Crochet Flower – Chrysanthemum, Asteraea – Aster
This flower is based on an antique pattern by Anna Wuerful Brown. The AWB Crochet Book No. 1, Fig. 34 & 35, Curled Aster & Pendant Buds. I’ve rewritten the pattern and simplified the focal piece so that it can be made in one continuous thread. I used DMC Perle Crochet Thread Size 12 and a #11 hook.
ch 5, join with sl st to 1st ch to form ring, ch 1,
RND 1: 10 sc in ring, join with sl st to front loop of 1st sc,
RND 2: ch 3, sl st in same, *[sl st in next front loop-ch3-sl st in same], *repeat around, join with sl st in back loop of 1st sc,
RND 3: sc in each back loop adding 1 extra sc in every other st (=15 sc), join with sl st in front loop of 1st…
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