Not real flower arranging mind, I always seem to struggle with that effortless look some people can achieve. No, I was asked to make some crochet flowers as napkin holders for my youngest brother's wedding. I did know they were having a few guests, but it certainly felt like a lot when I had finished this little bundle:
I had fun playing around with which colours to put where, which ones went well together.
On the day each table different colour flower (and herb). It was a lovely day, I'm sure my brother would say that it was totally down to the crochet flowers!!!
On the day I totally forgot to take any pictures of them in situ. Duh. Luckily my son obviously thought they looked nice and took a couple of photos of them for me. Excuse the lack of focus.
I created the flower pattern a while ago, it was based on a couple of others, and different things I liked about them. My pattern uses different stitches which I think makes it look quite interesting, it also has quite wide petals because I like that too! Flowers and hearts were some of the first patterns I learned when I started to crochet, because I wanted to put them on cards. I also wanted something quick to see if I could do it. So I hope that this isn't too tricky for beginners out there and that you enjoy making some quick flowers.
Easy Flower Pattern - UK terms
R1: Magic Circle (or Chain 4 and slip stitch into a circle)
R2: Chain 2, 9 treble crochet into the centre, slip stitch to join (you should have 10 stitches)
R3: Chain 1, 2 double crochet into each treble crochet from the row before slip stitch to join (there should be 20 stitiches now)
R4: Chain 2, 3 treble crochet into the 1st stitch, slip stitch into the next 2 stitches, then *4 treble crochet into next stitch anfd slip stitch into the next 2 stitches to the end