Sep 14, 2008

Super simple tawashi flower

...or flower applique, or small coaster if you're so inclined!
These are great for little makeup-remover pads. I must admit it never occurred to me to crochet something like that, but then I saw someone on ravelry who had done it, and hey, it IS a great idea. Reusable means less waste, and money saved which in turn means - you guessed it - more money for YARN!

I've been crocheting up a storm with these! Each takes no more than 10 minutes to finish, so the pile grows fast.

Use worsted weight cotton yarn and whichever hook you're comfortable with.

The finished tawashi in the picture measures ~3" across, I use a 6mm (J) hook because I have a bad habit of crocheting too tight.

With your center color, start with the famous magic ring.

Round 1: Chain 3, crochet 20 dc in ring (I don't count the ch 3 as a dc, because it's so clumsy to join to it), change to petal color, slip stitch to first dc to join.

Round 2: Chain 1, sc around, join to first sc.

Round 3: Chain 1, sc in same stitch. *skip 1 stitch, 7 dc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat between * 4 more times, 5 petals total. Join to first sc, weave in ends.

Add hanging loop if you feel like it - personally I think they look better without, I just toss them in the laundry after use anyway.

No rights reserved, although I do enjoy being credited :)

48 comments:

inkberryblue said...

Gorgeous!
These would make great, environmentally friendly, little gifts.
Thank you for publishing the pattern.
=]

Marte said...

You're very welcome :) They're so fun to make too!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea. Many thanks for sharing. That's solved my xmas present problems, lol.
Wolfie x

Sandy said...

Hi! i like your blogg a lot! and thank you for the pattern, that flowers looks really cutes! Greetings from México =)

Lomeli said...

When you say...start with a magic ring...what do you mean? How do you make a magic ring?

Marte said...

The magic ring is described here :)

Anonymous said...

I love these little guys!! They are so cheery and quick! Plus, now I know what to do with the little bits of cotton I have left over from other projects! Thanks so much!
Beth

Marte said...

I'm glad you like them, Beth. They really are great fun, and who doesn't need something to use up scraps? :)

Anonymous said...

What sweet little flowers!Reminds me of Hello Kitty's. :) I want to put some on hair scrunchies that I make & sell locally, & yes I WILL GIVE YOU PROPER CREDIT! I also added your site to my Faves list, so I'll be back soon!

Anonymous said...

Yaayy!!! It's so cute and easy! I made a double sided one with a scratchy side by using plastic bag yarn! Doubly eco-friendly! ^_^

Christine said...

These are so cute! Love the title of your blog because I find myself saying this to my daughter when I crochet amigurumis. I'm gonna gave to give this one a try. Thank you!

Stefanie said...

They look really cute!
I'm just trying to do some myself, but I'm confused at the 3rd round.. Is it right to skip a stich twice each petal?

Marte said...

Stefanie: Yes, that's right :) Between each petal you skip a stitch, single-crochet once in next stitch, then skip another stitch.

Stefanie said...

Oh, I just made 12 in the 1st round instead of 20.. Thats why it didnt work right ;)

Aim said...

What a nice pattern, thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I was making something very similar from an old stitching book. I tend to crochet too tight, too, and I ended up with a little bowl instead. hehe It's really cute, though. Reminds me of the fabric bowls. I'm going to try your pattern. THese are super cute! Thank you!

Supaporn said...

Thank you very much for your kindness to gave us the pattern.

ooperhapsoo said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THIS PATTERN! I LOVE IT AND CAN'T WAIT TO START AND SHOW MINE!! YAYYYY!!

Anonymous said...

Cool! Thanks for the pattern. I am trying to teach myself how to crochet, so I am trying out lots of patterns to get some practice. This one is quick and easy. Thanks again!

Arabella

Anonymous said...

Thank You so much! I just started crocheting last week, these are the first flowers I've made. They are so cute and easy!

Kate said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! The flowers work up so quickly and are really cute!

Alli said...

thanks for this great (easy) pattern---I'm using it to embellish my holiday gifts this year by affixing pin backs and pinning them on to ribbons. not only do they make the wrapping prettier, but it also adds an extra special component to the gift itself.

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Great and easy pattern thanks so much!

Kaylee said...

i cant get my flowers to work up right if i skip the stitches. help?

Marte said...

What exactly is the problem? Do you end up with too many stitches? Too few?

Hang said...

Thank you very much. I wanted to let you know that I have used your flower as an applique for a headband I am selling. In the posting I gave you credit with the url to your blog.

shelea said...

I have a trick for the magic ring... I use a little sponge that I clipped to the circumference of my little finger. I wrap the thread/yarn loosely around it right to left twice, then use my hook to go under the first (right) wrap, catch the second, and bring it under, then start chaining. I have nerve damage in my hands, and trying to work the circle with just fingerpower was painful and exasperating...this way, it's easy as pie! just be sure to use a sponge or other soft material that has some flexibility.

Elizabeth702 said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! This was my first time reading a pattern, and it was super easy to follow. I will be making these for my mother for Mother's Day. Is there any possible way I could make these bigger? Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what I did wrong... but I ended up withseven petals. What should I do?

Yarn & Guitars said...

This pattern is so adorable! However (and maybe I'm just stupidly blind) it really doesn't say if I can sell them or not.

Please get back to me!

(And the fact that you shop at Jlist just makes you kick ass)

Marte said...

Oh yes, you can sell them, give them away, wear them, make them dance... anything you want :)

J-List is dangerously addictive.

Big Girl Jewelry said...

I can't stop making them!!!!!!!

This is the best way I've found for using up my scrap yarn. I give them away as GWPs in my Bonanzle shop. Thank you so much for the pattern.

Marte said...

BGJ, you're welcome! Sorry about the addiction, though :p I definitely know how it is, I have a huge pile of them myself!

~ Kim ~ said...

Thanks for this. I started it last night as my very first crochet project. I got stuck wondering if Round 1 was part of the magic ring instructions or is this what you do after the magic ring?

Jen's Strings said...

I love this pattern! I made a cute, smaller one with pink as the center and a bright rainbow as the petals. It worked great as an applique for a matching hat! And I already have someone interested in the hat. Thanks for sharing it!

HeadlineOwl said...

Just wanted your permission to sell these in my facebook. you can find us at The fairy grove on twitter and facebook. will give you proper credit and link.

Marte said...

Go ahead, I do say no rights reserved :)

Alyce said...

this is a super cute pattern and a great solution for a birthday gift for my mom. thanks so much for sharing! :)

Central Ohio Binky Patrol said...

I have a silly question since I don't wear makeup. What would you use with these to wash makeup off? Just soap and water? Or something better? My daughter, who does wear makeup, is leaving for college soon and I'd love to make these for her!

Ladybugg Creations Crafts said...

I Just dont have good luck using the magic circle--

How many chains do I need to join to do the 20 DC into?

Tyler said...

I just wanted to thank you for this awesome pattern. I actually modified it a little bit so that I could use plarn for the inner color and they make AMAZING scrubbies! Again, thank you for the pattern!

Kimbie said...

Super cute! First time working in the round while crocheting and it actually turned out right! I used red for the center and camo for the petals (scraps I had left from something else).

Christina said...

Thanks for the s sweet little flower to-do!

Tamara said...

Love these! Thanks so much for sharing. I featured a link to this pattern on mooglyblog.com just this morning. :)

Jolie said...

Super cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern with us. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, love your pattern! I'm wondering if there is a way to connect them all to make a blanket?? That would be awesome! Thanks, Tina :-)

Jenifer said...

Thanks for sharing... how cute would this be sewn onto a pair of little girl's jeans?

Chairbearsmith said...

I was looking for just the right flower to go onto this cute little hat I'm making for my new little niece that will be here soon. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern I love it & am excited to create lots of fun new hats!!
Awesome!!! :)