Crochet Pattern: Simple Six Petal Flower

By Erin Burger – 36 Comments

This flower is much like the darling posy applique but is larger and can also be used as a motif for afghans, scarfs, table runners, jewelry and more. Motifs like this are also great ways to get rid of scrap yarn! Make up a bunch to decorate a blanket, one to add the cute element to a baby beanie or make a dozen or so and whip stitch them together for a belt or a bracelet.

Pictured are three of these simple six-petal flowers, the grey one was done in DK weight yarn with an H hook, the red one in sport weight yarn with a G hook and the black one in fingerweight yarn with a E hook.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size:DK weight flower measures 4″ (10.16 cm) X 4″ (10.16 cm), sport weight flower measures 3 1/2″ (8.89 cm) X 3 1/2″ (8.89 cm), fingering weight flower measures 3″ (7.62 cm) X 3″ (7.62 cm)

small amounts of yarn, depending on which size you choose to make
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm), G (4.5 mm), E (3.5 mm)

Gauge: changes for each size flower

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart!

Crochet Pattern: Simple Six Petal Flower

Round 1: ch 8, sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 3, dc into ring, (ch 6, 3 dc) 5 times into ring, ch 6, dc into ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3: 16 dc, 6 ch spaces
Round 2 : [ch 1, skip dc, (sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-6 space, ch 1, skip dc, sl st in next dc] around, ending with sl st in top of beg ch-1: 12 sc, 12 hdc, 42 dc
Finish off.

Have any questions or comments about this cute flower? Please don’t hesitate to comment here!

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  1. belle says:

    Thanks for the flower pattern!

  2. Lane† says:

    Cute! Thanks, Erin!

  3. Wendy says:

    Thanks so much, Erin! They’re really cute! : )

  4. Melanie says:

    These look great! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I can’t wait to make them!

  5. Barbra says:

    Love it…thanks!

  6. Jennifer says:

    I just made one and love it! I tend to crochet tighter, so the outside edges of the petals curl in slightly. It looks great, thanks Erin!

  7. Cami says:

    This is really pretty! Thank you for all of the wonderful free patterns!

  8. Barb says:

    Rachel and Erin,
    thanks for sharing the six petal flower directions.
    I had just finished crocheting a little hat for an infant.
    I crocheted your flower, and added it to the side of the hat !!
    Oh it was soooo cute !

  9. Teena says:

    I had a go at this cute little flower and posted about it on my blog, with a link back to this page <3

  10. heather says:

    for the life of me i can not make flowers and it is driving me nuts bc i have a plan of something i want to make and it involves making flowers. why oh why cant i make these cute little things???

  11. heather says:

    i did it i did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Jennifer says:

    Again, these are so cute, and now they’re serving a great purpose. My mother and I are making these to donate to a local children’s charity. It’s called Winter Express, and children from local schools come and choose gifts to give to their families for Christmas. We’re going to use shank buttons and attach them to pipe cleaners to support them in vases. Only about forty left…Guess I better get to it! Thanks again, Erin, and Rachel for letting her post it!

    I’ve even played around with the pattern, making smaller petals and just five petals, it’s so versatile!

  13. Kara says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this cute pattern. I can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  14. dj says:

    reminds me of a loose buillion (sp) flower.

  15. Daria says:

    Thanks for sharing. I am going to make millions of flowers now using my scrap yarn! And then I want to try making crochet flower pictures, as you did. What a beautiful way to save our work: in a picture frame. Thank you thank you thank you!



  17. Tamara says:

    Hello! I just started crocheting and discovered your website. It has been very helpful and I love this flower but I am a little stuck. In the pattern where it says “ch-3: 16 dc, 6 ch spaces”, I don’t understand. I’m not sure what the ch-3 means, and where does the 16 dc go? Thanks for the help 🙂

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Tamara, the “sl st in top of beg ch-3” means to make a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain 3. The chain 3 is part of chain you made at the beginning. Then then numbers at the end after the colon are the total stitch counts for the round, so that you know how much you made. You don’t have to to do them again.

  18. Diana says:

    I love this flower. It’s easy, quick, and decorative. I have felted it and it comes out beautifully and I can use it for decorating gift packages, or anything else. Very decorative. Thanks for this pattern, I just love it.

  19. josi says:

    i just made one and it is so cute! can’t wait to attach a button and a pin back to it so I can wear it!! 🙂 Thanks!

  20. dj says:

    i have a few friends whom are photographers. i am going to crochet with my scrap yarn for their staging photos. thanks rachel for the patterns !

  21. Rachelle says:

    Hi, Rachel!
    I just started crocheting a week ago and I’m having a hard time with Round 1. I cant seem to get it right. Any help?

  22. Valerie says:

    Thanks for this.
    I have made lots and decorated the road cones in quake damaged eastern Christchurch

  23. Lucky says:

    I’m new to crochet – what is a “skip dc” stitch? Thanks!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Lucky, the “skip dc” means to skip the double crochet stitch. So you’re not going to work into the next double crochet stitch, you’ll just skip that stitch instead.

  24. Dani says:

    Really great flower. I use them on headbands I make & they’re perfect. I love that they’re flat, unlike many other flowers. Wonderful pattern, thank you!

  25. Judy Roux says:

    Since I could not sleep since 2:30 AM I chose to sit & finish a pair of wrist warmers for my granddaughters. When I would take a minnie break I would surf on my computer. While snooping around I came across your website “Crochet Spot” I just want to thank you for everything you post on here. I am so excited about everything I have seen so far. I have subscribed to your newsletter also. Thank you again. Have a wonderful day Judy

  26. teresa says:

    How do i conect all my flowers together to make a blanket?

  27. MJO says:

    I don’t understand what to do with :ch 3, dc into ring, (ch 6, 3 dc) 5 times into ring,

    • Rachel Choi says:

      When you start round 1 you’ll “ch 8, sl st in first ch to form a ring” once you have the ring made, you’re going to chain 3. The make your first double crochet into the ring that you made at the beginning. The “(ch 6, 3 dc) 5 times” means you are going to chain 6, then make 3 double crochets into the ring. You’ll do the “ch 6, 3 dc” a total of 5 times.

  28. Diane says:

    I got to here w/o a problem: “ending with sl st in top of beg ch-1:” now I’m stuck. Where to I “12 sc, 12 hdc, 42 dc?” The beginning chain is covered by dc. Could someone give me more details on the “12 sc, 12 hdc, 42 dc,” please? Thanks in advance.

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Diane! The stitches after the colon at the end of each row is the stitch count. You don’t have to rework the stitches, it just tells you what you should have done already so you can double check your work.

  29. Mary says:

    I’m crocheting blankets for babies who are in hospice — a heartbreaking situation. I needed a simple flower that would be connected to a single crochet tie to go around the blankets to make a simple presentation. This flower was just perfect for what I needed. Thank you sooooo much!

  30. Amy says:

    Cute, and different! Thank you for sharing.

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