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Crochet Flowers

Posted by  ·  September 6, 2012  ·  Last Updated: November 29, 2017

I love crochet flowers!

These crochet flowers are super simple to make!  I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn and a crochet hook H.

I hope you can understand the instructions. I would love your feedback or any suggestions on wording for the pattern.

Crochet Flower Pattern


Crochet Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
trc = treble (triple) crochet

How to crochet a flower

Make magic ring (this is a great photo tutorial on making a magic ring)

1st round 15 sc in magic ring, pull tight, slip st in first sc

2nd round – chain 4, *skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * 6 more times. Join with slip st in 3rd chain of first ch 4. Tie off color.

3rd round – join new color to first chain loop with a slip stitch, work sc, dc, trc, dc, sc in each ch 1 loop, making eight petals, slip stitch in first sc.

4th round – Working behind, sc ch 4 around each dc in 2nd round, ending with chain 4, slip stitch in first sc (8 chain 4 spaces)

5th round – sc, dc, 2trc, dc,  in each chain 4 space around. (8 petals) slip stitch in first sc

6th round –  Working from behind sc ch 4 in each sc on 4th row,  slip stitch in first sc. (8 chain 4 spaces)

7th round – sc, dc, 3 trc, dc, sc  in each chain 4 space around. (8 petals) slip stitch in first sc, fasten off.

TaDah! Finished
In no time at all you you can crochet a garden!  These flowers are great on scarves, hats, pins, headbands……..
This crochet flower would be a great embellishment for one of these crochet hat patterns.

If you love to crochet be sure to check out all the beautiful free crochet patterns. You can even upload your own crochet patterns!


  1. Michele
    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
    Wow this is a great pattern - thank you, I just used it as a finishing touch to a baby girls afghan/blanket - sewn on very well of course. It looks great - thanks again, Michele
  2. Tami
    Monday, September 7th, 2015
    Thank you for adorable flower :)
  3. Pam
    Thursday, June 4th, 2015
    In round 4, I understand that you go around the post of the dc from the back, but am I supposed to do sc, ch 4, sc and then sc before chaining 4 again?

    Thanks. I think I made it right, but I decided to re-do it with a smaller hook, as it was too big with the J hook I used. I'm gonna try it again later today.
  4. Kim
    Sunday, April 26th, 2015
    I had a bit of a hard time understanding the pattern at first but once I got, wooooowwwwww. I LOVE this flower pattern!!! its so pretty and fluffy! and is now is to make since doing it twice. Thank you for sharing your pattern with us!!
  5. Monday, March 30th, 2015
    Thank you for posting the free flower pattern! It is so lovely :) I have included it on my blog Karla's Making It (linking to your pattern, of course)! You can view it here http://www.karlasmakingit.com/free-crochet-patterns/free-crochet-flower-patterns/
  6. mama spins
    Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
    I used a G hook and my flower measured 4 inches across the front. The flower appears much smaller to me at least in your picture.
  7. Sandra
    Friday, January 16th, 2015
    If anyone makes a video that would be great. I made it to the 6th round, round 4 was explained but unsure if I did it right. I'm going to try round six. Hopefully it looks good when I'm done.
  8. cindy
    Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
    I believe you are missing a sc (after the 2nd dc) in row 5.
  9. Brandi
    Monday, October 6th, 2014
    I am new at this, and i am having a time with this flower! Help! Do you have it on video?
  10. Cindy
    Thursday, September 18th, 2014
    Do you have a video to make these? I love them, I just need a visual of each step. Thanks!
  11. Deirdre
    Monday, September 1st, 2014
    Just finished my flower. Thanks so much for putting up this pattern! I found it on Pinterest and I'm delighted with the finished product.
  12. Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
    I haven't made flowers yet. I can't wait to try these out.
  13. Kathryn
    Monday, June 30th, 2014
    Do you plan on making a video on how to make this flower? I was able to follow the pattern to the point of finishing round 3 but couldn't figure out from there(new to reading patterns). I learn quicker and easier from watching someone demonstrate this is the only reason I ask. Thank you.
  14. cynthia
    Saturday, June 7th, 2014
    I love these flowers! I just made a blanket for my daughter, and these flowers are the perfect touch, she loves them because they are pretty, I Love them because they are eash and quick to make.
  15. Gracie
    Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
    Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for to embellish chemo hats I've been making. I made them with a pin backing so they can be mixed and matched. A great stash buster too!
  16. Debbie
    Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    Just made this flower to put on a hat. Really pleased with it. Thank you for sharing the pattern x
  17. Erin
    Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
    This flower is so cute !!! Is there a video on it??
    • Monday, March 3rd, 2014
      Erin, I am going to work on one!
  18. E Martinez
    Monday, January 27th, 2014
    what does the A mean in the directions of the how to crochet a flower tutorial?
  19. Anna Marie P
    Monday, December 9th, 2013
    Yes, in the 5th round, there needs to be another sc after the second dc.
  20. Lindsey W
    Sunday, November 17th, 2013
    What she means is you take your hook and enter from the back go around the dc towars the back again then sc... (almost like a back post double crochet excet you are just single crochet) then you chain 4 then go from behind to the front and around dc towards the back again and sc again... you are outlining the petals if the visual makes sense. google back post double crochet approach the stitch the same way but single crochet instead and you ll get it!...

    s X . X s
    if X is the double . is the treble and s is the single you will insert needle from behind the work in between the s and first X go in front of the X and back out the other side then single crochet. Chain four then insert hook from back to front in between the . and second X going aroung the X with the hook ending behind the work and single crochet again... repeat around and you ll get what looks in the picture hope that helps...
    Thursday, November 14th, 2013
    I'm having trouble understanding "Working behind sc ch 4 around each dc in 2nd round,". Not sure how to do that. are there instructions on how to do that?
    • Friday, November 15th, 2013
      Teri, you put the needle in from behind. I will look for better instructions.
  22. Linda Pallares
    Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
    I need to crochet a baby blanket and I misplaced my pattern. It's a double crochet shell baby blanket. Need a pattern could you help me
  23. Sunday, October 6th, 2013
    Finished flower.
  24. Angela Armstrong
    Sunday, October 6th, 2013
    5th round – sc, dc, 2trc, dc, in each chain 4 space around. (8 petals) slip stitch in first sc

    Is that meant to have a sc after the second dc... so sc, dc, 2trc, dc, SC?

    Loving this flower. Doing it in alternate colours for the petals. I'll post a ravelry link to the finished pic when I'm done.
  25. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    I will Hopi too you to bicameral friend End Sind same fotoo at croshit thanks to you
  26. Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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  27. Alison
    Monday, June 3rd, 2013
    This pattern is wonderful!!! I am making one as we speak - but I am a little stuck on the 4th round. I don't quite understand what I should be doing :-/
  28. crochetlove
    Friday, May 17th, 2013
    This is so easy! and the flower is so fluffy! my favorite flower pattern so far!
  29. SusieQ
    Saturday, May 11th, 2013
    OH how I love these flowers! I wish you could do a You Tube video on crocheting them - I'm a bit confused on the rounds and how they go. :-( Visual would be just perfect!!
  30. Janet
    Saturday, May 4th, 2013
    I have just recently learnt to make these flowers. Your pattern with eight petals rather then the five or six that seems usual is fantastic. It makes up into a beautiful flower. Thank you for sharing your pattern.
  31. Heather
    Friday, April 19th, 2013
    Cute, super easy! Love this, might put these on some throw pillows :D
  32. dolors
    Thursday, April 4th, 2013
    me gustaria hacer unas sandalitas de las que hay en la foto ,pero no encuentro la explicacion. gracias.
  33. Janet Aquadro
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
    Too cool, extra cute flowers. I'm going to incorporate into the granny square afghan I'm working on.
  34. Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
    Love these! I remember my grandma making beautiful afgans from crocheted flowers. I'm pinnning this too. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com
  35. Angela
    Sunday, March 10th, 2013
    I made it to row 3 and now I am totally lost on row4. Can you explain this or is there a video? I really want to learn how to make these flowers. Thanks
  36. Christine Vanlue
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    I get lost after row three. Is there a video or more pictures to follow. I really appreciate your posting this pattern and would love to make these.
  37. Amy
    Sunday, February 24th, 2013
    It does look like round 4 means to work behind the petals you created. sc around the posts of each petal. You created these dc posts in round d 2 and now you'll be creating them again in round 4. So sc then ch 4 around each post.
  38. Amy
    Sunday, February 24th, 2013
    I'm also confused with round 4 and "working behind". Do you mean work behind the 2nd row ch 4 posts? I'm going to try it out and see. I'll post if I figure it out.
  39. Nelufar yesmin
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
    ohhhhhhhhhhhh nice
  40. Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
    Hello, I got up to step 4 and then was confused by what "working behind" meant. If you could give me an example that would be great! :) I'm trying my hand at different flowers to put on the earmuff headbands I've been working on.
  41. Geri Ayers
    Sunday, January 27th, 2013
    Love making flowers, made over 300 during November to share with Stitches from the Heart members. Saves them a lot of time when making hats for charity
  42. Sunday, January 20th, 2013
    What a pretty collection of flowers. The picture gives a very good of colours to be used. I like the fact that they give the effect of looking into the flower rather than the usual flat type of pattern.

    Thank you.
  43. Mary
    Friday, January 18th, 2013
    I love these, but I'm confused when I get to 4th round. Is there a video tutorial that I can watch. I want to learn these. they are so cute. I'm just learning to crochet and I'm struggling a little bit. thanks!
  44. Sunday, January 6th, 2013
    What pretty flowers! Thank you for posting! :) :)
    Lee Ann Hamm
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog
    Crochet...Gotta Love It Website (crochet names and

    rosary patterns)
  45. stephanie
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
    Thanks! I just made a 3 color one for a earwarmer. Too cute!
  46. Ann Marie
    Friday, November 30th, 2012
    Love these flowers for ear warmer wraps - prettiest flower I have found and my teenage daughters approve!
    Please do not move this pattern or I will be sunk.
  47. Angelina
    Thursday, November 29th, 2012
    Thank you so much for posting the video, I also had a difficult time following the pictures and diagrams. I finally completed the flower and I love it! Thank you for posting the pattern.
  48. #32 Danielle
    Sunday, November 25th, 2012
    Test message. I havent received anycomments in my box yet
  49. Kathy
    Saturday, November 10th, 2012
    Thank you for the pattern! I just taught myself to crochet recently, and making these flowers was the main reason I wanted to learn, so I was pleased that I was able to do your pattern. I think there might be an error in the pattern on row 5, though. Your pattern calls for sc, dc, 2trc, dc, in each chain 4 space around; but the other petals are made by sc, dc, trc, dc, and finishing with a sc. Should row 5 be sc, dc, 2trc, dc, sc in each chain 4 space around?
  50. Tina
    Friday, November 9th, 2012
    Thank you for sharing. I am a total beginner and my flower turned out perfectly!
  51. Thursday, November 8th, 2012
    Crochet Flowers catch my attentions when i see your article. Very..very charming and hope to have one to pair with my dress.
  52. Saturday, October 13th, 2012
    Thank you! I was looking around the web for flowers for a baby blanket I plan on making. These are lovely.
  53. Saturday, October 6th, 2012
    They are very beautiful....but since I'm a french person I don't understand the instructions.... a video would be nice...I really would love to make them for my scrapbooking exposition in november... Thank you so much for sharing with us...
  54. DigiDeb
    Friday, October 5th, 2012
    WooHoo!!!! Thank you so much for your generosity. Every time I go into the craft store I just cringe at the cost of the crochet flowers especially because I crochet and knew I could do them. Ran across your blogsite and instructions and pulled out my yarn and just love these flowers. Can't wait to add them to my various projects - I just love this multi-layered flower - it is my favorite. Again, TFS!
  55. Friday, October 5th, 2012
    I couldn't believe how quickly these stitched up! These are so stylish and will look cute on anything. This one I just finished will adore my niece's baby hat. Thank you so much for your instructions!
  56. Dianne
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    Thanks so much for making these patterns available. Have crotched my granddaughters some hats and these flowers will be the finishing touches. They are beautiful and your instructions are great. Thanks again for sharing.
  57. Debra
    Monday, September 24th, 2012
    Those are so pretty. I never was able to learn to crochet or knit. :(
  58. Cheryl
    Friday, September 21st, 2012
    Thanks for a great tutorial! Making some of these in Maroon and White for my Aggie friends. Gig 'Em!!
  59. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Love this cute crochet flowers tutorial. Seem very easy to make. Thank you or sharing.
  60. marie
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    Loved making the rose .. have ? How do you add it to something . Like a lap crochet blanket
  61. Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    lovely i will try making these for my papercrafts and altered art.
  62. Monday, September 10th, 2012
    Your flowers really turned out great. You should sell them on Etsy too!
  63. Belinda
    Monday, September 10th, 2012
    I love this flower but when I get to row 3 I'm confused as to what you mean can you explain Thank you
  64. Saturday, September 8th, 2012
    i could like to learn that
  65. Jenny
    Friday, September 7th, 2012
    I really want to make a ton of these and sew them together for a blanket for my 4-year-old. How adorable!!!!!!!!
  66. Friday, September 7th, 2012
    I'm going to learn to do this with my little girl!
  67. Friday, September 7th, 2012
    These are some of the cutest crochet flowers I've seen! I haven't been brave enough to try making any yet, but when I am, I think I'll use your pattern. Thanks so much for sharing it!
  68. Friday, September 7th, 2012
    So cute. My 2 year old daughter loves anything girly! She is going to love this!
  69. Friday, September 7th, 2012
    Beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! -Marlene
  70. beverly
    Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    i love to crochet but have forgotten how to do some of it
  71. Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    What pretty little flowers! Time to raid my yarn scraps to give them a go. I love a quick crochet project (anything bigger than a scarf takes me way to long!).
  72. Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    Love these! I want to learn (I'm on my way) but also I want to put them on everything!
  73. Daysi
    Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    Thanks for this info great for decorating my pillows..
    Good way of using up all my spare yarn. Great idea for
    making a bassinet cover.
  74. Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    Sweet! Thanks for the quick tutorial. I do crochet but have never tried flowers. Instructions seem perfect, will let you know when I try it if I have a problem :)
    • Thursday, September 6th, 2012
      Thanks Becky! I will be waiting to hear.
  75. Kim Peterson
    Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    Just discovered you recently and am looking forward to making these!
  76. Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    Thanks for posting this! I need to practice what I learned at SNAP! :)
  77. Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    Love making flowers too!!! Easy way to use up yarn scraps.
    We have a tutorial for making a rose on our blog:
  78. Lisa Davis
    Thursday, September 6th, 2012
    Love these!!