Pattern

Start with a magic circle and make 4 single crochet (sc) in the circle and close the circle (4 stitches).

R1: 2 sc in each sc round, join last sc to top of 1st sc with a slip stitch (ss) (8 stitches)

R2: 2 ch then 1 ss in next sc, 2 ch. Repeat all round then join round with ss (8 chain spaces)

R3: In each chain space make 1 ss, 1 chain (ch), 2 double crochet (dc), 1 ch, 1 ss. Complete the round with ss into 1st ss. (8 petals created)

R4: Holding flower facing you, take your hook to the back of the work & insert it round the 1st chain made in R2. Make ss round the chain, ch3, ss round the 1st chain underneath the next petal then repeat 7 times & complete the round with ss into 1st ss (8 chain spaces).

R5: Into each ch sp make 1 sc, 1ch, 3 dc, 1ch, 1 sc. Complete round with ss into 1st sc. (8 petals created).

R6: As in R4 take your hook to the back of the work and make ss round the 1st post of the 1st petal created in R5, ch 4, ss round next post then repeat 7 times & complete the round with ss into 1st ss (8 ch sp).

R7: In each ch sp created in R6 make 1sc, 1 ch, 5 dc, 1 ch, 1 sc. Complete the round with ss into 1st sc.

Fasten off & weave in ends.

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Ch 6. Join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Work 12 sc sts in ring. Join the work to the beg of the round with a sl st.

Round 2: [ch 3, work 2 dc sts in the sc st that touches the ch-3, ch 3, sl st in same sc st, sl st in next st, sl st in next st.] Rep sequence in brackets 5 more times for a total of 6 flower petals.

End off. Weave in Ends.

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- Chain 4.

- 13DC in the first chain you made.
Change colour here.
- 1 slip stitch in the first of the 4-chain you started with.
- Chain 1.
- SC1 in every stitch around. So 14SC in total.
Change colour here.
- Chain 6, skip one stitch, 1SC in the next stitch. Repeat around.

- In every bow: 1SC, 1HDC, 3DC, 1HDC, 1SC.

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Start your row by ch1 as per usual. Do you see the black arrow? This is where you’ll go in your next stitch.

Insert hook through previously labeled ‘black arrow’ st…

Yarn over, draw a loop up…

Yarn over and draw loop through. Completed reverse sc. Remember: you just did a regular sc. You just did it in the opposite direction. Once your brain wraps around this, it’s really, really easy.

It takes a few stitches before the ‘pattern’ of the reverse sc appears. Your yarn will sort of slant towards the right as you go. Keep your tension even the way you would a regular sc – don’t freak out and pull too tightly. You’ll use a little more yarn than a regular sc due to the opposite direction and added ‘distance’ to travel,

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