Monday, 3 March 2014

Smiling Flower in a Pot


Amigurumi Smiling Flower in a Pot
Materials needed:

DK yarn in yellow, red, dark pink, light pink, green, brown, beige.
3 mm crochet hook
polyester stuffing
stitch marker for working in the round
a pair of 6 mm safety eyes
a pipe cleaner (optional)


Abbreviations:

sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
sl st = slip stitch
r = round
BLO = back loops only
CC = change colour
FO = fasten off


Red Petals (make 3)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: (inc, 2) x 2 (8)
R3: (inc, 3) x 2 (10)
R4: (inc, 4) x 2 (12)
R5: (inc, 5) x 2 (14)
R6: (inc, 6) x 2 (16)
R7-10: sc across (16)
R11: (dec, 2) x 4 (12)
R12: (dec, 1) x 4 (8)
R13: sc through both thicknesses (4)
FO leaving long tail for sewing.


Tri-colour Petals (make 3)

Start with red.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.
R2: (inc, 2) x 2 (8)
R3: (inc, 3) x 2 (10)
R4: (inc, 4) x 2 (12)
R5: (inc, 5) x 2 (14) CC to dark pink.
R6: (inc, 6) x 2 (16)
R7-9: sc across (16) CC to light pink
R10: sc across (16)
R11: (dec, 2) x 4 (12)
R12: (dec, 1) x 4 (8)
R13: sc through both thicknesses (4)
FO leaving long tail for sewing.


Flower Center

With yellow.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: (inc) x 6 (12)
R3: (inc, 1) x 6 (18)
R4: (inc, 2) x 6 (24)
Attach safety eyes between R 3 and 4.
R5, 6: sc across (24) CC to green


Stem

R7: sc across (24)
R8: (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
R9: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)
R10: sc across (12)
Stuff. For a more rigid stem, stuff it with a pipe cleaner folded in 4 or 6.
R11: dec x 6 (6)
R12-21: sc across (6) CC to brown


Ball of earth

R22: inc x 6 (12)
R23: (inc, 1) x 6 (18)
R24: (inc, 2) x 6 (24)
R25: (inc, 3) x 6 (30)
R26: (inc, 4) x 6 (36)
R27: (inc, 5) x 6 (42)
R28: sc x 3, (inc, 6) x 6, inc, 3 (48) CC to beige.


Pot

R29: (in BLO) sc across (48)
R30: (in BLO) sc across (48)
R31: sc across (48)
R32: (dec, 6) x 6 (42)
R33, 34: sc across (42)
R35: (dec, 5) x 6 (36)
R36,37: sc across (36)
R38: (dec, 4) x 6 (30)
R39,40: sc across (30)
 R41: (dec, 3) (24)
R42: sc across (24)
R43: in BLO (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
R44: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)
Stuff pot, shaping it as you stuff. Don't over stuff.
R45: dec x 6 (6)
FO.


Pot Top Edging

Now we’re going to work through both remaining front loops of rounds 28 and 29.
R1: With the flower facing away from you and the pot facing towards you, insert the hook under one front loop of R29 (it should be a beige loop) and one front loop of R28 (it should be a green loop). Join the beige yarn, ch 1 and sc in the same two loops, sc across, going through one beige loop and one green loop every time. Sl st to first sc made. (48)
R2: Don’t turn. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc across. Sl st to first sc. (48)
FO.


Pot Bottom Edging

With the flower facing you, attach beige yarn in one of the free front loops of round 42. Ch 1, sc in each front loop across, sl st to first sc. FO


Finishing

Sew petals to center between rounds 6 and 7, using photo as guide.
Embroider mouth.


16 comments:

  1. Hi, Mariana !!!! Just found your lovely blog !!!!!! Thank you for the tutorial !!!!!
    Greetings from Greece
    Niki

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    1. Thanks, Niki. I'm glad you liked it :)

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  2. Like your flower in pot just discovered it do you half to sew each petal on and does it take a long time to make

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  3. Like your flower in pot just discovered it do you half to sew each petal on and does it take a long time to make

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    1. Yes, the petals are made separately, then sewn to the main stem. It doesn't take that long to make, probably the most time-consuming part is crocheting the petals because they are so many.

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  4. I am frustrated because the flower is soo cute but I cannot understand what you say.....seems you don't have patience to write clear the pattern.Not all of us are experts ! Thanks for trying at least.

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    1. Hi Gabrielle. I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble reading the pattern. There is a list of abbreviations at the beginning that should make things easier. If you can give me an example of exactly what you mean, maybe I can clarify it for you.

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    2. (dec, 2) x 6 (18)

      R9: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)

      R10: sc across (12) ?????????
      I know the abbreviations .Thank you for your knidness

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    3. (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
      make one decrease (also known as single crochet two together), followed by 1 single crochet in each of the next two stitches, repeat the above sequence five more times (in total six times).
      The number in brackets at the end of each round is the number of stitches you should end up with after finishing that round. In this case, you should have 18 stitches at the end of the round.

      R9: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)
      R9: make one decrease, followed by 1 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat this sequence five more times (in total six times). You will end up with 12 stitches at the end of round 9.

      R10: sc across (12)
      1 single crochet in every stitch of the round without increasing or decreasing. You will have 12 stitches at the end of the round.

      Hope this makes it a bit clearer. ;)

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  5. hey :) I love your pattern - may I translate it to danish on my facebook site? with links to your site :D

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    1. Thanks Alice, that's such a lovely idea. You're very welcome to translate it or any other pattern from my blog. Also, feel free to share a link to the translation on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lonemercreations. 😀

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    2. Thanks 😊 I will love to share the links on your page 😊

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    3. Link to the translation :)
      www.facebook.com/notes/hyggehjÞrnet-forskelligt-hÄndarbejde/hÊklet-blomst-i-potte/1710204692555234

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  6. I made this today. It is very cute. However, I'm wondering if there is an error for the pot top edging stitch count. Shouldn't it be 48, not 24?

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    1. Ooops! You're quite right, it was an error. I've corrected it now. Thanks a lot for letting me know :)

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  7. and one front loop of R28 (it should be a green loop)
    Shouldn't it be brown? ;)

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