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Lotus Flower

Difficulty: Intermediate ✦✦✦✦✧

Spring is here! Flowers are just starting to bloom and making me dream of more tropical places. Here is a Lotus pattern to brighten your room.

The flowers are about 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch tall when made with cotton 4-ply cotton yarn and a 2mm hook.

The Lotus pattern consists of three main parts: the Foundation, the Petals, and the Center. Here is the pattern for the Lotus Leaf.


 

Special Terms

  • Ch-7 loop = ch 7, slip stitch in the first chain.

 

Foundation:

In light pink.

Row 1:  Dc 12 in magic ring, sl st in the first dc. Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in the same stitch, ch-7 loop, sc in the same stitch as the first sc, [ch 3, skip 2 dc, (sc, ch-7 loop, sc) in the next dc] repeat 3 times, sl st with the first sc. (center foundation row, 4 ch-7 loops).

Left 2 images: creating a ch-7 loop. Right: center foundation row complete.

Row 3:  Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), ch-7 loop, hdc in the next sc from behind, [ch 3, (sc, ch-7 loop, sc) in the ch-3 loop, ch 3, hdc in the next sc, ch-7 loop, hdc in the next sc from behind] repeat 4 times, sl st in the first hdc. (middle foundation row, 8 ch-7 loops).


Left: hdc from behind. Center: first repeat complete. Right: middle foundation row complete.


Row 4:  [Ch 5, (sc, ch-7 loop, sc) in the ch-3 loop] repeat 8 times, sl st in the first chain loop. (rear foundation row, 8 ch-7 loops).     Continue with the petals without tying off. The Foundation looks like a mess, but everything should be in order. Each ch-7 loop will become a petal.

   The next petal "rows" are stitched continuously from the outside to the center.

Petals: Row 5:  Ch 2, [sc in the ch-5 loop, (hdc, dc 5, tc 2, ch-2, tc 2, dc 5, hdc) in the ch-7 loop] repeat 8 times.

Row 6:  Dc in the closest ch-7 loop of the Middle row (counts as first hdc), (dc 5, tc 2, ch-2, tc 2, dc 5, hdc) in the ch-7 loop, [sc in between the 2 sc in the the next ch-3 loop, (hdc, dc 5, tc 2, ch-2, tc 2, dc 5, hdc) in the ch-7 loop] repeat 7 times. 

Left: Dc in the closest ch-7 loop. Center: Sc in between the 2 sc in the the next ch-3 loop.

Right: middle petals complete.


Row 7:  Dc in the closest ch-7 loop of the Center row (counts as first hdc), (dc 5, tc 2, ch-2, tc 2, dc 5, hdc) in the ch-7 loop, [sc in between the 2 sc in the the next ch-3 loop, (hdc, dc 5, tc 2, ch-2, tc 2, dc 5, hdc) in the ch-7 loop] repeat 3 times.    All petals complete. Tie off. Weave ends in.

Continue in bright pink.

Petal Border: Row 8:  Slip stitch into the sc at the beginning of Row 5. [Skip the next hdc, sc 7, (hdc 2, dc, hdc 2) in the ch-2 loop, sc 8, skip the sc between petals] repeat 8 times. Note: The last sc on the 8th petal should be in the slip stitch joining Row 5.

Left: first petal border. Right: border on all of the rear petals.


Row 9:  Continuing on to the Middle row, [skip the next hdc, sc 7, (hdc 2, dc, hdc 2) in the ch-2 loop, sc 8, skip the sc between petals] repeat 8 times. Note: The last sc on the 8th petal should be in the slip stitch joining Row 6.

Row 10:  Continuing on to the Center row, [skip the next hdc, sc 7, (hdc 2, dc, hdc 2) in the ch-2 loop, sc 8, skip the sc between petals] repeat 8 times. Note: The last sc on the 4th petal should be in the slip stitch joining Row 7.    Petal border complete. Tie off. Weave ends in.

Continue in light yellow.

Center: Row 1:  In the front loops only, cast on with a sc into a skipped dc from the 12 dc center (counts as the first sc), [skip the next dc, sc 2] repeat 4 times. (8 stitches)

Left: Join in the front loop in the center 12-dc circle. Right: First row of Center.

Row 2:  [2 sc in the next stitch, sc] repeat 4 times. (12 stitches)

Row 3:  [2 sc in the next stitch, sc 2] repeat 4 times. (16 stitches) Row 4:  [2 sc in the next stitch, sc 3] repeat 4 times. (20 stitches) Row 5:  Sc in all stitches around. (20 stitches) Row 6:  Sc in all stitches around. (20 stitches) Row 7:  In the back loops only, [sc2tog, sc] repeat 7 times. (14 stitches)    Very lightly stuff. You want some movement to push the Center top down and flat.    I used about a marble-sized piece of very loose acrylic stuffing.

Row 8+:  Sc2tog around and continue until there are only 5 stitches left. Slip stitch in the next stitch.


   Tie off. Weave ends in.




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energizeintent
2023년 3월 04일

The written foundation instructions do not tell you to make the needed chain 3 at end of round to then join.

The written petal instructions also do not say to make the last single crochet before joining.

The petal border instructions say to make 7 singles on first side, middle and then 8 single crochet.

They do not say that after skipping the first hdc on first petal to then go to 8 singles on both sides, but the diagram shows 8 on both sides vs 7 one side then 8.

Could you please clarify the written instructions not matching the diagram?

Thank you very much for sharing this pattern. Peace

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