Leap into spring with this step-by-step guide to crocheted flowers! I'll show you how to crochet an easy flower step-by-step and then share my favorite free crochet flower patterns.
We'll also cover unique supplies you'll need and how to use your crochet flowers to accent other projects.
Easy Crochet Flowers
A flower is an easy crochet project for an absolute beginner. They're quick, straightforward, and super customizable. You can use them to decorate crochet scarves, sweaters, hats, and even stuffed toys.
The easiest crochet flower patterns are worked in the round. This type of beginner flower lets you avoid weaving in lots of ends or attaching small parts.
As you hone your skills, you can create 3D crocheted flowers and attach stems, leaves, and petals.
Stitches and Techniques
You'll need to know the following basic techniques to crochet a simple flower:
- Single crochet (sc)
- Double crochet (dc)
- Treble crochet (tr)
- Slip stitch (sl st)
- Chain (ch)
- Magic ring start (mr)
- Sewing parts together
Why You'll Love Crocheting Flowers
How to Crochet a Flower for Beginners
Learning how to crochet a simple flower only takes a few minutes and is a fun way to use up scrap yarn. I bet you won't be able to stop at just one!
If you already know how to crochet flowers, jump down to the free patterns below.
Step 1. Make the Center Magic Ring
Make a magic ring (including a 1 ch to complete the ring).
Step 2. Make a Foundation Round of Stitches
Chain 1, work 15 single crochet stitches into the magic ring. Finish the round by slip stitching to the first single crochet.
Step 3. Make the First Petal
Slip stitch into the top of the first single crochet stitch so that your yarn is positioned to begin making the petals. Work a double crochet, treble crochet and another double crochet all into the next single crochet. Congrats, you've just made your first petal!
Step 4. Continue the Petals
Slip stitch into the next single crochet stitch. Repeat the petal instructions from step 3 in the next stitch. (Work a double crochet, treble crochet and another double crochet all into the next single crochet.)
Continue in this way, slip stitching in the next single crochet and then creating a petal in the next stitch after that until your flower has five total petals.
Step 5. Fasten Off
Instead of weaving in the ends (annoying!), I like to tie the two strings together in a couple of knots at the back of the flower. You can also keep these strands long if you plan to attach your crochet flowers to another item.
Step 5. Embellish the Center
To create a cherry blossom flower: Use a tapestry needle and bright pink yarn to, embroider lines as pictured from the middle of the flower out to the petals. Try experiementing with different embroidery stitches and techniques to make a variety of flower stamens and stigmas.
To make your flowers look even more polished, block them by spritzing them with a spray bottle. Adjust each petal as you'd like and then let them dry.
Best Yarn for Making Flowers
Crochet flower patterns are a convenient way to use up your scrap yarn. They're small enough that each bloom only needs limited yardage. You don't need specific colors to make a crochet flower, so you can use whatever you have.
I recommend cotton yarn if you need to source new yarn for your floral project. It offers a crisp stitch definition and helps the petals to hold their shape.
Here are some of my favorite cotton yarns for crocheting flowers:
|24/7 Cotton DK||DK|
|Oh Baby! Organic Cotton||Sport|
More Crochet Plant Patterns
It doesn't matter if you have a black thumb, as long as you have green yarn! If you enjoy making low-maintenance flowers, you'll also love these free crochet plant patterns.
Free Crochet Flower Patterns
This collection of free patterns is sorted into categories, so you can find an easy flower project to suit your skill level. Read on to discover a bouquet full of free crochet flower patterns, from daisies to daffodils, with designs for beginners and veterans alike.
Easy Crochet Flowers for Beginners
These patterns are ideal for makers learning how to crochet a flower for the first time. Use these beginner flower patterns to practice basic stitches or add them to larger projects like sweaters or cardigans. Many of these would also look beautiful as blanket trimmings.
Daisy Flower Appliques
Flower with Open Loop Petals
Floral Bouquet Pattern
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Six-Petal Crochet Flower
Groovy Crochet Blossoms
Easy Small Flowers
These patterns will show you how to crochet a small flower with a big impact. Because they work up quickly, you can make plenty and combine them into extensive, eye-catching projects like a bouquet, garland, or crochet potted plant.
Cherry Blossom Pattern
Sweet Crochet Daisies
Puff Stitch Flowers
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Crochet Lilac Flowers
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Five-Petal Crochet Blooms
Step-By-Step Flower Tutorials
Take it one step at a time with these crochet flower tutorials, designed to guide you through every stage of your project. The systematic instructions make it easy to crochet layered, elaborate flowers, just like the real thing.
Layered Petal Flower
Use this crochet poppies pattern to create a bunch of pastel flowers or a single red bloom to wear as a Remembrance pin.
Simple Square Crochet Blossom
Easy Two-Tone Flower
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Unique Flowers to Crochet
These striking, unusual flowers make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones. Gather them into a crochet flower bouquet, 3D wall art, or display them individually as home decorations.
Dahlia Crochet Pattern
Tropical Flower Hair Clip
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Crocheted Hyacinth Blooms
Red Ruffled Flower
Crochet Magnolia Applique
Picot Flower Pattern
3D Crochet Bloom
Lace Flower Motif
You could even pair these flowers with solid crocheted hexagons to create a one-of-a-kind afghan.
3D Marigold Blossoms
Crochet Daffodil Flower Pattern
Flower Video Tutorials
Follow along with these video guides to see exactly how to crochet flowers step-by-step. These tutorials are helpful for visual learners or beginners who want to learn a tricky new stitch.
Olivia Flower Tutorial
Sunflower Video Guide
Crochet Tulip Pattern
3D Lily of the Valley Tutorial
Calla Lily Bouquet
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Supplies You’ll Need
You'll need the following supplies to make most crochet flower patterns:
- Crochet hook in the size specified in your pattern
- Yarn in the weight specified in your pattern
- Yarn needle to weave in ends
- Scissors to cut yarn
- Stitch markers to keep track of stitch counts
In my experience, investing in a few of these additional supplies makes a world of difference in helping your handmade flowers look beautiful and realistic. You may want extra embellishments like:
- Embroidery thread
- Floral wire or bendable flower stems
- Real twigs or branches
How to Use Crochet Flowers
Once you've made some amigurumi flowers, it's time to decide what to do with them. Here are my favorite ideas to turn a bundle of blossoms into a cute creative statement.
Best Flowers for Baby Hats and Headbands
Use small flowers to decorate the brim of a cute hat or headband. Or make a bolder statement with a larger, leafier flower. Try this crochet flower headband pattern for an adorable accessory, which can be scaled down to suit a baby.
If you love all types of crafting, our felt flower tutorial shows you how to make a stunning dahlia to add to a hat or headband.
Embellish Sweaters or Skirts
Add pretty floral flourishes to your garments with applique. A simple crochet dress can take on a new lease of life with delicate flowers adorning the neckline or skirt.
Use small, sturdy flowers for a decorative button closure on your favorite cardigan pattern.
Join Into a Blanket or Shawl
The Midnight Jasmine Shawl by Two of Wands is a beautiful example of how crochet flower motifs can be joined as you go to make stunning large-scale projects. For an approach with fewer individual pieces, try the granny stitch Dahlia Scrap Blanket pattern.
Create a Wreath, Garland, or Bouquet
Unlike the real thing, a crochet floral arrangement requires zero maintenance. A wreath or garland makes a gorgeous statement hanging in a window, while a bouquet will liven up any windowsill.
Crochet flower arrangments are especially good for RVs and vacation homes because they won’t wither when you aren’t around to water them. Try attaching small flowers to a real twig and placing it in a vase for a minimalist bouquet.
Micro flowers are perfect for adding to hair pins or creating lightweight earrings. Or try using a few lacy blooms to patch a hole in your jeans.
Once you learn how to crochet flowers, I bet you’ll have even more ideas about how to use them.
The best way to sew crochet flowers together depends on the type of flower you’re making. In some cases, you can join them together as you go. In others, you may need to join them once you’ve made all the flowers needed for your project.
It’s smart to leave long tails of yarn attached for seaming, especially if you plan to work your flowers into much larger patterns. This unique crochet granny square pattern is a great example of a small motif that can be worked into a bigger project like an afghan.
More Free Crochet Patterns
I hope you enjoyed this collection of inspiring and easy crochet flower patterns. If you love modern free crochet patterns, here are more you shouldn't miss!
Learn a New Skill
When you're ready to master a new skill, check out our detailed guides that include everything you need to know to level up your crochet game.
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- How to Tunisian Crochet - learn with this video tutorial and a standard hook
That was so fun! Now what?
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How to Crochet a Flower for Beginners
- 5 yards scrap yarn in any color
- scrap yarn in additional colors for accents
- crochet hook to match yarn thickness
- tapestry needle
Abbreviations + Glossary (US Terms)
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr - triple/treble crochet
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
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Starting the Flower Center
- 1. Create a magic ring (including a 1 ch to complete the ring).
- 2. Round 1: Ch 1, 15 sc in ring, join using sl st.
Crocheting the Petals
- 3. Round 2: Sl st in first sc, *dc, tr, dc in next sc, sl st in next sc, sl st in next sc* repeat around 4 more times, sl st.
- 4. Fasten off by tied the two strings together in a couple of knots at the back of the flower.
- 5. Using a tapestry needle and the accent color, embroider lines as pictured from the middle hole of the flower out the petals. Try using embroidery knots or attaching beads to create a different look.
- 6. Block the crochet flower by spritzing them with a spray bottle, adjusting each petal as you'd like and then letting them dry.
- 7. Make yourself a whole bouquet of cute little flowers!
Pearl R says
How did you get those twigs? Are they artificial from a store or are they real twigs? Also, How did you attach the flowers to the twigs?
Beautiful flowers. Great blog, too!
Thank You for sharing your tute!
I love these small cherry blossom crochet flowers. I am using them to apply on a douvet quilt cover. I am using 4 ply yarn and a larger hook. These will bring my cover to life in different colors. So easy, so unique, and so pretty.
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
What a great idea Marilyn!
Is there a video for this? 🙁 it's a bit confusing... thanks
Melissa W. says
I love these! I'm not the most experienced at crocheting, but have made several afghans. I'm not sure what a "magic ring" is to start. Is there some place I can go for some instruction on the different stitches?
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
Mooglyblog.com has great videos explaining a lot of these stitches. I hope to create my own videos some day too, but hers are a perfect place to start.
Wendy Ivey says
I to love crafts. An learning something new. I want to just say thank you, your crafty hands are blessed. But I don't think my hands are a s crafty. If I manage to be able to try these,I will be sure to share. An thank you again. Wendy
I wonder if these would stop the birds eating my cherries off the tree ... it's coming in to petal dropping time here in England. These are so cute.
Thank you so much! With two granddaughters I am always looking for ideas that won't take me all year long to create something meaningful that they can enjoy!
I can't wait to give this pattern a try! I wonder if these flowers are small enough to use as a border on a dress for my granddaughter. They are so pretty!
This's so sweet! Thank you for tutorial.
Love this little tree! I'm in Colorado too, and I totally agree about the weather: not quite warm enough for tank tops but definitely not scarf weather 🙂
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
I love meeting a fellow Coloradan! I guess it's "crochet cherry blossom weather" around here these days, huh? 🙂
Thanks for saying hi!