Free Mothers Day Flower Pattern

Mother’s day is nearly upon us, but if you haven’t sorted out a present for that special lady in your life, we’ve got a quick free pattern for this fantastic potted plant. The best thing about these flowers – no need for watering, and they’ll last a lifetime…much like a mother’s love (awwwww). These potted roses were designed by Anja Toonen and were first published in Simply Crochet issue 47 along with Daisy, Tulip and Sunflower patterns.

YOU WILL NEED

Scheepjes Larra (100% cotton, 50g/125m) or any other 4ply cotton yarn. You can use various shades for the pots and flowers, but the essential colours are
1 ball of each: 7417 (plum), 7394 (fuschia) 7385 (dark brown), 7422 (green), and 7403 (pink)
A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook
Paperclips
Fine-nosed pliers
Polyester stuffing

MEASUREMENTS

Pots measure 3.5cm (11⁄4in) high Pots with flowers measure 7-9cm (23⁄4-31⁄2in) high

NOTE

Leave the tails of yarn in place as you will need them when attaching the flowers to the Soil and the Pot.

FLOWER POT

Use plum throughout, or change to Fuschia for the rim.
Make a magic loop.
Round 1 (RS) 6dc into magic loop, ss to first dc. [6 sts]
Round 2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 2dc in each st around, ss to first dc. [12 sts]
Round 3 Ch1, (dc in next st, 2dc in next st), ss to first dc. [18 sts]
Round 4 Working in front loop only: ch1, dc in each st around, ss to first dc.
Round 5 Working in back loop only: ch1, dc in each st around, ss to first dc.
Round 6 Insert hook into both the first rem loop of Round 5 and first rem loop of Round 4 (on the WS) and dc through both. Cont in each st around, ss to first dc. Round 7 Ch1, dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st, ss to first dc. [19 sts]
Round 8 Ch1, 9dc, 2dc in next st, 9dc, ss to first dc. [20 sts]
Round 9 Ch1, 4dc, 2dc in next st, 15dc, ss to first dc. [21 sts]
Round 10 Ch1, 15dc, 2dc in next st, 5dc, ss to first dc. [22 sts]
Round 11 Ch1, dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st, ss to first dc. [23 sts]

RIM

Round 12 Working in front loop only: ch1, *3dc, 2dc in next st, 4dc, 2dc in next st; rep from *, 3dc, 2dc in next st, dc in last st, ss to first dc. [28 sts]
Rounds 13-14 Working in back loop only: ch1, dc in each st around, ss to first dc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

ROSES

Make 7 for each Pot.

FIRST LEAF

The instructions for the Leaves and Stem are worked in a continuous round without fastening off.

With green, ch6. Tr in third ch from the hook, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, ss in next ch, ch2. Rotate to work on other side of the foundation ch; ss in first st, dc in next st, tr in each of next 2 sts, ss to first ch of beg ch-6.

STEM

Ch12, ss in second ch from hook and next 6 ch, leaving rem 4 ch unworked.

SECOND LEAF

Ch5, dc into second ch from hook and next 2 ch, ss in next ch, turn. Ch1 (counts as dc), skip ss, tr in next st, dc in next st, ss in next st, ch2. Rotate to work on the other side of the foundation ch; ss in first st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, ss in base of leaf and in each rem unworked ch of stem until last ch before first leaf, change to pink, ss in last ch, do not fasten off.

FLOWER

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 5dc in same st as last ss, ss to first dc.
Round 2 (Ch1, ss, 2dc, ss) in the front loop of each st around.
Round 3 (Ch1, ss, 3dc, ss) in the rem back loop of each st around. Fasten off.

SOIL

Make 1 for each Pot.
Using dark brown, make a magic loop.
Round 1 Ch1, 6dc into loop, ss to first dc. [6 sts]
Round 2 Ch1, 2dc in each st around, ss to first dc. [12 sts]
Round 3 Ch1, (2dc in next st, 2dc) 4 times, ss to first dc. [16 sts]
Round 4 Ch1, (2dc in next st, 2dc) 5 times, 2dc in next st, ss to first dc. [22 dc]
Fasten off.

TO MAKE UP

Bend one side of each paper clip straight and slip this side through the sts of a flower stem up to the bottom of the flower. Paper clip should be hidden inside the sts (Picture 01 below) . Bend the end that is at the base of the flower head into a small loop with pliers, and sew through this loop into the flower to secure (Picture 02 below) .Bend the other end of the paper clip straight and insert into the soil. Pass the yarn of the flower stem down through the soil at the same point. Make a small loop on the other end of the paper clip and sew the clip to the soil through this loop on the underside (Picture 03 below) .
Place stuffing inside Pot and sew Soil to inside of Pot rim.
 instructions