Friday, 25 August 2017
A LOVELY DAHLIA FLOWER cum TEA LIGHT HOLDER
Welcome back to Sweet Nothings Crochet free blogs and thank you for joining me here once again.
Today on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, I have decided to make this lovely flower motif which can be used as a tea light holder as well.
If you are curious about what Ganesh Chaturthi is , do read up at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesh_Chaturthi
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family.
Enjoy one of my favourite renditions in praise of the Great Ganesha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d28mMlUjuok
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)
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
How to picot with beads : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZTipus-4Qo
This is not my pattern. I found this free pattern on Ravelry and used only part of the pattern to make this project. Welcome back as we work on this new challenge together.
This flower looks a lot like a poinsettia as well, so it would work for Christmas time as well, don’t you agree?
The pattern on ravelry says crocodile stitch dahlia flower.
For this pattern, I have worked the motif square / block till Round 7.
Get the free pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocodile-stitch-afghan-block---dahlia
The centre flat part is just right to hold a tea light candle.
Note that I used a protector around my tea light candle and it worked fine. I would however, strongly urge you to take a look at the LCD tea light candle range available these days to avoid a fire hazard.
The beauty of this pattern is that you can use any hook, any yarn and no matter how small or large you make it, it will look superb!
If you want, you could actually add a bead at the end of each petal. I thought about this after I had finished this flower motif. So if you so decide, you would need a total of 16 beads (one each for the 16 petals). You could add 8 small and 8 large beads, using the smaller beads for the inner petals of course.
Go ahead.. create and show off.
While the original pattern is not mine, do remember that this is where you read all about this project. So I would appreciate if you could add my blog link and link the original pattern link when you share and show off your project. Thanks in advance.
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