Hey, I'm Andrea Lemire, the education coordinatorhere at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.
I'm going to show you some really cool techniques forbeginning crochet, and hopefully, you'll have as much fun as I have with it.
Okay, letsget started.
There are two main methods for crochetinga flower.
The first one is like this flower here, and this is the rolled rose.
And theway this was done is in a long strip.
They've made the petal shapes and then rolled it upand sewn it in the back.
The way you make your petals in a flower is simply by goingfrom shortest stitch, which again is that single crochet stitch, then a half double,then a double, then back down to a half double, and then a single.
So you're going from shortestto second highest to third highest, back to second highest, and then to first higheststitch.
So simply by changing stitches, it changes the height of that row, and so youget a very fluid petal shape.
In the center, you can also add more than one double crochetto make a wider petal for that tallest point.
And of the course the pattern will tell youhow many stitches they want you to make that petal out of.
The second type of construction is done flatlike this, it's not rolled.
And it's done in one piece in rounds.
So you can check outthat Crocheting the Round video if you haven't already.
You're going to choose a beginning,and then you're going to work rounds in your petal shapes.
So over the first few stitches,you use that same technique of starting with the shortest stitch, the single crochet, movingup to the double, back down to the single, in whatever sort of amount or width you want.
And that's how you get those petal shapes.
It's the same way as in the rolled rose here.
And this pattern is the Irish Rose.
Both of these flower patterns are available on ourStitch Finder that's found under the Learning Center on LionBrand.
It's a great resourceto go to, to find many, many more of these crochet flower patterns as well.
And they'reall free.
So it's a great way to just practice how to make a lot of these patterns, and puta lot more techniques into one very small, very fast project.
Some ways that you can use flowers in a piece,besides have a lovely bouquet that never dies, is putting them on something, or making acrocheted chain and putting flowers in between the chains to make fun things like this posiebelt here.
This scarf also uses those Irish Rose flowers, and they're just sewn on toa basic crocheted scarf.
So it's a great way to add a little bit of whimsy to a project.
And this other one as well is similar to the Irish Rose flower, but it's a little bit flatter.
And this is the Garden Scarf.
So all of these projects, the Garden Scarf,the posy belt, the flowered scarf, the Irish Rose, and the rolled rose are all availablefor free on LionBrand.
Com, so go and check it out.