: Gauge is not important, but the stitches need to be loose to felt the yarn successfully.SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
2-Chain Picot (2-ch-picot) =
Ch 2, insert hook in front loop (horizontal bar) of the sc just made and in the left strand (vertical bar) of the same st, yo and pull through all three loops.
3-Chain Picot (3-ch-picot) =
Ch 3, insert hook in front loop (horizontal bar) of the dc just made and in the left strand (vertical bar) of the same st, yo and pull through all three loops.
Note: Join rounds with a slip stitch. The leaf is made by working around both sides of the starting chain, keeping the right
Center: With C and 6 mm hook, ch 2; [sc in to second ch from the hook, 2-ch-picot] 8 times; join to first sc and fasten off – 8 2-ch picots.
Round 1: Working into the back loops of the flower center with the 8 mm hook, join A in the back loop of a sc; slip st into sc; [ch 5, slip st in back hump of second ch from the hook and in back hump of next 3 ch, slip st into next sc] 7 times; ch 5, slip st in back hump of second ch from the hook and in back hump of next 3 ch; slip st into first slip st – 8 ch-5 petals
Round 2: Work into the back loops of the ch-5 petals; [slip st into the first chain of the petal, sc in the next st, hdc in the next st, dc in the next st, (3 dc, 3-ch-picot, 3 dc) in the back loop of the turning chain at tip of petal, dc in the first slip st, hdc in the next st, sc in the next st, slip st in the next st, slip st into the slip st between the petals] 8 times – 8 petals.
Fasten off and weave in the ends
Leaves (Make 2)
Center Vein: With B and 8 mm hook, ch 6; working into the back hump of the chains, slip st in the second ch from the hook, slip st in next 4 ch, ch 1 – 5 slip st.
Round 1: Starting on the opposite side and working into the back loops of the center vein; slip st in the first ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, (3 dc, 3-ch-picot, 3 dc) in back loop of turning ch at tip of leaf; working down the slip st side, dc in next 2 slip st, hdc in next slip st, sc in next slip st, slip st in last slip st; join.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Round 1: With A and 8 mm hook, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from the hook; join to first sc – 6 sc.
Round 2: Ch1, 2 sc in each sc; join to first sc – 12 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc; [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 5 times; join to first sc – 18 sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc; [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 5 times; join to first sc – 24 sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Before assembling the flower, put the pieces into pillowcases and tie closed. Place them in a washing machine with hot water and a small amount of detergent. Check during the wash cycle regularly until desired amount of felting is achieved. Rinse soap and squeeze out excess water. Slightly overlap the clematis petals, pin into place and let dry. Block remaining pieces into desired shapes and let dry.
Arrange two leaves on the back of flower; pin into place and stitch to the clematis with B. Place backing on the clematis over the leaves; pin and stitch into place with A. Sew bar pin onto back.
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = Color a, Color B, Color C etc; ch =
chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm =
millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); [ ] = work
directions in brackets the number of times specified.
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