For this project you will need, green, bright yellow, dark brown regular size worst weight 4ply US / 10 ply AU yarn and a 5mm hook, size US H hook.
Ch = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
HDC = Half double crochet
Sc = Single Crochet
St(s) = Stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
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Making the Center of the Flower
Round 1 (With your brown yarn)
Ch 4 and sl st into the beginning ch to form a ring. CH 1 pull up and do 16 dc’s into the center of the ring. Ch 1 cut yarn (16 sts)
Round 2 (with yellow)
sl st on any of the dc st form the previous round and ch 6, DC in 3rd chain from the hook, HDC into next st, SC into next st, sl st into last st, then sl st into next stitch on the circle to connect to center. Continue around til you have 16 petals total, last petal you will sl st where you began your very first st. Ch 1 cut yarn.
Round 3 (with Green)
Sl st your color on the tip of any flower petal, in the space that is left between the first DC and HDC. And ch 3, then sl st to the next petal and ch 3,
repeat til all petals are gathered and sl st into beginning st, sl st into the first ch 3 sp to the left.
Round 4 (making the flower into a square)
Now in the ch 3 space you want to ch 1 and pull up alittle on your loop, or ch 2 whichever you prefer, and dc 2, ch 2, dc 2 all in the same space. This will be our first corner space.
Now dc 2 into the next 3 ch 3 spaces, then in the 4th ch 3 space do 2 dc’s, ch 2, 2 dc’s to make your next corner. As shown in the picture below.
Then next 3 ch 3 spaces do 2 dc’s, then repeat the corner DC 2, ch 2, DC 2, then again do 2 dc’s in last 3 ch 3 spaces and sl st to the beginning of the first dc.
Sl st into the next st to the left bringing you over the second dc from the corner. (As shown in the picture below)
Now you want to FPDC into the post closest to the corner, and then FPDC into the previous st. (cross stitch) Do the corner as normal Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2. Then skip a st and FPBC into the post, the FPDC into the previous post to do a cross stitch. It should look like the picture below
Now the center sections, always skip a stitch and FPDC into the farther post, the FPDC into the previous one (a cross stitch) do this 4 times then on corner repeat Dc 2, ch 2, dc2, continue the rest of the round the same. Sl st into beginning st and ch 1
If you need help with the cross stitch, see this beginner tutorial with slow motion
Dc into each st around. I forgot to count but I think it should be about 74 sts at the end.
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