This Dahlia crochet pattern is a beautiful flower embellishment project. This Dahlia applique will look great on a hat or headband. You can also use it to decorate bags, blankets, or general home decorations.
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My family and I live in a rather unique location.
Within an hour’s drive, we can visit large fields of Tulips, Irises, Lilacs, and Peonies in the spring, then beautiful Rose Gardens and Lavender fields in the summer, and now, in late summer, we can walk to an amazing Dahlia field.
We are always amazed by the incredible colors and varied shapes of these wonderful flowers. You can enjoy the pictures I took this summer at the end of this post.
The Dahlia flowers come in variety of colors, sizes, heights, and shapes.
Some of them are short, some nearly as tall as I am. Some flowers are small, some are the size of a softball. These interesting flowers also have different petal shapes and number of petals.
Some Dahlias are wonderfully simple, yet others very complex, but all are beautiful.
For my crochet Dahlia designs I’ve chosen flowers with flatter shapes as I wanted them to be used as appliques. They have what is known as a collarette bloom style – this is when flowers have a small collar of short inner petals.
The Dahlia varieties I tried to recreate in crochet are known as “Wheels”, “Double Trouble” and “Giggles”. You can see their pictures at the end of this post as well.
Did you know that Dahlias symbolize elegance, inner strength, creativity, and dignity? If you love Dahlias, I hope you will enjoy my crochet design of these beautiful flowers! If you don’t love Dahlias, perhaps it is because you have never seen one :).
Dahlia Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this crochet Dahlia is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy shop. The free pattern is below.
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BL – back loop
BLO – back loop only
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
This crochet Dahlia is about 4-3/4” in diameter.
- Light weight #3 yarn (I used Patons Grace cotton yarn and Premier Cotton Fair), Flower Center – Color A, Large Petals – Color B
- Aunt Lydia’s crochet cotton thread size #10, Center Edge – Color C, Inner Petals – Color D
Premier Cotton Fair yarn also available on Lovecraft website.
- Crochet hook 1/ 2.75 mm
- Crochet hook 6/1.8 mm
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
Ch 1 at the beginning of the Rnds doesn’t count as a St.
With Color A and crochet hook 1/2.75 mm, make a magic ring .
Rnd 1. Ch 1, 8 SC in ring, join with Sl St in first SC.
Rnd 2. Ch 1, 2 SC in each St around, join with Sl St in BL of first SC. Total – 16 SC.
Rnd 3. Ch 1, BLO – 2 SC in first St, SC in next St, *SC in next St, SC in next St, repeat from * around. Join with Sl St in BL of first SC. Total – 24 SC.
Rnd 4. Ch 1, BLO – 2 SC in first St, SC in each of next 2 Sts, **2 SC in next St, SC in each of next 2 Sts, repeat from ** around. Join with Sl St in BL of first SC. Total – 32 SC. Fasten off.
With Color C and crochet hook 1.8 mm,
Rnd 1. Join thread to front loop of first St of Rnd 2 of the center.
*Ch 4, Sl St in same front loop, Sl St in next, repeat from * around, last Sl St make in same St where you joined. Fasten off.
Small Inner Petals
With Color D and crochet hook 1.8 mm, join thread to front loop of first St of Rnd 3 of the center.
[Petal 1. Ch 10, SC in 3rd Ch, HDC in next, DC in each of next 2, HDC in each of next 2, SC in each of next 2, Sl St in next front loop.
Petal 2. Ch 12, SC in 3rd Ch, HDC in each of next 2, DC in each of next 3, HDC in each of next 2, SC in each of next 2, Sl St in next front loop.
Petal 3. Ch 10, SC in 3rd Ch, HDC in next, DC in each of next 2, HDC in each of next 2, SC in each of next 2, Sl St in next front loop.
Petal 4. Ch 10, SC in 3rd Ch, HDC in next, DC in each of next 2, HDC in each of next 2, SC in next, skip last Ch, Sl St in next front loop.
Petal 5. Ch 12, SC in 3rd Ch, HDC in each of next 2, DC in each of next 3, HDC in each of next 2, SC in each of next 2, skip next front loop, Sl St in next front loop]. Repeat from [ to ] around. Make last Sl St in first front loop where you joined. Total – 20 petals.
With crochet hook 1/2.75 mm, join Color B to 2nd St of the last Rnd of the center.
Row 1. SC in 3rd Ch (this create Ch-2 arch), HDC in next, DC in each of next 4, HDC in next, SC in each of next 2, Sl St in next St of the center, turn.
Row 2. SC in first St and in next, HDC in next St, DC in each of next 4 Sts, HDC in each of next 2 Sts, 3 SC in Ch-2 arch, HDC in each of next 2 Sts, DC in each of next 4 Sts, HDC in next St, SC in each of next 2 Sts, Sl St in next St of the center, turn.
Row 3. SC in first St, SC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 SC in next St, SC in each of next 5 Sts, SC+HDC+SC in next (top) St, SC in each of next 5 Sts, 2 SC in next St, SC in each of next 4 Sts, Sl St in same St of center.
Sl St in each of next 3 Sts of the center.*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times. Last repeat: at the end, make Sl St in next St of the center and Sl St in first St where you joined. Total – 8 petals.
Block your flower. You can block inner petals or you can leave them curly as is. Here are two dahlias with two options for inner petals.
I hope you enjoyed this Dahlia crochet pattern!