How to Crochet Flowers: Easy and Free Patterns

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How to make a Crochet Flower

I am so very excited to share these free and easy crochet flowers with you in hopes you can enjoy making them for your next crochet project! Learning how to make a crochet flower doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, we are going to explore how you can make several different flowers, using some basic stitches and basic crochet skills. 

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These cute little flowers are a great addition no matter if you are a beginner crocheter or have been crocheting for many years. These cute flowers make the perfect embellishment for another crochet project, or you can make a creation only using these flowers. 

Plus, these crochet flowers are entirely free, with a detailed free pattern including several different flower varieties all made in different sizes. These are the perfect way to decorate another project like a headband, or you can enjoy making a flower garland as a decoration.

No matter what purpose you use these flowers for, I am so excited to show you how you can make them! 

Let’s begin by looking at what materials you will need to make crochet flowers. 

Why You’ll Love Crocheting Flowers

These beautiful crochet flowers are a lot of fun to make and they can be used in so many different ways. Making these crochet flowers are a lot of fun, and they are easy to do. If you are looking for a fun accent flower to your crochet project, then these flowers are a great place for you!

Materials Needed

Yarn

When it comes to the type of yarn to choose from, there are so many options. Deciding what weight to use, and if you should go with bright colors or pastels is another option completely.

Best Yarn for Making Flowers

The color of yarn you choose depends on your personal taste preferences and what you intend to do with these crocheted flowers.

The weight of the yarn is also up to your personal preferences. Keep in mind that a thicker yarn is going to make larger flowers, whereas a thin yarn or baby-weight yarn will make smaller flowers.

Some good options always include DK weight yarn or worsted weight yarn. You could also try making these crocheted flowers out of sport weight yarn if desired. 

Because crocheted flowers are such a small project, you don’t have to have an entire skin to make a flower, you can use the scrap yard for this project as well.

Crochet Hook

The crochet hook size you decide to use will also depend on what type of yarn you use. Some of the most common sizes of crochet hooks to use include a 3.75 mm hook, which is a F, a 4.00 mm crochet hook, which is a G, or a 5.00 mm hook, which is a size H crochet hook. 

You can always reference your yarn packaging to determine what the suggested size hook is for your specific yarn. You can also use a crochet gauge to determine if your stitches are small or if they are large. 

If you tend to crochet tighter, then you want to select a larger crochet hook, but if you crochet more loosely, then you’ll want a smaller hook to keep your flowers nice and tight.

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Other Materials You May Need Include:

  • Scissors 
  • Yarn needle or tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker

Please note that the crochet instructions below are written in US crochet terms. The free pattern download is also written in US terms. 

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    Crochet Abbreviations

    Slipknot – slip knot

    mr – magic ring, magic circle, or magic loop

    sl st – slip stitch

    ch – chain stitches

    sc – single crochet stitches

    hdc – half double crochet

    dc – double crochet

    tr – treble crochet

    pc – popcorn

    cute little blue crochet flower

    Stitches and Techniques

    Popcorn aka Puff Stitch 

    To make a popcorn stitch or puff stitch, start by making five double crochet stitches in the space indicated.

    After all five are made, remove your hook from the loop, and insert it at the top of the first double crochet, then insert the hook at the same time, back in the loop you dropped.

    YO and pull through both stitches to pull it together and create a popcorn stitch.

    Treble Crochet Cluster

    To make a treble crochet cluster, start by *YOx2 then insert hook into the space indicated, YO and pull up a loop.

    YO and pull through two loops, then YO and pull through two more loops*.

    Repeat from * to * 4 times MORE, until you have a total of 5 treble crochet stitches started.

    To finish, YO and pull through all 6 of the loops on your hook. 

    Skill Level: Beginner Crocheters to Intermediate 

    Easy Crochet Flower Pattern

    There are several different simple flowers you can make following each easy pattern below. Each of these different ways you can make adorable flowers is by following step-by-step photo instructions with photo tutorials.

    Plus, in the end, you can click to download your own copy of these flower patterns. 

    Free Crochet Flower Patterns: Step-By-Step Instructions

    crochet rose flower

    Crochet Rose: Simple Crochet Flower

    This first pattern is quite easy to make. It is worked in rows, and you will need to use a yarn needle and long tail to sew it so that it holds its shape. 

    Row 1: Chain 53

    Row 2: in the 3rd ch space from the hook, make hdc, 3 dc, hdc, *skip next ch space, sc, skip next ch space, in the next space make hdc, 3 dc, hdc*.

    Repeat from * to * for the rest of the row. 

    making a crochet rose
    crochet rose petal to make the flower

    Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing. Roll the row upon itself, then turn the flower over, and sew the back of the flower with a yarn needle. 

    Small Crochet Flower Patterns

    cute little crochet flowers with white centers

    Making a small flower is quite simple. You may choose to use a different color center, or make the center of the flower, and the petals all the same color. These cute little flowers are adorable and are great for a lot of different projects. 

    Round 1: ch 2, in the first stitch, make 10 hdc in the first ch space, join with sl st to the first st.

    * change yarn color if desired

    Round 2: ch 1, sc in the first st, *ch 1, in the next st make 5 dc, ch 1, sc in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch. 

    making cute little crochet flower centers
    making the flower petals

    Petal Crochet Flower

    Petal crochet flowers are very simple flowers, where you focus on the petals and leave the center open. These are great crochet flowers for beginners. 

    petal crochet flowers

    Round 1: ch 3, make 3 dc, then ch 2, sl st in the first ch, then *ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first ch. 

    making crochet flowers that is petals

    The number of petals you make in this petal flower is entirely up to you. I like to make five petals, but you can make as many or few as you wish. 

    Sweet Little Crochet Flowers

    puffy petal crochet flowers

    These sweet little crochet flowers are such a fun addition to any project, or all by themselves. To make these, the basic stitches used are a chain, single crochet, and a double crochet cluster, but don’t worry, below are the specific details for making this six double crochet cluster to form each petal. 

    Round 1: ch 2, 10 sc in the first st, join with sl st. 

    making the puffy petal flower
    making the puffy petal flower working on the petal
    cute little puffy flowers

    Round 2: ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 2, in the next stitch make a 6 dc cluster.

    To do this, YO and insert your hook into the stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through the first two loops on your hook.

    Repeat these steps five times more, YO and pull through the seven loops on the hook, the first 6 dc cluster is now made. *Ch 2, sc in next st, ch 2, make 6 dc cluster in the next st*. Repeat from * to * around.

    Join with slip stitch. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing. 

    Detailed Crochet Flower

    cute little crochet flower

    These flowers are one of my personal favorites! They are beautiful to add to other projects such as hats, head bands, or to use on hair accessories. 

    Round 1: ch 2, in the first chain stitch, make 8 sc stitches. Join with a sl st to the first sc. 

    Round 2: ch 1, make PC stitch (see detailed instructions above) in the first single crochet space, chain 2, make another PC in the next sc sp. Repeat around, until you get to the beginning. Ch 1, sc to the first sc sp to finish the round. 

    Round 3: The next round will work in the ch 2 spaces from the previous round. Ch 2, sc in the same space, also in the same space make 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, ch 2, sc, *in the next space sc, ch 2, 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, ch 2, sc*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. Finish off, leaving about an inch of yarn for sewing. 

    making the cute little crochet flower
    finishing the cute little crochet flower

    Lace Flower Motif Pattern

    lacy flower motif

    This last pattern is a larger flower and a beautiful one! It is also another one of my favorites. Let’s jump right into the instructions you can follow to make this pattern. 

    Round 1: ch 3, make 7 hdc in the first ch space. Join with sl st to the first st to form a ring. 

    Round 2: ch 2, work popcorn stitch,* ch 2, PC in next st*. Repeat from * to * around. After you finish the last popcorn stitch, ch 1, then sc to the first st to join. 

    Round 3: ch 2, in the first ch 2 space, work 3 dc, ch 2, sc,* sc in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sc*. Repeat from * to * around. Sc in first st, then sl st to the first ch space. 

    Round 4: ch 1, sc around the back of the center dc in the first flower petal. Chain 5 stitches, sc around the back of the next petal in the center dc. Repeat around, 6 ch 5 spaces. Ch 1, join with dc to the first sc space. 

    lacy flower motif round 1
    lacy flower motif round 2
    back of lacey flower in process

    Round 5: ch 2, in the ch 5 space make, *sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, sc,* repeat from * to * in the next ch 5 space around. Join with sl st to the first sc space. 

    Round 6: ch 4, sl st around the first tr in the previous round petal, ch 4, sl st around the next sc, repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch space. (14 ch 4 spaces)

    Round 7: ch 1, in the first ch 4 space make sc, 3 dc, ch 3, then in the first ch space make a slip stitch, 3 dc in the same chain 4 space, sc. Repeat from * to * working in each ch 4 space. Join with slip stitch to the first stitch, and finish off. 

    lacy flower in process
    back of lacy flower
    finishing off the lacy flower

    Free Crochet Pattern Download

    I have made these crochet flower patterns available in a free download so that you can print them out and have an easier pattern to follow. Please note that this printable pattern is for your personal use only and not for commercial distribution. 

    To receive your free PDF pattern, simply enter your email in the box below, and a copy of this pattern will be sent directly to your inbox. 

    How to use Crochet Flowers

    There are many different uses for your crochet flowers. Some of my personal favorites include using these flowers as:

    • Crochet flower bouquet
    • Making them into a flower garland
    • On hair clips
    • For special occasions
    • As Mother’s Day gifts or decorations
    • To top crochet hats for little girls, or even older women
    • To hang on a dowel rod as decoration

    These are just a few ideas, but really the ways you can use your beautiful crochet flowers are limitless! Feel free to get creative and have fun making your own crochet flower creations. 

    Easy Crochet Flowers Pattern

    In this easy crochet pattern, we walked together through the process of learning how to make a crochet flower using several different patterns. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to tag us on social media with all of your beautiful creations! 

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    How to make a Crochet Flower

    Materials

    • yarn
    • crochet hook
    • scissors
    • stitch marker
    • yarn needle

    Instructions

    Crochet Rose

    • Row 1: Chain 53
    • Row 2: in the 3rd ch space from the hook, make hdc, 3 dc, hdc, *skip next ch space, sc, skip next ch space, in the next space make hdc, 3 dc, hdc*.
    • Repeat from * to * for the rest of the row.
    • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing. Roll the row upon itself, then turn the flower over, and sew the back of the flower with a yarn needle.

    Small Crochet Flower Patterns

    • Round 1: ch 2, in the first stitch, make 10 hdc in the first ch space, join with sl st to the first st.
    • * change yarn color if desired
    • Round 2: ch 1, sc in the first st, *ch 1, in the next st make 5 dc, ch 1, sc in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the first stitch.

    Petal Crochet Flower

    • Round 1: ch 3, make 3 dc, then ch 2, sl st in the first ch, then *ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first ch.

    Sweet Little Crochet Flowers

    • Round 1: ch 2, 10 sc in the first st, join with sl st.
    • Round 2: ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 2, in the next stitch make a 6 dc cluster.
    • To do this, YO and insert your hook into the stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through the first two loops on your hook.
    • Repeat these steps five times more, YO and pull through the seven loops on the hook, the first 6 dc cluster is now made. *Ch 2, sc in next st, ch 2, make 6 dc cluster in the next st*. Repeat from * to * around.
    • Join with slip stitch. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

    Detailed Crochet Flower

    • Round 1: ch 2, in the first chain stitch, make 8 sc stitches. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
    • Round 2: ch 1, make PC stitch (see detailed instructions above) in the first single crochet space, chain 2, make another PC in the next sc sp. Repeat around, until you get to the beginning. Ch 1, sc to the first sc sp to finish the round.
    • Round 3: The next round will work in the ch 2 spaces from the previous round. Ch 2, sc in the same space, also in the same space make 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, ch 2, sc, *in the next space sc, ch 2, 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, ch 2, sc*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. Finish off, leaving about an inch of yarn for sewing.

    Lace Flower Motif Pattern

    • Round 1: ch 3, make 7 hdc in the first ch space. Join with sl st to the first st to form a ring.
    • Round 2: ch 2, work popcorn stitch,* ch 2, PC in next st*. Repeat from * to * around. After you finish the last popcorn stitch, ch 1, then sc to the first st to join.
    • Round 3: ch 2, in the first ch 2 space, work 3 dc, ch 2, sc,* sc in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sc*. Repeat from * to * around. Sc in first st, then sl st to the first ch space.
    • Round 4: ch 1, sc around the back of the center dc in the first flower petal. Chain 5 stitches, sc around the back of the next petal in the center dc. Repeat around, 6 ch 5 spaces. Ch 1, join with dc to the first sc space.
    • Round 5: ch 2, in the ch 5 space make, *sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, sc,* repeat from * to * in the next ch 5 space around. Join with sl st to the first sc space.
    • Round 6: ch 4, sl st around the first tr in the previous round petal, ch 4, sl st around the next sc, repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch space. (14 ch 4 spaces)
    • Round 7: ch 1, in the first ch 4 space make sc, 3 dc, ch 3, then in the first ch space make a slip stitch, 3 dc in the same chain 4 space, sc. Repeat from * to * working in each ch 4 space. Join with slip stitch to the first stitch, and finish off.

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