Plumeria

Updated: Jan 25, 2019

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!

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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.

Here is the pattern for the Plumeria Leaf.


You now have a beautiful flower to enjoy!

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