How to crochet a flower

We’ve rounded up our fave crochet flowers for your viewing (and making) pleasure.

Crochet flowers need not explain themselves. We know they’re beautiful, versatile and look pretty darn glam as wedding bouquets. So the next time someone asks you why you’d want to make crochet flowers, send them a link to this here post – our list is all the justification you’ll need.

Not only have we found 40 ways to make crochet flowers but this list of (mostly) free crochet patterns also includes ideas and ways for how to use them. Embellish a swimsuit or create a crochet paper clip, but be warned, crochet flowers are almost as addictive as granny squares. Happy hooking!

1. How to make a crochet flower

How to make a crochet flower. Learn the basics, we show you how

Want to learn the basics of how to make a crochet flower? We’ve got a free tutorial from the lovely Carmen Heffernan that shows you how to make colourful crochet blooms just in time for spring.

2. Pretty crochet flower paper clips

Crochet flower paper clips By petalstopicots

Image courtesy of Petals to Picots

Paperclips, they’re useful but a teeny bit boring. Well, not anymore. This super easy tutorial from Petals to Picots shows you how to whip up some flowers to add to your clips and give everyone serious stationery envy. Bonus: she’s got a tutorial for crochet flower push pins as well, so you can extend your love of crochet to a noticeboard too.

3. Spring crochet daffodil garland

How to make crochet daffodils

Image courtesy of Beyond The Square

Nothing says spring like freshly bloomed daffs. Crochet some with Beyond The Square’s tutorial and make a garland to mark the new season. Want to do something different with your daffs? Add stems and create the prettiest bunch of flowers for one of your faves, or make a brooch and wear it with pride.

4. Crochet your wedding bouquet

Crochet flower wedding bouquet. By

Image courtesy of Maize Hutton

Planning flowers for your big day? Go crafty and crochet the most stunning wedding bouquet, to wow your guests. Warning: You probably won’t want to throw it when you can keep if for yourself instead.

5. Spring crochet scarf patternSpring scarf pattern avilable in Mollie Makes 52

We’ve gone through the Mollie archives and found this little beaut from issue 52 — a crochet scarf that’s going to be our go-to spring accessory. Download the digital edition of the mag to get the pattern.

6. Mini crochet flower earrings

Mini flower earrings By

Image courtesy of idea ivana

Sweeeeet! These mini flower earrings are the ideal gift for a gal pal you want to treat. Make them with this tutorial from idea ivana and present them on a piece of yarn-trimmed bright card for I-can’t-believe-you-made-them amazement.

 8. Crochet flower and bead necklace

Crochet flower and bead necklace By

Image courtesy of Created in AWE

Heart eyes, all the heart eyes. We’ve fallen hard for this crochet flower necklace, with its bright florals and luminous pearl beads. We’re crafting it as we speak. Want to join our fan club? Get the tutorial from Created in AWE and give it a go yourself.

9. Appliqué flower swimsuit

Appliqué flower swimsuit By

Image courtesy of via Buzzfeed

We’ve added crafty touches to pretty much everything we can get our hands on, but we’ve never embellished a swimsuit — until now, that is. This tutorial from Kipi is sure to leave you the star attraction at the beach this summer.

11. Crochet daisy flower crown

Flower headband by

Image courtesy of Hopeful Honey

We’re already planning outfits for this summer’s festivals (too soon?) and intend to make this for every event we go to. Create it in Ultra Violet for a nod to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, or craft it in whichever shade takes your fancy.

14. Mini crochet flower garland

Mini crochet flower garland By ing

Image courtesy of Ingthings

Mini crochet flowers, all delicately strung together. This crochet garland from Ingthings is giving us all the feels. NB, translation required for this website, which is in Dutch.

15. Crochet rose

Crochet rose By

Image courtesy of Skip to my Lou

Roses are red, and also several shades of pink. You’ll be able to crochet your own bunch of blooms in no time with this easy tutorial from Skip to my Lou.

18. Tiny crochet flowers

Tiny flower by earlgreyblog

Image courtesy of earl grey

Sometimes things are just better in miniature — pygmy hedgehogs, Mini Eggs, and now tiny crochet flowers. Make your own teeny blooms with earl grey’s tutorial.

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19. Girls’ crochet flower collar

Girls' crochet flower collar tutorial from Simply Tale

Image courtesy of Simply Tale

Treat your favourite little love to this crochet flower collar, made with a tutorial from Simply Tale. Keep it simple or add extra flowers if you fancy.

22. Little doily flower corsage

Little doily flower corsage By Penny Peberdy

Image courtesy of Penny Peberdy

You could crochet some of these little doily flower corsages for a wedding, or just make them to pin to your outfit every day. After all, why save your best makes for special occasions when you can admire them all the time?

26. Crochet rose with pom pom leaves (clever!)

Crochet rose with pom pom leaves (clever!) By

Photo courtesy of Mama In Stitch

Notice anything different about these crochet flowers? Their leaves are made with pom pom trim. Good shout, Mama In Stitch.

27. Popcorn stitch flower brooch

Popcorn stitch flower brooch By

Image courtesy of Little Doolally

Little Doolally created these nifty flower brooches for Mother’s Day, but we reckon they’re just as good at any time of the year. We might crochet one to wear as a brooch and make some more to hang in a garland (we like the look of the above).

28. Crochet cacti (with flowers)

Crochet cacti pattern by Yarn Plaza

Image courtesy of Yarn Plaza

Can’t choose your fave? Us neither, so we’re going to make them all. Yarn Plaza’s got tutorials for four types of cacti, each with their own colourful crochet flower.

29. Delicate crochet flowers

Delicate flower By Maria Manuel

Image courtesy of Maria Manuel

There’s something strangely mesmerising about these crochet flowers by Maria Manuel, we just can’t stop staring at them. You too? She’s got a free tutorial to create them so you make some for yourself.

32. Crochet flower and bees wreath

RedAgape's crochet wreath

Those flowers, and those bees! Crochet Queen RedAgape excelled herself when she created this pattern for Mollie Makes, which is available on Ravelry. Planning to craft it? Don’t forget to show your finished make to us on social media using #molliemakers.

33. Crochet flower headband

Image courtesy of Make & Do Crew

Make & Do Crew’s created a free tutorial for this pretty flower headband. And the best part? You can make it for babies, toddlers, children or adults so you can get everyone in on the action and be the family that matches.

34. Flower crochet pillow

Flower crochet pillow tutorial by Yvestown

Image courtesy of Yvestown

What could be better than snuggling down into a handmade crochet pillow? We’ll have this one from the lovely Yvestown, please. Chill time just got a whole lot prettier.

35. Here comes the sun(glasses case)

Crochet sunglasses tutorial by Persia Lou

Image courtesy of Persia Lou

Summer’s still a way off but that doesn’t mean we can’t start preparing for warmer months. Our craft project of choice? A bright crochet sunglasses case to store our shades in for the beach. We might even just make one now and pop our glasses in instead.

40. Double-layer corsage crochet pattern

Baby crochet flower sandals by Whistle & Ivy

Image courtesy of Whistle & Ivy

They’re not the most practical but we love them all the same. These barefoot baby sandals will make the sweetest addition to a wee one’s wardrobe.

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Crochet Easy Tiny Flower

By Sara McFall of My Merry Messy Life


  • CH = chain
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • SC = single crochet
  • DC = double crochet


  • CH 3
  • Join with a SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first single crochet)
  • Work 9 SC into the ring (10 total)
  • Join with a SL ST to beginning CH 2 (you can change colors here, by fastening off, then join the new color with a SL ST)
  • CH 2
  • Work 1 DC in the same space (technically it’s next to the CH 2) as the CH 2
  • Work 1 SC in the same space
  • SL ST in the next space
  • *Work a petal in the next space – 2 DC, 1 SC
  • SL ST in the next space*
  • Repeat around until you’ve worked 5 petals
  • Join to beginning petal at the CH 2
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Photo Tutorial

Step #1 – chain 3. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring and chain 2. The chain 2 counts as the first single crochet.

Free Crochet Pattern for an Easy, Tiny Flower - Step #1

Step #2 – Work 9 single crochets into the ring. Join with a slip stitch to the beginning chain 2 and chain 2.

Free Crochet Pattern for an Easy, Tiny Flower - Step #2

Step #3 – Double crochet into the same space as the chain 2, then work a single crochet into that same space.

Free Crochet Pattern for an Easy, Tiny Flower - Step #3

Step #4 – Work a slip stitch into the next space

Free Crochet Pattern for an Easy, Tiny Flower - Step #4

Step #5 – Work another petal into the next space – 2 double crochets, 1 single crochet. Then, slip stitch into the next space.

Free Crochet Pattern for an Easy, Tiny Flower - Step #5

Step #6 – after you work 5 petals (with a slip stitch after each petal), work a slip stitch into the last space and join to the beginning petal with a slip stitch.

Free Crochet Pattern for an Easy, Tiny Flower - Step #6Free Crochet Pattern for a Tiny Flower - Perfect for Beginners

See this flower on my shell bracelet. Merry Crocheting!

Fabulous Flowers

As you can see in the guide we’ve put together here, there’s really very little to it at all! It’s just a case of mastering a few of the simpler crochet stitches and injecting a little of your own creativity into the mix! Stick with a single block color of your choosing, mix it up with a nice two-tone effect or go wild with as many colors as you can lay your hands on – every one’s a winner!

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We also love to see these flowers being used as decorative touches around the home. Mounted as decorative wall art, added to cushions or simply scattered around to create an amazing springtime ambience the whole year round, trust us when we say there’s no such thing as having too many crochet flowers around the home!

See the tutorial below:

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Check them one by one!

What’s your favorite flower?

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Kim Mills is a homeschooling mom of 6 and lives on an urban homestead in Ontario, Canada. Blogging at Homestead Acres she enjoys sharing tips to help you save money, grow and preserve your own food.


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–1 skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Toffee (Weight: 4/Medium, 3.5 oz, 170 yds)

–1 mini skein each of DIYarn in Purple, Cream, & Grass (Weight: 4/Medium, 1.05 oz, 65 yds)

-Size G 4 mm crochet hook

-Tapestry needle

-Polyfil stuffing

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Abbreviations (US terms):

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

rpt – repeat

Skill Level: 2 Easy

Pattern Notes

-Flower pot will be made wit 4 parts – pot, top soil, flowers, and leaves.

-Do not join rounds throughout the pattern.

Puffy Flower Crochet Materials:

  • A 4mm or size G crochet hook.
  • A yarn needle.
  • Any brand of worsted weight yarn in 2 colors.
  • Scissors

Crochet Stitches Needed

*Slst: Slip stitches

*Ch: Chain stitch

*Slst: Slip stitch

*Sc: Single crochet

Crochet puff flower items are hugely popular which is no surprise really, these babies look absolutely amazing.

The puff flower blanket is my personal favorite but before we can talk about all things blankets and flowers, I’ll show you how to crochet a flower for beginners step by step.

Crochet Puff Stitch Flower Tutorial

Round 2 – slip stitch into first chain, *Ch 3

  • Yarn over and insert the hook into the same Yarn over once more and pull up a loop as long as your beginning in Ch 3 to form a long loop.

How To Crochet A Puff Flower For Beginners

  • Yarn over and insert the hook into the same Yarn over again and pull up a long loop twice. Then, yarn over and insert the hook into next stitch then yarn over and pull up in a long loop. Yarn over and insert the crochet hook into the same stitch. Yarn over once more and pull up a long loop. Do this 2 times.
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Puffy Flower Crochet Tutorial For Beginners

  • Chain stitch 3. Yarn over and insert the hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull up in a long loop. Then, yarn over and insert the crochet hook into the same stitch and proceed to yarn over and pull up again in a long loop. Repeat this 2 times then yarn over, insert your hook into next stitch and yarn over and pull up a long loop. Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch and do a yarn over then pull up in a long loop. Do this 2 times. Yarn over again and pull through all the loops on your hook.
  • Chain stitch 2 and slip stitch into the same

Fasten off then proceed to weave in the ends.

The finished flower should have a diameter of about 2 inches. The skill level required here is intermediate although beginners are welcome to attempt this project.

A single crochet puff flower shouldn’t take you more than ten minutes from to start and finish. For an easier experience, use both the written instructions and the crochet flowers tutorial.

Colors And Crochet Puff Flower Patterns

The beauty of crochet flower patterns is in the colors you choose. There are no restriction on what colors you can choose, so get as creative as you can.

If you like, you can collect several pairs of colors that go well together and crochet a bunch of these puff flowers. Now to the exciting part, what can you do with the finished crochet puff flowers?

How To Crochet A Puff Stitch Flower

Almost anything you can think of. As earlier mentioned, you can use these flowers to make beautiful baby blankets or even adult-sized blankets.

You don’t have to stop there, why not try a colorful afghan to stay warm in on chilly nights? You’re going to love just how much you can do with these puff flowers.


Another Crochet Puff Flower Design

Puff Stitch Flower Pattern

Thanks To 

Mamachee for the awesome pattern and images.

Find the written tutorial here

More Crochet Flowers Here

Crochet Flowers Pattern

The pattern for these flowers is as follows:

  • Chain 63
  • Decrease in the fourth chain from the hook and in each stitch all the way across
  • Skip a stitch and decrease 6 times into the next stitch. Skip one stitch and single crochet into next stitch. Repeat all the way across.
  • Bind off, leaving a 10 inch strand. Roll your flower and sew together with the strand.

I have a brilliant tip if you want a variety of colors and don’t want to buy a ton of full sized skeins of yarn. Get these lovely Lion Brand bonbons:

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Are they not the cutest things you’ve ever seen in your life? I love them! The only thing better than full-sized skeins of yarn is mini ones! So get crocheting and make a bunch of flowers. Then you’re ready to assemble your crochet flower bouquet . . . here’s how it’s done.

Gather These Supplies

  • Lion Brand bonbons – Crayons
  • Crochet hook (size depends on how large your flowers are)
  • 3/16″ dowel rod – 2
  • Acrylic paint – green
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Pencil

IMG_3524Use your tape pencil and pencil to mark off 12″ on the dowel rod. Each dowel rod is 36″ long and will make three stems.

IMG_3525You can use a regular saw to get through your dowel rod quickly, but if you aren’t a saw kind of gal (I didn’t have access to one), then use your craft knife as a saw. Just go about partway through on either side to score and then break it over a table. Hi-yah!

IMG_3526Here are all my dowel rods, ready for paintin.’

20140320_120601Use a pretty bright green color to paint your dowel rods.

20140320_122019Let them dry.

IMG_3579Then simply hot glue to the back of a flower – they take about two seconds to set.

Make a crochet flower bouquetDisplay your pretty crochet flower bouquet in a fun vase – I love how they look with the natural wood. Happy spring to you!

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