You will need…
Yarn in 3 different colours
Recommended hook size for the yarn
(I used Stylecraft Special Dk yarn and a 4 mm hook)
This pattern uses US crochet terminology and standard abbreviations
To make the 1st dc on each round ch 3. To make the 1st hdc, ch 2.
With centre colour make a magic loop and work 12 dc. Fasten off.
With petal colour, and WORKING IN THE BACK LOOPS ONLY, attach yarn. Chain 6.
Working into the same loop, yo twice, hook through loop, yo then pull through loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops) twice [2 loops on hook]
Working into the same loop, yo , hook through loop, yo then pull through loop, yo and pull through 2 loops [3 loops on hook]
Working into the same loop, yo , hook through loop, yo then pull through loop, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook.
Miss a st and sl st into next st. 1st petal made.
Repeat instructions to make 5 more petals around. Finish with a sl st in same st as 1st petal. Fasten off.
With hexagon colour and continuing working in the back loops of centre circle attach yarn to one of the missed stitches underneath a petal – pull the petal right down so that you can see the stitch beneath.
Work 3 dc into loop.
Push petals back up and work 1 dc over the sl st between petals.
Pull petals down again and work 3 dc in next st
Carry on around working 3 dc in st under petals and 1 dc over sl sts between petals. Sl st into top of 1st dc. [24 sts]
*dc, (2 dc in next st), rep from * around. [36 sts]
*(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st, 5 sc, rep from * 5 times more. Join with a sl st to top of 1st hdc. Fasten off.
If you want to join your hexagons as you go work the last row as follows –
*(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st, 2 sc, miss a st, ch 1, 2 sc, rep from * 5 times more. Join with a sl st to top of 1st hdc. Fasten off.