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5-Petal Crochet Orchid


Motif Description

A lovely 5-petal flower inspired from a 6-petal orchid crochet pattern which almost looks like a star - that's what this pattern is.

Required Crochet Skill

Aside from basic crochet stitches, knowledge on how to make stitch around a post is essential. If you don not know it yet, this is the time to learn. Working stitches around a post only requires you to insert your hook somewhere else. Don't worry, I provided WIP (work in progress) pictures about this part to help you.

This flower is part of Dr. Jeckyll's Crochet Flower Experiments

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What You Need

small amount of yarn in two complementing colors

Note: Yes, this is worked in plarn*. Wonderful colors of plastic bags, right?

Click here to learn the methods of making plarn. and conditioning it for crochet.

Crochet Instructions

Round 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in first  ch, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Round 2: (Ch 5, 4 sc starting with the second ch from hook, sl st into sc, sl st into next sc.) 5x. Ch 2, turn.

Round 3: (Sc around post of round-1 sc {see WIP pictures below} , ch 2.) 5x. Sl st to first sc. Turn.

Where my hook is inserted is the post of this particular round-1 sc.

Pull your yarn through and make your sc.

This is how it would look when your done with the this round.

Round 4: (Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next and tr in last ch. Sl st to next sc.) 5x. Ch 2, turn.

Round 5: (Sc around post of round-3 sc, ch 5) 5x. Sl st to first sc. Turn.

Break off and change yarn.

Round 6: [In ch-5 sp, (3 dc, 3tr, 1 dtr, ch 3, sl st to 1st ch, 1 dtr, 3 tr, 3 dc), sl st to next sc] 5x.

Optional: If the petal formed does not hold its shape...

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Round 7: (7 sl st up across petal, sk ch-3, 7 sl st down across petal) 5x.

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I Love Comments! - Let me know what you think

Lisa Auch from Scotland on July 30, 2011:

Beautiful! just beutiful and thankyou for the phot instructions too! I may even try this

anonymous on July 29, 2011:

Wow, that is very pretty. Lovely lens.

MoiraCrochetsPl (author) on July 24, 2011:

Thanks so much everyone. Your comments make my day.

anonymous on July 24, 2011:

Beautiful and you make it look so easy, which i doubt it is

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on July 24, 2011:

blessed by squid angel

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on July 24, 2011:

Your crocheted flowers are all lovely!

nattybags on July 24, 2011:

Beautiful and with a good cause. Thank you!

GiftsBonanza on July 23, 2011:

Just lovely!

MoiraCrochetsPl (author) on July 22, 2011:

Thank you everyone for your appreciation.

MoiraCrochetsPl (author) on July 22, 2011:

@Wednesday-Elf: It isn't if you stay away from thick and heavy plastic bags. ^^,

Loretta from United States on July 22, 2011:

Beautiful! :)

Julia M S Pearce from Melbourne, Australia on July 22, 2011:

These are beautiful!Thanks for showing us

happynutritionist on July 22, 2011:

Another delightful flower...nicely done!

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on July 22, 2011:

Darling 5-petal crochet orchid. I've never tried crocheting with plarn - is it hard to cut the strips evenly?

MoiraCrochetsPl (author) on July 22, 2011:

@GonnaFly: Thanks a lot! But its not hard to crochet the plarn I used for this. It's pliable enough for crochet.

Jeanette from Australia on July 21, 2011:

Moira, you are so talented! Is it harder to crochet with that plastic yarn? It looks like it wouldn't slip as well.

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