Multiple Layer Crochet Flower Petals

UPDATE: There are now detailed instructions (including photos) for the first 8 rounds of this pattern on my blog here. Part 2 of the detailed instructions is here. Part 3 is here. Please let me know if anything is still unclear. You are, of course, welcome to just use the recipe below, as ever!

[The discussion uses British terms, but pattern rows are given below using American terms.]

This is the method I used to make my Pink Flower Baby Blanket and it makes a very effective 3D fabric which is just the right size for babies to grab without catching their fingers (that last being the reason I didn’t do Irish crochet rose petals). My father pointed out it makes a good surface for stacking balls on!

The layers are made by doing the petals in the front loop only, then a row of plain stitches in the back loops, to give you front and back loops again. For the blanket I began by doing plain rounds of double crochet, then after about 10 petal rounds switched to half treble, then after another 10 to trebles. (The stitches in the back loop will pull the front loops taut again, so don’t worry if the front loops get quite large.)

Any petal could use these method for multiple layers, but my preferred petal goes across 6 stitches (all in front loops):

sc in first stitch, (dc, htr) in next stitch, 2tr in next stitch, dtr in next stitch, 2tr in next stitch, (htr, dc) in next stitch. Repeat all the way around. End with sc in last stitch to end petal.

In the round increases should be made on the plain crochet rounds. I amn’t very good at working out where these should be, but try to keep them even.

If these petals are being done in rows back and forth do the petals in the front loops of the right side, then the plain crochet in the front loops of the wrong side.

If making a blanket or similar, end on a petal round in both loops.

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Using American stitch names:

Row 1: sc across, if you don’t already have both front and back loops available.

Row 2: (right side) All in front loops *ss in first stitch, (sc, hdc) in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch, tr in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch, (hdc, sc) in next stitch. Repeat from *. End with one ss to finish last petal.

Row 3: sc across remaining loops of every stitch of Row 1 increasing as necessary.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 for pattern.

15 Responses to “Multiple Layer Crochet Flower Petals”

  1. adrian lee Says:

    hi! What would this pattern look like if using crochet symbols? Neat pattern!

  2. B Starks Says:

    I have tried to make the Pink Flower Blanket. I would like to know what
    the pattern is please

    • kaet Says:

      I haven’t yet written up more than what’s here, and can’t do so right now, but I’ll try to do so next week, if you care to check again then. Sorry I can’t be more helpful right now!

  3. B Starks Says:

    I was checking to see if you had a chance to write the pattern.
    Thanks!

  4. B Starks Says:

    Have you had a chance to write the pattern. This is beautiful. I would love to make one.
    Thanks!

  5. Multiple Layer Crochet Flower Petals – in detail – part 1 « Kaet's Weblog Says:

    […] reminders, but I’m finally going to try to write up my flower petal blanket in detail. The recipe is still there for anyone who prefers that, but this is a good opportunity for me to crochet […]

  6. adrian lee Says:

    hi! I don’t blame you about the heat, we sure had a summer. Now it’s cooling off to almost chilly here. I kept an eye out for your pattern(s). Great looking petals.

  7. Multiple Layer Crochet Flower Petals – in detail – part 2 « Kaet's Weblog Says:

    […] Multiple Layer Crochet Flower Petals – in detail – part 2 By kaet This will be a straight continuation of Part 1 (Rounds 1-8), and further exposition on the previously described basic recipe. […]

  8. Multiple Layer Crochet Flower Petals – in detail – part 3 « Kaet's Weblog Says:

    […] in detail – part 3 By kaet This post continues from part 1 and part 2 in elaborating the basic recipe for my Many Petalled Baby Blanket. (Sample project’s public Ravelry […]

  9. 2010 in review « Kaet's Weblog Says:

    […] Multiple Layer Crochet Flower Petals March 2008 12 comments 3 […]

  10. http://tinyurl.com/doyoeades55687 Says:

    Where did u acquire the suggestions to post ““Multiple
    Layer Crochet Flower Petals | Kaet’s Weblog”? Thanks a lot ,Kaylee

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