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:
Do you have videos of you making this flower it’s really help it Apposed to just reading the directions on paper
I don’t, sorry.
I’m curious where to find the silver trim pearl bead you use in the pictures? I’ve made this flower with your chemo cap pattern and it turned out gorgeous! I just love the look of the bead and couldn’t find one. Thanks!
Hi Ellen! If I remember correctly, that was from the scrapbooking section at Hobby Lobby! It was actually a brad and came in a set. 🙂
I ENJOYED MAKING THIS PRETTY LITTLE FLOWER THANKS FOR SHARING.. I AM DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR AN EIFFEL TOWER PATTERN. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS.IF SO PLEASE SHARE IT THANK YOU SO MUCH. I HAD 3 LITTLE MONKEYS TOO.NOW THAT ARE BIG APES LOL WELL MAYBE BIG MONKEYS
I don’t, I’m sorry! 🙂
Thank you for sharing your patterns. You cannot imagine how many ladies your are helping. I make them for an oncology institute very close to our home. Even the receptionist gets excited when I take the hats to the institute. God bless your talent. Thanks again for your unselfish giving!! ????
Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂
This flower reminds me of a pansy with their little faces.