It’s a fun project that utilizes scraps of wool and linen backing fabric — you won’t need much to make a hooked and sewn flower.
I think that the first consideration would be the wool for the long scalloped petal border. I had a hand dyed wool that was deeper on one edge and then faded out. So I traced the scallop so that the deeper part was at the petal edges.
Hook the outer row taller, and then add a few more really tall loops at the edges.
Press the backing fabric completely to the back of your hooking.
Hold it in place with a needle and thread and several stitches.
With 6 strands of cotton floss, make a blanket stitch along the scallop petal edge;
With strong thread and making 1/2″ long stitches, sew a gathering stitch along the long straight edge of the petal wool. Pull on the gathering thread to gather it up small enough to fit snugly against the edge of the hooked circle; tie a knot to secure the gather. Pin to hold the petal to the hooked edge. Using a needle and thread, stitch into both pieces, sewing them together all the way around (the pink thread).
To complete the piece I would simply cover it with wool or cotton fabric, sewing the edges down or glueing it in place with a hot glue gun or tacky glue. Add a pin back if you like.
Here is the pattern to print out full-sized:
Thank you for joining me today. Enjoy your creative journey ~ Karen