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How To Crochet a Flower

When I first started to crochet I loved learning how to crochet a flower!  It was quick and simple and I had this beautiful finished project in no time.  

There is so much you can do with them either on their own or as accents to other pieces.

You'll find yourself wanting to make more and more of these little gems.  I'm sure of it.

Here’s a walk through on a few of my favorites.

Littles

These flowers I just call my Littles, mainly because they’re little . . . but also because they take just a little yarn and a little effort.  They’re just so simple to make.  There's nothing to them.

They make great accents.  I love to add them to just about everything.

How to Crochet a Flower Tip . . .

 You can change the size of these “Littles” by adjusting the size of your crochet hook, or the weight of your yarn. Bulky yarn makes great Littles!

Let's get started.

  • ch 4 and join with ss

Round 1

  • ch 1
  • Work 12 sc in foundation ring
  • Join with ss to first sc

Round 2

  • ch 4
  • Slip stitch in next sc



  • Repeat around - end in the joining stitch.



  • Fasten off and weave in ends.

That’s it . . .a cute, quick, little flower, just like that.

How To Crochet a Flower
Basic 5 Petal



This is another small, easy flower to create.  It has 5 distinct petals, but isn't any harder to make.

Round 1

  • ch 2
  • 5 sc in second chain from the hook.
  • ss in first chain.

I use a stitch marker at the beginning of my rounds. Even though, these aren't continuous rounds, the marker makes it a bit easier.



  • 2 sc in next sc
  • Repeat around (10 sc)
  • ss to first sc of round

Round 3

  • *Ch 3
  • 2 tr in same st
  • 2 tr in next sc
  • ch 3
  • ss in same stitch
  • ss in next stitch
  • Repeat from * 4 times {5 petals}



  • Fasten off and weave in ends.

These last two flowers were simple and quick.  Now let's step it up just a notch.  Let's walk through how to crochet a flower that's a little more intricate. . . at least it looks that way.  Really, it's just as simple as the first two.

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5 Petal Tropical Flower
by Little Monkeys Crochet

The pink flower was crocheted with 3 different colors.  The gray-blue flower was crocheted with 2 colors and then a dark blue accent in the middle was added; while the variegated blue was all the same color of yarn through the flower with yellow accents and a bead in the middle.  


I love this pattern because there are so many variations that you can do with it.  Learning to crochet a flower was never more fun!  

The possibilities are endless, really.  You only need your yarn and a little creativity.



Round 1



  • 5 sc in magic ring; join (5 stitches)


Round 2


  • ch 1
  • 2 sc in each sc; join (10 stitches)

I changed yarn colors here.  My flower will have 3 colors in it.

Round 3



  • *ss into next sc
  • ch 2
  • In the same stitch, complete 5 dc
  • ch 2
  • ss into next sc*
  • Repeat from * to * a total of 5 times. (5 petals)

Change colors here if you’re making a flower with 2 (or 3) colors.

Round 4



  • *ss into the base of the chain of the next petal
  • sc in ch-space



  • 3 dc in next stitch (First dc of previous row)



  • 2 dc in next stitch



  • 2 hdc in next stitch



  • 2 dc in next stitch



  • 3 dc in next stitch
  • ch 1
  • sc into chain space
  • ss into the base of chain


  • Repeat from * 4 more times (5 petals)
  • Fasten off and weave in ends

Center Detailing

Use a contrasting piece of yarn about 3 feet long.  Using a yarn needle, sew detailing in center of flower.  Bring yarn up through center and back down through a place on the first petal.  Bring yarn back up through the middle and back down through another place on the petal.  Do this 3 times for each petal.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

You can also add a button or bead to the center for embellishment.



You can find this great pattern and more at LittleMonkeysCrochet.com    Just click on the flower to the left.


Crochet Rose

These roses look so wonderful and complex, but really they are super easy! 

There are lots of patterns out there for roses similar to the one we're going to make and they're all great!

You can find the pattern that I chose to refer to in this walk through here at Skip to my Lou.

Here's how to crochet a flower rose.

Things You'll Need

  • Crochet Hook size I
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle

Chain 51

Row 1



  • *sc in second chain from hook



  • ch 2



  • Skip next chain, sc in next chain.



  • Repeat from * across

Row 2

  • Turn, ch 1
  • In ch-2 space, work 3 hdc,
  • ch 1, slip stitch
  • ss in next ch-2 space
  • ch 1



  • 3 hdc



  • ch 1, ss


  • ss in next ch-2 space
  • ch 1
  • 3 hdc
  • ch 1
  • ss  

(There should be 3 – 3hdc clusters)


  • *ss in next ch-2 space
  • ch 1
  • 4 hdc
  • ch 1
  • ss

How to Crochet a Flower Tip . . .

I found it helpful to place a stitch marker on the 4 hdc cluster.  I kept moving it down to each new 4 hdc cluster.  It helped me keep track of which cluster I was working on.


  • ss in next ch-2 space
  • ch 1
  • 5 hdc
  • ch 1
  • ss



  • Repeat from * across
  • Fasten off and weave in ends

To form the rose, start with the 3 hdc end and roll up into the flower shape.  You can roll this as tight or loose as you’d like however you want your rose to look.  Use a yarn needle to stitch the flower together on the back side and keep the rose in place.

A note from the designer,
Skip to my Lou:

"It is simple to make different sized layered rose flowers by adjusting the beginning chain, just keep it an odd number.  You can also change the size of your crochet hook for a smaller flower."  

She used 21 chains and a size H crochet hook for a small flower.  In her example she also made one with 41 chains and one with 31 chains.

You have learned how to crochet a flower!  It's simple, right.  Now you just need some crochet leaves to go along with them!

Keep practicing.  You'll be an expert in no time.

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