How to make mollie flowers

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How to make mollie flowers
Soft yarn is perfect for puff stitch flowers. (Mimi Haddon/Photodisc/Getty Images)

The puff stitch is a more advanced crochet stitch for a moderate to skilled crocheter. Mollie flowers are a form of adorable little puff stitch blossoms. The flowers are crocheted using the bulky puff stitch. They are decorative for barrettes, headbands, shoe lace tie attachments and jewellery for children and teens. Combine a batch of molly flowers to make a bag, pillow cover, hat or afghan. These simple to crochet blossoms are great for a take-along project that can be stowed in a purse. Use up pieces of leftover yarn for a colourful project.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • G, H or I crochet hook
  • Yarn
  • Large-eye needle

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Attach the flower centre yarn to a crochet hook. Make a chain of six stitches. Slip stitch to join and form a ring.

  2. 2

    Make one chain stitch. Crochet 12 single crochet stitches in the ring. Make a slip stitch to join stitch one and 12 together.

  3. 3

    Make a slip stitch into stitch 12 with the flower petal yarn. Crochet one stitch going through both coloured yarn loops on the hook. Crochet two more stitches with the petal yarn. This makes a three-stitch chain.

  4. 4

    Wrap yarn over the hook from the back to the front. Insert the hook into stitch one and bring up a loop that is as high as the three chain. Three loops are on the hook. Repeat wrapping the yarn over the hook, insert into stitch one and bringing up a loop until there are seven loops on the hook.

  5. 5

    Wrap yarn over the hook and slowly draw it through all seven loops on the hook. One puff stitch has been made.

  6. 6

    Make two single crochets stitches at the top of the puff stitch to secure it.

  7. 7

    Make a slip stitch in the second stitch in the ring.

  8. 8

    Make a chain of three stitches in the third stitch of the ring. Make a puff stitch as high as the chain three.

  9. 9

    Make a slip stitch in the next stitch in the ring. Make a puff stitch. Repeat this around the remainder of the ring until there are six puff stitches or petals. Make a slip stitch in the last stitch in the ring. Slip stitch at the bottom of the first puff petal. Bind off by pulling the yarn through very tightly.

  10. 10

    Cut a 3- to 4-inch-tail of yarn with both yarn colours. Weave the ends into the flower.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep completed flowers in a container for a future project.

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