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Plumeria

Difficulty: Intermediate ✦✦✦✧✧

A free crochet pattern of a beautiful plumeria to brighten your day.

Spring is coming! While it is a little dark here in Denmark, I can see flowers blooming and am anxiously awaiting warmer days. This plumeria reminds me of a trip to Hawaii that my husband and I took last year before moving overseas.

The pattern is based on this Russian flower and diagram that has been floating around Pinterest for years. I have transcribed it into a written pattern and with a little more explanation. I hope you enjoy it as much as me!

 

For delicate flowers like this one, I suggest a sport weight or smaller cotton string or crochet thread, and a tiny hook. I am using fingering-weight (4-ply) cotton yarn with a 2mm hook. The finished flower is about 5 inches across.

 

Center:Start with light yellow yarn.

Row 1: Chain 8, slip stitch (st) in the first chain. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as a tc, ch-1), [tc inside the ring, ch1] 14 times, slip stitch in the 4th chain of the first ch-5 loop.  (15 treble crochets around.) Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in the same stitch, sc in each tc and each ch-space around, slip stitch in the first chain.  (30 stitches.)


Tie off. Use an embroidery needle to weave your tails in.

Tip: If your end is too short, insert the needle into the object first, then thread the needle with your yarn.

Petals:Change to white yarn. Join with a sc above a chain space (counts as the first sc).

Row 4:  [Sc 2, ch 6, tc 2, ch 6, sc 2] repeat 5 times around, slip stitch in the first chain.  5 petal foundations. Row 5:  Ch 1, [sc in the 2nd sc between petals, (sc, hdc, 4 dc, 4 tc) in the chain-space, dtc, picot, dtc, (4 tc, 4 dc, hdc, sc) in the chain-space, sc in the first sc between petals] repeat 5 times around, slip stitch in the first chain.    Tie off. Use an embroidery needle to weave your tails in.

Left 2 images: Row 4. Right 2 images: Row 5.



Change to light pink yarn. Cast on with a slip stitch in the 2nd sc between petals.

Row 6:  [Skip the first sc of the petal, sc 6, hdc 4, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in the picot, hdc 4, sc 6, skip the last sc of the petal and the two sc between petals] x5, slip stitch in the first sc.    Tie off. Use an embroidery needle to weave your tails in.

Change to dark pink yarn.    Cast on with a slip stitch in the last sc of a petal.

Row 7:  [Dc into the a chain-space of the second row, skip the first sc of the petal, sc 8, dc 3, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in the chain-space, dc 3, sc 8, skip the last sc of the petal] repeat 5 times around, slip stitch to the first dc. Note: The dc down to the second row should be pulled tight. It curls the petals and adds definition between the petals, giving the flower its final shape.


Left 2 images: Dc into the chain-space of the second row.

Right: To stitch a picot, chain-3, slip stitch into the front loop of the first chain.

   Tie off. Use an embroidery needle to weave your tails in.

 

You now have a beautiful flower to enjoy!

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I'm Suvi, a crochet designer, biology teacher, and mother to an adorable little boy.  If I'm not stitching, you can find me in the garden or the kitchen.

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