Pansies

Pansies, pansies and more pansies. Lovely flowers!
The crochet version is perfect for decorations.

MATERIAL

Yarn: Cotton yarn in several colors. (I have used Scheepjeswool Cotton 8 since it comes in so many shades.)
Hook: 2.5 mm hook.

SIZE

Finished size will approximately be 5 x 6 cm.

ABBREVIATIONS, US CROCHET TERMS

st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
tr2tog – treble crochet two together
flo – front loop only
blo – back loop only

DETAILS

This pattern is built up by one center circle in the middle and 3 petal parts which are added upon the center circle. As a final touch, the side and lower petals has been decorated with some embroidered stripes.

Since these flowers could have countless color combinations I have written the pattern as if a pansy is supposed to have one color on the center circle and only one color on the petals. My example images during the description will also show the flower that way. In the end of this post I’ll give you some pictures of more color examples with descriptions on which colors has been used where.

DESCRIPTION


If you rather read crochet charts I have added such for the different petals further down 🙂 The center has no chart though. Or just go ahead with the written description.

CENTER

Start with a magic ring, work 12 sc’s inside the ring. (12)
Join with a slip stich and fasten off.

UPPER PETALS


Rnd 1.  The stiches of this round are worked in the back loops only (blo)! Start in any of the 12 sc’s of the center circle. 
Join your new yarn by making a standing double crochet (See image below), 2dc in the same st.
(3dc in the next st) 3 times.
You should now have 12 dc’s in a row.


Rnd 2. Turn your work around so that you have the back side facing you.
ch3, dc in the last dc from round 1.
(dc in the next st) 10 times.
2dc in the next st.

Rnd 3. Turn your work around so that you have the front side facing you again.

ch4 and skip the first st of round 2.
In the following 12 st’s make tr, tr2tog, tr, dc, sc, sc, dc, tr, tr2tog, tr.

ch4 and join it to the 3rd chain of the ch3 from round 2 (meaning that you skip the last st of round 2 as well).

SIDE PETALS


Rnd 1. The stiches of this round are worked in the back loop or front loop, never in bothStart in the front loop matching the 3rd st of round 1 of the upper petal (See image 1 below). You will continue counter clockwise so hold your work so that the upper petal is pointing down (image). It will be easier if you fold the upper petals backwards while working. Join your yarn by making a slip stitch.
sc in the next st (flo).
(sc in the next st (blo)) 8 times.
sc in the next st (flo).
sl st in the next st (flo). (See image 2 below)

Image 1
Image 2


Rnd 2. Turn your work around so that you have the back side facing you.
ch 1, 2hdc in the last sc of round 1.
(sc in the next st) 8 times.
2hdc in the next st.
ch 1, sl st in the st (flo) where round 1 started (See image below).

Rnd 3. Turn your work around so that you have the front side facing you again.
ch3, dc in the last hdc of round 2 (Image below).
In the following st’s make 2tr, 2tr, 2tr, dc.
ch3, (sl st in the next st) 2 times.
ch3, In the following st’s make dc, 2tr, 2tr, 2tr, dc.
ch3, sl st in the st (flo) where round 2 started.

LOWER PETAL


Rnd 1. The stiches of this round are worked in the front loops only (flo)!
Start in the front loop matching the second sc made in the blo from round 1 on the side petals (See image below) . You will continue counter clockwise so hold your work so that the upper petal is pointing down (image). It will be easier if you fold the upper and side petals backwards while working. Join your yarn by making a slip stitch.
In the following st’s make hdc,  sc,  sc,  hdc, sl st.

Rnd 2. Turn your work around so that you have the back side facing you. 
ch1, 2hdc in the last hdc from round 1.
In the following st’s make sc, sc, 2hdc.
ch 1, sl st in the st (flo) where round 1 started.

Rnd 3. Turn your work around so that you have the front side facing you again.
ch3, (dc, tr) in the last hdc of round 2 (See image below).
In the following st’s make 3tr, 2tr, 2tr, 3tr, (tr, dc)
ch3, sl st in the st (flo) where round 2 started.

STRIPE DECORATION

        

3 stripe colors added

To get the the fine stripes close to the middle of the pansy, on the side and lower petals, you can embroider them onto the finished pansy. Just make some stitches with one or several colors on the side and lower petals, see images below.

CROCHET CHARTS

I added crochet charts of the different petals, I hope that they are readable.
The purple half circles represent the flo’s or blo’s of the sc’s from the center circle.

 

Upper petals
Side petals
Lower petals (rotated 180 degrees for easier reading of stitches)

COLOR EXAMPLES

Example 1

Example 1:
Colors used: Light yellow, yellow, canary, rust , brown.Center: Yellow
Upper Petals: Light yellow
Side Petals: Round 1-2 – yellow, round 3 – light yellow.
Lower Petal: Canary
Stripe decoration: Rust, brown.

Example 2

Example 2:
Colors used: Blue, yellow, white,  black.Center: Yellow
Upper Petals: Blue
Side Petals: Round 1-2 white, round 3 blue.
Lower Petal: Blue
Stripe decoration: Black

Example 3

Example 3:
Colors used: Purple, yellow, canary, rust , brown.Center: Yellow
Upper Petals: Purple
Side Petals: Round 1-2 yellow, round 3 purple.
Lower Petal: Rust
Stripe decoration: Brown

If you’ve got questions, or find any errors in this pattern, please tell me!
It would be very nice to see your pansies, so feel free to leave a comment with a link to your blog or where ever your picture are.  🙂

Happy crocheting!

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