Hello everyone and happy start of the week.
The African flowers greeting you today were made (believe it or not) about 3 years ago when I had it stuck in my head to make an African flower bag and went on a flower crocheting frenzy. And after I had made them, I didn't like the idea any more so they've been staying locked up in a box.
Now I have another idea how to use them and if it turns out doable I'll share here. But now, let's make some flowers.
Ch 5 and join to make a ring.
Work round 1 in the ring: with color A ch3 (counts as the 1st dc), make another dc, ch 1, dc2. Repeat this pattern 4 more times, ch 1 and sl st into the beginning chain.
Round 2: insert color B into the first ch (of rnd 1)and in that ch space, ch 3, dc1, ch 1, dc2. Repeat this pattern (dc2,ch1, dc2) in all the chain spaces of the previous round (6 small petals will be made). When you come to the end, sl st in the beginning ch. Sl st again to bring yarn into the first ch space of rnd 2.
Round 3: In that ch space, ch 3 dc 6. Repeat this pattern (dc7) in all the chain spaces of the previous round. When you come to the end, sl st in the beginning ch.
Round 4: Insert color C in first chain of previous row, and sc 7, dc 1 in between petals. Repeat. Sl st to end.
There are many other variations of this beautiful flowers for you to try here