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.
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.
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
Round 1: Make 12 sc in the circle:
Tighten the ring and then join the circle with a ss in the first sc:
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.
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:
Repeat in the other five 7 ch sp. Don’t join this round.
Round 4: Working with the front of the flower facing you, in the standard way, bend the first petal forward:
Make 1 ch, then ss in the first sc you missed in the second round, then ch 8:
Bend the next petal forward, and ss in the next sc that you skipped back in round 2:
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:
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:
Repeat all round, then join with ss to first sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Thanks so much to Black Sheep Wools for providing the yarn for this project.