This one's a little vuvuzela-like, in honour of the Fifa football World Cup being held in my home country. I think South Africa's done a fantastic job hosting one of the biggest tournaments in the world. Viva Africa!
Stitch the curly bit of the stem anti-clockwise for a smooth, rounded line of stem stitch.
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Download the pattern for Bloomin' Marvellous 9 here.