Triple Layer Petals Flower Pattern
I use these flowers all the time to decorate bags, cards, hats, and make brooches. It’s actually an extension of this double layer petal flower pattern, which can be made into a square for blankets etc. Personally I think an odd number of petals looks nicer, so I have modified the pattern to make 7 petals around instead.
Starting with the middle colour, make a magic ring. I like the tutorial on Planet June if you don’t know how to do this!
Round 1: Ch4 (counts as 1 dc, 1ch), *dc into magic circle, ch 1, repeat from * 5 more times, join into 3rd chain of the initial chain 4 with a slip stitch (7 chain spaces).
Pull the magic circle closed, and if changing colour for the petals break yarn and join into the first chain space (so that you can crochet over the ends in the next round for less weaving in of ends!)
Round 2: Ch1, *sc, 3dc, sc into chain space, repeat from * 6 more times (7 petals made), join with a slip stich into first sc.
Round 3 is worked behind the petals just made to make chain spaces for the next round of petals.
Round 3: Ch1, sc into the sc stem of the last and first sc of round 2 (see picture), *ch 3, sc into next pair of sc stems, repeat from *around and finish with a ch3 and join to the first sc with a slip stitch (7ch spaces behind petals made).
Round 4: ch1, (1sc, 5dc, 1sc) into each chain space around (2 layers of petals made), join into 1st sc with a slip stitch.
Round 5 is similar to round 3.
Round 5: Ch1, sc into the sc stem of the last and first sc of round 4 (see picture), *ch 4, sc into next pair of sc stems, repeat from *around and finish with a ch4 and join to the first sc with a slip stitch (7ch spaces behind petals made).
Round 6: ch1, (1hdc, 2dc, 3trc, 2dc, 1hdc) into each chain space around (3 layers of petals made), join into 1st hdc with a slip stitch.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
You can make this pattern and stop after round 2 or 4 for a smaller flower, or try changing colours in between each round of petals for a more colourful look. Making a 6 or 8 petal version also works, just adjust the number of ch spaces in round 1 accordingly.