Free Crochet Pasque Flower Pattern

free pattern for the Pasque Flower from the cover of Crochet Garden

Many pairs of eyeballs looked at Crochet Garden before it went to press. All off them missed the fact that the lovely Pasque Flower was on the cover (the yellow flower, second from right), and on the copyright page (purple and yellow) but not in the book!

It’s embarrassing, but what can we do?

We can give you the pattern free!

Pasque flowers look delicate with their pretty petals and oversized centers, but they are hardy enough to grow in mountainous places.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials and Tools

  • 2 or 3 colors of yarn of similar weight: yellow for center (A), one or two shades of purple or yellow (B and C); eyelash yarn is a good alternative for the flower center
  • Hook: Appropriate size hook to achieve a firm gauge with selected yarn
  • Tapestry needle

For this flower we used
Cascade 220 Wool (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 3.5oz/100g = 220yd/200m): (A) color Yellow #2439, (B) and (C) color violet #8888—medium weight yarn; <4>

Gauge Circle for Cascade 220 (see page 11 of Crochet Garden) = 1 1/8″/2.9cm worked on 4.00mm (size G-6 U.S.) hook

Finished Measurements using Cascade 220: 4 7/8″/12cm

Special Abbreviations

  • Htr (half treble crochet): Yo 2 times, insert hook in stitch and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 3 loops (1 loop left on hook).
  • Long Picot: Ch 3, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in remaining ch.

Instructions

Flower Center:
With A, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to first sc of rnd.
  • Rnd 2: Working in FL only , (sl st in next st, Long Picot) 6 times.
  • Rnd 3: Working in BL of rnd 1 only, sl st in next st, *Long Picot, sl st in same st of Rnd 1; (Long Picot, sl st in next st of Rnd 1) twice; rep from * once, Long Picot, sl st in same st of Rnd 1, Long Picot, sl st in next st of Rnd 1, Long Picot, join with sl st in base of st at beg of rnd–9 picots. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Alternative Flower Center:
With eyelash yarn, ch 4 and join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. Ch 1 and fill the ring with sc OR ch 2 and fill the ring with hdc, whichever works best with your flower. Join to beg of rnd with sl st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Flower:
With B, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

  • Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch-2 sp), working in ring (dc, ch 2) 5 times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5 at beg of rnd.
  • Rnd 2: *Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, sl st) in same ch-2 sp; rep from * 5 times—6 petals.
  • Rnd 3: Sl st in each st of ch-3 at beg of rnd 2; *ch 3, dc in first dc, (2 htr) in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in top st of ch-3 of row below, ch 1, sl st in top st of the ch-3 at beg of the next petal; rep from * 5 times. Fasten off and weave in ends before continuing to rnd 4.
  • Rnd 4: Join with B or C as desired. Hold yarn at WS of flower (underneath it), insert hook in first ch at the base of any petal, yo and pull a loop through to the RS of work (first sl st complete). *Sl st in each of the rem 5 ch up the side of the petal (1 ch will have a st in it already, so do your best). Across the top of the petal, (sc, hdc) in first st, (dc, htr) in 2nd st, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, (htr, dc) in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sl st in each of the 6 ch down the side of the petal (1 ch will already have a st in it), sl st in ch-2 sp of rnd 1, sl st around the next dc of rnd 1, sl st in first ch at base of the next petal; rep from * 4 times. Rep from * once more, except end with the sl st around the next dc of rnd 1. Fasten off and needle-join to first sl st of rnd.

Finishing:

Weave in ends (except end for sewing) and block the flower gently. Sew flower center to the middle of the flower on the RS.

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