Popcorn Stitch Flower

There are a plethora of crochet flower patterns out there but this one is truly unique. With a single round, it makes a perfect accent for a headband or hat, with two rounds it can be used to make a beautiful motif or if you keep crocheting you can make a large round accent pillow. This beautiful flower works up quick and easy and has wonderful texture. I had such a great response with my first free pattern I just had to share another one with you. Scroll down for the free pattern and video tutorial!

The Popcorn Stitch Crochet Flower

Popcorn Stitch Flower

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2013.

Do not copy, sell or redistribute this pattern. Items produced using this pattern may be sold, however please do not use the photos on this website.

03-intermediate web

Gather your supplies

  • Caron Simply Soft (blue mint shown), or any worsted weight yarn (#4)
  • Crochet hook size I (5.5mm)
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

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  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip Stitch (slst)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Popcorn Stitch (pc)

Pattern Notes: 

The popcorn stitch is formed by double crocheting 5 times in the same stitch, removing the hook from your 5th double crochet loop, inserting it through your first double crochet stitch and grabbing the 5th double crochet loop through the back and pulling it through. You will then fasten the popcorn stitch off by chaining one. Please refer to this video tutorial for guidance. You can do as many rounds as desired with this pattern. My example shown above has 4 rounds.

Popcorn Stitch Flower Video Tutorial

This tutorial is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.

Written Pattern

Popcorn Flowers for web

Round #1: Create a slip knot and ch 2. Sc 8 times in the chain next to the hook and join with a slst forming a ring. (8 stitches)

popcorn-flower-round-1 for web

Round #2: Ch 3 and form a popcorn stitch in the same stitch as your ch 3. Close your popcorn stitch by chaining 1. Make a popcorn stitch in each sc stitch all the way around your loop. (8 popcorn stitches=8 petals) Join with a slst into the bottom ch 3 of the first petal of this round. Refer to the image below to see where to join with the slst (the image is completing round 3 but the joining site is exactly the same for round 2).

where-to-join-for web

Round #3: Chain 3 and form a popcorn in the same stitch. Close the popcorn stitch by chaining 1. (you will add one more popcorn stitch to this section at the end of the round). *Create two popcorn stitches between the next two petals from the second round. You will insert your hook under the chain that closed off your popcorn stitches. Repeat all the way around and finish off the round by adding one more popcorn stitch between the petals where the first popcorn stitch was made. Join with a Slst into the ch 3 of the first popcorn stitch.  (16 popcorn stitches=16 petals). Refer to the image below to see where to insert your hook for the two popcorn stitches.

where-to-add-petals-for web

If you plan on making a much larger flower you can do so by following the rules of crocheting in the round. For example, for round #4 you will create a single popcorn in between one set of petals and then create two popcorn stitches  in between the next two and repeat this pattern all the way around. For round #5 you would create one popcorn stitch in between the petals twice and then two popcorn stitches in between the next two and so on.

As usual, once you have reached your desired size, weave in your ends and you’re done!

To create a granny square

You must create a flower with 2 rounds of popcorn stitches for this particular pattern.

Bind on with your new yarn in between any two popcorn stitches and chain 3. Make 2 Dc in the same space. Dc 3 in between the next two popcorn stitches. Corner: 2 Tc, Ch 2, 2 Tc in between the next two popcorn stitches. Dc 3 in between the next two popcorn stitches 3 times (3 groups of 3 Dc for the side). Corner: 2 Tc, Ch 2, 2 Tc in between the next two popcorn stitches. Dc 3 in between the next two popcorn stitches 3 times (3 groups of 3 Dc for the side). Corner: 2 Tc, Ch 2, 2 Tc in between the next two popcorn stitches. Dc 3 in between the next two popcorn stitches 3 times (3 groups of 3 Dc for the side). Corner: 2 Tc, Ch 2, 2 Tc in between the next two popcorn stitches. Dc 3 in between the last 2 popcorn stitches. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain.

Here are a few projects I’ve created Using this pattern…

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  • Anonymous

    Where do you join Rounds 2 & 3?

    • http://bhookedcrochet.wordpress.com Brittany

      I join rounds 2 and 3 in the chain 3 from the start of the round. I try to make sure I insert my hook within the chain rather than under the whole thing because it will lay better and hold its shape. I’ll add this info in the post, thanks for the question!

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  • mahboub

    thank you so much. it was amazing

    • http://www.bhookedcrochet.com admin

      You’re very welcome, I’m glad you like it!

  • http://magneticmary.blogspot.com.es Magnetic Mary
    • http://www.bhookedcrochet.com admin

      You’re welcome!

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  • Carolyn

    I am kinda new to crochet. I would like to make this bigger into a pillow. My question is on row 4 you would do 2 single petals and then on the third a double, then 2 single and a double. Adding 8 more petals for a total of 24. Then on row 5 you would do 3 singles and on the 4th a double petal repeating this around with 32 petals total. Row 6 – 4 singles and double on next etc. Is this right?

    • http://www.bhookedcrochet.com admin

      Yes that is exactly right! It follows the same rules as crocheting in the round if you are familiar with that. I would love to see how your pilllow turns out!

  • rami

    for the flower in first picture, how many popcorn stitches have you done? (for the 3rd round)

    • http://www.bhookedcrochet.com admin

      The first picture has four rounds (including the first foundation round of sc) but I think you are asking how many petals are in the third round of petals? In this case there will be 24 popcorn stitches = 24 petals. Hope this helps!

      • rami

        thank you

  • http://www.LoopyKidz.blogspot.ca Megan Jackson

    Thank you for this fabulous pattern!

    I’ve turned it into a Granny Square for part of a project I’m working on.
    If interested, you can see it here;

    ~ Megan
    Just Plain Loopy

    • http://www.bhookedcrochet.com admin

      Thank you so much for sharing! It looks great!

  • dee

    This is The most amazing flower I’ve ever made!! It didnt turn out as good as yours but its still pretty for my first time. Love it. TFS ~Diana~

    • http://www.bhookedcrochet.com admin

      You’re welcome! With a little practice yours will turn out just like mine…I have made so many of these flowers! I think the yarn choice makes a difference too. Caron’s simply soft is my yarn of choice.

      • dee

        I used 4 ply worsted in chocolate brown. It sort of reminds me of a “Tarantula” LOL. I’ll figure out what I’m doing wrong sooner or later. Practice practice practice!! :-)

        • http://www.bhookedcrochet.com admin

          I would love to see this!

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  • Ananthi Kalaiselvan

    I like this too much and do this. But I could not get this yarn in my place.

  • Malathi

    like it

  • Raquel Grace

    I saw a headband with this flower on it, and I needed to make it for my daughter… love it!! So excited I found it! Thank you so much for the pattern!

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