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Let's Crochet A Golden Marigold!
Let's Crochet A Pretty Marigold!
When I was shopping for plants for my garden this Spring, for some reason the extra large yellow Marigolds caught my eye. There was just something so happy looking about them!
This pattern uses my original "Rag Sttich" stitch pattern, which I think is so much fun to work up. You can just watch the little flower filling up before your eyes. It's a bit unusual in that we will first create a framework for the flower, then fill it with Rag Stitches. There's nothing difficult about it, it's just a different way of working for a change. I hope you enjoy it!
Get The Hooks I Use! - You Will LOVE Them!
Simply my favorite hook to use. It allows me to crochet despite arthritis.
What You Will Need
Small amounts of crochet thread and hook in preferred size.
For this project I used Red Heart Classic #10 Thread in Goldenrod and another #10 thread in green.
This Marigold is a great size to attach to a hair clip, as I did in the photo. You could also attach it to a ponytail holder, attach a pin finding to the back and wear it on your handbag, even applique it onto your favorite sundress!
How To Make The Magic
Special Stitches Required:
(Ch 6, SC in 4th chain from hook. SC in same space).
With Goldenrod, Chain 5, join with slip stitch to form ring.
Ch 4, DC in ring. *Ch 1, DC in ring. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, sl st to 3rd chain of ch 4. (8 spaces).
*CH 4, SC in next DC. Repeat * around ending with ch 4, sl st in base of first ch 4.
Sl st into next ch 4 loop. *Ch 6, SC in next ch 4 loop. Repeat * around ending with ch 6, sl st in base of first ch 6.
Sl st over to center of next ch 6 loop. *Ch 5, SC in next SC. CH 5, SC in next ch 6 loop. Repeat * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in base of first ch 5.
Ruffling The Flower
Slip stitch into ch 5 space. Work 2 Rag Stitches (RS) in ch 5 space. *Ch 1, work 2 RS in next ch 5 space. Continue ruffling outer round until spaces are all filled.
Ruffling The Mesh
Crocheting The Leaf Section
With Green, chain 15.
SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each remaining chain. Ch 1, turn.
Slip stitch in first 6 stitches. CH 6, work 1 rag stitch in each of next 5 chains. Slip stitch across "stem" to other side. (about 2-3 slip stitches). Ch 6, work rag stitch in each chain. After completing the last rag stitch, slip stitch into stem and fasten off.
The illustration shows just one stem with leaves. You can make and attach as many as you wish, and tack or slip stitch them to the underside edge of the marigold.
What Do You Think Of This Pattern? - Come On, You Can Tell Me!
Do you plan on making this flower?
The easiest way for me not to lose my place when ruffling the mesh is to fold the work slightly so that the exact space I'm working in is right before me. I designed this with filling up the outside round then working inward because it is easier to keep your place that way. But if you would like to do it the other way, inside to outer edge, it will work just fine!