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Free Patterns >> Flower Child

Designed by Darla Sims

 
Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, and X-Large are in parentheses.
 
STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Washable Ewe™”5 (6, 6, 7) skeins3365 Earth A, 1 (2, 2, 2) skeins 3706 Zinnia B, 1 skien 3215 Duckling C.
 
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle
 
Gauge: One square = 5 1/2” X 5 1/2”. In side net pattern, (sc, ch 5) 4 times = 4”; 4 rows of ch-5 spaces = 2”.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
 
Finished Bust: 37 (41, 45, 49)”/94 (104, 114.5, 124.5)cm
Finished Length: 25 (25 1/2, 26, 26 1/2)”
 
SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:
Popcorn: Work 5 sc in designated st, remove loop from hook, insert hook top of first sc, insert hook in dropped loop, draw yarn through.
 
Decrease Single Crochet (sc2tog): [Insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop] twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.
 
Flower Square (make 28)
With C, ch 4; join with slip st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc into ring; join to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, popcorn in same st, ch 4, *popcorn in next st, ch 4; repeat from * 6 times; slip st in first popcorn to join – 8 popcorns. Fasten off C.
Round 3: With right side facing, join B with a sc in any ch-4 space, (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc) in same space (petal made), (sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-4 space around; slip st in first sc to join. Fasten off B.
Round 4: With right side facing, join C with a sc in center tr of any petal, *ch 5, sc in center tr of next petal, repeat from * 7 times; slip st in first sc to join.
Round 5: Slip st in next 2 ch sts, ch 1, sc in same space, [ch 5, sc in same space] twice in same space (corner made), *(ch 5, sc) in each of next 2 ch-5 spaces, [sc, ch 5] 3 times in next ch 5 space (corner made); repeat from * twice, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 2 ch-5 spaces, ch 5; slip st in first sc to join.
Round 6: Slip st in next 2 ch sts, ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * around, ending with ch 5; slip st in first sc to join.
Round 7: Ch 1, *7 sc in next ch 5 space (corner made), 4 sc in each of next 3 ch-5 spaces; repeat from * around; slip st in first sc to join. Fasten off C.
 
Back
With yarn needle and A, working through back loops only, whip stitch 2 squares together. Add 2 more squares to make one strip of 4 squares. Make 2 more strips of 4 squares. Whip stitch 3 strips together.
 
Back Left Side
Row 1:With right side facing, join A with a sc in center sc in top left-hand corner 7-sc group, *ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * 20 times, working every 5th sc in seam, working last sc in center sc of last 7-sc corner, turn – 20 ch-5 loops.
Rows 2 (2-4, 2-6, 2-8): *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * across. Fasten off A.
 
Back Right Side
Starting in bottom right-hand corner sc, repeat back left side.
 
Upper Back Yoke
Row 1: With right side facing, join A with sc in top right-hand ch-5 space of back, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space] 1 (2, 3, 4) times, *ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * 14 times working every 5th sc in seam, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space] 1 (2, 3, 4) times, turn – 19 (21, 23, 25) ch-5 spaces.
Rows 2-4 (5, 6, 7): *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * across. Fasten off A.
 
Left Shoulder
Row 1: *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * 6 (7, 8, 9) times, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.  
Row 2: *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * across. Fasten off A.
 
Right Shoulder
Skip 5 ch-5 spaces to the left of last st made in row 1 of left shoulder, join A with a sc in next ch-5 space, repeat rows 1-2 of left shoulder.
 
Front
Work same as Back through row 2 (3, 4, 5) of Upper Back Yoke.
 
 
 
Left Shoulder
Row 1: *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * 6 (7, 8, 9) times, turn.  
Row 2-4: *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * across. Fasten off A.
 
Shoulder Seam
Holding front and back together with wrong side facing, make sc by inserting hook in first loop of both front and back at the same time, complete a sc, *ch 2, working through double thickness, sc next 2 corresponding ch-5 spaces of front and back; repeat from * across shoulder. Fasten off A. Repeat on other shoulder.
 
Right Sleeves
Place a marker in 16th ch-5 space above bottom edge on each side of front and back.
Row 1: With right side facing, join A in marked ch-5 space on right-hand front edge, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * 14 (15, 15, 16) times, ending in marked ch-5 space on back, turn – 15 (16, 16, 17) ch-5 spaces.
Rows 2-10: *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 11: Ch 5, work sc2tog over first 2 ch-5 spaces, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * across to within last 2 ch 5 spaces, work sc2tog over last 2 ch-5 spaces, turn – 13 (14, 14, 15) ch-5 spaces.
Rows 12-16: Work even in pattern.
Row 17: Repeat row 11 – 11 (12, 12, 13) ch-5 spaces.
Work even in pattern until sleeve measures 12 1/2 (12 1/2, 13, 13)”/ 31.5 (31.5, 33, 33)cm or 5 1/2”/14cm less than desired length, ending with wrong side row.
 
Last Row: Ch 1, 3 sc in first ch-5 space, 4 sc in each of next 9 (10, 10, 11) ch-5 spaces, 3 sc in last ch-5 space – 42 (46, 46, 50) sc. Fasten off A.
 
Left Sleeve
Starting in marked ch-5 space on left-hand back side, repeat right sleeve.
 
Sleeve Cuff
With yarn needle and A, whip st 2 squares together on sides to form a tube for each cuff.
 
Finishing
Seam right sleeve and side in one continuous seam in same manner as for shoulder seam. Whip stitch bottom of sleeve to cuff, easing in fullness to fit. Repeat on other sleeve and side.
 
Sleeve Edging
Round 1: With right side facing, join A with a sc in seam on cuff edge, sc in each st around; slip st in first sc to join. Fasten off A.
 
Neck Edging
Round 1: With right side facing, join A with a sc in shoulder seam, sc in each st around neck opening; slip st in first sc to join.
Round 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in each ch-space around neck opening; slip st in first sc to join. Fasten off.
 

 
(4 Medium) STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Washable Ewe™” Art. T103 available in 3.5oz (100g), 183yd (167m) balls.
 
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C,= color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble crochet; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
 
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