Free Fancy Pansy Crochet Flower Pattern

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Fancy Pansy
Copyright 2011 by Suzann Thompson

free Fancy Pansy crochet flower pattern

You can use any yarn to make the Fancy Pansy. It is shown here in three colors, but it looks good with just two colors, where you use a dark color A, and a lighter color for B and C.

For the step-by-step sample shown here, I used Dale of Norway Baby Ull (A) color navy #5755; (B) color yellow #2106; (C) color blue #5726.
Using a 3.50mm (size E-4 U.S.) hook, my finished measurement for the Fancy Pansy was about 3 1/2″ (8.7 cm)

Worked in medium weight yarn (4), such as Cascade 220, with a firm gauge, a Fancy Pansy measures about: 5 1/4″ (13.4 cm) from top to bottom.

Picot = ch 3, sc in 3rd ch fr hook.

Htr = half treble crochet = yo twice, insert hook into st, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yo and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook). Yo and pull through remaing loops.

This pattern is worked sometimes in Rows and sometimes in Rounds.

With A, ch 5, sl st into first st to form a ring.

Row 1: working into ring, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 2, place marker in ring, hdc, place marker in ring, ch 2, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 1, turn.

The markers are to show you where to place two sts in Rnd 4. They are a nuisance, so if you can remember that the marked spots are on each side of the hdc in Row 1, you can dispense with the markers.

Rnd 2, first petal: In the ch3-loop (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc), sc into original ring (this forms an anchor-st for Rnd 3; place marker if desired).

Rnd 2, middle petal: in ch2-loop (sc, hdc, dc, htr, dc), hdc into next st. In next ch2-loop, (dc, htr, dc, hdc, sc). Sc into original ring (this forms an anchor-st for Rnd 3, place marker if desired).

Rnd 2, third petal: in the ch3-loop (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc), ch 1, sl st into sc from row below. 3 sc into ring. Do not turn.

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Photos 1 and 2 show the Fancy Pansy after Rnd 2, with and without the markers. The rest of the photos show the flower without the markers, because they are distracting.

Rnd 3, first petal: Working in front loop only, 2 sc, picot, sk 1, sc, (picot, sc in next st) twice, ch 1, sc around stem of anchor-st from Rnd 2.

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Rnd 3, middle petal: Working in front loop only, ch 1, sk 1, (sc in next st, picot) 3 times, sl st in each of next 3 sts, (picot, sc in next st) 3 times. Sc around post of anchor-st from Rnd 2. (Photo 3 shows the flower worked to this point.)

Rnd 3, third petal: Working in front loop only, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc in next st, picot) 3 times, sk 1, 2 sc, sl st. End off A. (Photo 4 shows the Fancy Pansy with Rnd 3 finished.)

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In Rnd 3, you worked in the front loops only of Rnd 2. In this round, work in the back loops of Rnd 2. If it helps, bend the picots and sts of Rnd 3 forward, so you can see the back loops of Rnd 2 better.

Rnd 4, first petal: Join petal color B with a sc in the back loop of the first sc of Rnd 2. Continuing to work in the back loops of the sts of Rnd 2, 2 sc, (sc, hdc, dc) all in next st, (2 htr, dc) in next st, hdc, sc, insert hook into the anchor-st two rounds below and sc in this st.

Rnd 4, middle petal: Continuing to work in the back loops of the sts of Rnd 2, 2 sc, (sc, hdc, dc) all in next st, (3 htr) in next st, dc, hdc, dc, (3 htr) into next st, (dc, hdc, sc) in next st, 2 sc. Insert hook into the anchor-st two rounds below and make one sc in this st.

Rnd 4, third petal: Continuing to work in the back loops of the sts of Rnd 2, sc, hdc, (dc, 2 htr) in next st, (dc, hdc, sc) in next st, 3 sc. Fold petals forward, so you can see the back of the piece. Find the markers placed in Row 1. ( If you have not placed markers, look for the sts of the original ring, on each side of the hdc of Rnd 1.) Trc into original ring at the nearest marker (or nearest space next to hdc of Rnd 1), trc into original ring at the next marker (or space on the other side of hdc).

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Photo 5 shows Rnd 4, complete, from the right side. Photo 6 shows Rnd 4, complete, from the back. The long sts are the trc sts which were worked into the original chain-ring.

Rnd 5, first petal: Beginning in the first st of Rnd 4, sl st 3, sc, picot, sk 1, sc, picot, (hdc, picot) twice, 2 sc, sl st, sk the long sc between petals.

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Rnd 5, middle petal: sk the first st of this petal, sl st in next st, 2 sc, picot, sc, (picot, hdc) twice, picot, sk 1, sc, sk 1, sc, picot, sk 1, (hdc, picot) twice, sc, picot, 2 sc, sl st, sk the last st of this petal, sk the long sc between petals.

Rnd 5, third petal: sl st in next st, 2 sc, (picot, hdc) twice, picot, sc, picot, sk 1, sc, sl st 3. End off B. (Photo 7 shows Rnd 5, completed.)

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Row 6: Join top-petal color C with sc in first trc-st from Rnd 4, (ch 2, sc) into same st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next trc-st from Rnd 4. Ch 3, turn. (Photo 7 shows Row 6 just before the turning chain.)

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Row 7: In ch2-loop, (hdc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, hdc, ch 3, sl st). Ch 2, which will separate the two top petals.

In next ch2-loop, (sl st, ch 3, hdc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, hdc). Ch 2, turn. (See Photo 9.)

Row 8: Dc in 1st ch-space, (3 dc) in each of next three ch-spaces, (2 dc, ch 2, sl st) all in ch3-loop. Ch 3, skip ch2-loop between the petals.

For second petal, (sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch3-loop, (3 dc) in each of next three ch-spaces, (dc, hdc) in last ch-space. Ch 3, turn.

Row 9: (picot, dc in next st) 3 times, (picot, trc in next st) 5 times, (picot, dc in next st) 4 times, ch 2, sl st in ch2-loop, ch 4.

Row 9, second petal: sl st in ch2-loop, ch 2, (dc in next st, picot) 4 times, (trc in next st, picot) five times, (dc in next st, picot) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in ch-loop. End off.

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Use the yarn ends of C to tack the top petals in place on the back of the flower. Line up the outermost picot of each top petal with the lowest picot on the side petals, as in Photo 10.

In the photo below, the Fancy Pansy at the left is made from leftover yarns in my collection. They were all different brands, but very similar in weight. The right-hand Fancy Pansy was made from Cascade 220, then felted in the washing machine.

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5 Responses to Free Fancy Pansy Crochet Flower Pattern

  1. CrochetN'Crafts August 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    These are very pretty!

  2. packrat1 August 11, 2011 at 1:35 am #

    Hello! Thank you for this lovely pattern. I have been drooling over all the beautiful flower designs in your book, and this weel I was finally able to buy it! I had already joined the Ravelry group. Now I can finally join in on making these great motifs.

  3. Eda Marilina González August 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Hola me gustaron tus trabajos .beautiful your work jajaj

  4. admin August 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Gracias, Eda Marilina! Thank you!

  5. Josie August 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Hi Suzann, thanks so much for the tip you left me about writing out patterns on index cards. Someone else had suggested that to me as well and you’re right, it helps break things down for me immensely! I love the 2 pansies I made from your book and will certainly try many more patterns. Thank you 🙂 Josie

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