5 Petal Crochet Flower

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Perfect to decoarate a crochet or knit hat!!

i have been in such a Flower mood lately……must be spring!

5-petal flower
worsted weight yarn
5.0 mm (H/8) crochet hook
yarn needle for weaving in ends
3-5 beads or small sequins(optional)
sewing thread to match center of flower (optional)
sewing needle (optional)

Notes
When I say to slip stitch into back center stitch of first petal I mean to work into the vertical threads found at the base and only on the back of the center st of the first petal as shown in photo.
working into back center stitch
This flower was designed so that the petals pulled together to form a cupped flower shape.
See option for beaded center below.

Special Stitch:
edc (extended double crochet): yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop on hook, [yo and pull through two loops on hook] twice.

5-Petal Flower Pattern

Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in first ch, sl st in front loop only (flo) of first sc to join.
Rnd 2: Work (sc, ch 1) in flo of same st, *(sl st, sc, sl st) in flo of next sc; rep from * around, sl st in remaining back loop only (blo) of first sc from rnd 1.
Rnd 3: *Ch 2, sl st in blo of next sc; rep from * around ending sl st in first ch-2 sp.
Rnd 4: Work 4 hdc in same ch-2 sp, *(sl st, 4 hdc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around ending sl st into back center st (see Notes) of first petal.
Rnd 5: *Ch 3, sl st into back center st of next petal; rep from * around ending sl st in first ch-3 sp.
Rnd 6: Work (hdc, 4 dc, hdc) in same ch-3 sp, *(sl st, hdc, 4 dc, hdc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around ending sl st into back center st of the first petal.
Rnd 7: *Ch 4, sl st into back center st of the next petal; rep from * around ending sl st in first ch-4 sp.
Rnd 8: Work (hdc, 6 edc, hdc) in same ch-4 sp, *(sl st, hdc, 6 edc, hdc) in next ch-4 sp; rep from * around ending sl st into back center st of the first petal.
Rnd 7: *Ch 5, sl st into back center st of next petal; rep from * around ending sl st in first ch-5 sp.
Rnd 8: Work (dc, 8 tr, dc) in same ch-5 sp, *(sl st, dc, 8 tr, dc) in next ch-5 sp; rep from * around ending sl st into back center st of the first petal.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
crochet 5 petal flower
Optional: sew beads or small sequins to center of flower.

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