Crochet

How to Make African Flowers

African Flowers are beautiful, fun, and interesting to crochet! When I wanted to learn how to make them, I had a very hard time finding instructions / tutorials with both pictures and words. I hope the following is helpful to someone in similar circumstances.

 

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Round One: Chain 5, join with slip stitch.

 

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Round Two: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), double crochet in ring, chain 1; (2 double crochet in ring, chain 1) five more times. Total of six shells. Join with slip stitch to first double crochet.

 

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Round Three: Chain 3, (2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet) in each chain 1 space from Round Two. Join with slip stitch to first double crochet.

 

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Round Four: Chain 2, (7 double crochet) in each chain 1 space from Round Three. Join with slip stitch to first double crochet.

 

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Round Five: Chain 1, (7 single crochet, 1 double crochet in the center stitch between petals from Round Three), repeat five more times, join with slip stitch to first single crochet.

 

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Round Six: Chain 3, [3 double crochet (first side of petal),  1 double crochet, 1 single crochet, 1 double crochet (center of petal), 3 double crochet (second side of petal), 1 double crochet (between petals)] repeat around. Join with slip stitch to first double crochet. Cut yarn, leaving tail to weave in.

 

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You can make lots of African Flowers and join them together to create a scarf, a bag, a throw… the possibilities are virtually limitless! What are you planning to make with your African Flowers?

 

 

 

 

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