Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bring May Flowers, Free Flower Brooch Crochet Pattern

What inspired me most to create this pattern was not a particular yarn I saw. It was an idea brought on by last months monthly inspiration April Showers Choker Necklace. I love the rain that comes in April, it washes away the snow, gives a fresh smell to the air. But the reason I love it the most is because that saying is true: "April showers ... brings May flowers." So this month I was inspired to create those May flowers.

So here is my free pattern for Bring May Flowers Brooch. You can made it as a brooch or use it just about anywhere you want to add a flower. As usual, I will have the pattern written here with a photo illustration slideshow after each section ... and if you want to skip all of that there is a PDF downloadable/printable file at the end of the post.

May Inspirations
 Bring May Flowers
Everyday Woman Crochet designs by Sheri K

Size 4 - Medium Weight Yarn

6 inch diameter

·         Bernat Satin Worsted Weight (4) yarn (3.5oz / 100g - 200yds / 182m per ball)
o   Color A = 6 yds #05609/Rose Garden
o   Color B = 8 yds #04201/Aqua
o   Color C = 16 yds #04007/Silk
o   Color D = 20 yds #04222/Fern
·         Size H/8-5.00mm crochet hook
·         1 inch sew through button
·         minimum 1 inch brooch pin backer
·         Needle for sewing on button
·         Yarn needle for working in ends.

Color A = CA
Color B = CB
Color C = CC
Color D = CD
round(s) = rnd(s)
space = sp
yarn over = yo
hook = hk
skip = sk
stitch(es) = st(s)
loop(s) = lp(s)
chain = ch
slip stitch = sl st
single crochet = sc
half double crochet = hdc
double crochet = dc
double treble crochet = dtr: yarn over 3 times, insert hook in indicated stitch and pull up loop, (yarn                                                over, pull through 2 loops on hook) 4 times.
back loop only = blo
front loop only = flo
4 double crochet cluster = 4-dc cluster: (yarn over, pull up loop in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull                                           through 2 loops on hook) 4 times, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on                                           hook.
front post half double crochet =         fphdc
front post double treble crochet          = fpdtr

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Chain-3 at beginning of rows/rounds counts as a double crochet.

Chain-1 and chain-2 at beginning of rows/rounds DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Join with slip stitch unless otherwise indicated.

All foundation single crochet are worked in the ch-1 created on the previous foundation single crochet unless otherwise stated.


Rnd 1: With CA, ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk, join in flo of 1st sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in flo for this rnd; 2 sc in same sc as joining, 2 sc in each of next 5 sc, DO NOT join

Rnd 3: Working in both loops; [sl st in next sc, ch 2, 4-dc cluster in next sc, ch 2] 6 times, join to 1st sl st. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: With wrong side facing, working in unused sc back loops from rnd 1, join CB in any back loop; Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st as joining, 2 hdc in each of next 5 sts, join in top of beg ch-2. [12 hdc]

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn; working in "third" loop of each hdc for this round only; [2 sc in next hdc, sc in next hdc] 6 times, DO NOT join. [18 sc]

Rnd 6: [Sl st in next sc, ch 2, 4-dc cluster in next sc, ch 2] 9 times, join in first sl st. Fasten off.

Rnd 7: With wrong side facing, working in unused hdc top loops from rnd 4, join CC in any hdc; ch 1, 2 sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in each of next 11 sts, join to 1st sc. [24 sc]

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 1, [dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1] 11 times, join to top of beg ch-3. [24 dc, 12 ch-1 sps]

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining, ch 2, (sc, ch 2) in each dc and ch-2 sp around, join to 1st sc. [36 sc, 36 ch-2 sps]

Rnd 10: Make sure you are working with WRONG side facing you, this rnd is worked around the dc posts from rnd 8; ch 1, [fphdc around each of next 2 dc, ch 3, fptr around each of next 2 dc, ch 3] 6 times, join to first hdc. [12 fphdc. 12 fptr, 24 ch-3 sps]

Rnd 11: With right side facing, join CD in 1st hdc, [make sure the ch-3 made on rnd 10 are behind work, dtr in base of next dtr, working around post of same dtr just worked in work 6 dtr; turn 180 degrees, work 6 dtr around post of next dtr, dtr in base of same dtr just worked in, sl st in next 2 hdc] 6 times.

Rnd 12: Turn, working on wrong side, [ch 4, insert hk under next ch-3 - through base of next 2 dtr - under next ch-3, yarn over and pull through loop on hook to create a sl st] 6 times, ch 4, join in turning st. Fasten off.

Line up button on front center and pin back on back center, using CD sew to flower.

Your May Inspirations ... Brings May Flowers Brooch/Pin is complete. Don't want a pin, try the flower on a headband or hair clip, on a hat, you could even add it to a purse or as a shoe topper with a little bit of craft glue. If you want to print out a version of this pattern, just scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post.
Please do not reprint or redistribute this pattern in any way, but if you like the pattern, encourage your fellow crocheters to visit this site and make one for themselves.
You may also like my May Inspirations ... Bring May Flowers Scarf pattern that I have available to purchase, to find out more just click on the photo below.
Crocheted Scarf, Flower Scarf
Click on the photo to find out how you can purchase the
pattern to make this scarf.
Here is the PDF downloadable/printable pattern for the Bring May Flowers Brooch/Pin:

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