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Saturday, 18 March 2017

EXQUISITE FLORAL HAIR COMB 4 - The beautiful Iris Lily hair comb


Iris lily crochet flower free pattern

Iris lily crochet flower free pattern

EXQUISITE FLORAL HAIR COMB 4
The beautiful Iris Lily hair comb

Yes, once I get started with one project, I seem to just get lost in that for a bit.. so here’s my next hair comb.  Do check out my first two blogs on the similar project.  
This is not my pattern.  I’ve used a photo tutorial that I found on the internet at http://www.casadasalete.com.br/2012/12/copo-de-leite-em-croche.html and here’s the photo that inspired me.

These are my notes as I work on my own project. Welcome back as we work on this new challenge together.

Materials used : Today I’ve used a combination of the lovely Indian Anchor knitting cotton (Size 20) with a 1.3 mm crochet hook.


Skill level : Intermediate

Abbreviations used :
dc : Double crochet                                       st(s) : Stitch(es)
ch(s) : chain(s                                       ch-sp : chain space
sp(s) : space(s)                                     rep : Repeat
hk : hook                                               yo : Yarn over
sk : Skip                                                  lp(s) : Loop(s)
trc : Treble / Triple crochet                                               

Stitches used :

Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.


How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8

How to thread beads onto your yarn : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3WKv0W8miQ

How to add beads in crochet : Check out this neat link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbLCuyfv-M



Iris Lily crochet flower free pattern

This project is made up of two parts.  For the first part, the petal, we will make a round-ish doily-like petal.  We will then work on the inner stamen and finally put the two piece together to get this awesome lily flower.

As before, I am going to give you ideas, and you can throw in picots and beads as you please to jazz up your own creation.

As mentioned before, this is not my creation, so do feel free to visit the photo tutorial on the link above.

Part 1 : Petal




Start with a magic circle and 8 hdc in that circle.  
Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.  Pull lightly to close circle.

Round 1 : 2 dc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

Round 2 : 2 dc in the 1st dc  ; 2 dc in the next 4 dc ; 
(ch 1, dc in the next dc) ; 
rep (to) 10 times ; 2 dc in the next 6 dc ; dc in the last 2 dc.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

Round 3 : dc in the 1st 10 dc  ; (ch 2, dc in the next dc) ; 
rep (to) 10 times ; dc in the last 14 dc.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

Round 4 : dc in the 1st 10 dc  ; (2 dc in the next ch-2 sp ; dc in the next dc) ; 
rep (to) 4 times ; 3 trc in the next ch-2 sp ; dc in the next dc ; rep (to) 5 times ; dc in the last 14 dc.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

In our last round, we will use a ch-3 picot, which is (ch 3, sl-st in the 3rd ch from hk).  Just so you know where we’re going to use this picot, you can go ahead and mark the centre trc that you have made in the last round.

Round 5 : dc in the 1st 23 dc ; trc in the next 2 dc ; 2 trc in the next trc ; 
(trc + picot + trc) all in the next trc ; 
2 trc in the next trc ; trc in the next 2 dc ; dc in each dc till end.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

Great job!  We have created the petal for our beautiful lily flower.

Part 2 : Inner Stamen

Start with a magic circle and 8 hdc in that circle.  
Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.  Pull lightly to close circle.

Rounds 1 - 11 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc (Read Notes below)

Round 12 : hdc 2-tog over the 1st 2 hdc ; (hdc 2-tog over the next 2 hdc) ; rep (to) all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

Fasten off and cut yarn leaving a tail to stitch onto the petal.  Before stitching, pass the yarn through the last 4 sts and close the small hole.  Now attach the stamen to the petal made.

Notes :
1.       You will work as many rounds as needed for the stamen to be of a length that will just about stick out of the top, but is not longer than the white petal we’ve made. (Look at the photo for reference on length)
2.     There is no precise length needed for the stem.  Fold the white petal over, and see how much of the stamen you want peeping through, and stop accordingly.
3.     You may decide to use sc instead of hdc, and that will not affect the pattern.  It may, however, affect how many rounds you’ll need to get the length needed.

Fasten off and leave a long tail to attach your flower motif to the barette or dress of choice.


Part 3 : Stem



Start (using green yarn) with a magic circle and 6 sc in that circle. Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.  Pull lightly to close circle.

Rounds 1 - 6 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.
You may continue as many rounds as you want depending on how long you want your stem.  If you are OK with the length you have thus far, carry on with Round 7, else increase stem length and then come back to instructions below.

Round 7 : 2 sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc

Round 8 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc

Round 9 : 2 sc in the 1st sc  ; (sc in the next sc ; 2 sc in the next sc) ; rep (to) all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc

Round 10 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc


Iris lily crochet flower motif pattern free

Iris lily crochet flower free pattern

Finishing : Neatly attach all your pieces together.  Fold the two parts of the petal around and over the stamen, and sew the stamen at the base.  Then attach on the small green stem to the flower petal.
Finally join the little flower neatly to the top of the hair comb / barrette, and glue in all ends.

Ta da.. you're done.. now go show off on social media. :)

Do remember though that this is where you read all about this project.  So please add my blog link when you share and show off your project.  Thanks in advance.

And that’s done.. yet another project brilliantly executed ! J

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