Patrick’s flowers


#1

Could someone please explain the flower part of this pattern? How do I do it?


#2

Is it the magic circle that’s causing the problem? Here’s a video that may help. She’s working different sts into the circle but you would simply row a round of single crochet, Magic Circle


#3

Hi Salmonac,

It’s the actual diagram I don’t understand. I’ve only ever followed a written pattern so don’t actually know how to read the diagram.


#4

For that I think we need some real crochet help: @GrumpyGramma, @Mike, @OffJumpsJack


#5

Thank you! Any help would be greatly appreciated! I don’t want to be beaten!


#6

I have no idea.


#7

Where’s the pattern from? I’d like to see it if possible before I attempt to decode it. I make no promises that I can but between us we should be able to figure out enough and find you other online help so you can do it.


#8

Rav link is above. Thanks, GG and Mike.


#9

Thanks. I missed that the link was there. I can at this point say I’m wearing my baffled face. I’ll have to see what I can figure. Right now I’m confused by the red ovals. I recognize chain and double crochet symbols but how to put it together is a mystery. I’ll let you know if I figure something out.
Patricio5


#10

http://gateandocrochet.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_11.html


#11

I am with GG. These are not your typical crochet symbols.
Patricio5
Normally:
an oval is a chain, X for SC, “T slash” for the DC, (Note: the number of slashes indicates the yarn over wraps needed for the stitch: one for DC two for a treble, etc.)

Is the author using the tiny circles for SC?

Are the large ovals foundation chains, or to be worked into green SC sts?


#12

Woohoo! I think I figured it out. One piece of advice: Ditch the chart entirely. The rest of this post is my thoughts and what I tried but no advice. I looked at the picture on Ravelry to figure it out.

Start with 9 sc in a ring - I used a magic circle. Do not join. Turn.
Row 1: 2 sc in each sc; ch 2 or 3; turn
Petals are worked over 6 sts ea
6 dc; turn
6 sc; finish off

Repeat petal 2x for a total of 3 reattching yarn for each petal (ch 2 or 3 or standing double crochet or other method for starting with a dc at the beginning of a row.)

Slip stitching across and down the side of the petal mght work to avoid cutting the yarn.
I’m not even trying to write a pattern so I hope my notes make sense.
I think it will work. I don’t feel like finishing this right now so I’m stopping with one petal.
A shamrock pattern would probably work for this.

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#13

Massive thanks GrumpyGramma (and everyone else). I will give this a go! :slight_smile:

Thanks again !


#14

I hope it works out to you satisfaction. If so you could include how you did it on a Ravelry project page along with your picture(s) and it might help someone else. Happy hooking!

Oh yeah. We want to see your project too!