Boutonniere Pattern

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MATERIALS REQUIRED—American Thread Company "Star" Pearl Cotton Size 5.

1 Medium Ball each of Lt. Peach and Steel Blue or any 2 colors desired.
Wire for stems and 1 bunch of Pep Centers.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 8 or 9.

With Lt. Peach, ch 8, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 15 s c in ring, join.

2nd Row—Ch 1, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, ch 1, turn.

Next 2 Rows—Increase 1 st each side.

Next Row—Increase to 8 sts and work 1 row even.

Next Row—Decrease 1 st then decrease 1 st each side until 1 st remains, sl st down side of petal and work 4 more petals, break thread.

With Steel Blue, ch 8, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 15 s c in ring, ch 1 turn and next 2 rows in­crease 1 st at the end of each row then decrease 1 st at the beginning of each row until 1 st remains. Sl st down side of petal and work 4 more petals. Place these petals over the Peach petals and fasten them together.

Place a length of wire over 7 pep centers, fold in half, slip through both sections of flower and fasten in back of flower. Wind Blue Pearl Cotton around stems. Work 2 more flowers, arrange in position and wind thread over the lower half of three stems and bend wire so the end is under the flowers.

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