Spring is finally here and blossoms are bursting out all over. To celebrate the arrival of the new season, create some cheerful flowers of your own with a crochet hook and a small amount of yarn. Easy crochet flowers are fast, fun, and a great way to use up leftover yarn. Learn how to crochet a simple flower in the tutorial below, then have fun embellishing hats, sweaters, bags, and more with your stitched blooms.
|NOTE >> If you’re a beginner, familiarize yourself with basic crochet stitches first. Download our free stitch guide here. To get you started, here’s a quick-and-dirty list of abbreviations for this pattern:
How to Make a Star Flower
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1. Begin with a slipknot and work three chains. Join the chains into a ring by working a sl st through the first ch.
2. Taking the hook through the ring, work a sc, then work ten chains.
3. Work a sc into the third ch from the hook.
4. Work a hdc into the next ch, a dc into the next ch, a tr into each of the next two chs, a dc into the next ch, a hdc into the next chain, and a sc into the last ch.
5. Rep steps 2–4 four more times. You will have five petals.
6. Work a sl st into the very first sc that you worked.
7. Fasten off the yarn but do not trim the tails; these can be used to attach the flower.
After you’ve made one crochet flower, you won’t be able to resist making more. Make a bouquet and stitch them to a solid-colored afghan. Pin a cluster of blooms to your favorite cardigan. Create a colorful garden of flowers and attach them to a plain wreath for a welcoming door decoration.
Check out these books for more crochet flower patterns and ideas for using them.
“Heart and Flowers Motifs,” “Flower Power Runner,” and “Wildflowers Scarf” from Boho Crochet
“Baby Love,” “Pink Posies,” and “Hang Ups” from Sweet Baby Crochet
“Geometric Bags,” “Preemie Hats,” and “Floral Wristband and Choker” from Crochet from the Heart
Where will you use your crocheted flowers? Tell us in the comments.