Hydrangea

Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: This flower can be worked with any weight of yarn. Finer weights will create a smaller flower, and bulkier weights will create a larger flower. Use the hook size appropriate for the yarn you choose.
We used: Worsted Weight yarn and a size H-8 hook.

Stitches Used:
ch - chain
slst - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet

Hydrangea:
Rnd. 1: Ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with slst to beginning sc, do not turn. 6sc
Rnd. 2: Ch3 (counts as first dc in this and following Rnds), dc in same st, ch3, *2dc in next sc, ch3,*, repeat from *to* 4 times, join with slst to first dc. 12dc, 6 ch-3sps
Rnd. 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next dc, 4sc in next ch-3sp, *sc in next 2 dc, 4sc in next ch-3sp*, repeat from *to* 4 times, join with slst to beginning sc. 36sc
Rnd. 4: Ch3, dc in next sc, ch3, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch3, *dc in next 2 sc, ch3, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch3, skip next sc*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. 24 dc, 12 ch-3sp
Rnd. 5: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next dc, 4sc in next ch-3sp, *sc in next 2 dc, 4sc in next ch-3sp*, repeat from *to* 10 times, join with slst to beginning sc. 72sc
Petals
Rnd. 1: First Petal, attach yarn with slst around post of first dc on Rnd. 2, ch3 (counts as first tr), 4tr around post, ch2, turn work, 4tr, ch3, slst around same dc, turn work, *slst in around post of next dc, ch4, 4tr, ch2 on same dc, turn work, 4tr, ch3, slst around post of next dc, turn work*, repeat from *to* 4 times, join with slst to first ch of beginning ch4, fasten off. 6 Petals
Rnd. 2: Second Petal, with Dk Turquoise, attach yarn around post of first dc on Rnd. 4, ch3 (counts as first dc), 4tr around post, ch2, turn work, 4tr, ch3, slst around post of next dc, turn work, *slst in around post of next dc, ch3, 4tr, ch2 on same dc, 4tr, ch3, slst around post of next dc, turn work*, repeat from *to* 10 times, join with slst to first ch of beginning ch3, fasten off. 12 Petals

Weave in ends.

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