Boutonniere

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) across

GAUGE:
Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:
1. Flower, Leaf and Stem are crocheted separately, then sewn together.
2. Flower and Stem are worked in joined rnds with RS always facing. Do not turn at beg of rnds.
3. Use the colors that match our photograph, or use colors of your choice from the yarn package.

FLOWER
With hot pink, or color of your choice, ch 7.
Join with sl st in beg ch to make a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (beg ch counts as first dc), work 2 dc in ring, ch 9, * 3 dc in ring, ch 9; rep from * 4 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 – you will have 6 ch-9 sps.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc, ch 1, sc in same dc, (9 dc, ch 2, 9 dc) in next ch-9 sp, * sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, (9 dc, ch 2, 9 dc) in next ch-9 sp; rep from * 4 times more; join with sl st in first sc – 6 petals.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 9 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 9 sts; rep from * 5 more times (once for each petal); join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a 12 in. (30.5 cm) long yarn tail.
Thread yarn tail into blunt needle and weave through sts of Rnd 1. Pull to gather and knot securely.

LEAF
With pea green, ch 10.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 ch, work 3 sc in last ch; turn to work along opposite side of foundation ch and sc in each of next 8 ch – 19 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn.
Working through back loops only, sc in each of first 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts – 21 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn.
Working through back loops only, sc in each of first 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts – 23 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn.
Working through back loops only, sc in each of first 11 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 11 sts – 25 sts.
Fasten off.

STEM
With pea green, or color of your choice, ch 3.
Join with a sl st in first ch to make a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 3 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures about 1 in. (2.5 cm) long.
Stem Cap
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 1 – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in first sc – 15 sts.
Rnds 4 and 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a 12 in. (30.5 cm) long yarn tail for sewing.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.
Sew Leaf and Flower into stem cap.
With sewing needle and thread, sew bead to center of Flower, and pin back to WS of Boutonniere.



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch        st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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