Overlapping 6 Petal Flower

The working title for this pretty little piece was "Fast and Furious" - and you'll see what I mean once you get going!

Each petal is made up of twelve stitches, and you really have to be quite determined to get those stitches into their loops. It's great fun :)

Overlapping 6 petal flowers in different colors

Make two - one in a sport weight such as the blue and pink flowers - and one in thread, and put them together for a two-layer flower.

Overlapping 6 Petal Flower Pattern

US Terms:

Round 1: ch 6, ss into 6th chain from hook, *ch 5, ss into same stitch*

Repeat from * to * four times so that you have 6 loops.

Round 2: *1 sc, 10 dc, 1 sc into next loop*

Repeat from * to * four times.

You now have five petals worked and your flower looks rather out of control, but don't worry!

Last petal: Into last loop work 1 sc, 10 dc, ss.

Tie off. Then arrange your petals and weave in as shown below.

UK Terms:

Round 1: ch 6, ss into 6th chain from hook, *ch 5, ss into same stitch*

Repeat from * to * four times so that you have 6 loops.

Round 2: *1 dc, 10 tr, 1 dc into next loop*

Repeat from * to * four times.

You now have five petals worked and your flower looks rather out of control, but don't worry!

Last petal: Into last loop work 1 dc, 10 tr, ss.

Tie off. Then arrange your petals and weave in as shown below.

Working and Finishing your Flower

Feel free to get ruthless with this piece!

Crochet in a determined fashion, getting all of those stitches into each loop.

Here we are with two petals done:

Two petals worked

Five petals, and the flower is fighting back - but I know who'll win ;)

Five petals, and one loop left to work into

Six petals worked, and my slip stitch is made to finish the last loop:

Final slip stitch of flower

Tie off and pull your slip stitch tight. Things might look a bit of a mess at the moment:

A very curly looking flower!

Now arrange your petals. Lay the left hand side of your last petal under the first petal you worked:

Laying each petal a little under the next oneMy last petal's on the right, and the 1st petal's on the left :)

Then lay the left-hand side of the first petal under the second, the second under the third, and so on round. It's a little fiddly but suddenly, I hope, your flower will behave itself!

Press your flower with the palm of your hand to flatten it:

The flattened flower

Weave the tail end from your last slip stitch up to the top of its petal - here's a shot from the back of the flower:

Weaving in to the back of the petal

Then weave around the top of the petals so that they stay nicely in place:

Weaving around the petals

Weave in your starting end, breathe a sigh of relief, and enjoy your flower:

The finished flower

Make in various yarns and colors:

Light pastel orange
Dark pink
Baby blue and dark pink
Baby blue and pastel orange

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