How to crochet a flower
April showers mean may flowers – so while it’s raining outside, crochet a flower to prepare for spring.
Learning to crochet flowers was one of the first things I learned to do when I first picked up a hook. They are simple, quick, and a rewarding mini-project for beginner crocheters. There are hundreds of crochet flower patterns hanging around on the web – but in order to do the impressive and complicated ones, beginners have to start with the basics.
Oddments of yarn in any weight
A corresponding sized hook
Let’s get started. First, make a slip stitch.
Slip stitch into the first chain to create a ring.
Single crochet (UK double crochet) 15 into the ring, slip stitch into first stitch to join.
Chain 3, Double crochet (UK treble) into the first stitch, treble (UK double treble) into the next stitch, double (UK treble) into the next stitch after that. Chain 3, and slip stitch into the same stitch as your second double to complete one petal.
Repeat that process 4 more times, for a total of 5 petals.
I decided to make a rainbow of flowers, to use as a garland or to tie on as “gift tags” for presents – I haven’t decided yet. But summer is coming, which means I’ll be giving away jars of jam, baskets of fresh fruit (assuming I don’t kill them all on accident), and bouquets of flowers, and these little additions make simple gifts extra special.
The best part about crochet flowers is that once you get the hang of them, they take about 5 minutes each. You could make enough to supply a whole wedding if you wanted to! You can use them as appliques for bags and clothing too, if that’s your style.
What will you crochet a flower for?
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