Learn how to make this beautiful crochet Flower – Irish Lace motif. You can use it as an applique and create a pretty embellishment for your clothing, hat, scarf, home décor or whatever you choose!
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I’ve used this Crochet Flower motif in my Jeans Embellishment project.
Another beautiful motif I used in this project is a Large Lacy Irish flower.
Crochet Flower Motif – Free Crochet Pattern
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
DC3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
Sp – space
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
This Irish Crochet Flower is about 3” (7-1/2 cm) in diameter.
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Ch 8, join with Sl St to form a ring,
Rnd 1. Ch 1, 14 SC in ring, join with Sl St into top of first SC. Total – 14 SC.
Rnd 2. Ch 1, 2 SC in each St around, join with Sl St into top of first SC. Total – 28 SC.
Rnd 3. Ch 1, SC in first St, *Ch 12, working under 2 loops – DC3tog in 6th Ch from the hook, Ch 2, skip 2 Chs, working under 2 loops – DC in next Ch, Ch 3, skip one St of previous Rnd, SC in next 3*, repeat from * to * 6 more times, but last time – SC in last 2 Sts, join with Sl St to first SC. Total – 7 petals.
Rnd 4. Ch 1, *3 SC in Ch-3 sp, SC in next St, 2 SC in Ch-2 sp, SC in next St, 7 SC in Ch-5 sp, SC in next St, 2 SC in Ch-2 sp, SC in next St, 3 SC in Ch-3 sp, skip first SC of next three Sts between petals, Sl St in second, skip third*, repeat from * to * 6 more times, join with Sl St to first SC.
Rnd 5. [*Ch 1, Sl St in next*, repeat from * to * around the petal skipping Sl St between petals], repeat from [ to ] 6 more times, join with Sl St to first Ch 1.
These flowers must be blocked to achieve the desired shape.
Crocheted pieces made from natural fibers like cotton look their best after they have been blocked to the proper shape. It also helps make stitches look uniform and even.
To do that, gently submerge your crocheted items in cold water, allow them to soak thoroughly. Roll them in a towel to remove water, shape them and lay them on a flat surface. Also, you can use rustproof pins to pin your motifs to shape. Allow to dry completely.
If you were using crochet cotton threads, you can iron your motifs. To do that, set the iron on the lowest heat setting suggested for the yarn. Place a slightly damp cloth on top of your crocheted piece before ironing. Never allow the iron to come into direct contact with crocheted motifs. Lightly touch up the cloth with iron, do not press hard or iron sideways.
I hope you enjoyed this beautiful crochet Flower motif!
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