I have thus far made a ring (using an edging), a free form "rasta" bracelet (really, just coiled chains and beads), a necklace (my proudest achievement, but I am still working on improving it) and now a snowdrop.
One of our friends asked me to make him a snowdrop for his mother and I started thinking of the shape.
My first idea was enclosing the flower inside a heart formed by the stem and a leaf:
|I had so far hidden most ends too.|
I also cut off the flower and tried a few other arrangements and sent our friend the pictures. He liked the first one, so I remade it (because I had already cut the flower off). He just wanted a somewhat different flower.
The design is not really perfect, as the flower tries to shift away from the center of the heart, but a little wood glue helped it stay put.
|The final version. The dark ugly gray thread is in fact emerald green, but my lighting is not good for photos.|
If anyone cares to try this idea, here are my notes (I am a terrible pattern maker but they work for me). Any improvement or criticism is welcome.
Curved stem (Josephine chain)
Long narrow leaf from bottom connected to flower top
leaf + top and bottom rings: green
jch1 84 half stitches
connect to last p of r1
3 full petal flower: white
2 petal flower and small petal peeking between: white
ch 3-3 (I cut before this chain and made it separately; there must be a better way, but I don't know it yet...)
alternative with split ring for flower version 2 (thank you Muskaan):
ch 3-3+(join to p1 of r3)