J. & P. COATS TATTING COTTON, 1 ball.
Steel crochet hook No. 14.
2 earring bases.
FLOWER PETAL (Make 5) ... Starting at center, ch 9. 1st row: Sc in 5th ch from, hook (this is tip of petal) and in next 3 ch; in next ch make sc, ch 3 and sc. Now, working along opposite side of foundation ch, make sc in next 3 ch. Ch 4, turn. 2nd row: Sc in each sc to the ch-3, in ch-3 make sc, ch 3 and sc; sc in each sc to last sc. Ch 4, turn. Repeat the 2nd row until there are 3 ch-4 loops on each side of center loop at tip of petal, ending with sl st in ch-3 at base of petal. Fasten petals at base and sew 4 sts of adjacent sides of each petal together. This completes lower layer of petals.
UPPER PETAL (Make 5) ... Work petals as before, until each petal has 2 (instead of 3) ch-4 loops on each side of center loop at tip of petal. Sew petals together at base only (leaving sides free).
CENTER ... Ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rnds. Work in both loops of each sc. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. 3rd to 5th rnds: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving a 10-inch length of thread. Thread a needle with this thread and sew edges together, stuffing center with cotton before closing opening.
BASE ... Work 1st 2 rnds as for Center. Now sc in each sc around, increasing as necessary to keep work flat until piece measures same as earring base. Place upper and lower petals together and sew center in place. Sew this flower to crocheted base and sew crocheted base to earring base at outer edges.
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