How to Crochet a Flower

How to Crochet a Flower

Learning how to crochet a flower instantly opens up a world of new possibilities in your crochet projects. Crochet flowers can be combined to create new objects or add decorative flair to other crochet projects, such as beanies, scarves, and hats.

Big crochet flowers
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Crochet flowers make excellent beginner projects, particularly if you are interested in crocheting in the round or granny squares. There is no end to the variety of crochet flower patterns available. Continue reading to learn how to make easy crochet flowers so you can use them in projects such as:

Crochet flower necklace
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Ready to learn how to make crochet flowers for beginners? Make sure that you already have all of the basic supplies and skills handy.

Supplies and Skills Needed to Learn How to Make Crochet Flowers

Before you can answer the question, “How do I make a crochet flower?” you need to gather all of your supplies and master the crochet basics.

There are thousands of different ways to crochet a flower, but nearly all of them require the usual crochet equipment, including:

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You will need more than your crochet supplies. There are several crochet skills to possess before you can learn how to crochet a flower easily.

Crochet Skill

Image

Description

Magic ring

How to crochet a flower
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A method of starting a crochet circle that can be tightened after the first round. Creates a smaller hole in the middle of a crochet circle.

Crochet chain

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Forms the foundation for you to work your first round or row of crochet stitches into.

Single crochet

Single crochet beginner
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The shortest basic crochet stitch that forms the body of many crochet projects.

Half double crochet

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Between the single crochet and double crochet in height, this is the second type of basic crochet stitch.

Double crochet

Double crochet tutorial for beginner
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A tall basic crochet stitch that is still compact enough to be used commonly.

Triple crochet

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The tallest basic crochet stitch that creates a more “open” effect. Used slightly less frequently than the other basic crochet stitches.

Crocheting in the round 

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Method of working in rounds (instead of rows) to create circular projects.

Each crochet flower pattern is unique, and you will inevitably need more than the seven basic techniques described above. Possessing a solid foundation in the basics will give you the foundational skills and confidence to tackle most crochet flower patterns.

How to Crochet a Flower Step by Step with Pictures: Small Flat Flowers

Small crochet projects that come together quickly help new crocheters build skills, confidence, and motivation. That’s why these small, flat crochet flowers are the perfect first project to learn how to make a flower in crochet.

Collage flower scrubbie
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These adorable crochet flowers can be decorative or functional. Use these sweet flowers to:

    • Wash your face
    • Scrub up small kitchen messes
    • Add decoration to your favorite denim jacket

You can decide how to use them after you’ve made a few. This pattern uses the chain stitch, slip stitch, and double crochet. Grab your (6 mm) hook, yarn needle, and about 10 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn, and let’s get started.

    1. Work round one by chaining three and placing 12 double crochets in the third chain away from the hook. Join the round with a slip stitch in the first double crochet.

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      2. Work round two by chaining two, stitching two double crochets in each stitch around the circle. Join the round with a slip stitch in the first double crochet.

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      3. Start round three by:

      • Chaining one
      • Skipping a stitch
      • Sorking a shell (5 double crochets in the same stitch) in the next stitch
      • Chaining one
      • Skipping a stitch
      • Slip stitch in the next stitch

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      4. Repeat step three all the way around the flower. End with a slip stitch into the last stitch.

      5. Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.

Flower scrubbie in a row
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Since these cute flowers come together so quickly, they’re ideal to be stitched into a crochet flower garland. Once complete, you can add a custom hang tag and turn these into your crochet store’s next best-seller. What are you waiting for?

How to Crochet a Large Flat Flower

Crochet flowers are nearly as varied as real flowers. A wide variety of techniques are used to create different flower effects. Large, flat flower patterns are great starting places for crochet beginners.

Follow the steps below to learn how to crochet a flower for beginners. 

    1. Create a magic ring or chain six and join with a slip stitch.
    2. Work round one by chaining one, stitch seven single crochets into the center of the loop. Join the round with a slip stitch into the first chain.
    3. (Optional) Switch colors by fastening off. Work a slip knot in your next color and connect the new yarn to the first round.
    4. Chain four, and work two triple crochet stitches into each stitch. Work in this way all the way around until you have 16 treble crochet stitches.
    5. Finish round two by chaining three and join the round with a slip stitch into the fourth chain of round two. Fasten off your yarn and attach your next yarn color into any of the chain spaces between the treble crochets.
    6. Start round three by chaining three and working two double crochets into the same chain space. Then chain three and work three more double crochets into the same chain space.
    7. Chain one and then work three double crochets, chaining three, and working three more double crochets.
    8. Repeat step seven all the way around the flower. 
    9. Finish round three and join the round with a slip stitch into the third chain stitch of your initial chain.
    10. Start round four by immediately working a double crochet into the chain space of the previous round. Work ten more double crochets around the same three-chain space.
    11. Continue in the next one chain space. Work a single crochet stitch.
    12. Repeat steps 10 and 11 all the way around the flower.
    13. Join the last round by joining with a slip stitch in the next closest stitch and fastening off.
    14. Weave in all of your yarn ends and cut any remaining yarn tails.

If you want to watch how this large flat crochet flower comes together, follow along with the video tutorial below.

Congratulations, you have made your first large crochet flower! Not sure what to do with it now? Consider adding a custom woven label and adding it to someone’s stocking this year.

How to Crochet Dimensional Roses

Ready to move beyond flat crochet flowers into decorative flowers with a dimension? These charming decorative crochet roses add texture, whimsy, and color to any DIY project.

Small beginner crochet deco roses
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Make sure your skills and supplies are ready, as always. Refer to the table below to organize yourself before you start stitching.

The Decorative Crochet Roses Checklist

Yarn

Worsted Weight Yarn (cotton recommended) in various colors

Hook

Size F crochet hook

Crochet Skills

    • Chain stitch
    • Single crochet
    • Half double crochet

Other Supplies

    • Pom pom trim (optional; to create the leaves)
    • Yarn needle
    • Scissors

If you’ve checked everything off the list above, you’re ready to create your own decorative crochet roses.

    1. Leave a six-inch yarn tail before chaining 15.

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      2. Work row one: Work two single crochets in the second chain away from the hook. Single crochet twice in each stitch across your foundation chain. Chain two and turn.

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      3. Work row two: Half double crochet into the third stitch from the hook. Half double crochet in each stitch across.

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      4. Tie off. Now it’s time to assemble the crochet into its rose shape.

      5. Coil your crocheted work onto itself, forming a rose shape. 

      6. Thread both yarn tails through your yarn needle and weave the ends in and out, tacking down the rose so it holds its shape. Leave the tails hanging out from the bottom to easily attach to anything you’d like.

Crochet flowers tutorial
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If you prefer more simple crochet roses, you can stop there. To add the green leaves, cut 5 to 6 inches of your green mini pom-pom trim and tie it to the back of your rose (using the yarn tails).

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Encourage your trim to curl, and then your decorative crochet roses are complete! If you attach these to items that get machine washed, add a custom care label so your recipient (or customer) knows how to take care of the item.

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