HERE’S THE FREE PATTERN that Emmeline created to win the July CrochetGossip Giveaway Contest!
The hook I used was ‘I’ as suggested on the yarn label. It was 4ply Acrylic Worsted weight yarn by Red heart (7 oz skeins). NOTE: This pattern is untested. Please email if you run into problems.
1. Lt. Pink -1/2 skein approx
2. Brown -1/4 skein approx
3. White -1/4 skein approx
Starting with color #1 make a magic circle with 8 hdc(half double crochet) in the circle. slip stitch to join.
In the next round make 2 hdc in each hdc from round 1. slip stitch to join.
Continue in the same way for the next 5 rounds.
After finishing the 7th round’s slip stitch start the new row. make 1 hdc in each hdc but only on the the inner string. (I didn’t use both strands – see illustration below) slip stitch to join.
In the next round rotate 1 hdc then 2 hdc in each hdc for the entire round. slip stitch to join.
Next round make 1 hdc in each hdc for the next 3 rounds, slip stitching to join each time. Finish off, sewing in ends.
Next round will be in white. Same as before 1 hdc in each hdc for one round. slip stitching to join.
Next 2 rounds will be in brown. Same as before 1 hdc in each hdc for both rounds. slip stiching to join. Finish off, sewing in ends.
Next round will be in white again. Same as before 1 hdc in each hdc for one round. slip stitching to join. Finish off, sewing in ends.
Starting the next round in pink make 2 hdc in each hdc until the brim is the size desired. (I did 3) slip stitch to join.
The edging was created by sc(single crochet), chain 3, skip 1 hdc, attach with single crochet, chain 3… repeat until done. Finish off, sewing in ends.
I loosely followed a crochet pansy pattern I found on YouTube by TJW1963. I added an extra petal to the larger pink flower.