Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Quick and easy chunky flower brooch - FREE PATTERN!

Completed Flower Brooch
Brooches are pretty "in" this summer and there are literally hundreds of patterns on Ravelry for all manner of flower brooches. Most of them are made with thinner yarn as I wanted to use up the last bits of my Wendy Fusion chunky.

I whipped up this flower pretty quickly (5 mins!) and I thought I'd share this quick and easy flower brooch tutorial with you. 

Central & Middle pieces
Outer Flower Piece
Yarn: Wendy Fusion or other chunky yarn
Hook: 6mm
Gauge: not important!
You'll also need: Brooch blank / brooch pin

Instructions:

Central circle:
Using a lighter colour, use a magic ring and make 10 single crochet in ring. Pull tight and fasten off.

Middle Flower:
Ch 4. Join with SS to first SC to form a ring.
Ch 1, 12 DC in ring. Join with SS to 1CH.
*SC, HDC, DC all in next SC. DC, HDC, SC all in next stitch** repeat from * to ** all around for 6 petals. Join with SS to 1CH.
Fasten off.

Outer Flower:
CH4, join with SS to first SC to make ring.
*CH 14, SC in ring** repeat * to ** for another 9 times (10 petals in total).

Finishing up:
Place the 3 flowers on top of each other and sew together. Sew or glue a brooch blank to the rear and you're done!

You can always add a button to the centre or even beads to it!

I'm actually going to make another and attach it to a hair elastic to spruce up my dreads a bit!


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