Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch (slst)
African flowers are the perfect foundation for a hexagon motif. You can stitch them together to make everything from stuffed animals to purses.
Round 1: Create a magic ring. Sc 7 times and pull the tail to close your circle. Slst in the first stitch to join.
Round 2: Ch 3. Dc into the same stitch as your ch 3. *Ch 1. Dc two times in the next stitch* Repeat all the way around. Join the last chain with the third chain from the start of the round. You should have 8 groups of two double crochets.
Round 3: If you intend to make a multicolored flower, this is the perfect opportunity to change colors. When you start your new color do so in one of the chain one spaces. If you will not be changing colors at this time, slst until you reach a chain one space.
Ch 3. *Dc two times in the chain one space. Ch 2. Dc two times into the same chain one space. Ch 1.* Continue this repeat into the next chain one space and all the way around. Join the last chain with the third chain from the start of the round. You should still have 8 groups of double crochets.
Round 4: Slst into the chain two space to start this round. Ch 3. Double crochet 6 times into this chain 2 space. *Dc 7 times into the next chain 2 space*. Repeat this all the way around. Join with a slst to the first double crochet.
Round 5: If you are crocheting a multicolored flower, switch to your third color now. Ch 1. Sc until you reach the space in between two petals. Make a long single crochet by inserting your hook one round down. Continue with this pattern of regular single crochets over the petal and a long single crochet in between the petals. Join with a slst to the first single crochet. Fasten off.
Weave in your ends and your flower is complete! It couldn’t be any simpler!