How are you going? I have totally lost track of the days this week, fully in holiday mode at the moment!
But I have put together a little tutorial for the stuffed flower decorations I have been making, in case anyone would like to make a quick and simple decoration to add to their Christmas cheer.
Ok, here we go!
Hook : 3.00mm
Materials : Small amounts of 8ply yarn, I used Heirloom cotton 8ply, but this is a great scrap buster project, you could make these with any yarn I think.
Chain 4, slip stitch into first ch to form circle .
Round 1 : ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 9 dc into circle, join to first st with slip stitch (10 sts all up), bind off.
Round 2: Join second colour to any st, Ch 1, 1 sc into same stitch, then 2sc in each stitch around circle
( 20 stitches all up), bind off.
Round 3: Join petal colour to any stitch. Make 5 petals in this round.
(Work into the back loop of the st only in this round)
To make a petal,
In 1st st : do 1sc
In 2nd st: do 1hdc, 1dc, 2tr
In 3rd st: do 2tr, 1dc,1hdc
In 4th st: do 1 sl/st
Continue around circle and make 4 more petals ( 5 in total), sl/st into first st of first petal and bind off.
Now you have a flower like this, you can do a few different things. You could leave it at this point, and have a flat plain flower, or you could do an extra round of sc around the petals in another colour for a finishing outline flower that is still flat, or you could do what I have done, .......
........which is make a second flower and join them together by sc all around in a contrast colour, stuffing the flower with a bit of fibrefill before completing the sc edge......
.......and then I made a hanging loop by changing to a 2.00mm hook and chaining around 30 - 40 chains and joining the end with a slip stitch into the base of the chains. Weave in the ends, and
So that is it! Very easy and simple, and I think they are very cute when they are finished. You could add these to presents as a sweet topper, or hang them anywhere you like!
I am sorry about the poor quality photos, the lighting wasn't great and I think I must have been shaking the camera a bit.
We are having a great holiday, and I haven't spent much time on the computer at all, the internet connection is fairly dodgy here anyway, (and I have almost forgotten about Christmas completely!), too busy having a fun relaxing time swimming, lazying around, sun soaking, eating, drinking, etc. You get the picture!
Anyway, I will be back in a week or so with normal life resuming.
Hope you are all having a good week too! xxxxxxx