How to make a crochet calendula flower

from Annalisa Chelli - 30 May 2020

Annalisa Chelli

Community Manager at DHGshop
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Calendula is a quintessential Italian officinalis plant. It also goes by the name of Marigold because of its distinguishing bright orange colour. Its flowers are really pretty and even healing, as a matter of fact they are used primarily to soothe irritated skin and as an anti-inflammatory too.

We want to honour this amazing flower today by making a crochet calendula which can be used in loads of different ways: as a keyring, a centrepiece or as something to decorate a top or a bag.

We’ve chosen the Lincoln yarn in the color rust for this calendula. With a 100% cotton composition, shininess and slenderness, we thought it was the ideal one to give the flower a radiant and cheery look.

crochet calendula flower

Let’s learn how to make a crochet Calendula flower

Cast on 10 chains and work as follows:

1st round: chain 4 (=initial double crochet + 1 chain), skip 4 chains from the hook ( double crochet 1 in the following chain, chain 2, skip 2 chains) 3 times, in the last chain worked: double crochet 1, chain 1 and 1 double crochet. Knit in rounds of back and forth.

2nd round: 5 chains (=initial double crochet + 2 chains), skip the arch of the following chain, (double crochet 1 in the following double crochet, chain 2, skip the arch of 2 chains) 3 times, double crochet 1 in the following double crochet, chain 2, skip the arch of 1 chain, double crochet 1 on the 3rd one of the initial chains of the previous round.

3rd round: chain 5 (= initial double crochet + 2 chains) skip the arch of the following 2 chains ( 1 double crochet in the following double crochet, chain 2, skip the arch of 2 chains) 4 times, double crochet 1 on the 3rd one of the initial chains of the previous round.

4th round: chain 4 (=initial double crochet + 1 chain) skip the arch of the following 2 chains, (1 double crochet on the following double crochet, chain 2, skip the arch of 2 chains) 3 times, double crochet 1 on the following double crochet, chain 1, skip the arch of 2 chains, double crochet 1 on the 3rd one of the initial chains of the previous round.

5th round: chain 3 (= initial double crochet), skip the arch of 1 following chain, (double crochet 1 on the following double crochet, chain 2, skip the arch of 2 chains) 3 times, 1 double open crochet on the following double crochet, skip the arch of 1 chain, 1 double open crochet on the 3rd one of the initial chain of the previous round. Don’t turn the work over and proceed in the round.

pattern for crochet calendula with cotton yarn

6th round: chain 3 (initial double crochet), double crochet 4 around the last worked double crochet, double crochet 3 around each of the 3 following stitches, double crochet 4 around the final stitch of the 1st round, double crochet 1 at the bottom of the same stitch, (double crochet 2 in the arch of 2 chains, double crochet 1 at the bottom of the following double crochet) 3 times, double crochet 4 around the initial stitch of the 1st round, double crochet 3 around each of the following 3 stitches, double crochet 4 around the initial stitch of the 5th round, double crochet 1on the following double crochet, (double crochet 2 in the arch of 2 chains, double crochet 1 on the following double crochet) twice, double crochet 2 in the arch of 2 chains, bind off this one and the following rounds with 1 half stitch in the initial stitch.

7th round: chain 17 (initial single crochet + 16 chains), skip 12 chains from the hook, single crochet 1 in the following chain, chain 3, skip 2 double crochets, * single crochet 1 on the following double crochet, chain 16, skip 12 chains from the hook, single crochet 1 in the following chain, chain 3, skip 2 double crochets *, repeat from * to* another 16 times.

8th round: using half stitches lead into the ring of 12 chains, chain 3 (= initial double crochet), in the ring below work: double crochet 7, chain 3 and double crochet 8; * in the ring of 12 following chains work: 8 double crochet, chain 3 and double crochet 8; * 17 times. At the end of the round break off the thread and blend it into the work.

pattern crochet calendula

From the 1st to the 6th round carry out the part given, from the 7th to the 8th round work from A to the 1st asterisk, repeat from * to * 16 times and finish off with the part that comes before A.

If you liked this crochet Calendula flower you might also like the crochet Scalloped flower.

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