April has arrived and so to the tutorial for the Field of Flowers motif!
Many of you may remember I blogged about a field of flowers rug, an article featured in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine way back in June 2009. You’ll find the post here.
Back then I tweaked the pattern and created a few flowers to embellish a cushion. You’ll find the beginnings here.
I’ve now pulled the project out of storage, dusted off the flowers and made and a few more to complete my cushion.
So for those who would like to embellish a cushion or hook enough flowers to create a rug I’m sharing the tweaked pattern for you below.
You’ll need an assortment of yarn, I used 8 ply yarn with a 5 mm crochet hook.
I also purchased a ready-made plain cushion for this project.
Field of Flowers Motif
NOTE: Instructions are written in Australian/UK terminology.
Ch 6, join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 2 tr into ring, ch 1, * work 3 tr into ring, ch 1, rep from * 4 times, join with a sl st into top of beg ch-3, sl st across to ch-1 sp.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, * work 1 dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 3, rep from * 4 times, work 1 dc into beg ch-1 sp.
Rnd 3: * Work 1 dc into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, work 6 dtr into same ch-3 sp, ch 3, work 1 dc into same ch-3 sp, rep from * 5 times, join with a sl st into beg dc.
Fasten off, ensuring to leave a long tail for attaching each motif.
Make as many flowers as required for your project.
For an embellished cushion, remove the insert from a purchased cushion and begin by placing flower motifs randomly, covering the entire front of the cushion, compacting the flower motifs to eliminate gaps.
Once you are happy with the placement of the flower motifs, carefully remove them in correct order and set them aside nearby your work surface.
Simply stitch each flower into place catching a stitch or two between each petal!