Tuesday, May 21, 2013

9 Petal Summer Flower Motif: Free Pattern

crochet flower motif
Ready for a new free crochet pattern?  Here's a fun one I came up with for summer!

9 Petal Summer Flower Motif
(Copyright Elise Engh 2013:  Please do not distribute this pattern as your own)

Materials:                 Any yarn of choice
                                   Any size crochet hook
                                   Darning needle

Abbreviations:        ch = chain
                                   sl st = slip stitch
                                   sc = single crochet
                                   hdc = half double crochet
                                   dc = double crochet
                                   st = stitch
                                   sts = stitches

Round 1: ch 12, sl st into first ch to form a ring.

Round 2: ch 1, work 18 sc into ring, sl st in first sc to join.

Round 3:  ch1, sc in same st as last sl st, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around 8 times, ending in ch 3, sl st in first sc.  (9 loops for petals)

Round 4: sl st into next ch 3 space, ch 1, work (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in same space for petal.  *(sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in next ch 3 space, repeat from * around 7 times (work in new color of yarn before the join, if desired), join with sl st in first sc. (9 petals)

Round 5:  *ch 6, skip next 4 sts, sc in next st (space between petals).  Repeat from * around 8 times.   (9 petal loops)

Round 6:  sl st in next ch 6 space, ch 1, work (sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc) in same space for petal.  * (sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc) in next ch 6 space.  Repeat from * around 7 times,  (work in new color of yarn before the join, if desired) join with sl st in first sc. (9 petals)

Round 7:  *Ch 8, skip next 6 sts, sc in next st (space between petals).  Repeat from * around 8 times.  (9 petal loops)

Round 8:  sl st into next ch 8 space, ch 1, work (2sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc) into same space for petal.  *(2 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc) into next ch 8 space.  Repeat from * around 7 times.  Join with sl st in first sc.  (9 petals)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

crochet flower motif
colorful crochet flowers


These flowers whip up pretty fast and are great stash buster projects.  I've made five of them now and am trying to decide if I want to make a purse with them or just stick them on a pillow.  What would you use them for?

You can Download the Printable PDF HERE too, so you can get busy making your own!  Happy Crocheting!





13 comments :

  1. Thanks for the pattern Elise. I've downloaded the PDF. So pretty in the pink and orange!

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  2. These are so cute, and I just loooooove the colors!!
    Remind me of the time I use to crochet (in my teens). I should go back to this

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  3. These are so cute and hopefully will be simple enough for a novice like myself to do. I'm going to give it a go. Thank you!

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  4. It's lovely! I would be happy to feature this next week. Thanks for sending me the link! :)

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  5. great flower!I have pacion with flowers but I'm new in crosheting...but hope to can do this..
    Thanks so much for a patern!
    http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr

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  6. Lovely flower!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2013/05/peanut-butter-flax-seed-cookies-show.html

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  8. This is delightful - thank you for sharing!

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  9. Preciosa! gracias por tan maravilloso tutorial
    besossss!

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  10. These flowers are adorable! I can think of a bunch of projects for my daughters and myself using your flower pattern. I'd love if you'd come and share it at Inspire Us Thursday http://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/06/inspire-us-thursday-link-party-2.html

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  11. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά!!! ...while sewing!! :)
    Have a great weekend!!

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  12. Thank you for posting the free flower pattern! It is so lovely :) I have included it on my blog Karla's Making It (linking to your pattern, of course)! You can view it here http://www.karlasmakingit.com/free-crochet-patterns/free-crochet-flower-patterns/

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