27 February 2017

Delphinium Monday


I started this pattern about two years ago and then got distracted, probably by Ride the Rockies or my garden or whatever dominated all my non-working, non-sleeping hours during the summer of 2015. Then I made only one flower flake last year. Busy year, I guess.

I have many favorite flowers in my garden, but I think my blue delphiniums might top all. So I have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to dig out my prototype crocheted delphinium to write the pattern.






Unfortunately, I made the first flower before I HAD to wear glasses while crocheting with thread. I couldn't remember what I'd done for the first one, and even with glasses, I couldn't make out everything I'd done on the first Round.






So it was back to the drawing board, or back to the commuter train, I guess, and attempting to visually duplicate what I'd created before.






It took a while!

But now I'm very proud to present the next in my series of flower flakes!


Previous flower flakes may be found here:

Amaryllis
Blue Flax
Chamomile
Clematis
Daisy
Daffodil
Dahlia
Forget-Me-Not
Iris
Hoya
Lobelia
Love in a Mist
Mother's Day Snowflake (rose-like)
Picotee
Sixifrage
Spiderwort
Spring Star Flower
Windflower

And I'm happy to report I haven't given up on the vest project yet!


I'm using one of my favorite vests as a guide to shape my flower flake vest.


Right after I started the pink version of my crocheted delphinium, one of my co-workers who has always helped with every charity project I've done since she joined the company 14 years ago told me her best friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer. So I created a new pink delphinium snowflake in her honor and am sharing the bonus pattern below.

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


Finished Size: flower, 1.75 inches across; snowflake,5.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in 2 or 3 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


Delphinium Snowflake Instructions

With white, ch 8.

Round 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2. sl st in same ch, * ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, ch 2, sl st in same ch; repeat from * 4 times for a total of 6 stamen of flower center, omitting last sl st and instead sl st in same ch as starting dc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Round 2: With purple or petal color and working from under side of flower center, * 1 sc in any stamen sl st (or next stamen sl st in repeats), ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch (petal made); repeat from * around 5 times for a total of 6 petals, 1 sc in next sc.

Round 3: * 1 sc in bottom of next sc, 1 hdc in bottom of next hdc, 3 dc in bottom of next dc, 3 dc in 1st ch of ch 2 tip, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 3 dc in next ch of ch 2 tip, 3 dc in next dc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc (between petals); repeat from * around 5 times for a total of 6 complete petals.
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 4: * Ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch (inner petal made), 1 sc in same sc as final sc of Round 3 (or same between petals sc on repeats), working underneath/backside of next petal, 1 sc in next sc between petals; repeat from * around 5 times for a total of 6 petals.

Round 5: * 1 sc in bottom of next sc, 1 hdc in bottom of next hdc, 3 dc in bottom of next dc, 3 dc in 1st ch of ch 2 tip, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 3 dc in next ch of ch 2 tip, 3 dc in next dc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc between next 2 sc (between petals); repeat from * around 5 times for a total of 6 complete petals; sl st in next sc; bind off, weave in ends. End here if making flower only. If making snowflake, keep going.

Round 6: With green if making leaves and working from back of motif, 1 dc catching 2 threads at the base of any Round 5 petal, * ch 5, 1 dc catching 2 threads at base of next white petal; repeat from * around 4 times, ch 2, 1 tr in starting dc to form 6th ch 5 sp 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 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 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, 3 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 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, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. (If making leaves, bind off green here and work remainder of Rounds in white.)

Round 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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.


Pink Delphinium Snowflake Instructions

Work Rounds 1 through 7 same as above.

Round 8: With white or pink, * 2 dc in any green leaf ch 3 point (or next green leaf point on repeats), ch 5, 1 dc in gap between next 2 sc, ch 5, 2 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 3 of final repeat, ch 1, 1 dc in starting dc to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 7, sk next ch 5 sp, 1 dc in next dc, ch 7, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 3 and last 3 dc of final repeat, 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), 3 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, ch 14, 4 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 4 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 5 and last 4 dc of final repeat, ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.

Round 11: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 7, sk next 6 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch, ch 7, 5 dc in next ch 5 point; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 5 dc of final repeat, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.

White Delphinium Snowflake
White Delphinium Snowflake with ch 5 instead of ch 7 on Round 9.

To shape and stiffen flowers only or not? The decision is yours.


Unblocked Delphiniums


Blocked Delphiniums

My crochet flowers and flower flake vest are pinned and sprayed lightly with a fine plain water mist, then dried with my hair blow dryer (or air-dried overnight if I'm not in a hurry).


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.

1 comment :

  1. I bet you have plenty to go back and do indeed as ideas always come at your feed. The vest is sure a fun idea too.

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