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Below you’ll find instructions on how to crochet a flower in three different ways. The two small crochet flowers are easily combined to make the larger double layer crochet flower pattern. 

pink and purple crochet flowers on with double petals

Some of the best projects are ones that can be completed in just a couple of minutes!  These easy crochet flowers are quick to make and great for adding crochet embellishments to your favorite projects.

Just like with the Simple Crochet Stars, once I started making flowers, I just kept going. My desk is covered in flowers, much to my daughter’s delight. She’s excited to claim all the pink and purple flowers as her own as soon as I am done with them. Once you see how easy they are, you’ll love making them too!

If you just want the quickest flower pattern, head down to the section “How to crochet a flower step by step”. These easy instructions will quickly guide you in making a small crochet flower.

Beyond that, you’ll find instructions including step by step photos for how to crochet all three flowers. Gather up your materials and let’s get started!

Materials:

Scrap yarn (the double layer flower used  0.14 oz of worsted weight yarn)
Crochet hook appropriate for the yarn (Did you know you can get my FAVORITE crochet hooks right on Amazon)
Large eye tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

ch(s): chain(s)
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
tr(s): treble crochet(s)
FLO: Front Loop Only
BLO: Back Loop Only

How to crochet a flower step by step

  1. start with a magic ring.
  2. hdc 12 times in the ring and tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first hdc.
  3. without chaining, (sc, hdc, sc) in the first st where you joined your sl st in the round before, sl st to the next st, *(sc, hdc, sc) in the next st, sl st to the next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

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Center of the Crochet Flowers

All of the crochet flowers start with the same ring of half double crochets. The great thing about starting with a ring of hdcs is that you can change which loops you use and get a different look for the center of the flower or add layers like in the double layer crochet flower.

Before we jump into the crochet flower patterns, let’s start with the hdc ring and make sure we understand the loop placement on right side and wrong side of the starting ring.

Start with a magic ring, ch 1, hdc 12 times in the loop and tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first hdc.

Here is the hdc ring from the right side. Notice you can see the front loop and back loop of each half double crochet.

crochet ring with arrows showing front and back loops

When you turn the ring over, you can see the back loop and that third loop of the half double crochet. Checking for the third loop is a quick way to tell if you are looking at the right side or wrong side of the starting ring.

crochet ring with arrows showing back and third loops

Small Crochet Flower Pattern

Let’s start with the small crochet flower first. This quick crochet flower pattern is perfect for adding to a headband, barrettes, stringing together for a garland, or any other place you think could benefit from a cute flower.

Because it uses the least amount of yarn, this flower is also great for busting through those small bits of scrap yarn – I couldn’t even get it to register on my scale! It only measures about 2″ across when using worsted weight yarn and a 5.0 mm crochet hook.

Small and easy crochet flower – Written instructions

Round 1: Start with a magic ring, ch 1, hdc 12 times in the ring and tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first hdc.

Round 2: without chaining 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in the same st where you slip stitched to join the hdc ring, sl st to the next st, *(sc, hdc, sc) in the next st, sl st to the next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

Small and easy crochet flower – Step by step photo instructions

Start with the ring of 12 hdcs, without chaining 1, sc in the same st where you slip stitched to join the hdc ring

crochet circle round 2

hdc in the same st

crochet circle starting second round

sc in the same st

purple crochet circle

sl st to the next st

first petal of small crochet flower

Continue putting a (sc, hdc, sc) in the next st then sl st to the next st

steps showing how to crochet a flower

To finish the flower sl st to the first sc.

placement of the last stitch in a small crochet flower

Fasten off and weave in ends. (Isn’t it so cute?)

purple small crochet flower

6 Petal Crochet Flower Pattern

It is true the both the small flower and this one have 6 petals, but the petals are more pronounced in this flower, so it gets the title of 6 petal crochet flower. Plus, I couldn’t call it a large flower since it is only slightly larger than the small flower measuring about 2.5″ across.

6 Petal Flower Pattern – Written instructions

Round 1: Start with a magic ring, ch 1, hdc 12 times in the ring and tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first hdc.

Round 2: without chaining 1, (dc, 2 tr, dc) in the same st where you slip stitched to join the hdc ring, sl st to the next st, *(dc, 2 tr, dc) in the next st, sl st to the next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first dc, fasten off and weave in ends.

6 Petal Flower Pattern – Step by step photo instructions

Start with the ring of 12 hdcs, without chaining 1, dc in the same st where you slip stitched to join the hdc ring

starting round 2 on a crochet circle

2 tr in the same st

tall stitches being added to a crochet circle
dc in the same st and sl st to the next st

completed first petal of crochet flower

Continue putting a (dc, 2 tr, dc) in the next st then sl st to the next st steps to crochet a 6 petal flower

The petals may need a little massaging to get them in place or for an extra crisp flower, you could block it.

pink crochet flower with 6 pink petals

Double Layer Crochet Flower Pattern

The double layer crochet flower combines the small crochet flower with the larger 6 petal flower to form flower with 2 distinct layers of petals.

Crochet Double Layer Flower – Written Instructions

Round 1: Start with a magic ring, ch 1, hdc 12 times in the ring and tighten to close, join with a sl st to the first hdc.

Round 2: without chaining 1 and working in the FLO, (sc, hdc, sc) in the FLO of same st where you slip stitched to join the hdc ring, sl st to the next st, *(sc, hdc, sc) in the next st, sl st to the next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc, turn so the wrong side is facing you.

Round 3: sl st to the back loop directly behind the last front loop you worked into or if switching colors, join the yarn through a back loop, working in the BLO, *(dc, 2 tr, dc) in the next st, sl st to the next st, repeat from * around.

Crochet Double Layer Flower – Step by step photo instructions

Start with a small crochet flower with the petal round worked in the front loop only, sl st to the back loop directly behind the last front loop you worked into or if switching colors, join the yarn through a back loop,

joining yarn on the backside of a crochet flower

dc in the same loop
adding pink yarn to the back of a crochet flower2 tr, dc in the same loop
adding crochet petals to a flowersl st to the next st
petal added to crochet flowercontinue around, join with a sl st to the first dc, fasten off and weave in ends.
finished double layer crochet flower from the backDepending on the size of hook you use (I used an H hook with Red Heart Super Saver) your flower may look a little squished.
squished purple and pink crochet flowerPushing the middle of the petals toward the back will help it to lay flatter but still have depth. pink and purple double layer crochet flower

If you are feeling extra adventurous I am sure you could add another layer of petals by crocheting a round of dcs into the 3rd loops and then add a petal row following the 6 petal flower instructions!

These flowers would be a great addition to spruce up the Cities Circle Bag or as an accessory to the Kensington Bolero.

This pattern PDF can also be purchased on Etsy or on Ravelry.

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