The crochet petal stitch pattern is a classic in crochet. I have found it in two separate stitch dictionaries and since have been notified that it also is in a Leisure Arts publication as a large afghan with no border. I love finding stitches that have passed on down through time!
One thing to know about this stitch as I’m sure you can see, this is not beginner friendly. There are 7 rows of pattern to repeat, and although the stitches are relatively easy, I suggest you tackle this after you have several blankets under your belt. A good gauge would be if you can easily understand the chevron patterns, or have a really firm understanding on what each type of stitch looks like so you’ll know exactly where to place your hook.
You will be crocheting into the tops of clusters, sometimes into chain spaces, finding single crochet spaces at the end of the rows sometimes, and other times finding the tops of turning chains. If all of that made good sense to you, proceed.
But I never want to discourage anyone from taking your crochet to the next level, so if you are ready to learn a few new things, but have the basics mastered, jump in! This is a fun challenge with pretty results!
Oh, and one more last thing, I practiced this stitch with chunky yarn, size 4 weight yarn, and liked 3 weight the best because the bigger the yarn, the bigger the hole became that the “petals” were worked into. So just a little FYI. But by all means experiment yourself and maybe you’ll use this stitch for something else! But for the blanket I made with this stitch, the hole was just a bit too big for my taste.
Here is the full blanket I made using this petal stitch! Click here for the full pattern!
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