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.
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.
Ch 7, sl st to form ring. Ch 1, turn.
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.
List of Links
- How to Make a Double-Crochet Cluster
Learn how to crochet a cluster stitch made up of two double crochet stitches, with these photos and instructions.
- Methods of Making Plarn
Comparison of double-strand and single-strand method of making yarn from plastic bags for crochet or knit
- All My Free Crochet Patterns
A list of my free crochet patterns sorted according to type: earrings, bracelets/bangles, flowers, hearts, squares, butterflies, dragonflies, necklace, jewelry Set, cross, headbands and cell phone cozies/holder.
© 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...