|That's a GIANT flower. Trust me.|
- Worsted Weight yarn
- I or K hook (make sure your hook is one or two sizes larger than what the yarn calls for)
- medium size button
- tapestry needle
Row 1: Begin with a magic circle. Chain 2 and crochet 12 HDC. The chain 2 does not count as a stitch.
Row 2: Chain 1, 2 SC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to the top of the first SC to close.
Row 3: Chain 1, SC in the next stitch, chain 2, skip 1 stitch, SC in the next. Continue around.
|SC in the next stitch after the join.|
|SC, ch 2, skip 1 stitch, SC in the next.|
|Slip stitch to first SC to finish final loop.|
Row 4: To form each petal, 1 SC, 2 HDC, 1 DC, 2 HDC, 1 SC in each loop around.
|Continue the pattern for each petal in the loops around.|
|Your petals may begin to fold and ruffle because we are putting so many stitches in small loops.|
|At the end of the round, remove your hook and insert in it through the marked stitch from the BACK of your work.|
|Pull the loop through the stitch to the back of the flower.|
|Turn your flower. The rest of the flower will be made on this side of the flower.|
You may be wondering why we are flipping the flower. If the petals keep going the same direction, they will sit inside one another and not give us the depth that we are looking for. To cause the flower petals to push forward, we flip the flower and the new petals will be made in a different direction.
Row 5: Chain 1, 2 SC in the next stitch, 1 SC in the next. Continue around.
|2 SC in the stitch from the previous row that falls between the posts of the loops.|
|Continue with 2 SC, then 1 SC around.|
|Slip stitch to the top of the first SC to complete the row.|
Row 6: Loop Row. Chain 1, SC in the next stitch, chain 3, skip 2 chains, SC in the next. Continue with chain 3, skip 2 chains, SC in the next around. Slip stitch into the first SC of the row.
Row 7: Petal Row. 1 SC, 2 HDC, 2 DC, 2 HDC, 1 SC in each petal around.
|If you flip your flower over at the end of the row, you will see that the new row is pushing the first row forward.|
Row 8: Finish Row 7 by slip stitching into the SC from the first loop in row 6.
Then, crochet 1 SC in each stitch from row 5. Join to the first SC to complete the row.
Row 9: Loop Row. Chain 1, SC in the next stitch, chain 3, skip 2 chains, SC in the next. Continue with chain 3, skip 2 chains, SC in the next around. Slip stitch into the first SC of the row.
Row 10: Petal Row. 1 SC, 2 HDC, 3 DC, 2 HDC, 1 SC in each loop around. At the end of the row, slip stitch into the SC at the base of the loop to bring the yarn down for the band.
Band:Row 1: Beginning with the SC at the base of the loop from Row 9, 1 SC, 1 SC in each of the next two stitches, 1 SC in the base of the next loop from Row 9. Slip stitch into the next stitch to secure the base of the band. Chain 1, turn.
|There are 4 stitches from the base of one loop to the base of the next.|
|Slip stitch into the next stitch to secure the base of the band.|
Continue rows of SC until your band measures across the back of the flower. Stop when there is about 1/4 inch left between the end of the band and the side of the flower.
|Stop SC rows when the band reaches almost to the other side when laid flat. There should still be about 1/4 inch space left.|
Form the loop: To form the loop for the button, chain 4, slip stitch into the last SC of the row. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Next, take the tail left from the original MC and weave it over to the side of the flower opposite the beginning of the band. Use this yarn to fasten on the button.
|Weave the yarn from the center over to the side opposite the base of the band.|
|Use it to attach the button.|
|Slip the loop over the button.|
Optional: if you like the center of your flower to have more of a decoration, you can sew on any button or other decoration. As the petals push the previous rows forward, the center may be slightly visible.
|The first row of petals can be scruched inward to cover the center or you can attach a button.|
|Use it to secure a shawl.|
|Decorate your favorite hat!|
You can save this pattern to your Ravelry queue here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ginormous-detachable-flower