How to Crochet An African Flower Motif

african flower crochet

African Flower

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2013.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms


Gather Your Supplies:

  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn
  • 4 mm Crochet Hook
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

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  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Slip Stitch (slst)

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes:

African flowers are the perfect foundation for a hexagon motif. You can stitch them together to make everything from stuffed animals to purses.

This pattern begins the round with the magic ring. If you have never heard of the magic ring before, I recommend you take a look at my tutorial:

How to Crochet the magic ring

If the magic ring is your worst enemy – try working the alternate method. It’s much easier!

Alternate Magic Ring Method


Written Instructions

Round 1: Create a magic ring. Sc 7 times and pull the tail to close your circle. Slst in the first stitch to join.

Magic Circle AF   Close Circle Ch 3

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.

DC 2 Ch 1   Round 2 Join   Round 2 Complete

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.

Start new color   Dc group round 3   Where to join round 3   Round 3 complete

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.

Slst round 4   Round 4 petal   Where to join round 4   Round 4 complete

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.

Start new color round 5   Long sc stitch   Where to join round 5   complete

Weave in your ends and your flower is complete! It couldn’t be any simpler!

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