Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Crochet Blackberry Flower - Free Pattern

  • sport weight yarn in white and green
  • 4,5 mm crochet hook
  • tapestry needle to sew in the ends.
Stitches and abbreviations used:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
tr: triple crochet
yo: yarn over

Special stitch used:
tr cluster or tr4tog  or triple 4 together[yo twice, insert hook in the stitch indicated in the pattern, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 2 loops, leaving the next loops on hook)*2 times]*4 times. You have 5 loops on the hook; yo, draw through all 5 loops on the hook.
In other words, you will make 4 unfinished treble crochet, leaving each time the last loop on hook, so at the end you'll have 5 loops on hook; yo, draw through all 5 loops on the hook.)

 I didn't found a video for the tr4tog, but to see how to make a tr cluster, here is a video made by Teresa Richardson demonstrating how to join 3 triple crochet together. 

Written Pattern:    (

Using green yarn ch4, join with sl st into a ring.
Ch4 (count as the first sc and ch3),  (1sc into ring, 3ch)*4 times, ending with a sl st into first ch of the ch4 at the beginning of the round. 
Cut yarn. Fasten off.

Join white yarn  into first ch3 loop of the center.
(4ch, tr4tog in ch3 loop, 3ch, sl st in the top of the cluster, 4ch, sl st into same ch loop, sl st into next ch loop)*5 times, ending with slst in the first slst at beginning of the round. (5 petals)
Cut yarn. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

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