when doing rnd 7, get 24 strings, fold in half, and insert between rnd 6 and 7. so each petal has 6 strings right now. it'll look like : UU_U_UU_U_UU_U...
strt each petal between the two consecutive Us. insert extra string for working cord, and add a holding cord in the middle of the petal.. on row 1, join the extra holding cord with another holding cord, and split them on row 2. honestly i don't know if there's a difference in width between row 1 & 2. orz
my rnds strt in the middle of the bottom.. insert 2 strings for peduncle?? at the strt of rnd 9...I did this after i got done with the head prt.. 2 strings => 4 do crowns with those 4 strings until desired lenth... then add 2 more strings to do another crown. => 8 strings.. do leaves like pea shooter leaves, but do 1 more row.
so yeah i think i made my marigold too big. oops.
On the bck side, I ended up painting it a lil, cuz too much of the yellow holding cord was showing >^< probably should've switched them out b4 i got to the decreasing rnds. i didn't switch them until rnd 14. sooo messy.. orz is there another way of doing it???