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