Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Ball center flower"

For my previous pattern: "Pretty in Pink" Crocheted Bracelet Cuff I made some flowers folowing the directions on some of my books and magazines, and when I published the pattern I added photos of the pages I used, but a kind reader called my attention that it could be a breach of copyright, so I looked for other sources to back the pattern and remove the pages' photos as I really didn´t mean to offend the authors of the books. I still left the photos of the books and magazine covers for you to use those if you are lucky to have them available or go buy them if you wish. 

One of the flowers I had made I called "Ball center flower", and I couldn´t find an easy pattern for something similar, so I made a smaller version of a flower I had designed in the past for  my Garden Baby Mobile.

It is not the exact same flower, of course, but it looks similar as it has the puffy center as well. It only has a round of petals, but still, I think I would have done this one instead, if only I had written the patern before!

This flower can be made with two diferent colors, or just one like the one in the photo below.

Ball Center Flower

Start with center color:
Working in spiral. Mark first stitch of every round if you wish, moving the stitch marker every round to keep track of first stitch.
Rnd 1: sc 6 times in adjustable loop (6 sc)
Rnd 2: [2 sc in ea sc ] arnd (12 sc)
Rnd 3: [sc in ea sc] arnd (12 sc) 
Stuff a little if you wish, you can use a piece of the same yarn for this purpose.
Rnd 4: working in back loops only: [sc 2 tog] arnd (6 sc)
Now sew closed with tapestry needle. 

Working in spiral.
Rnd 1: join yarn (same or diferent color, as you wish) on front loop of first sc of  3rd rnd of the flower center, working in front loops: [ch 2, skip 1 sc, sl on next sc] around, join with sl st. (6 ch2 sp)
Rnd 2: [sl st, ch 2, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st] in first ch2 sp and around, sl st on first sl st made. (6 petals) 
F.O. Weave in all ends.

Update: other versions of this flower on this post

I hope you liked it!
Happy Crocheting!


  1. I was worried i had offended you with my comment, i just didn't want you to get into trouble.

    1. Don't worry and thanks again! :o)