It has been a long while since I did a blog post, but Corona Virus Isolation = more play time.
I have been encouraging everyone to practice the Crochet Bullion Stitch, so this afternoon I experimented with a new Bullion Flower, instructions below. If you scroll down a post or two, I have a pattern for a cute chemo cap with a flower, you can substitute the flower with the Bullion flower and make a few of the caps for your local hospital. Have Fun!
New Bullion Flower and leaf Margaret Hubert 4-7-2020
Special Stiches Used: Bullion Stitch; Wrap yarn over hook 10 ten times, pick up a loop in designated stitch, yarn over and draw through all 10 wraps, yarn over and pull through remaining loop on hook to lock stitch. Do not pull tightly, but leave thread as long as the bullion stitch.
Foundation Round: Chain 5, join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Ch 3 (cts as dc) , make 9 dc in the ring, join with a slip stitch, to top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc from back loop, in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to beg ch 1.
Round 2: Work bullion petals as follows: *Chain 3, (1 bullion, ch 1) 3 times all in next stitch, chain 3, slip stitch in next stitch, single crochet in each of next 2 stitches, repeat from * 4 times more (5 petals), join with a sl st to base of beg ch-3. Fasten off.
Note: Leaf is worked on both sides of the foundation chain.
Foundation: Ch 16,
First half of leaf, 5 trc in 5th ch from hook, 1 trc in each of the next 4 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, 1 hdc in ea of the next 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, 1 sl st in last ch, ch 3, sl st in the same ch (point of leaf), do not turn.
Second half of leaf, working on other side of the foundation ch, work 1 sl st in the first ch, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in ea of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in ea of the next 3 chs, 1 trc in ea of the next 4 chs, 5 trc in last ch, ch 3, join with a sl st in same ch, end off.