I thought to feast your eyes today on some simple crochet flowers offering you that groovy look. These are made based on an original design by Candi Jensen, a well-known crochet designer.
I like these 3-tone colored flowers, but you may wish to introduce a 4th color by varying the shade for round 4 in this free crochet flower pattern detailed below.
The Unlimited Uses of Crochet Flowers
The sky is the limit. I personally think it is best to have several crochet flowers laying around at any point in time, and to finish some of them in advance with a pin-back.
This way, you have them handy when it is time to …
- spruce up a gift-wrap with a flower
- give your winter coat or a plain Jane dress a dollop of fun
- add a bit of spice to your handbag
- tie your silk scarf so it sticks in place where you need it: i.e. around your neck
- finish off a doll’s dress
- tie a bunch of them into a nouveau textile necklace
- oh… you name it.
- I bet you, when crocheted in white they would make fun Christmas decorations!
Free Easy Crochet Flower Pattern
Yarn of your choice in small amounts of 3 colors: for the petals CA for the petals, for the frill around the center CB, for the center CC.
Crochet hook suggested on the yarn label.
Yarn needle to attach center and to weave in ends.
Gauge: Flower size will vary depending on the yarn used.
Crochet Flower Instructions
With CA, ch 4; join with a sl st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 hdc into ring; join with a sl st in first hdc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st as joining, 2 hdc in each hdc around; join in top of ch-2 – 20 sts.
Round 3: Working in front loop only of Round 2, * ch 3, tr in same st as joining, 2 tr in each of the next 2 hdc, (tr, ch 3, sl st) all in next hdc **, sl st in next hdc; repeat from * around, end at ** – 5 petals. Fasten off.
Round 4: With right side facing and folding petals toward you as you work, join CA into back loop behind any center tr of any petal; working in back loop only of Round 2, * ch 3, dtr in same st as joining, 2 dtr in each of the next 2 hdc (dtr, ch 3, sl st) all in next hdc **, sl st in next hdc; repeat from * around, end at ** – 5 petals. Fasten off.
Round 5: With right side facing, join CB on front of work in any hdc of Round 1; work (ch 3, sc) into each st around, ending with a sl st into base of first ch-3. Fasten off. With yarn needle bring yarn ends to back of flower.
Flower Center: With CC, leaving a 6" yarn tail before the slip knot, ch 4, [yarn over and draw up a loop in 4th ch from hook, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook. Fasten off leaving a 6" yarn tail. With yarn needle bring yarn tails to back of flower over Round 1.
If this all sounds like gibberish to you, then you will benefit from this crochet language legend:
CA, CB, CC = Colors A, B, C; ch = chain; dtr = double treble crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble crochet; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated;  = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
Best Crochet Books
1. Crochet Bags!: 15 Hip Projects for Carrying Your Stuff, which is a great alternative to Hooked Bags: 20 Easy Crochet Projects;
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Each flower is super fasts to make, so go fill your house with crochet roses. Mine is!