Crochet Flower Motif

It’s important to learn how to crochet in the round as well as in rows. Lots of projects call for a circular, or circle, shape. This shape lends itself to a myriad of home décor projects; such as doilies, pillow covers, mandalas and garlands. Here is a pattern for a crochet motif that is bright and cheerful and reminds me of a flower.

This post offers a free pattern for crocheting a very simple motif.

Pattern – Crochet Flower Motif

A crochet pattern from Nancy Brown-Designer.
A Simple Flower Motif

Size: Approximately 4″ in diameter.
Skill Level: Beginner.
Materials: Premier Home Cotton – (2.8 oz balls, 140 yards). Approximately 15 yards (for each motif) in color of choice. Crochet hook, U.S. size G.
Gauge: Not necessary to maintain gauge.

Flower

Motif: Starting at center of motif, chain 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 = 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc), work 11 dc in next dc, ch 2, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 10 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 = 12 dc and 12 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1 sp), dc in same sp, ch 3, * (dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3). Repeat from * 10 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 = 12 ch-3 sps.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next ch-1 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 lp) 12 times, sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.
Finishing: Work in all ends. Block motifs by soaking in a basin of cold water, squeeze out excess water, stretch and smooth out to shape and place on a padded (use towels for padding) flat surface and allow to dry thoroughly.

Abbreviations (written in U.S. crochet terminology)
beg = beginning
ch or chs = chain or chains
lp or lps = loop or loops
dc = double crochet
rnd or rnds = round or rounds
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp or sps = space or spaces
A * shown in a pattern row or rnd denotes that the stitches shown after
this sign must be repeated from that point.
( ) = a particular stitch combination must be repeated in the order shown.

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I love motifs in all shapes from traditional granny squares to hexagons
everything in between. I have used motifs in purses, baby blankets,
scarves, ponchos and wraps. If you would like to purchase my patterns,
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Thank You for Reading My Post

I hope you enjoy making this cute little crochet flower motif and
find wonderful uses for it. They are addictive, so you will probably
make several.

Please visit ImagineCrochet often for helpful hints and suggestions,
tutorials to jumpstart your crochet imagination, new patterns and
maybe a freebie or a discounted pattern once in a while.

Best crochet wishes,
Nancy

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