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Buttercup Flower

by M. J. Joachim

Step 1:  Chain 5; make slip stitch into 1st chain to form a ring

Step 2:  Chain 1, make 12 single crochet in center of ring; join with slip stitch to 1st sc

Step 3:  Chain 3, single crochet in 2nd sc from hook

[Repeat Step 3 around, ending with chain 3 and slip stitching to 1st slip stitch at beginning of round] – 6 chain 3 loops made

Step 4:  Make the following stitch sequence in each chain 3 loop around:  1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc

Complete round by slip stitching to 1st sc in round – 6 flower petals made.

Step 5:  Chain 3, bpsc around post of 1st sc in first flower petal; chain 3, bpsc around post of 1st sc in each flower petal around

Back Post Single Crochet (bpsc) >>> insert hook from back to front around stem of desired stitch, using whatever stitch is indicated to make back post stitch desired

Complete round with chain 3 and a slip stitch to 1st bpsc in round, skipping and pushing behind 1st chain 3 @ beginning of round.

Step 6:  Use flower petal sequence in Step 4 to make 1 flower petal in each of the 6 chain 3 loops behind previous petals.

Complete round by slip stitching to 1st sc in first flower petal in round.

Finish off. Weave in loose ends. Lay 2nd set of flower petals flat, while pushing up 1st set of flower petals into a cup shape.

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