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Free Pattern and Tutorial: Small 5 Petal Flower

Last week we shared our stop-motion video and crochet art with you. Now we will show you how to make one style of those tiny flowers

In this tutorial we will discuss three ways to work in the round and demonstrate how to make a small flower.

There are three ways to work in the round: the magic circle, connecting chains, and working in the first chain made. The magic circle is made without casting on and without any starting chains. I do not prefer this method and since my students are most often confused by the process, I rarely teach how to begin working in the round in this manner. I know, I know – everyone is crazy about the magic circle. If you don’t know anything about the magic circle – just google it. It’s everywhere:)

Let’s begin with the connecting chains method. I like showing this to beginners since they can easily see the space in which to make their stitches.

Queue or favorite this pattern and tutorial on Ravelry here.
Working in the round 1-01

To begin, cast on and chain 4 (pictured above).Working in the round 1-02

Insert hook into first chain made. This chain is right above the knot made when casting on.Working in the round 1-03

Once you insert your hook into the first chain made, it should look like the photo above.Working in the round 1-04

Next we need to connect our chain with a slip stitch, so wrap the yarn over your hook (yoh).Working in the round 1-05

Then draw your yoh through the two chains on your hook. Now wiggle your fingers in the chain until you find the hole.Working in the round 1-06

Next, work 3 double crochets (dc) in the center (Double Crochet Tutorial).Working in the round 1-07

This next step employs the idea of the magic circle without much fumbling. Take the tail of your work and coil it around the center of your circle. I do this after a few stitches are made so it is easier to see the center.Working in the round 1-08

Work one dc over the tail and in the center of the circle. Continue to work your first row in this manner and, when you are finished, you can pull on the tail to close the center hole! To learn another method of working in the round, undo your work and continue to the next photo. To complete your flower using the chain method, skip to photo number 4.

Working in the round 2 flower-01

1. Working in the round method #2. To begin, chain 3. This chain 3 counts as 1 double crochet (dc).

Working in the round 2 flower-02

2. Next, work a dc in the first chain made located above the knot created when casting on.
Working in the round 2 flower-03

3. Work 2 more dc in 1st ch made (1st petal made).Working in the round 2 flower-04

4. Slip stitch (sl st) in the center. This pinches the petal down.Working in the round 2 flower-05

5. Work 3 more dc in center then sl st again (2nd petal made).Working in the round 2 flower-06

6. Work 3 more dc in center then sl st again (3rd petal made).Working in the round 2 flower-07

7.  Work 3 more dc in center then sl st again (4th petal made).Working in the round 2 flower-08

8. Work 3 more dc in center then sl st again (5th petal made).Working in the round 2 flower-09

One sweet flower complete! You can apply the tail-over method with either method of working in the round. This time I chose not to close up the hole completely so I could add a contrasting color to the center.Working in the round 2 flower-10

Add a small dot in the center: Ch 3, sc in 1st ch, pull tail of ch through loop.

Finish off and tighten. Fasten to center of flower.

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Written pattern located at the end of post.

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I love this tiny flower! I add one or a few to any project that needs a subtle hint of sweetness.

I added this flower to a coffee cozy:

Flower cozy-02

This cozy collection pattern is available in our Ravelry shop:

three cozy-02

We have our flower pattern collection available in our Ravelry shop.

The photos below are the patterns included in the PDF.

Lots of petals-05
Giant Peony
Flowers-10-2
Layered Six Petal
Pattern for smaller two flowers.
Layered Five Petal
Flowers-05-2
Eight Petal Giant
Flowers-04-2
Six Petal Flowers
Flowers-03-2
Five Petal Flowers

Thanks for stopping by The Firefly Hook!

Happy crocheting,

Abbey

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Small Five Petal Flower

Yarn: Any medium worsted yarn

Hook: Size (I-9) 5.5 mm

Skill Level: Easy (Some crochet experience)

Necessary Skills: Working in the round, basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns

Abbreviations: [ ] – work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

ch – chain

dc – double crochet,

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

st(s) – stitch(es)

xs – times

Pattern:

Row 1: Ch 3, in 1st ch work sts in this sequence: 2 dc, 1 sl st (1 petal made), [3 dc, 1 sl st] 4 xs.

Finish off.

Add a small dot in the center: Ch 3, sc in 1st ch, pull tail of ch through loop.

Finish off and tighten. Fasten to center of flower.

3 thoughts on “Free Pattern and Tutorial: Small 5 Petal Flower”

  1. Thank you for this simple flower pattern, I plan to add some , to the hats that I have made for Chemo patients. I myself breast cancer survior I was lucky n0 chemo.

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