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The Neverending Zinnia

The NeverEnding Zinnia Crochet Pattern  |  Free Flower Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (www.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)

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My Neverending Wildflower pattern went a little viral last year, and I’m thrilled that you guys liked it so much. I turned it into a 12″ square for Moogly’s 2015 CAL, as well as a Shoulder Bag for a CAL of my own last summer. Most recently, it became a Dish Scrubby! I’ve even seen my readers come up with gorgeous variations of their own, turning it into pillows, potholders and more. So fun!

Today I’m giving you a pattern for a very similar flower. It’s constructed the same as the Neverending Wildflower, but instead of petals that get larger and larger with each round, it has petals that stay the same size but get more numerous, resulting in a huge mass of tiny petals — like a Zinnia flower!

Like the Neverending Wildflower, the Neverending Zinnia can be made larger and larger and larger, without getting any taller. This makes it perfect for an appliqué on a blanket or a bag.

Scroll down for the Never Ending Zinnia pattern!

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 The NeverEnding Zinnia Crochet Pattern  |  Free Flower Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (www.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)

The NeverEnding Zinnia Crochet Pattern

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Yarn: Your choice (Sample shown in Bernat Satin)
Hook: 
Size appropriate for the yarn you choose
Difficulty: Easy
Gauge: Unimportant

Video Tutorial (sort of): If you have a hard time getting this pattern started, there is a video tutorial for my Wildflower Shoulder Bag that matches up with the first two rounds of petals in this pattern. Please note that after the 2nd round of petals, the video will no longer be applicable (but by then, you'll probably have the hang of it anyway). View tutorial here.

Notes:


  • This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
  • Rounds will alternate between increase rounds and petals. Increase rounds will be called “round 1, 2, 3” etc, and petal rounds will be referred to as “1st round of petals, 2nd round of petals,” etc. Because ch petal round shares its space with the increase round below it, they are not counted as part of the pattern’s total rounds.
  • CH1 on the increase rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • Be mindful that the pattern alternates in calling for FLO (Front Loops Only) and BLO (Back Loops Only).
  • If doing a multi-colored flower, the best place to change colors is at the beginning of the increase rounds (not the petal rounds).
  • The photos below are taken from my Neverending Wildflower blog post, because they apply to this pattern as well.

The Pattern

Begin with a Magic Circle; CH1.

Round 1: 12 DC in MC. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (12)

1st Round of Petals (FLO - don't miss this!): CH2. In same St, 2DC, CH2, SL ST. This is your first petal. (SL ST to next St. In same St, CH2, 2DC, CH2, SL ST to same St) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (12 petals)
The Never Ending Wildflower  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Round 2 (BLO - You’re now going to work around Round 1 again, this time working in the loop that you ignored during the first round of petals): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 1. CH1. 2DC in same ST. 2 DC in each ST around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (24) 
The Never Ending Wildflower  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

2nd Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next St, CH2, DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around. SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (12 petals)

Round 3 (BLO): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 2. CH1. 2DC in same ST, DC in next ST. (2DC in next ST, DC in next ST) around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (36)

3rd Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next St, CH2, DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around.  SL ST to base of 1st CH2. (18 petals)

Round 4 (BLO): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 3. CH1. 2DC in same ST, DC in each of the next 2 STS. (2DC in next ST, DC in each of the next 2 STS) around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (48)

4th Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next St, CH2, DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around.  SL ST to base of 1st CH2. To complete flower, SL ST to 1st BLO of Round 4. (24 petals)

Round 5 (BLO): SL ST to 1st back loop of Round 4. CH1. 2DC in same ST, DC in each of the next 3 STS. (2DC in next ST, DC in each of the next 3 STS) around. Join with a SL ST to first DC. (60)

5th Round of Petals (FLO): CH2. DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST. (SL ST to next St, CH2, DC in same ST. In next ST, DC, CH2, SL ST) around.  SL ST to base of 1st CH2. To complete flower, SL ST to 1st BLO of Round 5. (30 petals)

Fasten off and weave in ends, or keep adding increase rounds and petal rounds to make it even bigger!

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
  • Do not make a video tutorial of this pattern (or any of my patterns). For a detailed explanation of why this hurts designers, please contact me.

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  • Connie May 10, 2016, 1:02 am

    Have you tried to make an Afghan from this pattern? I’m not sure how to do increases when I’m on round 40. If I make lots of motifs, I don’t know how to attach them together since they are round. Beautiful pattern. I really love it..

    • Rebecca May 10, 2016, 7:53 am

      I will actually be releasing the square motif version of this pattern on Thursday, so be sure to check back or sign up for my e-newsletter at the top of the page! 🙂

    • Rosalyn June 16, 2016, 10:17 pm

      Hi there,
      thank you so much for this lovely pattern. I hope I can get back into crochet with this to inspire me.
      kind regards,
      Roz

  • Anne May 10, 2016, 11:05 am

    Thanks! You’re right, I love the zinnia. I put the never ending wildflower on a hat I made for my Granddaughter, and even her teacher asked if I could make one for her. She gets many compliments and I bet she does with her “zinnia hat” too.

  • Pamela May 10, 2016, 11:23 am

    Another cute pattern – thanks!

  • Tracy King May 10, 2016, 11:27 am

    Beautiful and very interesting. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • patti May 10, 2016, 12:06 pm

    That is so beautiful

  • Debbie Painter May 10, 2016, 1:49 pm

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for a flower for a bag!!

  • Lillias May 10, 2016, 2:17 pm

    I have just received your first e.mail with the Zinnia flower. Looks like I am going to have fun and enjoy this.!!!Thank you.

  • Valda May 10, 2016, 4:12 pm

    This is so pretty! You really have a talent. Well done!

  • Willow May 10, 2016, 5:05 pm

    Thanks so much for this beautiful pattern. I am hoping to create zinnias in different colors to use as door decorations on my apartment door.

    • Anne May 10, 2016, 11:53 pm

      What a great idea! You will make a lot of people smile when they see your door.

  • Linda May 10, 2016, 7:30 pm

    Thank you ?❤️

  • Mariana May 14, 2016, 4:52 am

    Hola guapa buenos días quiero saber si tu vendes el almoadon redondo tejido a crochec color blanco vivo en Barcelona y tu donde vives, yo no hablo ingles.
    Buen fin de semana.

    • Rebecca May 15, 2016, 8:09 am

      No hablo español, lo siento 🙂

  • Mary Jo Meyer May 14, 2016, 7:55 pm

    I love this pattern. I am making an afghan for my grandsons wedding and wanted some sort of flower for either the center of the squares or for the joining corners and I believe this pattern is perfect. The squares are large 13×13 so this will work perfectly. Thank you for posting this pattern

  • CHRISTINE GODWIN May 14, 2016, 8:32 pm

    I enjoy seeing patterns for crocheted flowers as they can be used in many ways thank you so much for the free pattern. Christine Godwin

  • ana May 20, 2016, 10:00 pm

    Beautifull Zinnia thank you very much I love the pattern is easy. You´re a nice person.

  • marie wightman June 3, 2016, 6:44 pm

    how do I get this printed pattern?

  • Peggy Fullmer June 3, 2016, 8:31 pm

    At this time I have no comment, this being the 1st time I have seen the little monkeys crochet. But it looks interesting. Thank you

  • terri carlson June 4, 2016, 1:46 am

    I was thinking, just how big can you make this? It is very beautiful. I have a friend who would love it.

    • terri carlson June 4, 2016, 1:47 am

      Its very beautiful. Just how big can you make it.

  • Lynn Hall June 6, 2016, 9:07 am

    Love this flower well done.

  • Kathy June 6, 2016, 2:11 pm

    I have been looking for a unique pattern that I can make into a rug. I am starting a new job in a Kindergarten-2cd grade building and wanted something soft with visual and tactile interest. This will be perfect!

  • kathy June 7, 2016, 12:27 pm

    I love flower patterns ,this one is georgus!

  • Betty Keltz June 27, 2016, 11:28 pm

    I saw “The Neverending Zinnia” crochet pattern and immediately wanted to make it. I got through Rd 1 and Rd 2( BLO) . Once I read the instructions concerning Rd2 pedals (flo), I just could justify in my mind exactly how to crochet this row and get 12 petals, when Rd1 has twelve pedals. I know there is a way but how, an also on the same rd ,at the end of instructions you state to do it
    around the row but with no explanation where to start , such as an *. This is such a lovely pattern and I want to really make it so please help. I feel kind of for odd asking since I’ve been crocheting for 40 years. Would you consider photos to show exact instructions Rd 2 FLO, from there I think I can handle finishing this pattern. Thank you ever so much in advance.

    • Rebecca July 12, 2016, 9:25 am

      Sorry for the late response, for some reason I’m not getting my usual emails when comments come on this particular post.

      I do explain where to begin the repeats, I just use ( ) instead of *. So look for those.

      Round 2 has 12 petals because each petal utilizes 2 stitches, whereas in Round 1, each petal only utilizes 1 stitch. So where Round 1’s petals had a base of 12 stitches to work in (1 petal per stitch = 12 petals), Round 2’s petals had a base of 24 stitches (1 petal per 2 stitches = 12 petals). Hope that helps.

      If you need extra guidance, you can use the beginning of my video tutorial for the Wildflower Shoulder Bag to get you through the first 2 rounds of petals (note that it will NOT get you farther than that because it’s for a different pattern). The flower starts at :39. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mHi_A413ms

  • Aleah July 8, 2016, 9:26 pm

    First, thank you so much for sharing your pattern, it’s beautiful and works up easily. I am having trouble though when the pattern ends and I am trying to keep going, I come up short on petals. Can you offer some help. Thank you

    • Rebecca July 12, 2016, 9:27 am

      Hmm. Without seeing what you’re doing, I’m not sure how to help you. You need to add an increase round between each petal round, and then make the petals using the same pattern you’ve been using for Petal Rounds 2, 3, 4, etc. Each petal round should have 6 more petals than the previous one did, so Petal Round 6 should have 36, Round 7 should have 42, etc.

  • Heather Watts July 12, 2016, 4:26 am

    The zinnia is beautiful i have completed the first one in cream and lilac.
    I think I read somewhere that you have instructions to carry on in a square, am I right or dreamt it? X

  • Jackie Hallen July 23, 2016, 9:42 pm

    I do have a comment. I love the flower pattern and the fact that it can be made big or small… what I need is a pattern that can be printed instead of downloaded. I printed one yesterday and it took five pages to print and the pattern took up only
    one page. All the rest was comments from your fans, pages and pages of them. It shouldn’t be like that, should it?

    • Rebecca July 24, 2016, 8:01 am

      When you simply print from your browser, it’s going to print everything your browser sees. I have no control over that. There are two other options for you: (1) You can use the “print” button I’ve provided just above where the pattern begins. This connects my page to PrintFriendly, which brings up a screen with the page on it and enables you to click on everything you do NOT wish to print (including comments), then allows you to print what remains. (Hint – you can plug any web site into printfriendly.com and get the same options.) This is the free option I offer. Or, (2) you can purchase a concisely formatted ad-free PDF for $1.99 in my Etsy store, and that link is also at the top of the pattern.

  • Lanie August 12, 2016, 2:28 pm

    I’m making this into a bathroom rug. I’m super excited! It looks so good so far!

  • Marita Aguirre August 13, 2016, 4:38 am

    I loved your block.Thank

  • Jill October 21, 2016, 11:19 am

    Hi,
    I have tried to use your instructions for printing using print friendly, unfortunately when I try, I only have the intro & the pattern permissions. The actual pattern doesn’t show up. Do you have any idea how I can print out?
    Many thanks for a fab pattern,
    Jill x

    • Rebecca October 21, 2016, 1:00 pm

      Hi Jill! I removed my print button a few weeks ago because PrintFriendly changed something (I don’t know what) and it is no longer compatible with the way I set up my blog posts. I’m not sure why you would still be seeing it, but I replaced it with an explanation as well as instructions that if you wish to print, you’ll have to copy and paste into a text editing document. So sorry for the inconvenience!