May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along Week 5: Hibiscus Block

It’s week 5 of the May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along, and this flower is a special one: it’s a hibiscus! This flower is one of my favorite blocks I’ve made for this crochet flower blanket. It was so much fun creating a crochet hibiscus with tapestry crochet! The hibiscus was one of my favorite flowers when I was growing up, and I always loved the tropical vibe that it brought to whatever it was on. It makes a beautiful addition to the May Flowers Blanket, and one more fun free crochet pattern to make!

Inspiration

My inspiration for this design came from my friend Tonja of Pink Plumeria Maui. Tonja and I met on Instagram after we were paired up for a maker gift exchange, and we quickly hit it off as blogging/crocheter buddies. She lives on the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaii, and her designs constantly showcase her love of her home. As I was coming up with flowers for this design, I knew right away that I wanted to create a hibiscus block inspired by one of the flowers that she loves. I absolutely love how it came out!

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May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along

If you want to work on the crochet along with other crocheters, be sure to join the Our Crochet Community Facebook group! There are so many beautiful blankets already coming together, and having yours added in there would be so much fun. You also get a special discount code that you can use to get the premium 39 page crochet pattern with the color charts and bonus blocks! Click here to join Our Crochet Community!

May Flowers Crochet Along Blocks

If you’ve missed the other May Flowers Crochet Along Blocks you can find the rest of them at the following links:

Week 1 – Daisy Block

Week 2 – Dahlia Block

Week 3 – Rose Block

Week 4 – Zinnia Block

Stay tuned for the rest of the blocks being shared in the coming weeks!

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Supplies:

Stitches Used/Abbreviations:

  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • ch = Chain stitch
  • hdc = Half Double Crochet (UK half treble crochet)

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology, but the UK equivalents are listed in the Key.
  • If you come across a part where it’s just a color in between two commas, then that stands for just one half double crochet.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it!
  • For a complete color chart of each of the blocks, along with the written pattern and some bonus blocks, check out the 39 page premium pdf here.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happen are indicated by the color appearing in parentheses. See chart for full picture of the color changes.
  • The arrows at the beginning of the rows indicate what direction the row is worked on in the chart.
  • If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, I’ve created a beginner’s guide to tapestry crochet that shows you how to do it. See the written and photo tutorial at The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.

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Hibiscus Flower Crochet Pattern:

← Row 1 [RS]: (Orange) ch 42, starting in second ch from hook, hdc 40

→ Row 2 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

← Row 3 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

→ Row 4 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 4, (Green) hdc 7, (Orange) hdc 29

← Row 5 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 26, (Green) hdc 11, (Orange) hdc 3

→ Row 6 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 3, (Green) hdc 12, (Orange) hdc 25

← Row 7 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 22, (Green) hdc 15, (Orange) hdc 3

→ Row 8 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 4, (Green) hdc 15, (Orange) hdc 21

← Row 9 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (Red) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 4, (Green) hdc 15, (Orange) hdc 4

→ Row 10 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 5, (Green) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 5, (Green) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 7, (Orange) hdc 9

← Row 11 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (Red) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Green) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 5

→ Row 12 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 6, (Green) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 10, (Orange) hdc 8

← Row 13 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Red) hdc 13, (Orange) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 8, (Orange) hdc 9

→ Row 14 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (Red) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 14, (Orange) hdc 7

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← Row 15 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Red) hdc 14, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 11, (Orange) hdc 7

→ Row 16 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 6, (Red) hdc 12, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 8

← Row 17 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 5, (Red) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 4, (Pink) hdc 3, (Red) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Red) hdc 12, (Orange) hdc 6

→ Row 18 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 6, (Red) hdc 10, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 7, (Red) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 3, (Red) hdc 7, (Orange) hdc 3

← Row 19 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 3, (Red) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 8, (Orange) hdc 6

→ Row 20 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Red) hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 10, (Orange) hdc 3

← Row 21 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 3, (Red) hdc 13, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 3, (Red) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 7, (Orange) hdc 6

→ Row 22 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Red) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 12, (Orange) hdc 3

← Row 23 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 3, (Red) hdc 10, Orange, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 3, (Red) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 7

→ Row 24 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 3, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Red) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 3, (Red) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 8, (Orange) hdc 4

← Row 25 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 6, (Red) hdc 3, (Orange) hdc 3, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 1, (Yellow) hdc 4, (Red) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 11

→ Row 26 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 6, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Red) hdc 1, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 6, (Orange) hdc 10

← Row 27 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (Red) hdc 11, (Pink) hdc 2, (Yellow) hdc 3, (Red) hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 8

→ Row 28 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 13, (Orange) hdc 8

← Row 29 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 11, (Orange) hdc 2, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 8

→ Row 30 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 7, (Orange) hdc 5, (Red) hdc 10, (Pink) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 6

← Row 31 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 6, (Pink) hdc 1, (Red) hdc 10, (Orange) hdc 7, (Red) hdc 5, (Pink) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 10

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→ Row 32 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 11, (Red) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 9, (Red) hdc 8, (Pink) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 6

← Row 33 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Pink) hdc 2, (Red) hdc 5, (Orange) hdc 26

→ Row 34 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

← Row 35 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

→ Row 36 [WS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

← Row 37 [RS]: (Orange) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now that your new crochet hibiscus block is done, you can add it to your collection of May Flowers Blanket flowers. Be sure to join the crochet along in Our Crochet Community, and share your block with the rest of the people making it right now! I can’t wait to see this added to your flowers!

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Tanya | 20th Jun 19

    I am almost caught up – I went on vacation while week 2 & 3 were published. I keep checking for 6 so I can stay current. I am not sure of the deadline for our county fair, but I sure hope to finish before then. It’s possible that block 9 will be after the deadline, but I’m going for it just in case!

    • Claire Goodale | 20th Jun 19

      I’ll have block six up today or tomorrow! I hope that you’ll be able to get it done in time!

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