How to make a Crochet Flower
I am so very excited to share these free and easy crochet flowers with you in hopes you can enjoy making them for your next crochet project! Learning how to make a crochet flower doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, we are going to explore how you can make several different flowers, using some basic stitches and basic crochet skills.
These cute little flowers are a great addition no matter if you are a beginner crocheter or have been crocheting for many years. These cute flowers make the perfect embellishment for another crochet project, or you can make a creation only using these flowers.
Plus, these crochet flowers are entirely free, with a detailed free pattern including several different flower varieties all made in different sizes. These are the perfect way to decorate another project like a headband, or you can enjoy making a flower garland as a decoration.
No matter what purpose you use these flowers for, I am so excited to show you how you can make them!
Let’s begin by looking at what materials you will need to make crochet flowers.
When it comes to the type of yarn to choose from, there are so many options. Deciding what weight to use, and if you should go with bright colors or pastels is another option completely.
The color of yarn you choose depends on your personal taste preferences and what you intend to do with these crocheted flowers.
The weight of the yarn is also up to your personal preferences. Keep in mind that a thicker yarn is going to make larger flowers, whereas a thin yarn or baby-weight yarn will make smaller flowers.
Some good options always include DK weight yarn or worsted weight yarn. You could also try making these crocheted flowers out of sport weight yarn if desired.
Because crocheted flowers are such a small project, you don’t have to have an entire skin to make a flower, you can use the scrap yard for this project as well.
The crochet hook size you decide to use will also depend on what type of yarn you use. Some of the most common sizes of crochet hooks to use include a 3.75 mm hook, which is a F, a 4.00 mm crochet hook, which is a G, or a 5.00 mm hook, which is a size H crochet hook.
You can always reference your yarn packaging to determine what the suggested size hook is for your specific yarn. You can also use a crochet gauge to determine if your stitches are small or if they are large.
If you tend to crochet tighter, then you want to select a larger crochet hook, but if you crochet more loosely, then you’ll want a smaller hook to keep your flowers nice and tight.
Other Materials You May Need Include:
- Yarn needle or tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
Please note that the crochet instructions below are written in US crochet terms. The free pattern download is also written in US terms.
Slipknot – slip knot
mr – magic ring, magic circle, or magic loop
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain stitches
sc – single crochet stitches
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
pc – popcorn
Basic Crochet Stitches: Special Stitches
Popcorn aka Puff Stitch
To make a popcorn stitch or puff stitch, start by making five double crochet stitches in the space indicated.
After all five are made, remove your hook from the loop, and insert it at the top of the first double crochet, then insert the hook at the same time, back in the loop you dropped.
YO and pull through both stitches to pull it together and create a popcorn stitch.
Treble Crochet Cluster
To make a treble crochet cluster, start by *YOx2 then insert hook into the space indicated, YO and pull up a loop.
YO and pull through two loops, then YO and pull through two more loops*.
Repeat from * to * 4 times MORE, until you have a total of 5 treble crochet stitches started.
To finish, YO and pull through all 6 of the loops on your hook.
Skill Level: Beginner Crocheters to Intermediate
Easy Crochet Flower Pattern
There are several different simple flowers you can make following each easy pattern below. Each of these different ways you can make adorable flowers is by following step-by-step photo instructions with photo tutorials.
Plus, in the end, you can click to download your own copy of these flower patterns.
Free Crochet Flower Patterns: Step-By-Step Instructions
Crochet Rose: Simple Crochet Flower
This first pattern is quite easy to make. It is worked in rows, and you will need to use a yarn needle and long tail to sew it so that it holds its shape.
Row 1: Chain 53
Row 2: in the 3rd ch space from the hook, make hdc, 3 dc, hdc, *skip next ch space, sc, skip next ch space, in the next space make hdc, 3 dc, hdc*.
Repeat from * to * for the rest of the row.
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing. Roll the row upon itself, then turn the flower over, and sew the back of the flower with a yarn needle.
Small Crochet Flower Patterns
Making a small flower is quite simple. You may choose to use a different color center, or make the center of the flower, and the petals all the same color. These cute little flowers are adorable and are great for a lot of different projects.
Round 1: ch 2, in the first stitch, make 10 hdc in the first ch space, join with sl st to the first st.
* change yarn color if desired
Round 2: ch 1, sc in the first st, *ch 1, in the next st make 5 dc, ch 1, sc in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch.
Petal Crochet Flower
Petal crochet flowers are very simple flowers, where you focus on the petals and leave the center open. These are great crochet flowers for beginners.
Round 1: ch 3, make 3 dc, then ch 2, sl st in the first ch, then *ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first ch.
The number of petals you make in this petal flower is entirely up to you. I like to make five petals, but you can make as many or few as you wish.
Sweet Little Crochet Flowers
These sweet little crochet flowers are such a fun addition to any project, or all by themselves. To make these, the basic stitches used are a chain, single crochet, and a double crochet cluster, but don’t worry, below are the specific details for making this six double crochet cluster to form each petal.
Round 1: ch 2, 10 sc in the first st, join with sl st.
Round 2: ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 2, in the next stitch make a 6 dc cluster.
To do this, YO and insert your hook into the stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through the first two loops on your hook.
Repeat these steps five times more, YO and pull through the seven loops on the hook, the first 6 dc cluster is now made. *Ch 2, sc in next st, ch 2, make 6 dc cluster in the next st*. Repeat from * to * around.
Join with slip stitch. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Detailed Crochet Flower
These flowers are one of my personal favorites! They are beautiful to add to other projects such as hats, head bands, or to use on hair accessories.
Round 1: ch 2, in the first chain stitch, make 8 sc stitches. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
Round 2: ch 1, make PC stitch (see detailed instructions above) in the first single crochet space, chain 2, make another PC in the next sc sp. Repeat around, until you get to the beginning. Ch 1, sc to the first sc sp to finish the round.
Round 3: The next round will work in the ch 2 spaces from the previous round. Ch 2, sc in the same space, also in the same space make 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, ch 2, sc, *in the next space sc, ch 2, 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, ch 2, sc*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. Finish off, leaving about an inch of yarn for sewing.
Beautiful Crochet Flower Pattern
This last pattern is a larger flower and a beautiful one! It is also another one of my favorites. Let’s jump right into the instructions you can follow to make this pattern.
Round 1: ch 3, make 7 hdc in the first ch space. Join with sl st to the first st to form a ring.
Round 2: ch 2, work popcorn stitch,* ch 2, PC in next st*. Repeat from * to * around. After you finish the last popcorn stitch, ch 1, then sc to the first st to join.
Round 3: ch 2, in the first ch 2 space, work 3 dc, ch 2, sc,* sc in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sc*. Repeat from * to * around. Sc in first st, then sl st to the first ch space.
Round 4: ch 1, sc around the back of the center dc in the first flower petal. Chain 5 stitches, sc around the back of the next petal in the center dc. Repeat around, 6 ch 5 spaces. Ch 1, join with dc to the first sc space.
Round 5: ch 2, in the ch 5 space make, *sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, sc,* repeat from * to * in the next ch 5 space around. Join with sl st to the first sc space.
Round 6: ch 4, sl st around the first tr in the previous round petal, ch 4, sl st around the next sc, repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch space. (14 ch 4 spaces)
Round 7: ch 1, in the first ch 4 space make sc, 3 dc, ch 3, then in the first ch space make a slip stitch, 3 dc in the same chain 4 space, sc. Repeat from * to * working in each ch 4 space. Join with slip stitch to the first stitch, and finish off.
Free Crochet Pattern Download
I have made these crochet flower patterns available in a free download so that you can print them out and have an easier pattern to follow. Please note that this printable pattern is for your personal use only and not for commercial distribution.
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How to use Crochet Flowers
There are many different uses for your crochet flowers. Some of my personal favorites include using these flowers as:
- Crochet flower bouquet
- Making them into a flower garland
- On hair clips
- For special occasions
- As Mother’s Day gifts or decorations
- To top crochet hats for little girls, or even older women
- To hang on a dowel rod as decoration
These are just a few ideas, but really the ways you can use your beautiful crochet flowers are limitless! Feel free to get creative and have fun making your own crochet flower creations.
Easy Crochet Pattern
In this easy crochet pattern, we walked together through the process of learning how to make a crochet flower using several different patterns. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to tag us on social media with all of your beautiful creations!