How to Crochet Flowers
The three-dimensional crocheted flowers in this project are quick and easy to make and show off your crocheting skills. Crocheted flowers make great package toppers or, take off the tie and you can embellish afghans, pillows, bags, clothing, and more. This project calls for variegated yarn for the whole flower.
Here are the materials you need and the vital statistics:
Yarn: Patons Bumblebee baby-weight yarn (100% cotton), (1.75 oz [50 gm], 123 yds each skein): 1 skein of #02413 Flowers Variegated
Hook: Size F-5 U.S. or size needed to obtain gauge
Measurements: Approximately 3 inches in diameter
Gauge: First 3 rnds = 1 3/4 in. in diameter
Stitches used: Chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), triple crochet (tr)
Create your crocheted flower:
Follow this stitch pattern:
Center ring: Leaving a 6-in. length, ch 6 and close into a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 15 sc in ring, sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in sc, ch 3, skip next 2 sc , rep from to around, sl st in first sc to join (5 ch-3 loops made).
Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-3 loop, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-3 loop around (5 petals made), sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 4: Ch 4, skip next 6 sts, sl st in next sc , rep from to around (5 ch-4 loops made).
Rnd 5: Sl st in first ch-4 loop, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2 dc, tr, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-4 loop around (5 petals made), sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 6: Ch 5, skip next 8 sts, sl st in next sc , rep from to around (5 ch-5 loops made).
Rnd 7: Sl st in first ch-5 loop, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-5 loop around (5 petals made), sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.
If you want to tie the flower to a package, make a tie in your desired color.
Make a chain 2 inches longer than the combined circumference of the package in both directions. Fasten off, leaving a 6-inch sewing length. Wrap the tie around the package in both directions with the ends meeting at the center top. Tie the ends in a knot at the center top.
Make as many curlicues as desired in colors to match or contrast with flowers by following this stitch pattern:
Row 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc in each ch across.
Fasten off, leaving a 6-inch sewing length.
With yarn needle and sewing lengths, sew one end to wrong side of Rnd 1 of the flower, as desired.
Arrange flowers on top of the package, as desired.
With a yarn needle and the extra sewing lengths, sew the flowers to the ties.