I love crochet flowers. I mean come on, how can you not? They are fabulous accents to almost everything… hats, scarves, ponchos, you name it. I have lots of customers who wear them as hair accessories on their own as well. I attach a small alligator clip to the back and voila: multi faceted accessory.
Finding an easy "go-to" flower pattern was more of a challenge than I thought. Mostly because none of them met my specific all purpose need… and were easy enough for me to crank out at a moment's notice. Finally I came up with my own pattern.
Now, I cannot take full credit for this design. It's really a hodgepodge of my 3 favorite flower patterns that I re-worked into what I needed. You can change the flower size by changing your yarn or hook size.
My Favorite Flower Pattern:
Start with a magic loop. If you don’t know how to do a magic loop but want to learn, there are some great tutorials on youtube. If you do not want to use a magic loop you can chain 4 and slip stitch together.
Either in your magic loop or your chain circle:
Round 1: Ch4 (counts as 1 dc, 1ch), *dc into magic circle, ch 1, repeat from * 5 more times, join into 3rd chain of the initial chain 4 with a slip stitch (7 chain spaces). Pull the magic circle closed,
Round 2: Ch1, *sc, 3dc, sc into chain space, repeat from * 6 more times (7 petals made), join with a slip stich into first sc.
Round 3 is worked behind the petals just made to make chain spaces for the next round of petals.
Round 3: Ch1, sc into the sc stem of the last and first sc of round 2 (see picture), *ch 3, sc into next pair of sc stems, repeat from *around and finish with a ch3 and join to the first sc with a slip stitch (7ch spaces behind petals made).
Round 4: ch1, (1sc, 5dc, 1sc) into each chain space around (2 layers of petals made), join into 1st sc with a slip stitch.
Round 5: Ch1, sc into the sc stem of the last and first sc of round 4 (see picture), *ch 4, sc into next pair of sc stems, repeat from *around and finish with a ch4 and join to the first sc with a slip stitch (7ch spaces behind petals made).
Round 6: ch1, (1hdc, 2dc, 3trc, 2dc, 1hdc) into each chain space around (3 layers of petals made), join into 1st hdc with a slip stitch.
Fasten off and weave in ends.