How to crochet a flower: free pattern!

Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday

PrimroseSpring 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:

ch chain
hdc half double crochet
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
tr triple crochet

How to Make a Star Flower
from A to Z of Crochet

How to crochet a flower
Completed crocheted star flower

1. Begin with a slipknot and work three chains. Join the chains into a ring by working a sl st through the first ch.

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2. Taking the hook through the ring, work a sc, then work ten chains.

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3. Work a sc into the third ch from the hook.

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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.

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5. Rep steps 24 four more times. You will have five petals.

6. Work a sl st into the very first sc that you worked.

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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.

Projects from Boho Crochet
“Heart and Flowers Motifs,” “Flower Power Runner,” and “Wildflowers Scarf” from
Boho Crochet

Projects from Sweet Baby Crochet
“Baby Love,” “Pink Posies,” and “Hang Ups” from
Sweet Baby Crochet

Projects from Crochet from the Heart
“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.

6 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I can’t wait to whip some of these up for my granddaughter as hair pieces. Attaching them to barrettes is real easy to do and the color choices with different yarns and texture will make them unique.

    Thanks for sharing how with us all.


    —lyn crain on April 24, 2015
  • Love crochet flowers. I would use them to decorate crocheted bags and totes. The Boho Crochet book patterns look great! Thanks for the free pattern.

    —Barb on April 24, 2015
  • Not so much "where do we start?" as "where do we stop?" Bags and totes, afghans and throws, wall-quilts, accessories, fiddle quilts for Memory Care, … Thanks for sharing and continuing to inspire.

    —Jane on April 24, 2015
  • I have used flowers on hats, mug cozies, and Tshirts. My favorite is an Irish rose.

    —Lynne on April 24, 2015
  • I haven’t used any of your patterns yet, but I think this would look great for a head band. gift decoration, or bookmarks.

    —Cheryl Masters on April 24, 2015
  • These crochet flowers are really beautiful. I will definitely try these on my shopping bag and for decorate my baby clothes.

    Nobu Murakawa on April 26, 2015

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