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.
Hope you enjoy the tutorial, as always I’d love to hear how you get on with it.
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