A Five Petal Flower to Crochet

A five petal flower in one round - simple as that! Using three different stitches to crochet a small, medium or larger piece, you can spice things up further by using a variety of yarn weights to make a terrific little set of mix-and-match flowers that you can then put together into two-layer or three-layer creations!

five petal flowers in violet and light and dark pink
Layered flowers with beads

The tiny flower above is cotton thread. The light pink flower is a microfiber fingering thread, and the larger dark pink piece is made of sport weight cotton.

Make three sizes of flower with three different yarns (or more!) and layer them together to create something ever so pretty.

Add beads to the center of your flowers if you like, the effect is gorgeous:

A three layer flower with a pearly bead in the center3 layer flower with bead

Tiny five petal flower

NB: When working into a chain stitch, I work under two loops if possible. So whether you're slip stitching or using sc, dc, etc - try and work under two loops. I think it gives a neater finish!

OK, off we go, starting with a slip knot.

US Terms:

Ch 3, 2 sc into second chain from hook, ss into next chain, which will become the center of your flower.

So, finishing in the same chain you have just slip stitched into, we will work the following:

(ch 2, 2 sc into second chain from hook, ss into center) four times.

See pic just below for finishing.

UK Terms:

Ch 3, 2 dc into second chain from hook, ss into next chain, which will become the centre of your flower.

So, finishing in the same chain you have just slip stitched into, we will work the following:

(ch 2, 2 dc into second chain from hook, ss into centre) four times.

Cut yarn and tie off. Weave this end into the back of the first petal worked in order to join the last and first petals together nicely.

Finishing:

Cut yarn, leaving your tail end. Pull the tail end gently through the loop and tighten. If you pull too tightly, you can end up with a misshapen flower ;) 

Weave that end into the back of the first petal worked in order to join the last and first petals together nicely:

weaving the tail end into the back of the first petalWeaving in the end after your last slip stitch.

Weave that end in a little more, then weave in the other end (if you're not using it to attach the flower to something else.)

Your five petal flower is ready!

The completed pink flower

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The next two flowers follow exactly the same technique, using bigger stitches.

Medium flower

This version uses hdc (UK htr) and the same technique of working the end of each petal into your very first chain to create the center.

Make a slip knot.

Ch 4, 2 hdc (UK htr) into 3rd chain from hook, ss into next chain, which is now your center stitch.

(ch 3, 2 hdc (UK htr) into 3rd chain from hook, ss into center stitch) four times.

Finish as above.

Larger flower

And... you've guessed it! The larger five petal flower uses dc (UK tr)

Make a slip knot.

Ch 5, 2 dc (UK tr) into 4th chain from hook, ss into next chain, which is now your center stitch.

(ch 4, 2 dc (Uk tr) into 4th chain from hook, ss into center stitch) four times.

Finish as above.

Next up, I've just created a pearly picot star pattern which works up in a fairly similar way as these little petals. Boy, is he a cutie.

Have fun. And enjoy your crocheting!

A set of flowers in different colors and weights

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