I love flowers with a little dimension. This is a pattern I came up with about a year ago and use all the time. I love the overlapping petals, and the versatility of this simple little flower. It’s perfect for spring / summer and can add a vibrant pop of colors to your project!
I named it “Tropical Flower” because, to me, it looks like something you might find on a beautiful island. I’m no flower expert, so if you think this looks like a certain type of flower, let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll change the name! Until then… it lives on in my tropical imagination. 🙂
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5 PETAL TROPICAL FLOWER
Notes: I used a G hook and worsted weight yarn for this flower.
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Create a Magic Circle.
Round 1: 5 SC in magic circle; join (5)
Round 2: Ch 1; 2 SC in each SC; join (10)
Round 3: *Slip Stitch into next SC; Ch 2. In same stitch, complete 5DC; Ch 2. Slip stitch into next SC.* Do this a total of 5 times, for 5 petals.
Change colors here if you are doing a 2-colored petal.
Round 4: *Slip stitch into base of Ch of next petal. SC in Ch space. 3 DC in next stitch (the first DC from the previous round); 2 DC in next; 2 HDC in next; 2 DC in next; 3 DC in next, Ch 1; SC into Ch space; Slip Stitch into base of Ch.* Do this a total of 5 times, for 5 petals.
Fasten off; weave in ends.
Center Detailing: Cut a contrasting piece of yarn about 3 feet long. Using yarn needle, sew detailing by bringing yarn up through the center, and back down through a place of your choice on the first petal. Bring yarn back up through the middle; back down through another place on the petal. Do this three times for each petal. (I like to make the center detail of each petal reach a little higher than the two on either side of it.) Fasten off and weave in ends. Finish with a button or other embellishment.
Here are a few variations of the Tropical Flower: