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Crocheted Deco-Ribbon Flower*

Use this flower to pin onto a bag (as we did on the Raggedy Knit Bag HERE) or as a garment trim. Make several to decorate a shawl or jacket.

Kim used a Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook size H/8 and Deco-Ribbon color 9147, "berry parfait" with an accent of tangerine in the center.

Make 8ch, sl st into first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: 3ch (count as 1dc), into ring work 1dc. (6ch, 3dc) 5 times, 6ch, 1dc, sl st into 3rd of 3ch at beg of round.
Round 2: *1ch, into next 6ch arch work (1sc, 1hdc, 7dc, 1hdc, 1sc), 1ch, skip 1dc, 1 sl st into next dc: rep from * 5 times more placing last sl st into 3rd of 3ch at beg of previous round. Fasten off.

To make center of flower: Using a few yards of a brightly colored Deco-Ribbon and size 8 knitting needles, cast on 6 sts. Work in seed st (K1, P1) for 8 rows. Cast off. Fold the 4 corners of this piece to the center and sew in place using a tapestry needle and yarn ends. Sew flower center to crocheted flower. Sew pin backing or safety pin to the back of the flower.

* This crocheted flower was adapted by Kim Huhta for Deco-Ribbon from a design in a smaller gauge in The Harmony Guide to 100s More Crochet Stitches by Beryl Kempner, Lyric Books (1992) page 54.

copyright 2003 Crystal Palace Yarns - this  pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or guild use. It is not to be used in any "for sale" publication. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Deco-Ribbon are welcome to use these free patterns for their customers.