Flowers are sure to become your favourite motifs to crochet – not just because they are fun and quick, but also because they are so versatile. Whether you crochet each petal and leaf individually to use for appliqué, or you create more realistic three-dimensional motifs, they can be used to decorate anything from blankets to a small girl’s dress or a handbag.
• 50g balls (155m/170yd) of DMC Natura Just Cotton, one in each of Terracotta 40 (A), Ivory 02 (B) and Sable 03 (C), or similar yarn (4ply-weight 100% cotton)
• 3mm crochet hook
Flower size (in diameter)
How to make a pinwheel blossoms crochet flower
Making the flower centres (make 3)
Base ring: With yarn A and 3mm hook, 5ch, ss to form ring.
1ch, 10dc into ring, ss into first dc, fasten off.
Making the petals
All petals for these three flowers are crocheted individually as follows:
Join yarn in any st, 2ch, 3tr into same sp, turn.
2ch, inc by working 2tr in next 3 sts, turn.
2ch, 6tr, turn.
2ch, tr2tog three times over 6 sts, turn.
2ch, work 3tr-cluster over next 3 sts to dec to 1 st, 2ch, ss into same sp as last dec st. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
For five-petal white flower, use yarn B and make five petals, one into every second stitch of orange centre.
Rep for the five-petal grey flower using yarn C. For the 10-petal flower, crochet a petal into every stitch of the orange centre, alternating between B and C.
Each of the petals in this design is worked individually; the three-dimensional effect is created by increasing and decreasing stitches.