“If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden.” W. Beran Wolfe
The dahlia is named after the Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl. They are native to Mexico and South America and are the official flower Seattle.
This pattern is worked in the round and I use abbreviations according to US crochet language. The finished dahlia is approximately 4.25” (11cm) in diameter. This flower would be beautiful as a floral display.
This pattern is featured in my English Country Garden Book 1 ebook.