In today's tutorial we're gonna do an upgrade to the Be Happy Flower.
I got my Bernat Mosaic yarn out. It's calling for a 5.0 mm crochet
hook also a US 'H'.
Okay, so I got everything out and this is the actual Fantasy color if you're
looking for something unique and I thought I try this yarn with this.
So this is an upgraded version we're just gonna create a slip knot just
like so. Okay, slip in our hook and what I want you to just do is to chain four. So
1, 2, 3 and 4 and now let's create the ring and we just go in to
the beginning chain and we grab the material and pulling it through. And you'll
notice that I'm pinching the loose end to get the loose end with the actual
okay. So let's move on to our next spot so we're just gonna chain one and I want
you now to single crochet twelve times into the center. So just slipping your hook into
grab the material pulling it through, pull through two.
okay. So just going in and single crocheting so this will be 3
so let's do that, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
9, 10, 11 and 12.
So once I get all the way around you can kind of shift if it's growing too much
This is just a loose end I'm just gonna put it in behind and I wanna just slip
stitch it now to the top of where you started. So try to get both
stitches if you can pull it through and through.
So let's move on to your next layer of the Be Happy Flower. In the next layer
here we're gonna single crochet yet again and we're just gonna go in to
the very next stitch available and we're gonna slip, a single crochet three
times in the same one so that was 1. this is 2, 3.
Okay, so that was three and so then you go to the next one, so look for the next one.
So single crochet three more times into the next one.
Okay, so go to the next one then three more times and I want you to do that all the
way around making sure that every stitch that you see gets three single crochet
or three single crochets, yes.
Okay, we'll meet back up in the end. You're gonna notice that this is gonna be
really interesting mix once we get beyond this rotation and the flowers
start to buckle and the Be Happy Flower will open up right before your very eyes.
So three single crochets all the way around in each one of the stitches. So
now I've gone all the way around and now I just wanna slip stitch it to
the very beginning one that we had. And you're gonna notice that the flower is
starting to buckle up a little bit and that's because there's too many stitches
and one spot and that is what you exactly need.
So now we're actually halfway through your Be Happy Flower even though it
kinda doesn't look like it because the next layer is gonna be the fun one.
So let's now chain up three so 1, 2, 3 and now every stitch you run into
I want you to put a double crochet into the spot.
Okay, so I want three double crochet. So the very first one there
I'm just putting in an double crochet and I'm gonna do that two more times
because the chain one counts as one already. And so just look for the very
next one you're gonna see that it's tight and that's okay.
Okay, it's gonna work out for you. Okay, so three double crochets into each one of
the stitches as you rotate around. So in the first rotation we had twelve but then we
put in three into each so then you increase the round to thirty-six and now you're gonna
times thirty-six by three again when you go all the way around and that's because you're trying
to create the ruffles that this Be Happy Flower has. So let's go all the way
around three double crochets into each stitch. So I now come all the way around
and all I just need to do is just slip stitch it to the top of the beginning
one that we did. So the actual the flower is almost looking very complete you can
see it's actually kind of buckling up and that is just fabulous it actually
So what I noticed with these Be Happy Flowers is that this is not enough this
looks too refined flower is never this nicely pretty nicely edged. So what we're
gonna do now is that we're gonna chain up three so 1, 2 and 3 and go into the
very next stitch available and for a single crochet. So we're gonna go down
okay, so we single crochet and then chain up again three. So 1, 2, 3 and going down
into the next one for a single crochet and 1, 2 and 3 and then down into
the next one for three.
And the reason why we're doing that is there were now changing the edge from
being very refined to actually more of a ruffling effect that would be more
natural looking if it was a real flower. And we're just gonna continue to do
that all the way around is just 1, 2, 3 single crochet to the next
and 1, 2, 3 and actually this yarn is looking are really amazing for flowers
and some really amazing texture coloring changes that are gonna be really cool.
So 1, 2, 3 and down and do that all the way around. Before I finish off this tutorial, this
is what it looks like before you're actually um, doing all the ruffling look
at the difference of it being really flat versus doing that chaining. It
really is quite significant
and it's something that I'd highly recommend that you do. It's a, you know,
like anything with creativity you can always skip steps uh, steps along the way but
just um, making these ruffles on the edge just really makes the effect
look amazing. So I'm just gonna keep going and I'll meet you up at the end where
we'll finish off this tutorial.
Well this is it. I'm almost done I just got a couple more stitches left.
Okay, so we're gonna come into the final stitch just like so.
But what you need to do instead of having this gap okay, you wanna actually
just make sure you just do a little bridge over so, bridging over, just
chaining three and coming up underneath the other one just like so before
finishing off and then therefore you actually have a very consistent outside
when you do that.
So let's grab our scissors. I bet Daniel was cutting something he shouldn't have with my
crafting scissors. I'm sure we've all been there where people use your
scissors for other things like cutting the wire and the whole nine yards.
So I'm just gonna tie everything off just like so and I'm gonna come in
behind of it and I just gonna slip in my book somewhere behind a string and
I'm gonna pull that straggling through like so. I'm going to grab
another piece of the string somewhere else and being able to pull that through and
therefore it will not come out. Just slipping it in behind
okay I'm grabbing the string and pulling it through. There for that loose end will
not fall out on the outside of this project.
It's already kind of tied off the way that I already did it and now we can
just safely trim that on the inside and there is your Be Happy Flower and you
just have to manipulate it a little bit to get it to all ruffle back out.
You have a beautiful center. When I pull it apart you can see that we did
we did our first single crochet, we did our double crochet and then we did our
outside and then when you just have to shift it all back.
It's actually it's gonna buckle within itself. It's gonna give it some layers
and you know you attach this to a sweater, a
hat, any kind of idea and so basically it's just going up and down in
continuous waves and this stuff is actually really quite amazing.
So this is your Be Happy Flower.
Until next time enjoy! 👋