Making Flowers!

For the past couple of days, I’ve been experimenting with various crochet flowers. Well, I’ve been working on quite a few things–I’m preparing to open up my Etsy shop! Woohoo! Anyway, some have turned out better than others…

But one of my all-time favorite flowers is the plumeria. So I just had to make one:

There’s something just beautiful in its simplicity, yet the way the petals overlap each other and spiral out of the center gives it a very unique quality. I looked for free crochet patterns online, but couldn’t find one that I liked, so I made my own–and so I share it with you–in order to spread the plumeria love. 😉
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Materials: DK yarn and 4.00mm/G crochet hook
Petals (make 5)
Ch 6
Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 sc in top loop only of next 3 sc. 3 sc in last sc. 1 sc in bottom loop only of next 3 sc. Join with sl st to 1st sc of round. [12 st]
Round 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in next sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next 5 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next 4 sc. Join with sl st to 1st sc of round. [16 sc]
Round 3: Ch 1. 1 sc in next 2 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next 7 sc. 3 sc in next sc. Sc in next 5r sc. Join. [20 st]
Round 4: Ch 1. 1 sc in next 4 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next 9 sc. 3 sc in next sc. Sc in next 6 sc. Join. [24 sc]
Bind off.
Once you have 5 petals, sew the petals together, overlapping each other on one side as you go around. Once you get to the last petal, make sure that it overlaps the first petal rather than going behind it. All of the petals should be at least partially behind another.
 
Here’s a photo of a real plumeria flower to give you an idea:
 
Plumeria Leaves
The leaves of a plumeria plant are quite oblong, and depending on how long you’d like the leaves to be, you can adjust the length of your starting chain and increase the number of times you repeat each crochet stitch. It’ll make sense once you read the pattern.
For the purposes of what I wanted to make, the leaves couldn’t be too long, so my leaves are about 2.5 inches long.
Ch 14.
For the first “row” of stitches, you will only be going through the back loop. For the second “row,” you will go through only the front loops (although they will be in the back since you’ll be rotating your work).
Sc in back loop only in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 2 ch. Hdc in next ch. Dc in next ch. Htrc in next ch. Trc in next 2 ch. Htrc in next ch. Dc in next ch. Hdc in next ch. Sc in next ch.
Ch 3. Rotate the work so that the front loops (which were on the bottom) are now on top. Sl st to join with first ch. Sc in next ch. Hdc, dc, htrc, respectively, in next 3 ch. Trc in next 2 ch. Htrc, dc, hdc in next 3 ch. Sc in next 3 ch. Join with sl st to first sc in round.
Bind off.

You can download a FREE pdf file here: Plumeria Flower (just click on the link!)

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