Saturday, September 29, 2007

Crochet Flower Tutorial

Click pictures to enlarge, and don't look at my ugly, unmanicured, stay-at-home mother of three fingernails!
As promised this is my quick and easy flower tutorial. These make great hair pins or barrettes.
They could also be used to decorate gifts, to spiff up some ready to wear clothing, and baby booties. Let me know all the ways you could use them!
I used sport weight yarn and a size H hook. This pattern will work with lots of other hook and thread combinations, as shown above.
Chain 6.

Join with a slip stitch to beginning chain to form a "loop".

Chain 3.

Work triple crochet in main "loop", over yarn tail as shown, repeat three more times.

There will be four triple crochet in each petal. Single crochet, then start next petal.

Work five petals.

Slip stitch to beginning petal.

Now using the yarn tail that you have crochet to the loop, gently pull the center tight.

To finish off pull yarn to back of flower, cut, and tie to yarn tail using a square knot.

61 comments:

posiepatchwork said...

Oh, Samantha, your work is beautiful. I do so much sewing, it's often lovely to snuggle up on the lounge & do some small hand stitching. Love Posie

posiepatchwork said...

Forgot to leave my gem of advice, use the little crochet flowers on hair elastics & bobby pins, super sweet & the hair bands are less likely to be disgarded. Love Posie

blessyourheart said...

These are darling ! The princesses looked so sweet this morning with them in their hair.

craftaddictconfessional said...

I think I need something between Tutorial 2 and this, cuz my attempt at a flower looks NOTHING like yours. LOL! I think I'm going to work on a bookmark. :)

Anonymous said...

I tried to find online instructions that I could follow to make a crochet flower for hours last night. Your's is the first one I could do correctly! I just started to crochet. I am adding the flowers to a scarf I just finished for my 9-yr old. Thank you for your instructions!

Mariah said...

Hi Samantha,
I just ordered your Miss Molly pattern and will be working on it this week. I am so excited to see the final results. This is a great tutorial, very easy, perfect for me! Thanks for sharing your talents!
Mariah

Jaime said...

That is cool, I made some crocheted flowers from a library book I have that turned out cute but they were huge and bulky, this one looks about right for a little girls hat that is what I wanted it to go on or on barrettes maybe. Thanks!

Heather (How to be a Woman..?) said...

I spent today re-learning how to crochet. Your patterns and your tutorials are a priceless gift you give to us. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so very much, I had googled crocheted flower but didn't really see anything that was simple and would lie flat on a card. Sure appreciate the pattern, TFS Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

L Johnson said...

This was so easy to follow! Thank you so much for sharing, I have been having fun learning how to Crochet! I hope to learn how to make a flapper hat, they are so darn cute!

Anonymous said...

These are PERFECT to go on top of the little cactus I'm crocheting for my desk at work! I'm going to make pink & white ones together like in your picture :) Natalie

Grace Abounds said...

AWESOME! Thank you so much! I just did one for a baby hat for Spring. I'm going to make bunches ahead of time.

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megan said...

I am trying to follow along w/ this tutorial but am not able to view all of the pictures larger. Can you please help?
thanks.

little dresses said...

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Megan,
I have looked and looked for these pictures in my files and I just can't find them anymore. The only way I would be able to make them larger would be re-load them. I'm sorry!

xoxo,
Samantha
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Anonymous said...

hello ! I am French and I appreciate very much
American and English persons who give so many informations, it is very useful, interesting and generous from them. In France there are some informations, but in Italy and Spain they only show their work, they don't give the explanations. So, again, thank you and tell that around you.micheline

Li said...

Thank you for your adorable pattern!! I am in love with making little crochet flowers at the moment...(until the mood changes). But I was wondering how you made the double flower one (pink and white)? I would be thrilled to make some of those for a project!! thank you

Sam Hartford said...

I make rubber stamped greeting cards and we are putting these crochet flowers on our cards. Of course they sell fleurettes (same as yours) in the StampinUp catalog but I think I'll make my own, thanks to you. I also sew and knit and I'm hoping to learn from you. You ROCK!
Sam

Anastasia said...

Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOO much for this flower pattern. I have tried a gazillion flower patterns, and this is the only one that I can whip up quickly and looks just as impressive as the more complex patterns.

Leaspirit said...

Hi, I love these flowers!! Just crocheted q hat for my grand-daughter and added these flowers around the brim!! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!! Thanks for the easy directions!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the easy directions! Added them to a crocheted hat I made for my grandbaby, even though it's summer!! It will make a nice Christmas present!!

SETT said...

Hello! I found your tutorials how-to-sew in your blog.
I would like to translate them into Russian and post them in my site. I will mention you and your site.
Is it possible? What will be your condition?

ashley said...

THANK YOU!!!! I can't tell you how many flower patterns I have tried today! Yours was easy to figure out and will look so cute as an accent on my crocheted child beanies!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This was sooo easy compared to other patterns I have attempted. I am barely beginning to learn to crochet. This will make a perfect accent to a scarf I am making as a Christmas present. It is very generous of you to share your time and talent with us :) God bless, Maria

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Craig & Annette said...

This is the easiest flower pattern I've found so far, and it looks lovely. Thank you for posting it!

:) Annette

Runningamuck said...

I've just discovered your blog (through Etsy) and LOVE it! Thanks to you, I can now say I can crochet a flower! lol. Looking forward to trying out some of your dress patterns (I'm a forever-beginner when it comes to sewing) and learning more crochet techniques. You have a fantastic site and a great gift. Thanks!!

Angelwithbrokenwings said...

Thanks so much for this Flower Tutorial. It's awesome! I've been trying to find something like this but, everything I've found is either too hard (at least for me) or results in too big a flower. These are perfect, easy and fun. Thanks again!

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Justbecauseitmakesmesmile said...

Thank you!
Lovely little flowers and very easy to make!

Cutee Patootee Boutique said...

I just wanted to say thank you for posting this! I've got a craft show coming up in just 3 days and haven't had the time to do my craft show projects because of orders to be filled. I desperately needed show fillers and these little flower work up in about 5 minutes! Add a little gem to the center with hot glue, line a clip and attach the flower! Perfect!!!!

myterm said...

Certainly this pattern will work with lots of other hook and thread combination, I will also make this.


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Cyd Angel said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog! I have been crocheting and knitting for about 20 years on and off and had yet to make a flower. Your tutorial was excellant. Thank you so much!

KJME said...

I'm going to crochet a white hat for my friend's 2 yr-old. Then I'm going to make a bunch of your flowers in different colors so she can change them to match whatever she's wearing :-) Thank you so much!

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KJME said...

I'm making your flowers for hats for three 2 year-old girls. I'm hoping to find a cute button, like a lady bug or butterfly that they will fit over to make them interchangeable on the hat. In the meantime, my 11 year-old saw me making them and now wants to use them for Mother's Day for her grandmothers, which is perfect since they are so quick and simple. Thank you so very much!

Philippa said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I have recently started crocheting and I find it sooooooo difficult as I don't understand the patterns. I have done loads of internet searched but it seems that there a bunch of differences in stitches between UK and US (I live in South Africa). This flower is so lovely and your tutorial soooo helpful. Thank you again

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Cool. Interesting. I didn't know about this craft until now..I mean I have heard from my grandma and aunt of doing crochet..Although, I'd never tried doing so. I might consider doing it on my spare times. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience of yours.

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Anonymous said...

great i will try to make it my self

Anonymous said...

I've made these several times for necklaces, and they're so brilliantly simple. They're now going to disguise patches of too-loose tension on a scarf my friend's knitting

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Amazing job, you're so talented!

Amanda said...

Question: do I need to chain three at the beginning of each petal, or just at the very beginning of the flower?

Thanks in advance!

Cheryl S. said...

I love these darling little flowers and would love to make some to use on my cards. Approximately what size are these?

Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you! :) I have crocheted in the past, but I'm learning how to perfect it...I'm creating Preemie hats for NICU babies. :) I was having so much trouble finding a flower pattern that I understood, or could pull off relatively easy. This is going to help so much! Thanks!! :D

Lorrie said...

Yay! Time to celebrate! I've been crocheting (if you want to call it that) for years but sadly only afghans using SC, DC or a shell stitch. I can't read patterns to save my life but I thought I would be daring and give these flowers a try and voila, I made an adorable little flower thanks to you. It's the first thing I've made that wasn't straight because it wasn't supposed to be!

Ishtiaq jutt said...

I tried to find online instructions that I could follow to make a crochet flower for hours last night. Your's is the first one I could do correctly! I just started to crochet. I am adding the flowers to a scarf I just finished for my 9-yr old.

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emilyvanleemput said...

This is awesome!!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for making this so easy. I have a pretty flower and I don't feel stupid. Bless you for that.

connieks said...

Thanks so much for the instructions. I tried one last night and I have a wonderful flower to add to a headband I made for my daughter. So glad I found your site. Thanks again.

Kimberly Davenport said...

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Claire said...

Just used your fab tutorial as a teaching aid

Anonymous said...

Thank you so... much for the pattern!
I never ever even thought that making crochet flowers could be so quick and easy....

Anonymous said...

Thank you so... much for the pattern!
I never ever even thought that making crochet flowers could be so quick and easy....