Addicting DIY Crochet Flowers

Today, I’m coming clean about one of my biggest crochet addictions – crocheted flowers! The truth is that once I get started stitchingg these cuties, I can’t stop. It’s been a long-term addiction, one I’ve learned to live with. For several years I had a handmade business where I crocheted doll clothes and accessories for kids and adults. I think I stitched for over 10 years, almost non-stop. One of the biggest by-products of this activity was bunches and bunches of small yarn bits left over from each project. I had so many at one time, I could fill two 40 quart plastic storage boxes!

As these little yarn balls started piling up, I started to make little crocheted flowers for fun. They were the perfect portable project – just put a few yarn balls in a small bag with a hook and start stitching when you are waiting for a restaurant table, the train, your kid to come out of school, etc. But soon these cute flowers started piling up and I had to figure out what to do with them. I’ve used them in so many ways –  barrettes, decorated cards, hot-glued them on packages instead of bows, embellished clothing, and much more! Now they are a staple in my craft room as I still have a lot of yarn balls ready to be stitched up.

Here are my favorite patterns for these fun flowers:

Crochet Hook: Pick your size and yarn! For DK or baby weight yarn, I usually use a Size F or G. For worsted weight yarn, I typically use a G, H, or I hook depending on the size of flower I want. And for bulky yarn, I use a J hook or larger.

6-petal flower

Ch 3, sl st in first ch to form ring. 

Row 1 – The flower center: Ch 2, 12 hdc in center of ring. Total stitches: 13, including ch 2 post. 

Row 2 – The flower petals: In first st, *sc, hdc and dc in same st. dc, hdc, sc in next stitch* Repeat 5 more times until your flower has 6 petals. After completing the final petal, sl st to the next stitch. Fasten off and weave in tails. 

5-Petal Flower

Ch 3, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Row 1 – forming the petals: Ch1, sc in ring. *Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch3, sc in ring* repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 petals. Fasten off and weave in tails.

Hope you enjoy creating your own cute flowers!

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