Crocheting is a skill that can be used to create a variety of projects, including flowers. An African flower is a popular option for those who want to try the crochet technique and create a beautiful and decorative object. In this article, we are going to explain how to crochet an African flower with 8 petals.
Crochet yarn (preferably a thicker yarn so the flower is more secure)
Step 1: Make the magic circle
Start by making the magic circle. To do this, hold the end of the thread in your left hand and loop it around your fingers.
Then cross the yarn over the base yarn and stick the hook under the base yarn. Pull the yarn through the loop and make a chain. This creates the magic circle.
Step 2: Make the initial chains
Make 3 chains to start the first petal.
Step 3: Make the triple crochet
Make 2 treble crochets inside the magic circle. To make the triple crochet stitch, wrap the yarn twice around the hook and insert the hook into the magic circle.
Pull the yarn through the magic circle and make 2 loops. I then followed the yarn through the first 2 loops on the hook.
Repeat this process two more times, until you only have one loop on your hook.
Step 4: Make more chains
Make 3 more chains.
Step 5: Make another triple crochet
Make 2 more triple crochets inside the magic circle.
Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5
Repeat steps 4 and 5 three more times to create a total of 8 petals. Make sure the petals are all the same distance apart.
Step 7: Close the magic circle
Pull the end of the thread to close the magic circle.
Step 8: Attach the wire ends
Use a tapestry needle to secure the ends of the yarn in the center of the flower.
Step 9: Cut the excess yarn
Cut the excess yarn with scissors.
Congratulations, you’ve just created an African flower with 8 crochet petals! Such a flower can be used to decorate clothes, bags, hair accessories, and much more.
If you want, you can experiment with different yarn colors and sizes to create a variety of flowers.
With practice, you will become more and more skilled at the art of crochet and be able to create more complex projects. Have a good time!
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