Dahlia is a herbaceous, perennial plant native to the Americas, and actually it is the national flower of Mexico. There are many species and hybrids grown commonly as garden plants for their attractive colour display.
The plants are grown in Europe since late eighteenth century, firstly in Spain and later being distributed throughout the continent. Some of the species have single flowers, others are double. The colours vary, from reds to pinks, yellows to purple, with blue colour being the only exception. The flowers vary as well, from small ones, just 2 inch in diameter to huge sizes up to 1ft in diameter.
How to Crochet a Dahlia Flower?
Marlene, one of my blog readers found this pattern written in Portuguese (blogger Amalia) and couldn't work it out. I'm coming to the rescue and will attempt to re-write it using US crochet terms.
My attempt is not to translate the instructions since I do not speak Portuguese, but rather to interpret the photos and re-write them in US crochet terms.
Dahlia Crochet Flower Pattern
- Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour A= pink,
- colour B = yellow.
- 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- globular flower head with cone-shaped petals.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Start: make 5 ch, join with sl st,
R1: 6ch, make 1tc in the ring, (3ch, 1tr in the ring) x 7, 3ch, sl st in the 3rd ch from beg chs
R2: making a petal:
(RS make 4ch, 1 sl st in the tc from previous row, turn
WS make 3ch, 4tr in the ch loop, make 1ch, 5tr on the dc loop from left hand side of work, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from beg of petal, turn) x 8 = 8 petals; finish with sl st at base of first petal. Fasten off.
The pattern according to the original instructions is finished at this stage. But, I couldn resist adding a few fluffy bits.
This is it! The crochet flower pattern is ready!
If you have stumbled upon this page and you haven't heard about the 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project, then feel free to check out the crochet flower patterns that I've designed so far!