The TulipMarch 25, 2017
Hi my dears,
do you like tulips? I do a lot. It is my most favorite flower. Our tulips on our small garden are slowly growing and I am so excited to see it's beauty.
Say hello to the Spring and make some tulips with me :-)
The Tulip appliqué
Design by Vendula Maderska
What do you need:
• fine yarn/ sport/ 5 ply/ 12 wpi/ calls for 3 mm hook
• hook 3 mm
• tapestry needle
• common sewing needle and threads
• buttons average 6 mm
• 1 button average 9 mm
I used this yarn:
100% mercerized cotton yarn, Catania Solids by Schachenmayr SMC
Yarn weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)
Material: 100% cotton
Yardage: 136 yards (124 meters)
Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 26.0 sts = 4 inches
I used these colors: 115 red, 392 light green, 212 kiwi green, 100 light yellow. You will need about 7 grams of yarn totally.
The dimension of finished appliqué: width 6 cm/2.7 inches and 11 cm/ 4.3 inches tall. Please remember, that the size of finished appliqué depends on used material and your style of crocheting also.
Needed skills: EASY
Abbreviations used – US terms:
Slip stitch (SlSt)
Single crochet (SC)
Half double crochet (HDC)
Double crochet (DC)
Increasing (inc): 2 SC in the same stitch
Decreasing (dec): 2 SC crochet together
Begin with the head of the tulip
Beginning: Use red yarn and make CH 7
Row 1: insert a hook in the second stitch from the hook and 1 SC in every stitch from the previous row (you will have 6 SC), CH 1 for turning the work, turn
Row 2: inc, 1 SC in next 4 stitches, inc (8 SC), CH 1 for turning the work, turn
Row 3: inc, 1 SC in next 6 stitches, inc (10 SC), CH 1 for turning the work, turn
Row 4: 1 SC in the first stitch, inc, 1 SC in next 6 stitches, inc, 1 SC in next stitch (12 SC), CH 1 for turning the work, turn
Row 5 - 14: 1 SC in each stitch from previous row (12 SC), CH 1 for turning the work, turn
Now you will separate the head of the tulip in three parts/ petals.
Row 15: 1 SC in next 4 stitches (4 SC), CH 1 for turning the work, turn
Row 16: dec, dec (2 SC), CH 1 for turning the work, turn
Row 17: dec, CH 1, end the work.
Now you will crochet one round of SC around all head of the tulip
Round 9: Insert a hook in the first stitch of row 1 as you see on the picture below and continue to the tip of the tulip and make 1 SC in next 22 stitches, 3 SC in the tip of the first petal, then continue 1 SC in next two stitches on the side of the first petal, insert a hook between the petals into the row 14 and make 1 SlSt, continue 1 SC in next 2 stitches on the side of second petal, 3 SC in tip of second petal, 1 SC in next 2 stitch of the second petal, insert a hook between the petals into the row 14 nad make 1 SlSt, 1 SC in next 2 stitch of the third petal, 3 SC in tip of third petal, 1 SC in next 16 stitches, 1 SlSt in first SC of the round, end the work.
Shape it nicely and neaten free threads.
Now you will make a leaf:
Beginning: Use light green yarn and make CH 12
Row 1: insert a hook in the second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt, 1 SC in next 2 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 DC in next 7 stitches, end the work.
Now you will make a stem:
Beginning: Use kiwi yarn and make CH 13
Row 1: insert a hook in the second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 DC, 1 DC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next 4 stitches, 1 DC in next 3 stitches, 1 TR, end the work. Shape it nice. Don't cut free threads for now.
You have finished all parts of the tulip. Now shape them nicely and sew them together.
Sew some colorful buttons average 6 mm on the head of the tulip. Sew one button average 9 mm on the leaf and embroider the stem by contrast yarn - I used light yellow color and tapestry needle. Make easy embroidery stitches. Neaten free threads. And your applique is finished :-)
I will look forward to seeing your tulips ♥
Thank you for reading
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