Free Crocodile Stitch Rollup Flower Pattern

Free Patterns / Friday, December 6th, 2013

Gratitude Flower Pattern

To show how grateful we are for all of your support throughout the years here is the free Gratitude Flower crochet pattern. These are the flowers we used in the Sand Flower Sandals. They’re such a breeze to make so don’t be surprised if you end up making a mountain of these. They could be used on countless handmade gifts this holiday season and even as decorations for the packaging of your gifts. Pattern is listed below.


  • 1 ball of Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread, Classic 10, 100% Mercerized Cotton in Goldenrod (yellow), or Pumpkin (orange) or (fudge brown) colorways
  • Size D (3.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Bead or button of your choice to adorn center of flower

Gauge is not critical for this project.

Ch 95

Row 1: Dc in 8th ch from hook, *ch 2, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch, rep from * across; turn – (30 ch-2 sp)

Row 2: Ch 5 (3 beg ch counts as dc + ch-2), dc in next dc, * ch 2, dc in next dc, rep from * across; turn – (30 ch-2 sp)

Row 3: [Ch 2 (count as hdc), dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, dc, hdc] in first ch-2 sp, [hdc, dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, dc, hdc] in next ch-2 sp; rep across. Fasten off – (30 shells or petals)

A Note about Blocking: Your flowers will look more defined if the petals are blocked at this point, before finishing. Before finishing a flower according to instructions below, soak the strip in cool water until thoroughly wet. Gently squeeze out excess water and pin the strip to a flat surface. Pull each petal into a point and pin it in place. Remove only when completely dry.

Finishing Flower: Roll the petal strip to form flower, and stitch through ch-2 sp to secure flower. You can also stitch flower in shape as you roll. Using beading needle or a fine sewing needle and thread, attach pearl to center of flower.

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26 Replies to “Free Crocodile Stitch Rollup Flower Pattern”

  1. As above! Never thought to block little flowers. Will do that from now on to make perfect neat little flowers 🙂 Thanks for the pattern too!

  2. PS. Clicked on your pattern links on the right of this page and your links are broken. Thought you would like to know.
    Julia 🙂 xx

  3. Hi, I was Bonita’s Patterns first customer on Etsy, her work and instructions are so original
    and beautiful. It is so much fun to watch a true artist grow. This is a wonderful blog, spread the word!

  4. I am your basis crocheter. I know my basic stitches and eager to learn a few more besides what I do know. My question right now is, what is the abbreviation (sp) stand for. I’m copying the directions for the Gratitude Flower pattern and at the end it has in parentheses (30 ch-2 sp), I dont understand. Can you please e-mail me? Thank you so verymuch……………..Cathy

      1. Thank you so very much. I totally understand what you’re talking about now, and look forward to seeing more crochet patterns I might be interested in. Cathy

  5. Good morning: I just wanted to say thank you for this beautiful flower pattern. I purchased one of your patterns through Etsy (the hooded cowl I think is the name), and your instructions are clear and the pictures help a great deal. Thank you for indulging my yarn therapy. Keep writing great patterns! Karla

  6. my name is nancy pratt and I really love all the new spring patterns you have out you guys do such a great job putting out new things to learn how to do I would like to know how to do a single sweater sleeve how to crochet one befor yo attach it to the sweater so if you could send me some easy instructions to my email that would be great thanks

  7. I so appreciate people like you that share… I have been crocheting all my life have patterns galor but you do forget about things and times you want to sit and just fiddle this is perfect I can use it for anything and put a pic of your blog about you neatly folded so one day in the future someone may see…..hehehe but technology is so awesome I feel like you are sitting beside me…………………

    1. Awwww! Thank you so much, Natascha. I really appreciate your comments. I do share some free patterns, but I’m also an independent designer and I charge for most of my patterns. It takes a lot of time, trial and error, spending with all sorts of things (yarn, technical editing, models, professional photography), plus this is my full time job. I wish I could share more free patterns, but time is so limited. I agree with you. Technology is really awesome.

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