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Nothing says I love you like.... A flower that never dies!

SO Maybe it's that I am LOVE with this awesome guy but I am thinking of all sorts of Lovey dovey type things so watch out.... even after February 14th I will be posting all sorts of fun love and great gifts for your man patterns!



Supplies:
HUGE HOOK size M, N or Q will do... I used a Q
Size F hook that is metal ( wire can ruin wooden ones)

Green floral wire ( its like 2-4 dollars for ALOT in the floral department of craft stores!
Red Heart Botique Ribbons yarn  less than 1 hank.. I could MAKE SOOOO many with this one hank! REMEMBER this yarn comes in a hank... DON"T try to use it without first winding it into a ball! *tip* I put mine around a chair, cut the strings and then wind into said ball! soo much easier and less chances of .... dun dun dun YARN VOMIT.....

Optional * I also used green thread along with my floral wire, it looks great both ways it's up to you, green crochet thread any size would look nice too :)

Make flower top:
With Ribbon's yarn and Q hook

chain 3 and join or make a magic circle

Round 1-work 5 hdc into the loop
*turn inside out
Round 2
chain 1, work one hdc post stitch ( around the first hdc of the first row, working in the round don't join) work 2 hdc post stitches around the next.. keep going until your bloom is the size you want. The flower pictured is a total of 5 stitches for the first round and 9 stitches in the next ( technically the last 2 are the start of the 3rd round... but stop when you have the size you want and weave in your ends.)

The stem

DON"T use your wooded hooks!! use your older beat up metal ones!!!
Using floral wire ( thread optional held with floral wire) and a F hook
** reminder working with wire is slower than yarn so don't freak.. alos your chains don't have to be exact it will not be noticeable**
chain 25 ( more or less depending on how tall your vase is..) dc in the third chain from the hook, hdc into the dc , chain 3 sl into the same chain as the dc, chain 8 to 15 more ( I chained eight, but if you use a bigger vase or make a lot you may want to vary)work 4 sc into the 2nd chain from the hook, working in a continual round work 2sc in every sccut the wire with a 10 inch tail weave it into the bottom of your bloom several times so it's secure then wrap it down the steam to give it more stability so when in the vase it will stand up and not look wilted. I also then took my wire and wrapped started at the bottom of my steam and wrapped until the top.


And thats my flower? Will you be making one??? If you do please share it over on the Crochet Chiq Facebook Fan page
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