Friday, May 20, 2011

Free Crochet Flower Tutorial

Crocheted Flowers are a great way to use up little bits of leftover yarn. They have lots of potential uses as an embellishment.  They look great on shirts, bags or hair bows. Or, add a stem and make a bouquet!

  And, they're sort of addictive. 

  I've begun including them as a little thank you gift in my Etsy shipments.  

I worked out this little flower design, and wanted to share it with you.

Here's the pattern:
QuiltedCupcake Crochet Flowers

  1. With center color, Start with a magic ring. (FYI, link to Magic Ring video)
  2. Chain 2, make 16 HDC (half double crochets) into the ring and join.
  3. Chain 1, make 1 SC (single crochet) in each HDC from previous round.  Join.
  4. Finish off center color, add in Outer color.
  5. Chain 1, make 1 SC in each SC from previous round. Join.
  6. *Chain 4, 1SC in next stitch*  Repeat all the way around.  Join and finish.
You can easily alter the look by increasing the number of SC rows you do in steps 3 and 5.  Here's one with an extra row of SC in outer color:

Note: hook size doesn't really matter.  I used an H and a J for these.    It's another way to alter the look of the flower.  If it starts to curl up, just add an extra SC or 2 as you do steps 3 and 5 to make it lie flat.

No rights reserved - feel free to use this pattern as you wish.  I'd appreciate a link back to this post if you share it.  


drMolly, the BeanQueen said...


Linda said...

These are so pretty! I can envision sewing them to straw placemats on embroidered stems! (Maybe on the left side only?) They would look really cute with my Fiesta plates!

Janet said...

I love the crochet flowers. They are so adorable.

Your flag on the blog is so fun looking.

pat sloan said...

i miss my crochet hook!

gavi esterlina said...

Can't hardly wait to began crocheting! Just finished a real pretty Beach Bag that can either go from Beach Bag to Grocery, but will have to line it to do so. Now I'll be making some pretty flowers to add to my future ones coming soon. I'm addicted again!! Thanks