ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5-Petal Crochet Orchid

Updated on December 8, 2011

Motif Description

A lovely 5-petal flower inspired from a 6-petal orchid crochet pattern which almost looks like a star - that's what this pattern is.

Required Crochet Skill

Aside from basic crochet stitches, knowledge on how to make stitch around a post is essential. If you don not know it yet, this is the time to learn. Working stitches around a post only requires you to insert your hook somewhere else. Don't worry, I provided WIP (work in progress) pictures about this part to help you.

This flower is part of Dr. Jeckyll's Crochet Flower Experiments

What You Need

small amount of yarn in two complementing colors

Note: Yes, this is worked in plarn*. Wonderful colors of plastic bags, right?

Click here to learn the methods of making plarn. and conditioning it for crochet.

Crochet Instructions

Round 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in first  ch, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Round 2: (Ch 5, 4 sc starting with the second ch from hook, sl st into sc, sl st into next sc.) 5x. Ch 2, turn.

Round 3: (Sc around post of round-1 sc {see WIP pictures below} , ch 2.) 5x. Sl st to first sc. Turn.

Where my hook is inserted is the post of this particular round-1 sc.

Pull your yarn through and make your sc.

This is how it would look when your done with the this round.

Round 4: (Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next and tr in last ch. Sl st to next sc.) 5x. Ch 2, turn.

Round 5: (Sc around post of round-3 sc, ch 5) 5x. Sl st to first sc. Turn.

Break off and change yarn.

Round 6: [In ch-5 sp, (3 dc, 3tr, 1 dtr, ch 3, sl st to 1st ch, 1 dtr, 3 tr, 3 dc), sl st to next sc] 5x.

Optional: If the petal formed does not hold its shape...

Round 7: (7 sl st up across petal, sk ch-3, 7 sl st down across petal) 5x.


The original crochet orchid pattern that I found in,

run by a wonderful person making caps for people who lost their

hair due to chemotherapy.

I Love Comments! - Let me know what you think

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • LisaAuch1 profile image

      Lisa Auch 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      Beautiful! just beutiful and thankyou for the phot instructions too! I may even try this

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow, that is very pretty. Lovely lens.

    • MoiraCrochetsPl profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks so much everyone. Your comments make my day.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Beautiful and you make it look so easy, which i doubt it is

    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 

      8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      blessed by squid angel

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      Your crocheted flowers are all lovely!

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Beautiful and with a good cause. Thank you!

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Just lovely!

    • MoiraCrochetsPl profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thank you everyone for your appreciation.

    • MoiraCrochetsPl profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: It isn't if you stay away from thick and heavy plastic bags. ^^,

    • retta719 profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      Beautiful! :)

    • jmsp206 profile image

      Julia M S Pearce 

      8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      These are beautiful!Thanks for showing us

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Another delightful flower...nicely done!

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Darling 5-petal crochet orchid. I've never tried crocheting with plarn - is it hard to cut the strips evenly?

    • MoiraCrochetsPl profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @GonnaFly: Thanks a lot! But its not hard to crochet the plarn I used for this. It's pliable enough for crochet.

    • GonnaFly profile image


      8 years ago from Australia

      Moira, you are so talented! Is it harder to crochet with that plastic yarn? It looks like it wouldn't slip as well.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)