Alien

The alien crochet flower is out of this world! I can just imagine our alien whizzing through the crochet cosmos, waving its six antennae from a starry crochet center ... I do hope there are crocheters in other universes, it would be fun to meet up :)

Dark pink flower with starry center and antennae-like petals

Stitches

sc (UK dc)

dc (UK tr)

Alien Pattern

Round 1 - Center Circle: ch 4, 12 dc into 4th ch from hook; skip the 4 starting chain and ss into 1st dc to join. SM this ss as we join into it at the end of Round 2.

Round 2 - Antennae and Starry Points: *ch 7, ss into 5th ch from hook to form a ring.

Pass working yarn under your work; the center circle and antenna leg can now be positioned above your hook:

Starting the antenna ringStarting the antenna ring.

Crochet 8 sc into ring. ( I don't work a chain before starting these 8 sc.)

Passing working yarn under work again, ss into 1st sc of this ring to join:


Antenna ring completeAntenna ring complete.

Now ch 1.

Keep the working yarn under your work as you move the piece to crochet 1 ss into each of the remaining 2 ch at the base of the leg; ss into same st on center circle where you began this leg:

Antenna finishedAntenna finished.

Ch 3, ss into 2nd ch from hook, ch 2; skip next st on circle, ss into next st*

Starry pointStarry point worked.

Repeat from * to * 5 times, working your final ss into the joining ss from the end of Round 1, which I stitch marked earlier.

Tie off; weave this end into the base of the 1st leg at the back and then down around the center.

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