10 min. 15 min.
I happend to see this really amazing motif a few days ago and I just simply cannot get myself out anymore. I need to make one for myself. I found out this motif is called Tropical Delight and designed by Susan Stevens. The pattern which has been out of print for some time and Mellie from Mellieblossom.com (I do not know for some reason her website is done )contacted the designer and in the end they made this pattern for free for non-commercial purpose. If you want, you can hop over to her website and read this story. Really big thank you to both of them.
Now here we are. I think in total I tried 5 times in making this. Truth be told, I was confused a few times by the original pattern. In the end, I modified the pattern which means I made it here and there some changes to make the making process a bit easier to understand.
This is the middle part of the motif. I changed the pattern a bit and it turned out exactly the way I want it to be.
Of course I aslo made gazillions photos of these beauties. I just simply can not get enough of this.
After I made so many of them, I decided to make a really detailed photo tutorials to help those people who favor this motif and struggled like me with the only text pattern.
To be honest, this is a really involved and challenging pattern . I Tried my best to pile up this step by step photo tutorials and if you like it, do not forget to tell your friend or pin it. This is part 1 for this motif. Because I think the middle flower alone can be used in a lot of ways. In part 2, I will show you how to make the rest rounds. Ok lets get started.
This tutorials is written in US terms
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Round1: Make a magic ring and 8sc in the ring, join with a sl st to first sc.
Round2: Join new yarn to any st, ch3(counts as 1st dc), 3dc in the same st.
Drop off the hook and insert it into the top of first dc.
Insert the hook back into the dropped loop.
Pull it through to finish the beginning 4dc popcorn and ch2.
Make another 4dc in next st.
Drop off the hook and insert it into the top of first dc and insert the hook back into the dropped loop, pull it through, ch2. This is called 4dc popcorn. You will keep doing this (popcorn, ch2) in next st around, join with a sl st to top of first popcorn.
This is what it looks like when the second round is done.
Round 3: Attach new yarn to any ch-2 sp from previous and ch4.
Turn to the back of the motif.
Make a sl st into the ch-2 sp on the left side and ch3 (not count as 1dc).
Now it is time to turn around the motif to get to the front again.
9dc in ch-4 sp.
Make a sl st to next ch-2 sp on left hand and ch4 again.
Turn the motif around and get to the back.
Make a sl st to the ch-2 sp on the left hand again, ch3 (not count as 1dc).
Turn the motif around and 9dc in ch-4 sp, make a sl st to the ch-2 sp on the left side.
Keep repeat this : ch4, turn around the motif to the back, make a sl st to the ch-2 sp on the left hand, ch3(not count as 1dc), turn around the motif to the front, 9dc in ch-4 sp, make a sl st to the ch-2 sp on the left again.
In the end you will have 8 petals done. Volia, you made it, If I make any mistakes in this pattern, please contact me or leave a comment below.
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