It's My Party: Crocheted Flower

Quick to stitch up, crocheted flowers add flair to any hat, lapel or bag. Here's how to make just one crocheted flower to use in an arrangement or as a pin.
crocheted flowers make a colorful centerpiece

crocheted flowers make a colorful centerpiece

Crocheted Flower centerpiece

Related To:

  1. Crafts
  2. Crochet

Materials and Tools:

Lion Brand Micro Spun (2.5oz/168yd) in Turquoise, Mango and Fuchsia, 1 ball each
crochet hook, 5mm
scissors
tapestry needle

Materials (pin):
pin-back
small amount of sewing thread
sewing needle

Materials (stemmed flower):
12"-long wooden dowel (we used a Panacea floral plant stake)
glue gun

Note: Gauge doesn't really matter when you're making flowers. If you want to achieve a size similar to the one we produced, use any worsted-weight yarn and a hook between 5mm and 6mm in size.

Abbreviations:
ch chain
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
flo front loop only
blo back loop only
yo yarn over

Bobble:
Work a dc until 2 loops remain on the hook. Do not complete the stitch. Yo and insert hook into the same stitch; work half of a dc (3 loops remain on hook). Continuing to work into the same stitch, work half of a third dc (4 loops remain on hook). Yo and draw yarn through all 4 loops.

Pattern:
Ch 5. Sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1. Work 10 sc into the ring. Sl st into the first sc to join the round.

Round 2: Ch 2. Work {hdc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, hdc} into the flo of each sc around, until 1 sc remains. Work {hdc, ch 1, hdc, ch 1} into the last sc. Sl st into the top of the turning chain to join the round. Fasten off (figure A).

Round 3: Turn the flower over so that the wrong side is facing. Joining new color of yarn, sl st into blo of first sc from Round 1. Work {dc, tr, dc} into the blo of each sc from Round 1 (figure B). Sl st into first dc to join the round.

Round 4: Sl st in the first stitch. *Ch 3, work 1 bobble in next stitch, ch 3, sl st into next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * until 1 stitch remains. Sl st in last stitch. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

To make a stemmed blossom:
Use a glue gun to attach the flower to the top of a dowel. Make several and arrange in a vase.

To make a pin:
Sew a pin-back to the flower. If you want to attach the pin to a stem, glue a piece of felt to the top of the dowel and pin the flower to the fabric.

Pattern courtesy of Kim P. Werker.

Next Up

Crochet Circle Necklace

How to crochet an eye-catching necklace using sparkly gold yarn.

Filigree Flower Necklace

Inspired by a gemstone necklace, this piece features decorative picots, eyelash yarn and a stunning metal filigree flower detail.

Beaded Wrap

Crochet a triangular wrap from a combination of mohair and silk yarn with bead accents.

DIY Sparklers Craft

Learn how to create these fun, whimsical—and safe—sparklers for this year's Fourth of July celebrations.

Valentine's Day Crafts, Decorating and Party Ideas

Looking for ways to celebrate your loved ones for Valentine's Day? Check out these ideas for kids' crafts, party decorations and romantic date nights.

Yarn Bomb It!

Whether you're a skilled knitter, crafter or just a kid at camp, use yarn to transform an array of objects.

A DIY Dog Toy Your Fur-Baby Will Flip For

Easy and inexpensive, fabric scraps are transformed into a simple fleece dog chew toy in this clever craft for your favorite Fido.

Flower Power! Make a Paper Dahlia

Learn how to create a beautiful hanging paper flower for a pretty, botanical twist on your home decor.

Mid-Century Modern Planter DIY

Learn how to make this mod planter from copper plumbing supplies, a glass orb and some low-maintenance succulents.

DIY Paper Peonies

Learn how to transform craft store tissue paper into these beautiful and realistic flowers.

Stories We're Following

Get Social With Us

We love to DIY. You love to DIY. Let's get together.

Discover Made + Remade

See the latest DIY projects, catch up on trends and meet more cool people who love to create.

Make It. Fix It. Learn It. Find It.