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.
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.