ch = chain
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet (dc for U.K.)
dc = double crochet (tr for U.K.)
tr = treble crochet (dtr for U.K.)
st/s = stitch/es
b.l.o. = back loops only
3 skeins d.k. yarn in the following colours -
yarn a = green
yarn b = pink
yarn c = cream
3.5mm crochet hook
Work in continuous rounds.Round 1. Using yarn a, ch 2 then work 6sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. Ss back into the first sc. (6)
The next 4 rounds are to be worked b.l.o.
Round 2. 2 sc into every st until the end of the round. (12)
Round 3. *1sc into the first st then 2sc into the following st*. Repeat ** until the end of the round. (18)
Rounds 4-5. 1sc into every st until the end of the round. (18)
From this point work through both loops.
Round 6. *1sc into the first 2sts then skip the 3rd st*. *Repeat until the end of the round. (12)
Rounds 7-8. 1sc into every st until the end of the round. (12)
Round 9. 1 sc into every 2nd st until the end of the round. (6)
For the petals.
The petals are worked continuously around the front loops of the bulb.
Begin from the first sc worked in round 1.Using yarn b, ch8 then 1sc back into the same st. Sc into the next st, ch8 then sc back into the same st. *1sc into the next st then ch8, 1sc back into the same st*. **Repeat until 18 small petals are formed.
Change to yarn c.
*1dc into the next st, then 2tr into the same st. 2tr into the next st and then 2tr into the following st. 2tr into the next st then 1dc into the same st. Ss back into the same st*. **Repeat until 9 petals are formed then ss into the last st.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask in the comment sections and I will reply underneath. Have fun with them and let me know how they go.
Lots and lots of love,