Sunday, April 04, 2010

Tropical Flower Pin - free crochet pattern

Another crocheted flower design I came up with.
Tropical Shawl I recently made, inspired the creation of this Tropical Flower Pin. This was fun to make! Now you can enjoy it as well :)

Tropical Flower Pin
by Mimi Alelis, © 2010

(pattern and photos are not to be copied, distributed or used elsewhere)

Materials: Red Heart Yarn (or any worsted weight acrylic), small amounts yellow and purple
Hook: 4mm; 3mm or 3.5mm
Other Notions: Sewing Needle, Safety pin

With yellow and 4mm hook, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work in ring (3 sc, ch 3) 5 times. Sl st on 1st sc to join. Fasten off yellow.

Rnd 2: Attach purple on 1st sc, ch 3 (counts as dc), *skip next sc, dc in next sc, (dc, 7 tr, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, repeat from * around. Join on top of beg ch 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Flower center
With smaller hook and yellow yarn, ch 3. 11 dc in 1st ch, join on top of beg ch 3 (or, 11 dc in magic ring). Fasten off leaving 10 inches for sewing. With wrong side out, stuff the center with small amount of scrap yarn, sew up the edge of the stitches while gathering it to close. Pull tightly and secure with a few more stitches. Sew to center of flower and sew a safety pin at the back.

Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons. - Kahlil Gibran


  1. Very pretty and hippie!

  2. Jsut wanted to let you know I'm doing a crochet pattern giveaway on my blog:

  3. Hey Mimi just wanted to hop in haven't been in the blog world in awhile and checking out all the blogs. I see you still doing a great job. Keep up the great work.

  4. Hi! I am a new follower - and I love your patterns! This one is so cute!

  5. Just made this sweet flower for a newborn aviatrix hat. It was perfect! I'll have pics up on Ravelry once the hat arrives at it's intended home. Thanks so much for the pattern!

  6. Thanks everyone!
    Amie, I'll be looking out for your project pic on Ravelry, thanks!

  7. Just used this on a newborn hat! Turned out incredibly cute!

  8. I made these using worsted weight yarn. they turned out beautiful! I was very pleased, they were simple to make! I sewed them onto slippers for my granddaughter.

    1. ooh...thanks for letting us know :)

  9. If you're on FB, you can post a photo on my page or tag me at Mimi Alelis Designs


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