I posted a review a while back of Criss Wall's 3 Row Christmas Star Ornament. It's a great pattern for using up odds and ends, and I donate the stars to Today is a Good Day for use as bonding squares (well, stars, not squares, but whatever). I still love that pattern, but sometimes I don't have quite enough yardage for it. I've played around with the pattern a bit, and I've come up with a simplified version that, while not quite as cute, makes a nice flower or star from less yarn. It's still a three round pattern, and it works up really quickly.
The sample shown below was made with Red Heart and a size I (5.5 mm) hook. It came out about three inches across. Of course, you can use whatever yarn and hook you want. This motif would make a cute ornament or an embellishment for a hat, or you could make a bunch of them and attach them in the final round to make a cute garland or bunting. Whatever you choose, download the free pattern below!