Crocus Cloche

Inner Child Crochet
Crocus Cloche by Melissa MallBy Melissa Mall

Model : Melissa Mall
Photos: ‘Charlie’

You know it’s spring when the crocus pop up. When a skein of brilliant purple yarn came my way, I knew I wanted to create something reminiscent of the crocus’s bright, pointed petals. The cloche I came up with is simple and just a bit on the girly side, perfect for dressing up a jacket and jeans.

Difficulty: Easy

Size: One Size – Adult

Finished Measurements: 22″ around


  • Vickie Howell for Caron Sheep(ish) [70% Acrylic, 30% Wool; 167yd/153m per 85g/3oz skein]; color: Magenta(ish) – about 100 yds
  • K/10.5 (6.50mm size) hook
  • 2.5-3 feet of 1/2″ Ribbon
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch marker to keep track of rounds (optional)

Gauge: 10sts/8 rows = 4″/10cm in hdc

Note: Do not join rounds unless directed; the hat is worked in a continuous spiral.

Crocus Cloche by Melissa Mall


Rnd 1: Ch 3; make 8 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: [Hdc inc] in each st around. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: [Hc inc in next st, hdc in next st] around. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: [Hdc inc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts] around. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: [Hdc inc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts] around. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: [Hdc inc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts] around. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: [Hdc inc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts] around. (56 hdc)

Rnds 8-14: Hdc in each st around.

Rnd 15: To smooth the transition, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Ch 2. *[Dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] 2 times. Dc in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around, join rnd with sl st.

Rnd 16: Ch 2. Hdc in each dc and ch around. (56 hdc) Join rnd.

Rnd 17: Sk 1st st. *Sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, (tr, ch 1, tr) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around, making last sl st in stitch skipped at the beginning of the round. Finish off.

Finishing: To finish, weave in ends. Hat can be worn as-is or blocked to sharpen the points around the edge. Take the ribbon, thread it through the eyelets, and tie a bow.

About the Designer
Melissa Mall
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They are currently residing in Arizona after a three-year stint in Japan and are having a fun time readjusting. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

2 responses

  1. I am a Modified Doll and we are a group of women who help charities every month. I was wondering if you would give me permission to make a sell a few of the crocus cloche as a fundraiser for our June charity. The charity is he Nature Conservancy @ Our official web site is and I am a Colorado doll named Nixie Sunrise. Thanks for the consideration, Dawn

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