Lozenge shaped flowers can be made on any round loom with 2 or more rounds of pegs.
Use them to make hat bands, belts, bell pulls, key-chain motifs, decorate the straps of a tote bag or go all out and crohet them to gether to make an all-over fabric.
|Wind your flower around the inner pegs of your loom, making the petals at opposite ends longer by winding them around the outer pegs instead.|
|Wind as many rounds of petals as you desire, then finish the centre, pop your flower off the loom and darn the loose ends into the back. I finished my flowers off with a back stitch centre.
I joined my flowers as follows. You may need to adjust the number of chains and double crochets worked, depending on the size of your flower, yarn and crochet hook.
|Step 1: *Join your yarn to one of the long petals with a slip stitch, 5 ch, slip stitch in the next petal, 1 chain, slip stitch in the next petal, 1 chain, slip stitch in the next petal, 1 chain, slip stitch in the next petal, 1 chain, slip stitch in the next petal, 5 chain, slip st in the other long petal; join more motifs by repeating from * for each one without breaking the yarn.|
|Step 2: Turn you strip of motifs around and crochet across the other side of your motifs. Where your motifs are joined together, work a slip stitching into the top of the thread where the motifs join together, instead of working a slip stitch into the long petals themselves.|
|Step 3: For the next round, work a double crochet (US single crochet) into each slip stitch and 1 chain space. Work 5 double crochets (US single crochet) into the 5 ch spaces. When you have completed the round, join with a slip st to the beginning.|
Copyright Sarah Bradberry April 2007. All rights reserved.