Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Flower Power Valance Tutorial

Flower Power Valance

I have been asked a lot
for this pattern
so I have decided
to write out
the directions for you
on how I made it

This is only the second
crochet pattern I have
written so let me know
if there is something that
I need to write a little better

You can find the
half flower tutorial here
Have a look at it if you
are unsure on how to do
any of this full flower
There are lots of pictures
that may help you
You will also need
this tutorial to make
the half flowers
for the valance

Flower Power Valance

Crochet hook US size H

I used Sugar & Cream and Peaches & Creme yarn in various colors in addition to other various brand cotton yarns that I had.  Unfortunately I cant tell you how much yarn I used because I already had a lot of different colors in my stash.

DC = Double Crochet
CH = Chain
ST = Stitch
SL ST = Slip Stitch

Magic Ring = If you are not sure how to do this Google How to Crochet a Magic Ring

Join as you go = If you are not sure how to do this Google Join as you go Crochet Method

There are lots of tutorials on the internet for these methods

Full flower

Row 1:  Make a magic loop.  CH 3 (counts as first DC) 11 DC in magic loop.  Join with SL ST to 3rd CH of beginning CH 3. 12 stitches. 
Fasten off if you are changing colors.

Row 2:  Join the next color in any DC.  Ch4 (counts as your first DC & CH 1).  DC CH 1 around in each ST.  Join with SL ST in the 3rd ch of the beginning CH 4 to close round.  Do not fasten off.  12 DC with a ch 1 space in between.

Row 3:  SL ST into the first CH 1 space.  CH 3, 2 DC in the same CH 1 space.   3 DC in each CH 1 space around.  SL ST to the 3rd CH of the beginning CH 3 to close round.  Fasten off if you are changing colors.  36 DC (3 in each space).

Row 4:  Join next color in any DC.  CH 3 DC in same stitch CH 4, *skip over one DC, 2 DC in next ST, 2DC in next ST chain 4*. Repeat from * to * around until last 2 ST, SK 1 ST, 2DC in last ST.  Join with SL ST to 3rd CH of beginning CH 3.  Your ending join will be between the 2 sets of DC.  12 CH 4 spaces. Do not fasten off.

Row 5:  Make 8 DC in chain 4 SP.  Skip 2 DC, SL ST in between the 2 sets of DC.  SK 2DC, 8 DC in next CH 4 SP.  Repeat around.  To end round SL ST in beginning ST and fasten off.

I used the join as you go method when making this curtain.  The join was in made in between  stitch  4 and 5 of the 8 DC on the last row.  See the picture on where to join each flower.

Assemble as follows

Row 1:  8 full flowers

Row 2:  Half flower, 7 full flowers, half flower.
Note: I added the full 7 flowers first, then went back and added the half flower on each end with the join as you go method into the space.   See the picture for where to start your first full flower on the 2nd row.  It will not be directly under the 1st flower.  You will be joining the flowers on the bottom of the 1st row and on the sides of the 2nd row as you go.

Row 3:  2 full flowers on each side

Row 4:  1 half flower and 1 full flower on each side.  See row 2 for the order in which they were added.

Row 5:  1 Full flower on each side.

 So there you go!
If you want to make your valance
bigger or smaller
just add or take away
I would love to see
Flower Power Valance!

**added 7/20/14***
StitchinStacy has made a
YouTube video tutorial
on how to make the flower
 shown on this post
You can find part one here
and part two here

Thanks Stacey!!