Overlapping petals crochet flower pattern

It’s such a long time since I added to my list of crochet patterns available here on my blog. So here’s a simple, free crochet pattern to make a pretty two layer flower with overlapping petals. This would look lovely made up as a brooch, or an embellishment for a hat or bag. And you can make smaller versions for hairclips or little purses too! It’s a lovely versatile design that I really hope you will enjoy using.

Free pattern: Crochet flowers two layers overlapping petals

Pattern notes:

The pattern can be worked up in any yarn with the appropriate hook. I used gorgeous Rowan Summerlite DK (it comes a a delicious range of colours – I used Ocean, Rouge and Lagoon) kindly provided by my sponsors, the fabulous Black Sheep Wools, and a 5mm crochet hook (finished size of flower is about 4 inches across). This pattern needs fairly loose stitches, so if you feel your flower looks a little… um… tense, then go up a hook size.

Crochet flowers with 2 layers and overlapping petals

This pattern is written in USA crochet terms –  here are the conversions and abbreviations for you:

  • Chain (ch) = chain
  • Chain space (ch sp) = chain space
  • Slip stitch (ss) = slip stitch
  • Single crochet (sc) = double crochet
  • Half double crochet (hdc) = half treble/triple
  • Double crochet (dc) = treble/triple
  • Triple crochet (trc) = double treble

Pattern:

Make a magic circle (like this, or I like to make a double loop – here’s a great video showing how):

Overlapping petal crochet flower step 1.jpg

Round 1: Make 12 sc in the circle:

Overlapping petal crochet flower step 2

Tighten the ring and then join the circle with a ss in the first sc:

Overlapping petal crochet flower step 3

Round 2: Make *7 ch, skip the first sc and make ss in next sc. Repeat from * 5 times, join final 7 ch with a ss in same place where you joined round 1.

Overlapping petal crochet pattern step 4
How your flower should look after you have completed the second round.

Round 3: In the first 7 chain space make 2sc, 4hdc, 1dc, 4hdc, 2sc. Here’s how it should look after the first couple of petals:

Overlapping petal crochet pattern step 5

Repeat in the other five 7 ch sp. Don’t join this round.

Overlapping petal crochet pattern step 6
How the flower should look when you have completed round 3.

Round 4: Working with the front of the flower facing you, in the standard way, bend the first petal forward:

Overlapping petal crochet pattern step 7

Make 1 ch, then ss in the first sc you missed in the second round, then ch 8:

Overlapping petal crochet pattern step 8

Bend the next petal forward, and ss in the next sc that you skipped back in round 2:

Overlapping petal crochet pattern step 9

Repeat all round, then join with ss, underneath that one chain you made at the beginning of the round. Here’s how it should look from the back:

Overlapping petal crochet pattern step 10

Round 5: With the front of the flower facing you, bending the petals of the first layer out of your way, make 2sc, 2hdc, 4dc, 1 trc, 4dc, 2hdc, 2sc in the first 8 ch sp:

Overlapping petal crochet pattern step 11

Repeat all round, then join with ss to first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

free crochet pattern for 2 layer flower with overlapping petals

Thanks so much to Black Sheep Wools for providing the yarn for this project.

Black Sheep Wools

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11 thoughts on “Overlapping petals crochet flower pattern

  1. I’m going to try this one. Think I’ll use French knots in contrasting color yarn in place of the button.

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