The Loop Petal Flower

The Loop Petal Flower makes for an interesting crochet project, as you pick up loops from your chain then pull them together to make your petals:

Pulling hook through loops for petalFrom this...
A dark pink 6 petal flower...to this!

The flower above is crocheted in sports-weight cotton with a 3 mm hook and measures 2"/5 cm across. Compare this weight and look with thread and aran yarns below:

Dark red thread weight yarn used for flowerThread weight, 1.75 mm hook, 1½"/4 cm across
Aran weight violet color flowerCaron Simply Soft aran, 5 mm (H) hook, 3"/8 cm across
The three weights comparedAran, sports, thread!

The Written Pattern

More details and pix below!

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc (UK dc) into 2nd ch from hook, ss into 1st st to join - 6 sts worked.

Round 2: ch 1, 3 sc (UK dc) into each st around, ss into 1st st to join - 18 sts worked.

Round 3: *ch 19, insert  hook under top loop only of 3rd ch from hook, yarn over, pull through loop (2 loops on hook.)

(skip next ch, insert hook under top loop of next ch, yarn over, pull through loop) 8 times.

You should now have 10 loops on your hook.

Yarn over, pull through all 10 loops.

Ss into same st on circle as where you began, ss into next 3 sts on circle*

Repeat from * to * 5 times, making your final ss into the joining ss from round 2.

Loop Petal Flower - in Pix :)

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc (UK dc) into 2nd ch from hook, ss into 1st st to join (6 sts worked):

First round crochetedThe first round

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Round 2: ch 1, 3 sc (UK dc) into each st around, ss into 1st st to join (18 sts worked):

Second round finishedAfter two rounds

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Round 3: *ch 19... what fun!

19 chainsWork your chains evenly

...insert hook under top loop only of 3rd ch from hook:

Hook under top loop of chainKeep tension nice and relaxed now

Yarn over, pull through loop:

First loop picked upFirst loop picked up - 2 loops total

(skip next ch, insert hook under top loop of next ch, yarn over, pull through loop) 8 times:

Second loop picked upSecond loop picked up...
All loops now running down hook9 loops and our original loop = 10 loops

Yarn over, pull through all 10 loops:

Pulling yarn through the loopsPull the yarn through gently

At this point, I just press the petal down to straighten anything up before the slip stitch:

Petal done, yet to be attached to circleCheck the look of your petal

Ss into same st on circle as where you began:

Working the slip stitchss into same bottom stitch

Then ss into next 3 sts on circle* :

Slip stitches worked into the next 3 stitches on circle3 ss made

Repeat from * to * 5 times, making your final ss into the joining ss from round 2:

Click to go up to start of Round 3 instructions

Final slip stitch madeThe last slip stitch

Tie off, weave in ends, and pat yourself on the back! I have been quite fascinated by the technique of picking up loops from chains like this and will certainly be investigating the matter further :)

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