15 June 2015

Hoyaflake Monday

My first hoya flower in forever!!!

Yes, I know. Hoya flowers have only five petals. Artistic license.

Other flower flakes in this series include:

Mother's Day Snowflake Motif
Sunflake III
Daisyflake
Picotee Snowflake
Chamomile Snowflake
Lobelia Snowflake

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

Hoya

Finished Size: flower, 2 inches across; snowflake, 5.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in four 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

Hoya Instructions

NOTE: The first round is challenging and difficult. Feel free to alter flower center to accommodate your crochet skill, i.e., 6 sc in yellow ring, 1 red petal in each sc around on 2nd Round, which makes a flat flower center instead of a protruding flower center.

With yellow or flower center color, make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as dc), 3 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Pull magic circle tight; flower center will curl up and be difficult to work with and should be shaped like a cone.

Round 2: With maroon or center accent color, 1 sc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in same st, ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, ch 1, 1 dc in same st, ch 1, 1 sc in same st; repeat from * around 2 times for a total of 6 tiny petals; sl st in starting sc. (Yes, I know hoya flowers in real life have five petals.)

Round 3: Working around back of motif, * sl st into back bottom loops of next dc, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sl st; bind off.

Round 4: With ecru or corona color, * 1 sc in any ch 3 sp (or next ch 3 sp on repeats), 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 2, sl st in top of dc (picot made), 1 hdc in same ch 3 sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; st st in starting sc.

Round 5: Ch 1; working around back of motif, * sl st into back bottom loops of dc, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sl st; bind off.

Round 6: With pink or petal color, * 1 sc in any ch 3 sp (or next ch 3 sp on repeats), 1 hdc in same sp, 3 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc.
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 7: * 1 sc in next hdc, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 sc in next hdc, sk next sc, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with 1 sc in Round 6 gap between 2 sc (drop stitch made) instead of last sl st of final repeat.

Round 8: * Sk next sc, 1 sc in next hdc, 1 hdc in next dc, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 sc in next hdc, sk next sc, 1 sc in Round 6 gap between 2 sc (drop stitch made); repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st in starting drop stitch instead of last drop stitch of final repeat; bind off. Weave in ends.
NOTE: Petals will be puffy, just like hoya petals.

Finger shape petals so puff shape is toward flower top instead of flower bottom. Using crochet hook, pull tip of yellow center to front to make it stand out, or use crochet hook to punch yellow flower center out toward center from behind.

Hoyaflake

Hoyaflake Instructions

Works Rounds 1-8 as above.

Round 9: With white (or green if making leaves), working around back of motif, 1 dc into back bottom loops of any 2 center dc (or next 2 center dc for repeats), ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc into back bottom loops of next 2 center dc, ch 2, 1 tr in starting dc to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of tr directly below, 2 hdc in same sp, 1 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 Rounds with white.

Round 11: 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 12: 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.
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 13: 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 14: 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 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot 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 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot 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.

hoya

2 comments :

  1. A great capture of it indeed at your feed, as always of course.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! We had another one bloom the day before we left for Ride the Rockies, and some of the blossoms are still beautiful today when we got home!

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