Wednesday, April 9, 2014

3D Crocus Granny Free Tutorial

3D Crocus Granny Free Tutorial

By AnnooCrochet Designs

Seeing The Crocus peeking out in my Yard makes me so happy, I wanted to Capture this moment with this  Crocus Granny I just Created, and share the new beginning and hope which spring Brings with you all my Fellow artists.

Did you Know That the Crocus is a flower that was actually used for the Saffron Spice? 
Crocus sativus 
Family: Iridaceae Saffron is mentioned in a writing on papyrus about 1500 before Christ. It was widely grown from Crete to England, where its stigmas were used for herbal and medicinal purposes. The crocus was greatly valued in the ancient world. In India it's called kesar and highly prized. A flower of ritual and ornament, it was also used as food and as a source of dye and was connected with ceremonies. Its petals were scattered on the ground at social gatherings and on the matrimonial bed after a wedding. Crocus essence was used as a perfume and the stamens of autumn-flowering Crocus sativus are the source of saffron.

According to legend, young Crocus was a shepherd boy of fine and noble spirit. He fell deeply in love with the lovely nymph Smilax. The gods were so impressed with the depth of his devotion, that they granted him immortality and turned him into a flower. To ensure that they could be forever together, Smilax was transformed as an evergreen, the yew. 
More about Flowers and their Legends here

You will Need:

Hook size 3.25mm
Berroco Comfort in Beige 9703
Berroco Comfort in Purple 9737
Berroco Comfort in White 9700
Berroco Comfort in Yellow
Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:

ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
sk st: skip a st
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
tr: trebble
dtr: double trebble



Round 1: in a magic ring, ch, 4sc
Round 2-5:sc all around (4sc)

Round 6: with Purple Yarn, sl st, 2sc in each st (8sc)

Round 7: *ch3, in same st tr

in next st, dtr, ch3 and sl st in base of ch3,
in next st, tr and ch3  sl st at base of st

ch3, sl st at base of tr*
Repeat from * to * 3 more times

sl st at base of flower 

Fasten off.


Round 1: With Beige yarn, sl st, and pick up 4sc all around your green stem

Round 2: 3dc in each st (12dc)

sl st with first ch3,

Round 3 : ch3, 2dc in same st, ch, 3dc still in same st,

* sk 3 st, [3dc, ch, 3dc] in same st*
Repeat from * to * 3 more times

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Round 4:  ch3, 2dc in same st, 
 *sk 3 st, [3dc, ch, 3dc] in ch space from previous round

sk 3 st, 3dc in next st*
Repeat from * to * until you reach first ch3

Round 5: ch3, 2dc in same st, 
sk 3 st, 3dc in next st
*sk 3 st, [3dc, ch, 3dc] in ch space from previous round
[sk 3 st, 3dc in next st] twice*
repeat from * to * until you reach the ch3 from thr beginning round, Fasten off

With Purple Yarn, sl st in any st
ch, sc in same sp and all around your Granny, making sure to 3sc in each corner,

Voila!!!!You are done!

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