. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: 9 sc around, increasing 3 sc evenly spaced; do not join.

Round 3: 12 sc around, increasing 3 sc evenly spaced; do not join.
NOTE: The single crochet stitches in this Round are what you will use when making flower petals.

Round 4: * Ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Stuff ends inside flower center.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 5: With lavender or flower petal color, sl st around any Round 3 sc, ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 6 ch, * sl st around next Round 3 sc, ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 6 ch; repeat from * around 10 times; bind off. Stuff ends into flower center.

Round 6: With white (or green if making leaves), 1 sc in any Round 4 ch 1 sp, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 7: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, * ch 5, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 3 times; ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of tr directly below, 2 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, * 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
NOTE: If making leaves, bind off green here and work next Round with white.

Round 9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, 1 dc in gap between next 2 sc, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 2 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, 1 dc in gap between next 2 sc, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 11: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5] 2 times, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 4 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5] 2 times, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 12: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5] 3 times, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, 1 dc in same ch, ch 5, sl st in same ch (tri tip made), 5 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5] 3 times, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, 1 dc in same ch, ch 5, sl st in same ch (tri tip made), sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or plastic wrap.

If using glue, mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture or desired stiffener. Sprinkle lightly with glitter. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or plastic wrap. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

The Motif Project is coming along!

4 comments :

  1. You're good at flake flowers too. It'll be cool to see what you come up with by winter.

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    1. Thank you, Lizard! And thank you for putting up with my year-round snowflakiness!!!

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  2. Sure turned out great in the end. I read it was good in tea for relaxation

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    1. Thanks, Pat! It truly is good in tea. Good with lavender in tea, too. Better than any sleeping medication!

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