Learn how to crochet the African Flower following a free step by step pattern and two part video tutorial. Inspired by African textiles this pretty pattern looks stunning in bright bold colours but equally looks so pretty in pastels.
The crochet African flower makes a beautiful motif for your projects or you can join them together to create a blanket, cushion, bag, scarf and so much more!
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in 4 colours. I have used:
Colour A: Fondant
Colour B: Sherbet
Colour C: Wisteria
Colour D: Cream
This pattern is written in UK terms.
terms and abbreviations
ss= Slip stitch
dc= Double Crochet
tr= Treble Crochet
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
African flower pattern
Foundation using colour A: ch6 and ss into the 6th ch from the hook to form a circle.
Round 1 using colour A: ch3, tr, ch1, *2 tr, ch1* 5 times. ss into the third chain from the bottom of the original chain. Tie off.
Connect colour B into a chain 1 space from round 1
Round 2 using colour B: ch5, 2 trs into the same space. *ch1, 2 trs into the next chain 1 space, ch 2, 2 trs into the same space* 5 times. ch 1, tr, ss into the third chain from the bottom of the original chain.
Round 3 continuing to use colour B: ch3, 6 trs into the chain 2 space (you will have 7 stitches including the initial chain 3 which creates a ‘fan’) ss into he chain 1 space. *7 trebles into the chain 2 space, ss into the chain 1 space* 5 times. Insert your hook into the third chain of the original stitch and ss. Tie off.
Connect colour C into a space between the 7 trebles.
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Round 4 using colour C: dc between each treble. Once you reach the ss from the previous row, dc into the space from row 2 in order to crate a longer stitch. continue to dc between each stitch and ss once you have worked your way around. Tie off.
Connect colour D. Find the centre treble of your ‘fan’ and count back 3 stitches. Connect your yarn into the top of the double crochet from round 4
Round 5 using colour D: ch3, tr into the next dc, tr, tr (this should now be your centre stitch) ch1, tr into the same space, tr, tr, tr.
This will be repeated on each ‘fan’. It is crucial that you locate the correct stitch to work your next treble, so if need be, find your centre stitch again and count back three. This is where you will insert your first treble.
*tr, tr, tr, (tr, chain 1, tr) into same space, tr, tr, tr.* 5 times. ss into the third chain from the bottom of your previous row. Tie off.
Blocking may be beneficial but not essential.
When it comes to connecting your African flowers lay your hexagons right sides facing and double crochet along one edge starting and finishing in the chain 1 spaces.
Learn how to turn your African flower into a square following the tutorial below.
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ElizabethMay 12, 2019 at 9:59 am
Can’t wait to make this today! Working on a blanket for my little girl and is going to love it! Thank you for your tutorials!
BellaCocoTeamMay 14, 2019 at 7:38 am
You’re very welcome 🙂
Jane LunnNovember 16, 2019 at 6:09 am
Dear Bella, Im am a complete beginner at crocheting and think I might be able to follow your tutorials and give it a crack! I was just wondering if you would have a graph for the Part 1 and Part 2 of the African Flower Hexagons. This would compliment the tutorial helping me understand as you go along. Thanks so much for sharing your artistic flair
Many thanks, Jane (Australia)
BellaCocoTeamDecember 5, 2019 at 11:42 am
Hi Jane I am so sorry for the late reply, unfortunately I don’t have a graph for the African Flower 🙂
Fiona WhiteleyApril 3, 2021 at 9:08 am
I have almost finished my African flower blanket. Do you have a pattern or video for the half African flower hexagon do straighten off the edges?
BellaCocoTeamApril 9, 2021 at 6:15 pm
I’m really sorry but I don’t have a tutorial for this at the moment; you can make a half square by working back in forth in rows instead of rounds and making half of the stitches only.
MerranFebruary 10, 2022 at 10:13 am
Thankyou Bella Coco, love your pattern for the African Flower.
BellaCocoTeamFebruary 10, 2022 at 4:47 pm
You are very welcome 🙂
AbbyMay 1, 2022 at 5:20 pm
Thanks for such a beautiful design! I’m currently working on turning them into a wash cloth. Which yes is kinda odd, but I think it will look kinda neat!
DIXEYBELLEAugust 8, 2022 at 4:33 pm
How can I get a written pattern for pt 2. I’ve managed pts 1 & 3
BellaCocoTeamAugust 9, 2022 at 8:36 am
All the information for parts 1 & 2 can be found on my blog at blog.bellacococrochet.com 🙂