Gauge/hook size/yarn weight is all variable and up to you as changing these will only increase or decrease the size of your flower and gently vary the look.
For my flowers in the pic I used a 4ply/baby weight yarn and a size 1.75mm hook - my flowers turned out approx 4 inches across.
Standard American terms
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
REP = repeat
CH = chain
Start with a magic loop and do 12 DC into ring, slip st to top of first DC.
Chain 1, *SC in first st, 2 SC in next st*.....REP around from * and sl st to first SC.
Change color now if desired. (center of flower)
CH 3, *DC in same st, CH 3, skip a st, 2 DC in next st*.....REP around from * and sl st to first DC.
Now.......turn flower over so you are looking at the back, sl st twice down the leg of the first DC, SC into the two back loops of the two DC you just sl st down....(Doing this allows the middle part of your flower to stand out rather than attached to the bottom petals)
|Arrow points to bottom of 2 DC group, shown with flower right side up|
|Shows flower upside down and where you will start your ch 8 loops.|
*CH 8, SC into back of next 2 DC pair*.......REP around from * and sl st into first bottom SC.
Sl st into the CH 8 loop, CH 3, and then work 10 DC into loop, *CH 1, 11 DC into next loop*.....REP around from * ending with a CH 1 and a sl st in first DC.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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