Instructions

FLOWER:

  1. With red, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. Work in rounds without turning.
  2. Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 9 more dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3: 10 sts.
  3. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 4 sts, work 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 sts; join with sl st in top of ch-3: 12 sts.
  4. Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, * dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, ending with a dc in last dc; join with sl st in top of ch-3: 18 sts.
  5. Round 4: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of ch-3 sp: 18 sts.
  6. Round 5: * Ch 3, work 1 sc and 1 dc in next dc, work 1 sc in next dc, sl st in next dc; rep from * around, ending with sl st in base of first ch-3. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
  7. Repeat, making as many flowers as desired for your arrangement.

LEAF:

  1. With green, ch 14, dc in third ch from hook, dc in next 4 chs, sc in next 3 chs, sl st to end. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
  2. Repeat, making one or two leaves for each flower or as many as desired.

STEMS: Use craft knife to cut stems from dowel, varying the length for each flower in your arrangement. Paint stems green. Let dry.

FLOWER CENTERS: Tie a piece of green yarn in an overhand knot. Trim ends to 1/4 in. from knot. Repeat, making one center for each flower if desired.

FINISHING:

  1. Glue the end of a dowel stem to the center ring of each flower and glue leaves to the sides of the dowel stems as shown in photo.
  2. Glue one flower center inside each flower, covering end of dowel.
  3. Place foam inside basket and spot-glue to secure. Apply glue to top of foam and cover with Easter grass or Spanish moss. Place dowel stems into basket, arranging tulips as desired.

FINISHED SIZE: Each flower measures about 2-3/4 inches across x 2-1/4 inches high. Each leaf measures about 1/2 inch across x 3 inches long. Size of arrangement will vary depending on length of stems and size of basket.

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc double crochet
  • rep repeat
  • sc single crochet
  • sp(s) space(s)
  • sl st slip stitch
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • * Instructions following asterisk are repeated as directed

Crocheted Tulips from Lois Kirik of Union City, Pennsylvania