Learn how to crochet the Magnolia Flower Crochet Stitch with this complete tutorial at Nana’s Crafty Home!
The Magnolia Flower Crochet Stitch tutorial is part of the Spring Rhapsody Blanket CAL Stitch series by Nana’s Crafty Home.
If you would like more details about the Spring Rhapsody Blanket you can find all the details here as well as links to Part 1 & Part 2 of the blanket which are both free on the blog!
This stitch was designed specifically for the Spring Rhapsody Blanket and it turned out to be one of my very favorite stitches – I am sure you will be seeing this stitch again in at least one of my future designs!
In designing the 4 different flower stitches for my Rhapsody Blanket designs – the Sunflower & Mum Flower stitches for my Autumn Rhapsody Blanket as well as the Cherry Blossom and Magnolia Stitches for the Spring Rhapsody Blanket – I wanted a design that would be worked as part of the blanket rather than sewn on as an applique later.
The Magnolia Flower is created with large puff stitches which really makes the flower stand out from your project – an eye catching, beautiful stitch!
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Magnolia Flower Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial with written pattern instructions
I Love This Cotton! Sage (Color A), Curry (Color B), Ivory (Color C)
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
blo = back loop only
yo = yarn over
FP = flower puff (see special stitches section below)
sl st = slip stitch
Magnolia Center: working in front and back loops separately: *1 hdc in back loop of next st, ch 1* repeat between * * 2 times in back loop, rotate work slightly and repeat between * * 3 times in front loop of same st, sl st to 1st st, *sl st in ch 1 sp, sl st in next st,* repeat between * * 2 times.
Flower Puff (FP): *yo, insert hook into sp indicated, yo, pull up a tall loop,* repeat between * * 4 times (11 loops on hook), yo, pull through 10 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.
Stitch is worked in multiples of 12 + 13 + 2.
Sample is a chain of 51 (12 x 3 = 36 + 13 = 49 + 2 = 51)
Time needed: 1 hour.
Magnolia Flower Crochet Stitch
- Row 1:
With Color A, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first st), 1 dc in each ch to end. Turn (49)
- Row 2:
With Color B, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to end. Turn
- Row 3: Magnolia centers
ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 st, magnolia center in next st, *sc in next 11 st, magnolia center in next,* repeat between * * to last 6 st, sc in remaining st. Turn
- Continue with Magnolia center
- Finish Magnolia Center
- Row 4:
Note: I recommend working row 4 before working your flower petals for row 3.
With Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in each st of row. In order to maintain stitch count, pick up a stitch behind flowers or work 2 dc in last st before each flower. Turn.
- Row 3a: (Magnolia flower petals)
With Color C, attach yarn to any ch 1 sp of magnolia center from row 3, *ch 3, FP in same sp, ch 3, sl st in next ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * in each ch 1 sp of magnolia center (6 total petals). Fasten off. Repeat for each magnolia flower
- Begin magnolia flower petals
- Continue Magnolia Flower Petal
- Continue with Magnolia Flower Center
- Finish Magnolia Flower Petals