How to Crochet a Flower

Crocheting a flower may seem like a daunting project, but you can learn to make a simple flower even if you are new to crochet. You can use a crocheted flower to accent another crocheted garment, such as a scarf or sweater, or you can just make some pretty crocheted flowers to have around as décor. Try crocheting a simple flower and use the flower however you like!


[Edit]Crocheting the Base of the Flower

  1. Gather your materials. You can easily make simple flowers using just a few materials. Before you get started, you will need:
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    • Yarn. You can use any yarn you like to make your flowers, but if you want to create small delicate flowers, then opt for a light or medium worsted weight yarn.
    • Crochet hook. Make sure that the hook size is appropriate for the yarn you are using. Check the label of your yarn for a recommendation. For example, if you choose a light worsted weight yarn, then a size G/6 (UK 8) hook is best.[1]
    • Scissors
  2. Create a magic ring. A magic ring is a double loop of yarn that you can work stitches around and then tighten by pulling on the tail of the loop. It is a simple way to begin a crochet project that needs to be worked in rounds. To make a magic ring, loop your yarn around two fingers twice. Pinch the yarn to secure it in the loop, and then work a slipstitch onto an edge of the loop to secure it.[2]
    • Another option for starting your flower is to make a chain of four. If you use this option, then the center of your flower will be open.[3]
  3. Work six single crochet stitches into the center of the circle. Next, begin working single crochet stitches around the circle to begin your flower. You will need to make six single crochet stitches around the magic circle in total.[4]
    • To single crochet, insert the hook through the center of the circle, then yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook. Then, yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook to complete a single crochet stitch.[5]
    • You can use the same process if you opted to make a chain into a circle rather than make a magic ring.
  4. Pull the tail to tighten the circle. When you have finished working your stitches around the circle, tug gently on the tail of the magic ring to tighten it. This will pull the six single crochet stitches together so that they are forming a circle.[6]
    • You do not have to tighten anything you started your flower with a chain of four. [7]
  5. Slipstitch to connect the first and last stitches. To finish the first round, connect the first and last stitches with a slipstitch. To slipstitch, insert the hook into the first stitch in the round and then yarn over and pull through both stitches.[8]

[Edit]Crocheting the Petals

  1. Chain two and slipstitch. Next, you will be making the petals for your flower. To start the round, chain two and then use a slipstitch to connect the chain of two to the first stitch. This will form a small loop, which forms the base of your petals and you will work into these loops in your next round.[9]
    • Repeat this all the way around the circle making a loop from a chain of two in each of the single crochet stitches.
  2. Work a slipstitch into the first loop. After you have completed a round of the chain of two loops, you will begin working into these loops to complete the petals. To start this round, work a slipstitch into the center of the first chain of two loops.[10]
  3. Double crochet into the same loop. Next work a double crochet stitch into the same loop. This will form the peak for your petal.[11]
    • To double crochet, loop the yarn over the hook, and then insert the hook into the loop. Yarn over again and pull through the first loop. Then, yarn over again and pull through the next two stitches. Then, yarn over once again and pull through the last two stitches on the hook.[12]
  4. Work another slipstitch into the same loop. To finish up your first petal, all you have to do is slipstitch one more time into the same loop. This will taper the petal down from the double crochet stitch you just made.[13]
  5. Repeat the petal sequence. To continue the last round of your flower, repeat the petal sequence for each loop in the round. The petal sequence is slipstitch, double crochet, and slipstitch again.[14]
    • When you complete the final slipstitch, your flower is complete! Tie off the last stitch and cut the excess yarn to finish.
    • You may use the flower as is, or add embellishments if desired.

[Edit]Embellishing Your Flower

  1. Add a button, sequin, or bead to the center. Embellishing your flower can be as simple as adding something to the center of your flower as an accent. Try adding a button, sequin, or bead into the center of your flower. You can either sew it into place or use some fabric glue to secure it.
    • If you use fabric glue to embellish your flower, make sure to let it dry overnight.
  2. Sprinkle on some glitter. You can also add glitter to your flower for an easy way to embellish it. Just add some fabric glue to your flower in the places you want to embellish and sprinkle glitter onto the flower. Then, tap off the excess glitter and let the glue dry overnight.
    • Try adding fabric glue to the outer edges of your petals and then sprinkle glue on them as an embellishment. Or, add glue just to the center of your flower to create a glittery central accent.
  3. Crochet some leaves for the flower. If you want to add crocheted accents to your flower, then try crocheting a leaf or some leaves to attach to it. You can crochet a simple leaf using some green yarn and then sew it onto one of the outer edges of your flower using a yarn needle.
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[Edit]Things You’ll Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Button, sequin, or bead (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Fabric glue (optional)
  • Yarn needle (optional)


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