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How to crochet a flower

Posted by  ·  March 13, 2013  ·  Last Updated: March 13, 2013

I love to crochet flowers! Really I like to crochet anything!   It, like this little blog is a creative outlet for me! I love that I can take projects with me and work on them while waiting for kids, riding in the car or relaxing at home or on vacation. Crochet really is the perfect portable project! You can be ready to create anywhere!

If there is one thing I know about myself is that I must create. It is part of me and brings me tremendous joy. The act of creating can calm my nerves and sooth my soul. I was excited to hear about the Cre8time initiative devoted to helping everyone reclaim there creativity. The Cre8time website is a fun place to learn and share projects.

If you want an easy way to Crea8 here is a quick and easy project. Actually this is just the beginning! These crochet flowers are part of a larger project I will share soon!

Simple Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Hook J

Round 1:
Using the adjustable magic circle, Chain 1, work 10 single crochet in the circle, pull circle closed with loose end and slip stich into first chain to close circle.

Round 2:
Chain 1, then work 2 double, 1treble (triple), 2 double crochet then slip stitch into same stitch, this makes the first petal.

Into every other single crochet stitch in round 1 – Slip stitch, chain 1, 2 double crochets 1 triple crochet 2 double crochet, chain 1, slip stitch all into 1 stitch as before.

Continue until you have a total of 5 petals

Ending with a slip in first petal stitch. Bind off, pull loose end to the back of work.

Give the center  another pull to tightly close the center if needed.

As always I am a bit nervous to share a pattern! I hope it makes sense. Please don’t hesitate to mention something I might need to change!


Don’t forget I will be sharing a fun way to use these crochet flowers for spring! I hope you will make time to create something this month!  A huge thanks to Michaels Arts and Crafts for supporting the Cre8time initiative and helping spread the joy of creating!

Filed Under: Free Crochet Patterns, Sew

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  1. Beatriz
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
  2. Barbara Brower
    Friday, January 18th, 2019
    Do you have a leaf pattern for the Pretty Rose pattern?
    They turn out so pretty & I wanted a leaf for it to put on
    an afghan. Thanks so much
  3. Sunday, March 12th, 2017
    I am going to make your flower garland and I went to your pattern for simple crochet flower you have everything written except how to end you circle and join a new color for the pedals.
    I fastened off after I tightened and slip stitched circle shut. Than I just joined new color and followed directions for first petal and rest of flower. Is this how you would do it. Thank you for sharing your patterns with us!
  4. May
    Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
    Just learned the "magic circle" and proceeded to make a five petal flower. Where are the instruction for making the center of the flower? I see some with lovely contrasting colors in their centers. Thanks.
  5. Sontann
    Monday, October 7th, 2013
    I as well found this site on Pinterest. I quickly whipped up five of these flowers in various sizes to add to a throw I made. Cute flower and pattern is easy to memorize. Thanks a bunch for sharing!
    • Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
      I am so glad you found the pattern helpful! Thanks for letting me know.
  6. Sunday, September 1st, 2013
    Found this on Pinterest. Thanks so much for the pattern. Made four to decorate a purse.
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  10. Katy
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    I'm making a whole slew of these with dark purple middles and light purple petals (to look like borage) to leave on the frontdoors of my friends for May Day!
  11. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Thank you, I have recently been searching for information about this topic for a while and yours is the best
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  12. Sammy
    Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
    I use this site to make my magic circles. They are really easy and make your work look real nice.
  13. Margurette Moore
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
    What is the "magic circle"?
  14. Saturday, March 16th, 2013
    so lovely, I've been meaning to start crocheting and I think I'll start with this :) thanks for a good idea
  15. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    Im pinning this to show my mom...I don't crochet but I'm going to twist her arm into trying these for me! =) Thanks for sharing!
  16. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    Absolutely beautiful!
  17. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    Very sweet! I've just finished crocheting some of your other flowers. Looks like I'll have to try this one too!
  18. Lynda T
    Thursday, March 14th, 2013
    These are so cute. Do you have a pattern for knitting??
  19. LeighAnne
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
    I am VERY new to crocheting, so may I ask what size crochet hook you use when making these flowers?