Thursday, November 17, 2005

FLOWER PIN

copyright © 11/10/04 Dot Matthews
a rose by dot

Red Heart Super Saver yarn, I hook

SPECIALTY STITCH:
bp sl st = Back Post sl st.
Insert hook into designated hole from BACK to front, insert hook into next hole from FRONT to back. Your hook is now laying over a post, yo and pull thru both holes, and the loop on hook. BACK POST SL ST made.

ROW 1: ch 2, 7 sc in first ch. Do not join.

ROW 2: *1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, all in the next st*. Repeat from * to * in each st around. Do not join. (7 petals)

Note: Look at the center of the flower. You'll see a center hole that was made by the stitches of row 1, and 7 holes made by the stitches of row 2. The sides of the holes is called the "post". The stitches of row 3 will be worked around these posts.

ROW 3: working in the hole made from the last petals, insert hook from BACK to front, around the post and into the next hole from front to back. yo and pull thru both holes, and the loop on hook. BACK POST SL ST made. ch 3, *bp sl st around the next post, ch 3,* repeat from * to * around, sl st in first ch. (7 ch-3 spaces).

ROW 4: * 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next ch-3 space.* Repeat from * to * around.

ROW 5: *bp sl st around next post, ch 4, * repeat from * to * around, sl st in first ch.

ROW 6: * 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, in next ch-4 loop. * Repeat from * to * around.

ROW 7: *bp sl st around next post, ch 5, * repeat from * to * around, sl st in first ch.

ROW 8: * 1 sc, 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, in next ch-5 loop. * Repeat from * to * around.

ROW 9: *bp sl st around next post, ch 6, * repeat from * to * around, sl st in first ch.

ROW 10: * 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, in next ch-6 loop. * Repeat from * to * around.

Fasten off and weave in ends. Sew a pin to the back.