How to Crochet a Flower

Crochet flowers are the perfect embellishment for your crochet or knitting project.  They look amazing on hats, scarves, bags, pretty much anything (although my son would beg to differ!)  If you are new to crochet and want to make a simple flower to sew onto your work, look no further.

Crochet Flower Step by Step Instructions

Step 1:

Start a magic circle (also called a magic ring).  A magic circle allows you to crochet a number of stitches into a loop and then pull the loop tight around the stitches.  This will be perfect for the centre of the flower.  If you have not made a magic circle before, here is a great video tutorial:   Magic Circle Video

Once you have started a magic circle, you will create the first round of the flower:

Round 1: CH4, *(1 DC, 1 CH) into magic circle, repeat from * 5 more times, join into 3rd ch of the first ch4 with a slip stitch ( you will have 7 chain spaces).

 

Crochet Flower Tutorial

Step 2:

This is where you create your first round of petals:

Round 2:  CH1, *(1 SC, 3 DC, 1 SC) into chain space, repeat from * 6 more times (there should be 7 petals) and join with a slip stitch into first sc.

Crochet Flower Tutorial

Step 3:

This part is a little tricky.  Round 3 is worked in the back of the petals that you created in step 2 above.

Round 3:  CH1, 1 SC into the back sc stem of the last and first sc of round 2 (see image below for exactly where to place your hook)

Flower 3

, *CH 3, 1 SC into next pair of sc stems, repeat from *around and finish with a CH3. Join to the first sc with a slip stitch (there will be 7 chain spaces behind petals).

Crochet Flower Tutorial

Step 4:

This is the last step!  You have almost completed the crochet flower.  All you need to do now is  create the second round of petals in the chain spaces that you made in step 3 above.

Round 4:  CH1, *(1 SC, 5 DC, 1 SC) into chain space, repeat from * 6 more times.  Join with slip stitch to first sc and fasten off.

Crochet Flower Tutorial

There you have it!  You can now sew the flower onto your crochet project to make it look extra pretty!

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