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Spring Blossoms Picture Frame

Spring Blossoms Picture Frame

Spring Blossoms Picture Frame

Designed by Maggie Petsch
Directions: Intermediate
Size: to fit an 8” x 10” picture frame

This project makes a perfect gift — for a wedding present, for Mother’s Day, for a grandparent, for a baby girl, for Easter. The soft Blending Filament adds just a touch of light play, like dew-kissed flowers.

Materials needed:

  • DMC Cebelia crochet cotton size 20 (50g per ball). I ball each pink #818 (A), light green #995 (B), and white (C)
  • Kreinik Blending Filament, one spool each: Star Mauve 093 (BFA), Chartreuse 015 (BFB), and Starburst 095 (BFC)
  • Size 9 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 8” x 10” wooden picture frame with a 1.5” wide border
  • 36 (1/8)-inch in diameter pearls
  • Sewing needle and white sewing thread
  • Craft glue


Instructions

Gauge:
Rose = 1 1/4 inches in diameter
Check gauge to save time

Pattern note: join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated

Rose Garland (make 4)
Rose
Rnd 1 (RS): With 1 strand A and 1 strand BFA held tog, ch 1 (center ch), ch 4 more, [hdc, ch 2] 5 times in center ch, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-4. (6 ch-2 sps, counting beg ch-4 as first hdc, ch 2)

Rnd 2: [Sc, 3 hdc, sc] each ch-2 sp around, do not join. (6 petals)
Rnd 3: Working behind petals of last rnd, sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-4 or Rnd 1, ch 3, [sc in next unworked hdc of Rnd 1, ch 3] rep around, join in beg sc. (6 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 4: [Sc, 5 dc, sc] in each ch-3 sp around, do not join. (6 petals)
Rnd 5: Working behind petals of last rnd, sc in beg sc of Rnd 3, ch 4, [sc in next unworked sc of Rnd 3, ch 4] rep around, join in beg sc. (6 ch-4 sps)

Rnd 6: [Sc, dc, 5 tr, dc, sc] in each ch-4 sp around, do not join.
Row 7: Working behind petals of last rnd, sc in beg sc of Rnd 5, [ch 5, sc in next unworked sc of Rnd 5] 4 times, fasten off. (4 ch-5 sps)

1st Small Leaf
With 1 strand B and 1 strand BFB held tog. Ch 6, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next ch *, 3 sc in last ch; working in rem lps across opposite side of foundation ch, rep from * to *, sc in same ch as beg sc, join in beg sc, sl st in first ch of first ch-5 sp on Row 7 or rose, fasten off.

2nd Small Leaf
Rep instructions for first small leaf, joining to 5th ch of same ch-5 sp as first small leaf.

3rd Small Leaf
Rep instructions for first small leaf, joining to first ch of 4th ch-5 sp or Row 7.

4th Small Leaf
Rep instructions for first small leaf, joining to 5th ch of same ch-5 sp as 3rd small leaf.

First Large Leaf Chain
1st  Large Leaf
With 1 strand B and 1 strand BFB held tog, ch 8, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * dc in next ch, tr in next ch, 2 tr in next ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch *, 2 sc in last ch, sl st in center ch of 3 unworked chs between either small leaf pair, sc in same ch as last sc; working in rem lps across opposite side of foundation ch, rep from * to *, sc in next ch, join in beg sc, do not fasten off.

2nd Large Leaf
Ch 8, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * dc in next ch, tr in next ch, 2 tr in next ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch*, [sc, ch 1, sc] in last ch; working in rem lps across opposite side of foundation ch, rep from * to *, sc in next ch, join in beg sc.

Rem 2 Large Leaves
Rep instructions for 2nd large leaf; at end of last leaf, fasten off.

Second Large Leaf Chain
1st Large Leaf
Rep instructions for first large leaf for first large leaf chain, joining to center ch of 3 unworked chs between rem small leaf pair.

2nd Large Leaf
Rep instructions for 2nd large leaf for first large leaf chain.

Rem 2 Large Leaves
Rep instructions for rem 2 large leaves for first large leaf chain.

Lily of the Valley (make 8)
Note: do not join rnds unless otherwise stated; mark first st of each rnd with a safety pin or other small marker.
Rnd 1: With 1 strand C and 1 strand BFC held tog, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: [Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times. (15 sc)
Rnds 4-6: Sc in each sc around. (15 sc)
Rnd 7: [Sc in each of next 3 sc, sc dec] 3 times. (12 sts)
Rnd 8: *[{Sc, dc, ch 1} in next st, 2 dc in next st] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off. (6 petals)

Posey (make 8)
With 1 strand C and 1 strand BFC held tog, leaving a short length for finishing, ch 1 (center ch), [ch 3, dc, ch 3, sl st] 5 times in center ch, fasten off, leaving a short length for finishing. With ends left for finishing, tack 1 posey between 2nd and 3rd large leaf on each large leaf chain.

Finishing
Gently press each rose garland from the wrong side to flatten.
With sewing needle and white sewing thread, sew 1 pearl at the center of each rose and 6 pearls in a ring around center pearl. Sew 1 pearl at the center of each posey.

Using photo as a guide, glue 1 rose garland across top border of rame and 1 across bottom border, turning up last leaf on each end of each garland to allow space for lilies-of-the-valley. Glue 2 lilies-of-the-valley at each end of each garland. Center rem 2 rose garlands along each side of picture frame and glue in place.

© Copyright 2003 Kreinik. All rights reserved. This design may be reproduced for free distribution, but not kitted or sold.
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