I am using UK crochet terms throughout this pattern.
Make a starting loop and make a foundation chain of 48
Row one - Make one treble crochet in the fourth chain from the hook, chain 2, *miss one foundation chain and make a treble crochet in the next foundation chain* repeat from * to * to the last foundation chain.
Row two - turn work and make a slip stitch into the first chain 2 gap, chain 1, do 3 treble crochet, chain 1 and slip stitch all into that first chain 2 gap. *Make a slip stitch into the next chain 2 gap, chain 1, do 3 treble crochet, chain 1 and slip stitch all into the next gap* continue from * to * until you fill the last chain 2 gap.
Your work should definitely now look like a helix. Fasten off, leaving a good 12 inches of yarn to use in sewing the flower together.
Using the smaller hook make 5 double crochet into a magic circle. Draw the circle closed.
Being careful to push the work towards you, start counting stitches or rows working in double crochet. You will need to complete 75 double crochet or 15 rows of 5.
Row seventeen - work one double crochet in the next stitch, two double crochet in the next stitch, repeat this around (15) Finish off leaving approx 5 inches of yarn to sew it to the flower.
Make a slip knot and work 10 foundation chain stitches.
Row one - Make one double crochet in the second chain from the hook. Make another double crochet in the next foundation chain. Work one treble crochet in each of the next 7 stitches, work one double crochet in the next and turn your work
Putting it all together!
Lets start with the flower. Working from the end you finished with, thread your needle with the long piece of finishing yarn. Fold the first two petals right sides together and put a stitch or two through the foundation chain to secure them in a fold.
Continue to wrap the foundation chain around this fold putting stitches through the foundation chains of last fold.
Once you have gone all the way around you can fasten off your thread and snip off the excess.
Take each leaf in turn to finish them before attaching them to the stem.
Thread the longer thread and first thread through the first double crochet you made and, this will give a nice point to your leaf.
Next you need to back stitch down the leaf with the right side facing you to give the centre of the leaf a bit of definition
Next place the first leaf along the stem
If you want to make your flower into a brooch then simply sew a fastener onto the rear of the stem
Don't forget to post pictures of what you do with your flowers in the comments to this post.
Happy Crafting xx