MomsLoveOfCrochet.com
Free Crochet Patterns From Me To You
  Home     Afghans     Baby & Children     Doilies     Hotpads     Potholders     Tablecloths     Ladies     Motifs     Graphs  

Filet     Wedding     Magnets     Pineapples      Pillows     Edgings     Dishcloths     Dog Sweaters     Bookmarks               

            
  
Custom Search
Counter
Free Crochet Floral Trim for
Vase
Floral Trim for Vase

Materials: Lily Naturalee 100% Cotton Yarn 2 Balls White
  Crochet Hook Size G
  Fabric Stiffener
  White Cord Elastic
  Craft Glue
  Assorted purple, pink and yellow fabric paints in transparent and solid
colours
  Pointed artist paint brush
  8” Vase

Each pansy = 3 ¼”

Pansy: (make 9):
Ch 6, join with sl st for ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 7, 3 dc in ring) 4 times, ch 7, join to top of
beg ch 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, (15 tr in ch 7 sp, dc in next dc, sk
next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times, * ch 1, in next ch 7 sp work (tr, ch 1) twice
and (dtr, ch 1) twice, and (trtr, ch 1) 5 times and (dtr, ch 1) twice and (tr,
ch 1) twice--large petal made *, dc in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next dc,
rep from * to * in next ch 7 sp for other large petal, join to beg ch 3. Cut
yarn.
Joining Rnd: Join yarn in first free ch 1 sp of first large petal of a pansy,
ch 4, * dc in next ch 1 sp, (ch 1 and dc in next ch sp) 11 times, ch 1, sk 1
sp, sc in sp between next 2 dc, ch 1, sk 1 sp on next petal, dc in next ch
sp, (ch 1, dc in next ch sp) 12 times, dc in first ch sp of first large petal of
another pansy, ch 1; continue to rep from * until all pansy are joined,
join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4. Cut yarn.

Collar:
Ch an even number to fit around outer edge of vase, join with sl st in
first ch, taking care not to twist ch.
Rnd 1: Working over a length of cord elastic, * sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1
ch; rep from * around, join to first sc. Cut elastic and tie ends together,
pulling elastic slightly so collar will fit snugly.
Rnd 2: Sl st into first ch sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), * dc in next ch
sp, ch 1; rep from * around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Sl st into first ch sp, working over a length of cord elastic, sc in
same sp, * ch 1, sc in next ch sp; rep from * around, ch 1, join to first sc.
Cut yarn. Cut and tie elastic as before.

Finishing:
Use fabric stiffener to stiffen pansy ring, shaping flowers and letting dry
on a plastic covered surface.
Paining: Apply darker solid paint colour to center spokes of a pansy,
then apply lighter transparent colour around inner edge of each pansy
petal. Paint each pansy, alternating purples and pinks. Let paint dry.
Use solid yellow to paint a “throat” in center of each pansy. Place collar
around edge of vase. Position pansy ring on vase over collar. Use glue
to glue each pansy to collar.