How to Crochet Flowers

By Emma Friedlander-Collins

Forever summer! Time to start growing your very own yarn garden. One of the first patterns I ever ‘wrote’ was for a little pansy, although I later came to realise that it’s one of those staple bits of crochet that most people will have their own way of making, a bit like the good old granny square. It’s also a staple when I’m teaching crochet workshops. Once you’ve got to grips with a single and a double, it’s a great way of playing around and learning how to work lots stitches into the same stitch. It’s also a really nice introduction into working in the round, as well as just how creative crochet can be as a craft.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite little flower patterns with you. All of these use a magic ring as a foundation, but don’t be afraid! I’ve made a little photo tutorial, so hopefully you’ll feel confident to have a go if you’ve never tried one before, I’ll also write the instructions for if you prefer to make a chain loop to start.

Magic Ring

Step by step

  1. Make a loop with the end of your yarn coming out to the left, and the yarn attached to your ball crossing over the top.
  2. step one flowers

  3. Pop your hook under the loop so it can grab the top yarn.

  4. step 2 flowers

  5. Draw the top yarn under the bottom one.

  6. step 3 flowers

  7. Now pull it up so that you have a circle with a loop at the top.

  8. step 4 flowers

  9. Making sure you use the yarn attached to the ball, yarn over and slip stitch to anchor your circle.

  10. step 5 flowers

  11. You can now start working single crochets around your circle, ensuring that you work over the short tail and the loop. When you’ve worked your desired number of stitches, pull the short tail and it will tighten the loop.

  12. step 6 flowers

  13. Slip stitch into the first stitch to close the circle.

  14. step 7 flowers
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More flowers

Ready for some little flower patterns?!  These are all just to give you ideas, I’d thoroughly recommend experimenting with shapes, colors and forms, they’re so quick and creative you can find yourself getting quite addicted.


Abbreviations (UK Terminology guys)

Mr – magic ring

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Ss – slip stitch

I’ve used Paintbox Cotton and a 4mm hook, with a bit of Twilley’s Goldfingering thrown in for sparkle, but these are great pattern to use up any odds and ends you have stashed away.


Step by step

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  1. Round 1: Yarn A, mr 5 sc, ss
  2. Round 2: Yarn B (3dc, ss) in each st

Folk Flower

Step by step

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  1. Round 1: Yarn A, mr 8 sc, ss
  2. Round 2: Yarn B, 2dc in each st
  3. Round 3: Yarn C, back loops only *2sc, sc* rpt to end
  4. Round 4: Yarn D, *sc, 2sc, sc, ss*

Boho Flower

Step by step

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  1. Round 1: Yarn A, mr 8 sc, ss
  2. Round 2: Yarn B, 2dc in each st
  3. Round 3: Yarn C, back loops only *2sc, sc* rpt to end
  4. Round 4: Yarn D, *sc, ch3, sc* rpt to end

    Wondering what to do with them all? I’ve sewn mine to a plain woolly sweater, not only is it very on trend right now, but it’s so nice to be walking around in my own yarny garden.

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    flowers sweater jumper

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