52 Weeks of Flowers

Week 1— Forsythia

Spring is officially coming! I plan to start a program named 52 Weeks of Flower. I will release one flower on every Friday since Mar 22. All patterns are free and has tutoring videos. Yarn kits will update accordingly.

Forsythia are early spring-flowering shrubs with yellow blooms, often seen in private gardens, public landscaping works and parks, when some of the plants are nicknamed Easter Tree in honor of the coming spring. That's the reason I chose it as the flower of Week 1.

 

We prepared a kit for this project.The kit can make 3 bunches of forsythia flowers, which like the picture shows ( Vase not included). Because there are lots accessories needed for the flower, buying a kit is a good choice.

Kit includes:

Kit Includes all the accessories and tools, the kit can make 3 bunches of Forsythia, which is same as the picture ( Vase not included). Including :
Kalors Sport yarn #12 2skeins
Kalos Sport Yarn #55 1 skein
Flower Tape Brown 2 rolls
Flower Tape Green 1 roll
Craft wire 1 roll/55 yards
Fake flower stems 21 pcs
1.8 crochet hook 1pcs

Abbreviations & Explaination

ch: chain, draw up a loop from a st.                                 

sc: single crochet, insert the hook and draw up a loop, pull through 2 loops

hdc: half double crochet, yarn over, insert the hook and draw up a loop, pull through 3 loops together.

dc: double crochet, yarn over, insert the hook and draw up a loop, pull through 2 loops, pull through 2 loops again.

Tsc: Tunisian single crochet, insert the hook and draw up a loop, leave the loop on the hook.

Tdc: Tunisian double crochet, yarn over, insert the hook and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, leave the remaining loop on the hook.

Flower ( Make 17 pcs)

R1: Magic ring, 8sc in the ring, sl to the 1st sc to join.

R2: 1ch(this doesn't count as any st),1sc on each st, sl to the 1st sc to join

R3: Same as R2

R4: *6ch, 1tsc on the 1st bump from the hook of the chain back, 1tdc, 1tdc, 1tdc, 1sc on the rest 4 bumps of the chain back, sl to the next st of R3, there are total 7 loops on the hook, sl2tog 6 times to get only one loop on the hook. 1ch ( this doesn't count as any st, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc on the bumps which formed by the sl2tog, sl to the next st of R3**, repeat from * to ** 3 times more to get 4 petals.

For assembling the pistil, pls watch video.

Bud ( Make 8 pcs)

R1:Magic ring, 6sc in the ring, sl to the 1st sc to join.

R2: *5ch, 1tsc on the 1st bump from the hook of the chain back, 1tsc,1tdc, 1sc on the rest 3 bumps of the chain back, sl to the next st of R1, there are total 6 loops on the hook, sl2tog 5 times to get only one loop on the hook. 2ch, sl to the 2nd bump from the hook, this forms a small tip of the bud. 1sc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1sc on the bumps which formed by the sl2tog, sl to the next st of R1**, repeat from * to ** twice more to get 3 petals.

For assembling the pistil and glue the 3 tips together, pls watch the video.

Leaves (Make 12pcs)

8ch, add wire, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1sc on the bumps of the chain back, start from the 1st bump from the hook. 2ch, sl to the 2nd bump from the hook, this forms a small tip of the leave. Then, crochet on the other side of the start chain, 1sc, 1sc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, sl to the 1st sc to join.

For crocheting details, pls watch video.

Twigs

Please watch the videos for making the twigs with the brown color flower tape.

Final Assembling

Final assembling is more important than crocheting the flower itself. You can assemble the flower as you like, or follow my steps.

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