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How to Crochet a Flower – Free Pattern

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Here’s a quick and easy crochet flower pattern you can make with a small amount of yarn in just a few minutes.

9 pink crochet flowers on a gray background

Are you looking to add a flower applique to your crochet projects? This classic 5-petal design is the perfect little pattern! I designed it to be beginner-friendly and incredibly versatile.

  • String a bunch of these flowers together with yarn to create a floral garland. 
  • Add leaves! Crochet some simple leaf shapes in green yarn and attach them to the base of your flowers.
  • Use these flowers as embellishments on hats, scarves, bags, or other accessories!

Materials You’ll Need

  • Yarn: I call for worsted-weight cotton in this tutorial, but feel free to use yarn from your stash.
  • Crochet Hook: A size H (5.0 mm) works well for worsted-weight yarn. Choose a smaller hook for thinner yarn and a larger one for thicker yarn.
  • Stitch Markers (optional): Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of your round, or any other stitches you need to keep track of.
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle: Use a yarn needle to weave in yarn tails.

Review These Basic Stitches

If you’re new to crochet, review these techniques before getting started.

red, pink and white crochet flowers with yellow centers

Flower Pattern Details

Project Level

Easy

Finished Measurements

2.5″ wide by 2.5″ tall (6cm by 6cm)

Yarn Requirements

  • 2 yds (1g) of Color A
  • 6 yds (3g) of Color B

Suggested Yarn

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Suggested Hook

US G-6 (4mm) hook

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • tr: treble crochet

Special Stitches

3 Treble Crochet Cluster (3-tr-cluster): 

  1. Yarn over two times, insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through the first two loops, yarn over and draw through the next two loops. (You should have two loops on your hook.)
  2. Repeat Step 1 two more times for a total of three unfinished treble crochets. (You should have four loops on your hook.)
  3. Yarn over and draw through all four loops on the hook. (This completes the cluster stitch.)
9 pink and yellow crochet flowers arranged on a light gray background

Pattern Instructions

Round 1

With Color A, make a Magic Ring. Ch 1 (counts as a stitch), 9 sc into MR. Sl st to ch to join the round. Cut yarn and fasten off. (10 sts)

a ring of yellow crochet stitches to start the flower pattern
Round 1 complete

Round 2

Attach Color B in any stitch. *Ch 4, 3-tr-cluster into next st, ch 4, sl st into next st; repeat from * 4 times. 

Finishing

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Weave in Ends. Thread your yarn needle and carefully weave in all loose ends on the back of the flower. Trim excess yarn close to the work.

Blocking (Optional): If your flower curls, pin it flat after lightly dampening it and let it air dry.

finished white crochet flower with a yellow center
completed flower

More Free Crochet Patterns

Here are some more small crochet motifs that you’ll like:

What’s Next?

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Caitlin

Friday 12th of April 2024

Thank you for the pattern! I've been looking for some final details to add to a friend's birthday present and these will be perfect!