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3D Veined Flower with Bulb Stamen - Free Crochet Pattern

Moira has been crocheting since she was 14 years old. She loves experimenting with small crochet projects.

One morning, as I was sipping coffee from my cup, I noticed how beautiful its flower design was. It took me a while to realize that the vein made it more so. So I told myself I would make a crochet flower based on that. To make it stand out from the ones I already did, I made 7 petals (instead of my usual 5) and gave it a bulb stamen inspired by that of the Venus fly-trap flower.

See all of my FREE flower patterns here.

Skill Level

This flower requires making dc-clusters, working multiple stitches in one stitch, color change, and the petals are worked in a specific manner to achieve the veined effect.

This flower requires making dc-clusters, working multiple stitches in one stitch, color change, and the petals are worked in a specific manner to achieve the veined effect.

What You Need

  • Small amount of yarn in complementary colors (I used yellow and yellow-green plarn*)
  • Suitable crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

*Plarn – yarn derived from plastic bags. Click here to learn the methods of making plarn.


ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st - stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half-double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet/ triple crochet

yo – yarn over

sk – skip

WIP (Work-in-Progress) Pictures

I began this flower and finished until the veins while at my mom's house and I had no camera then. So, I made a bulb and a bit of vein in red because I ran out of yellow and yellow green. The rest of the pictures were taken at night, thus the dull color.

Crochet Instructions:


Ch 7, sl st to form ring. Ch 1, turn.

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Round 1: 2 sc in each ch (14 sc in all), sl st to 1st sc. Ch 2, turn.

Round 2: Dc in first sc (2 dc-cluster in next st) 13x. Sl st to 1st dc. Ch 1, turn.

Round 3: Sc in each st, sl st to 1st sc. Ch 1, turn.

Round 4: (Ch 3, yo, pull another yarn through next sc, yo, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook)7x. (See WIP 1-4)

Break off and weave in ends.


Attach yarn around post of any sc in Round 1 of Bulb. (See WIP 5-9)

(Sc around post of sc, ch 5, 5 sl st on ch worked on one loop only, ch 2, sk 1 sc)7x. Sl st to 1st sc. Break off and weave in ends.


Attach yarn to sc of Vein. Work the stitches on one loop only, such that a chain would seem to run in the middle of the petal. (See WIP 10-12)

[Ch 2 (equivalent to 1 hdc), 2 dc, 1 tr, 5 tr. Now work on the other side of the chain. 1 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc, sl st to ch 2] 7x. Break off and weave in ends.

  • How to Make a Double-Crochet Cluster
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  • Methods of Making Plarn
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  • All My Free Crochet Patterns
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© 2011 Moira Durano-Abesmo

Comments Make ME HAPPY!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on April 29, 2012:

Hi Irene! You can contact me by visiting my Hubpage profile. Just click on my profile picture. There's a contact button there. I can't see where your email is.

It would be great to teach you to crochet. I taught 60 grade 6 pupils back then how to crochet - boys included. It'll be nice to flex those teaching muscles again.

You can find me on FB too.

Irene on April 11, 2012:

I want to contact you but cant find where to c0ntact you so i attach to you my email feel freE to email me. I just want to learn crochet so badly. Thanks sis

Irene on April 11, 2012:

Very nice im proud of you fellow kagay-anon. i want to learn crochet

htodd from United States on November 19, 2011:

Thanks for the great post..nice

Renee S from Virginia on September 06, 2011:

Wow, my eyes were playing tricks on me. I first thought that picture was a lovely dish of something fried and arranged into a flower shape! More coffee...

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