01 February 2010

African Flower

A beautiful take on the hexagon.

Image by MIA Inspiration.

Pattern by Elizabeth Cat.
1st Round: Chain 5 stitches and join with slip stitch to form a ring.
2nd Round: Chain 3 (count as first dc), 1 dc in ring, (1 chain stitch, 2 db** in ring) 5 times, 1 chain stitch, join with slip stitch to first dc (6 shells).
3rd Round: Join next colour and crochet in each of the 6 chain spaces: (2 dc, 1 chain stitch, 2dc). Join with slip stitch to first dc.
4th Round: Join next colour and crochet 7 dc in each of the 5 chain spaces. Join with slip stitch to first dc.
5th Round: Join next colour and crochet 1 sc in each of the next 7 dc, except between the 2 dc of the third row where you do a dc which you join to the 3rd round in order to form the petal - (7 sc and 1 dc) 6 times.
6th Round: Join next colour and crochet 1 dc in each sc, except for the middle of each petal where you crochet (1 dc,1 sc, 1dc) in each petal. Tie off.

* dc: double crochet, sc: single crochet
** My note: Db seems to indicate double crochet. Not sure why they did not use dc here.

Please note that mine has sc in 6th row! I made the cushion first and got the pattern later!:)

2 comments:

Yvette said...

Hi there - I would love to try this but I have no idea what stitch 'db' is! Could you clarify please?

Uyek said...

Hullo, Yvette.

I am pretty sure it is either an alternate way of indicating "DC" (i.e., double crochet) or a typo. I used DC when I made mine and it seemed to look correct.
Thanks for the question ... I will clarify in the post.