Tuesday, 12 September 2017

SMALL BUTTON ROSE FLOWER - 2

free crochet flower motif pattern , free crochet tea light holder pattern

free crochet flower motif pattern, free crochet tea light holder pattern

SMALL BUTTON ROSE FLOWER - 2




Navratri, the festival of nine nights, is back again.

This is yet another chance, when we ladies get  to show off our craft and decorative skills, have friends and family come home and enjoy some different foods.  

This is closely followed by Diwali, our festival of lightshttps://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

During both these festivals, we decorate our homes with lights.  In the old days, we used mud lamps – now with the advent of tea lights and candles, these are the simpler, easier, and cleaner lamps that we use.

Do take a look at the flame-less tea light candle holders, that I'm told are available on Amazon, to avoid a fire hazard.

I already have quite a few patterns up on my blog.  This one is a tweak of one of my earlier creations for flower inspired tea light holders. 

Materials used : Indian Polyester yarn with a 4 mm crochet hook.
For Non-Indians : The polyester yarn that I’ve used is only available locally in India.  This is about a 4 / 5-ply thikness. You can use an yarn with a suitable hook to make this pattern.

Difficulty level : Intermediate  to advanced skill level

Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                   hdc : Half double crochet
dc : Double crochet                       sp : Space                                 
sl-st : Slip stitch                                ch : Chain
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                              hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over                                               MC : Main Colour
CC : Contrast Colour                              Sc-blo : Single crochet back loop only


Stitches used :  (Using U.S terminology)

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 a lovely way of starting a double crochet row.  Do take a look at this self-explanatory super video
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 this chainless dc start.

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


This is a pretty straight forward pattern.  We start with a magic circle and the base of our little holder, and work till we get a round base that we’re happy with… i.e the size of the tea light candle holder we’re going to put inside. 
Ensure that the round we’re making here is a little larger than the tea light, to prevent the flame from jumping out and creating a fire hazard.

We will then continue to create the top and sides of our little container holder.  This part is the constant for all the tea light holders that I have created.

As we turn to work the sides of our holder, we will be working one round in back loops only. 

Very conveniently, the other loop (i.e un-used front loop) will be the one we will re-attach our yarn onto to work the petalled portion of our tea light decoration. 

This pattern can be worked wholly in one colour with just the accent for the leaves (borders) in a contrast colour, or you can work the centre tea light holder bit in one colour, the leaves in a 2nd color and then the accents back in the color you have worked the centre bit with. 
As always with such creations, these are great stash busters, and fantastic opportunities for creativity.

If you are worrying about a fire hazard, but still interested in using this pattern .. think about using this as a base for a glass that holds your drink when you have guests over.  Not only will it look lovely and decorative, but will also absorb moisture and  be a neat place holder.
Of course, you could also use it as a glass candle holder ;)
Like I said,  creativity and possibilities are endless!

Easy enough, right? So let’s start...



SMALL BUTTON ROSE FLOWER - 2

free crochet flower motif pattern

free crochet tea light holder pattern


Our pattern repeat is 6.

First figure out the base size you want - if you are using this as a placemat for a glass, just check the diameter of your base, and work this base to match that size.  Yes, while this is easier for a glass that is straight and cylindrical, if your glass is slightly larger just off the base, work it for the largest size - after all, it is a place mat - doesn't need to be a tight fit :)

OK.. onwards..

Start (using Color 1) : with a magic circle and 6 hdc in that circle.  
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  Pull lightly to close.

Base Round 1 : 2 hdc in the 1st hdc and each hdc till end.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st. (12 hdc)

Base Round 2 : hdc in the 1st hdc  ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ; 
* hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc* ; 
rep *to* all the way around.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st st. (18 hdc)

To create a nice rim, as well as a line where we can attach the our petals, let’s work one round in single crochet, using back loops only or sc-blo.

Base Round 3 : sc-blo in the 1st hdc and each hdc till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (18 sts)


We will now work one round without increase that will raise the sides of our tea light holder.

Side Round 4 : hdc in the 1st sc and in each sc all the way around. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

For regular tea light holders, just Side Round 4 should suffice.

However, depending on how high you want the sides for your lamp holder, continue without any increase till you have the height you are happy with.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
We’ve completed the little ‘basket-like’ portion of our tea light holder.  We’ll place our little tea light inside this little basket.

We will now work on the decorative or floral part of our holder.  So we need to go back to that sc-blo row, and re-attach our yarn. 
We will now be working in the front loops of that sc, and our instruction for that first round, will just read work in sc.

For convenience, I have termed earlier rounds as Base and Side.  
These instructions will just be numbered Round 1.. etc.

Change to Color 2

Petal Round 1 : sc in the 1st free sc-lp ; 
*ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sc in the next sc* ; 
rep *to* in each sc till end.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st st. (six ch-3 sps) 

In the following round, we will work all our petal stitches in the ch-3 sps we’ve just created.

Petal Round 2 : sl-st in the 1st sc ; 
*(1 hdc ; 2 dc ; 3 trc ; 2 dc ; 1 hdc), all in the next ch-3 sp ; sl-st in the next sc* ; 
rep *to* all around till end.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Petal Round 3 : sc in the 1st sc from Round 1 ;
*ch 5, sk next 4 sts of petal, sc in the next trc ; ch 5, sk next 4 sts of petal, sc in the next sc* ;
rep *to* all around till end. Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
One absolutely stunning little tea light candle holder done.


SMALL BUTTON ROSE FLOWER – 2A

free crochet flower motif pattern

free crochet tea light holder pattern


With just a small addition, using the same basic pattern, we can get a totally different looking floral pattern.. so here goes.

For this difference, we will use our decorative picot stitch in this round, so do check the video out for a how-to at the top of this blog. 

Our picot is a (ch 2, sl-st into the 2nd st from hk).

The change is only in the border round, around each petal. 
For this, once again, we will work a sc into the sc from Round 1 – or the free front loop that we used in Round 1. 
And once again, it will look lovely if you are working with a contrast yarn.

Change to Color 1

Petal Round 3A : sc in the 1st sc from Round 1 ; *ch 5, sk next 4 sts of petal, sc + picot in the next trc ; ch 5, sk next 4 sts of petal, sc in the next sc* ; rep *to* all around till end. Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
Yet another absolutely stunning little tea light candle holder done.

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