(same pattern in Dutch → click here)
puff stitch: (photo tutorial here, YouTube tutorial here) – (1 loop on your hook) in same stitch or space as indicated in the pattern [yarn over hook, insert hook, pull up a loop (to height of – in this case – a double crochet)] 4 times (you’ll have 9 loops on your hook); yarn over and draw through all 9 loops on your hook, chain 1 to lock the puff stitch: puff stitch made.
tip: when working IN a puff stitch on the following round/row, you insert your hook under the locking chain stitch.
treble stitch: (1 loop on your hook) yarn over hook twice; insert your hook into the stitch or space as indicated; yarn over, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through 1st 2 loops (3 loops left on hook); yarn over, pull through next 1st 2 loops (2 loops on hook now); yarn over and pull through last 2 loops.
round 1: in a magic ring (or, chain 4, close with a slip stitch to form a ring): * (make the loop on your hook a bit bigger, and crochet) 1 puff stitch, close the puff stitch with a chain, and chain 2 more stitches, 1 slip stitch **; repeat from * to ** 5 more times (6 petals: 6 puff stitches, 6 x 3 chain stitches, 6 slip stitches), fasten off – do not close magic ring too tight; some of the stitches made in round 2 are crocheted in the magic ring as well;
round 2: with a new color, attach yarn in the top of any puff stitch (under the 1st chain, that you closed the puff stitch with) with a slip stitch; * chain 2, 1 treble (right between 2 petals, crocheted in the magic ring), chain 2, slip stitch in top of next puff stitch **; repeat from * to ** 5 more times (12 chain-2 spaces, 6 slip stitches, 6 trebles); fasten off – pull magic ring tight, and sew in your ends.
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