Dotty flower pattern
Hello! I hope you're having a lovely day!
You know how I really like crochet flowers? Well, I have a little pattern to share with you all today. I have been fiddling around with this flower pattern for a while, I like how the inner ring of tiny petals are nestled in the big petals. I am calling it the Dotty Flower because of the inner ring of small petals (dots). It is not very hard to make, and it is always fun coming up with 3 colour combos. :) I made mine in MoYa DK cotton, just because I like the washed out look of the colours, but you could use any yarn that takes your fancy, just make sure you use the right size hook for your yarn.
I think I'll write the pattern out in one chunk, then you can look at the photos for extra help if you need it. This pattern uses US terminology.
Ok here goes!
4 mm hook, small quantities of 8ply/DK yarn in 3 colours
2dc Cluster: Yo, insert hook in stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops ( 2 loops left on hook) , yo, insert hook in same stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on hook) , yo and pull through all loops on hook.
Petal Cluster: Step 1- *Yo twice, insert hook into 2 ch space, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops, leave last loop on hook ( 2 loops on hook) * . Repeat * to * (3 loops on hook) Step 2 - Yo 3 times, insert hook in skipped stitch of round 1, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops, leave last loop on hook ( 4 loops on hook) Repeat Step 1 into the same 2 ch space ( 6 loops on hook) . Step 3- Yo and pull through all loops on hook.
( I know that was a long winded explanation of a petal cluster, if you are confused there are photos of these steps to help you see what I mean)
Chain 4, slip stitch into 1st chain to form a ring.
Round 1: ch2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc into ring, slip stitch join to 1st dc, fasten off.
Round 2: Join next colour to any stitch, ch2, make a 2dc cluster into same stitch, *ch2, skip 1 stitch, make a 2dc cluster in next stitch, * . Repeat * to * 4 more times, to make 6 cluster, ending with 2ch and slip stitch join to 1st cluster. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join next colour to any 2ch space. *Ch 4, make a petal cluster, ch 4, slip stitch into same 2 ch space, slip stitch into next 2ch space. * Repeat * to * making 6 petals around the flower in the 2 ch spaces of previous round. Slip stitch into 1st space to join, fasten off and weave in all threads. All finished! :)
I hope that wasn't too confusing, they are really pretty easy to make. I hope you have fun with this if you give it a go.
Have a lovely crafty day!