Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Crocheted Flower Pattern

I tried taking some pictures for this tutorial, but they didn't look very helpful to me. So, for now, here is the pattern minus photos.

Using a size H hook, chain 4. Join the end to the first chain with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: (single crochet in the ring, chain 3) 6 times. Again, join the last stitch to the first single crochet with a slip stitch.

Round 2: (single crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochets, chain 1, single crochet) in each space created by the chain 3.

Round 3: Now you begin working in the back of the flower you have started creating. (single crochet around the first spoke, then chain 4) 6 times. Join last stitch to first stitch with a slip stitch.

Round 4: (single crochet, chain 1, 5 double crochets, chain 1, single crochet) in each space created by the chain 4.

Round 5: Repeat round 3, but chain 5 instead of 4. Join last stitch to first with a slip stitch and weave in ends.

If you want to add another layer of petals, repeat Round 3, increasing the number of stitches in the chain by one, and Round 4, increasing the double crochets by two.

102 comments:

Annie said...

This crocheted flower is so beautiful and easy. Thank you very much
Annie

Yolla said...

thank you for posting this pattern.
i really like it and already make a lots of it :-)

Emily Scofield said...

Hey there.....

I'm a student furniture designer and I am designing a stool that includeds crocheted/ 3-Dimensional Flowers....


I am not a crochet-er....but I am willing to job out an order for these types of flowers....


If you're interested please contact me at:

scofield.emily@gmail.com

Kay said...

Thank you for the pattern, these are great and just what I needed to finish a hat

Anonymous said...

perfect, thanks.

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Anonymous said...

I am teaching myself how to crochet and your pattern was very easy! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

Anonymous said...

Why can't all patterns be explained this clearly?

Do you know of anywhere which explains how to read normal patterns?

Kim said...

Hi Melissa! This flower is so pretty, and I feel silly, but I'm stuck on Round 3...where exactly am I making the single crochets? Spoke?

Thanks

Melissa said...

Yes Kim, you should be doing the single crochets around the first spoke.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the great pattern. I made my first flower today and look forward to making many more!

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern. Are you using crochet yarn or some other yarn? And what size hook are you using?

Thanks.

Linda D.

Melissa said...

Linda D.,

I almost always use worsted weight yarn for these flowers and a size G or H crochet hook.

McKenzie said...

I've been looking for a cute flower to make and came across your pattern. Thank you so much for posting and and sharing with all of us! I'm a beginner and this was very easy, and quick! to make. Thank you!

Jennifer said...

This is my go-to crochet flower. So easy and so pretty! Thanks for posting!

MJ said...

Can you make this flower using size 10 crochet thread and if so what size hook?

Melissa said...

I would use a smaller size crochet hook as the thread is a fine gauge.

Stephanie said...

I have to say thank you as well! These flowers are the best I've found yet! Would you mind if I attach them to the baby hats I sell to people? Giving you the credit for the pattern of course ;)

Icela said...

Melissa, what does it mean to begin working in back of the flower?

Nicole Norris said...

Oh I did it! Yipee! Very cute.

Becky McGuire said...

Greetings, Melissa, from Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Thank you for posting and sharing this pattern. I've crocheted numerous hats and have been looking for just the right flower to embellishment them with and I have finally found the right one. I attend a knitting & crocheting club twice per week and plan to share this pattern with my fellow stitchers. Thanks again, and happy stitching!

Anonymous said...

Melissa, Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I'm in LOVE with this flower. It's the perfect finishing touch on so many of my projects.

Anonymous said...

pls help, i'm a beginner and i dont know what a spoke is?

lvgrammy6 said...

I am also stuck after row 3 - do you turn the flower over? is that what you mean by "working in the back of the flower" - I tried it both ways, and I am stuck - duh!

lvgrammy6 said...

I am also stuck after row 3 - do you turn the flower over? is that what you mean by "working in the back of the flower" - I tried it both ways, and I am stuck - duh!

cheribella said...

Thank you so much for his simple and easy to follow pattern:)
Cheri

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely and easy pattern!

MissHetz said...

Hi! I'm unclear what the first spoke is, in round 3, that I am to be working on. Is it the first dc from the previous row?

chickadeecj said...

Thank you so much for posting this pattern! I am new at crochet, but with some youtube videos and your pattern I was able to do it! I am so excited to have finally figured it out :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,

Your flowers are very cute! Stuck on Round 2, double crochet where and how.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,

Your flowers are very cute. Stuck on Round 2, double crocheting how and where.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

I am also confused when patterns tell me to work behind the flower. Can anyone explain it to me?

Anonymous said...

never mind. After thinking about it for a day I figured it out! I have done it before it was just called something different. :) I love your pattern.

Anonymous said...

These flowers are great! I use them for all sorts of projects. I love putting them on hats. They look so cute!!! Easy to follow directions. I love to experiment with different yarn types and hook sizes. Thanks for posting!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this flower pattern! It's easy and my daughters love them on their hats! Thank you for sharing :)

charu said...

what is a spoke?? stuck on row 3

Occasion Flowers said...

These look fab! I can't wait to give it a go! Hope mine look as good as yours :)

Janene said...

I love the flower but I'm a little new at reading patterns. What does it mean when it says working in the back of the flower (single crochet around the spoke?)

Anonymous said...

I got a little lost on the "spoke" reference too but i figured it to be the area btween each swag.
Round two creates swags. The area between them is the spoke. Thats how i worked it and my flower came out great. This is my first attempt at a flower. Thanks for the easy pattern.

Anonymous said...

How do you attached the flowers to the hats?

Rawda said...

thank you very much

Lisa_Su said...

Hi thank you so much for posting this pattern it's so cute and easy - I am wondering in you mind if I sell these as part of hats and headbands or is this pattern copyrighted? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE this flower pattern and found it to be pretty easy. I was confused about the part where you work in the back of the flower but after a couple of tries I figured it out. Also, thank you for giving this to the rest of us for free as well...it is greatly appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for sharing the pattern! I had a bunch of bright colored buttons I didn't know what to do with. No I can use them for these flowers. Thanks again!

ButtonMad said...

Just what I was looking for...thank you Melissa!...want to put one of our handpainted buttons in the middle for extra pizzazz and then attach to a felt hat I bought in Paris...

www.buttonmad.com
http://incomparablebuttons.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I am having a very hard time with Round 3, I know to crochet into the first spoke and chain 4, but I'm not understanding what to do with that chain 4 as I continue to go around. Can you help me at all?

glopadim56 said...

I love it!..
Thank you very much. Hugs
Patty

Brittany said...

Thanks so much for posting this adorable pattern! Great on baby hats!

Katelyn Likes This said...

Hi there,

I love this flower pattern!

I included it in two of my projects already, with some variation.

Thank you so much!

Here are the projects:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoork/5603278727/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoork/5603146893/in/photostream

Plus, here's my blog, where I'll soon (Thurs) be posting how I made the dress and I will link back here for the flower pattern!

www.katelynlikesthis.com

Kathy said...

A friend asked me for a dozen flowers for her daughters birthday party. I've never done flowers so checked online for patterns. Yours looked closest to her example so I grabbed my yarn and started yesterday. In just over an hour I had 6 done.

Incredibly easy pattern to follow. I'm doing 3 layers and they are absolutely beautiful.

Thank you so much for a such a wonderful pattern!

Trisha said...

I love this flower- I attached it to a hat I made for a baby gift and it looked so cute. I want to make hats just so I can make this flower to put on them! Thanks for sharing :-)

DaynaL said...

okay, everyone says its so easy...but...what is the 'spoke'?? im stuck there..not sure what stitch to sc into?!
thanks

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty and easy to make. Thanks for the pattern

Made with Love said...

Also confused on where the first spoke is?????

Diginan said...

This is really lovely, thank you so much for sharing:)

Anonymous said...

Finished making an entire shawl out of colorful flowers with your easy pattern. Thank you SO much for posting this and giving me the idea. The woman I made it for was delighted to receive it, and I had such fun making it!

dlday118@hotmail.com

Sandra Reinecke said...

Awesome flower! Easy to make! Thanks so much for posting this pattern! :)

Sandy said...

I don't know why, but I am having trouble figuring out this pattern! Would someone who has done it be willing to help me out with it? I do okay until I reach Round 3 then I get confused.
I can be reached via email at:
azbelle3(at) yahoo (dot) com

Thanks!

riadez said...

Hey! so I had a little trouble with round three, I think I was a little confused on how to do it. If you had pictures or could just explain it to me a little more that would be amazing! Thanks so much. I want mine to look like the pics because they are so cute.

Lori said...

I am also a little confused on what a spoke is... I started single crocheting around the petals and then chain 4, then I backed up and thought maybe its like a bicycle spoke and started sc into each hole in the petals but its looking weird.. Help Loriapowers@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Wondering why no one wants to help us out on round 3? I too am confused about "working behind flower" and "spoke"...can someone please explain? So far flower is looking great but can't get past round 3...thnx!

Melissa said...

So, the "spoke" is what is created by a double-crochet. When you single-crochet around the spoke, you are actually then crocheting in the back of the flower, but the right side is still facing you.

Anonymous said...

I am having the same issue with #3 when I crochet around the first pedal and all the way around, then on #4 it says to do your stictches in the chain 4 i'm on one side of the pedal and the chain 4 is on the otherside???

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much.I am a beginner, the flowers are easy, but where do i begin in the back. i am stuck? i have been makeing them up to this point for my preemie gdaughters hats. can you please explain~the back part.

Anonymous said...

Annie: Thanks so much for the pattern, but i am stuck after round 3. I know what the spoke is, but where do i go on the back, that is where i am stuck? I have used them up to rd 4 , just used a larger needle and doubled the flowers. any help appreciated.
Rosi

Kristi said...

Hey, Thanks for the flower pattern. I am just letting you know I linked to it from a pattern of mine ( I didn't use it in the pictures that I took, I usually just make a flower up as I go) But I thought it would be nice for others reading the pattern to have somewhere to go for a pattern! Thanks so much and you can see the link here:
http://knottyknotty.blogspot.com/2011/12/hoot-hoot-owl-hat-free-pattern.html

Frances Alston said...

What kind/size yarn did you use for the flowers in your photo? I have never made hats or flowers before and I'm about to "dive in" to this project for my two granddaughters (6 yrs and 9 wks!).

Frances Alston said...

OK...I'm with a couple of the other ladies who are confused about what a "spoke" is! I'm sure when you explain it, I'll say "DUH", but right now I'm just not figuring this out!

Reuben & Amanda Rog said...

Is it necessary to do round 5 if you aren't adding another row of the petal?

Anonymous said...

Don't understand where it says to begin working in the back of the flower. Can someone help? Didn't find this to be that easy!

Alice Kay said...

ok.. so, I think I understand most of it, but I'm a bit of a beginner too. I am assuming that in round 3 you will single crochet around the first spoke, chain four and then move on to the second spoke, until you have worked around each of the spokes?

So.. round 3 is the base of what you will build the petals off of in round 4.

So, my question is that why do we go back to round 3 over and over with no mention of doing round 4 again?

If I have completely misinterpreted this pattern, please let me know. I work graveyard shift and should have been in bed 2 hours ago.. so, maybe my reading skills are just sub par. Everyone else seems to think this is so easy, so it must be me. LOL

Alice Kay said...

Hi Melissa!

ok.. so, I think I understand most of it, but I'm a bit of a beginner too. I am assuming that in round 3 you will single crochet around the first spoke, chain four and then move on to the second spoke, until you have worked around each of the spokes?

So.. round 3 is the base of what you will build the petals off of in round 4.

So, my question is that why do we go back to round 3 over and over with no mention of doing round 4 again?

If I have completely misinterpreted this pattern, please let me know. I work graveyard shift and should have been in bed 2 hours ago.. so, maybe my reading skills are just sub par. Everyone else seems to think this is so easy, so it must be me. LOL

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by working into the back of the flower and can you show a picture of where I do the single crochet into the spoke

leighann said...

These flowers are so pretty - I am new to crocheting and unfortunately don't understand in round 3 "working in the back of the flower", and in round 4 do you begin in the chain 4that is after the first petal done in round 3 or do you begin with the last chain 4 of round 3? Any help would be great Thanks!

Megan Denham said...

Just posted a link to this pattern on my blog. Check it out http://tampabaycrochet.blogspot.com/
I post free crochet patterns and info.

Sherry said...

I had a terrible time understanding "around the spoke" in row 3, but I looked on Ravelry where someone had made this with a contrasting color on row 3, and then I was able to figure it out. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much, i really like it !!!

Anissa said...

Hiya - love this pattern but I'm stuck on Row 4!!! How do you get to the from Ch 4 space to ch 4 space without puckering the work? Or is that the point? Thank you!!!

Ada Mae said...

Thank you so much for posting this Beanie. I have been looking for something differant to share with my Crochet group at church. We do Premie hats so this will be fun

Anonymous said...

What is the point of doing round 3 again if you are only creating two rounds of petals? Is it only meant to be done if you plan to do round 4 again as well or are you spuposed to use those rounds to have something to attach it to something? Please help.... Thanks for the pattern! - Mary

Crystal2305 said...

UGH!!! This is so frustrating!!! I cant seem to get past Row 3 well maybe row 2 if I did that right. So many people are having trouble with it and and Melissa you dont seem to be helping us out any...so I guess Ill just be moving on to another flower cause at this point Im totally confused....Is there anyone that has done it please explain to us how the heck to make this flower??? Thanks

The Loominati said...

Thank you for this! Im slowly putting together a pattern folder of things I like that are super easy to make. This pretty much tops the list. Used it for a little newsboy hat. Thank you for the excellent pattern.

However, i did stumble at the part SC'ing in the spokes. A picture there would have been helpful. Then the blonde moment subsided and i figured it out. ^_^

Bernithebolt said...

Thank you so much for your hat & flower pattern its so well explained makes up so fast !! & is so cute on my granddaughter thank you xx

Connie said...

What a great pattern! Thank you for posting it.

Anonymous said...

Can someone clearly explain round 3?!!!!!

Rebecca Parsons said...

I don't get it lol I crochet hats, blankets, scarfs, dog sweaters etc and for some reason I am not able to understand how to make this flower :-/ I don't know if I am having a blonde moment or if its my 38wk pregnant absentmindness lolll I really wish their was a video!

Melissa said...

I can't say enough great things about this pattern. I've seen so many cute crochet flowers on pinterest and thought, "Maybe I'll try that one instead of my old standby." But I try them and there are so many problems:
1. They use a ton of yarn, unnecessary in my opinion, since you're just creating an accessory for other items.
2. The patterns are confusing, especially working on small-piece work.
3. They turn out too big, even when I use a smaller hook or smaller-gauge yarn and just become saggy on the hats and things I add them to.

Lesson learned: Just stick with this one! The instructions are simple, the result is the perfect size, and it uses such a little amount of yarn.

My old standby is my old standby for a reason! Thank you so much for this pattern! I love it!

Steph ONeal said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU I have been searching for this flower pattern everywhere... You are a blessing

Mary said...

Is round 5 necessary? I am attaching the flower to a hat and am wondering if I can stop after round 4.

Elena said...

"Work in back of flower" slash "spoke" mystery SOLVED! Yikes. The "spokes" refer to the 6 single crochets made in Round 1. I found this YouTube video which really helped me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcnD5OM-O1s

Thanks for the pattern!

Anonymous said...

What is the purpose of the last round with the 5 chains?

Rebecca from ChemKnits said...

These flowers are super cute! I cannot wait to crochet a couple to use for newborn headbands. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

CariBerry said...

So GREAT! Thank you!

Joyce C said...

Thanks for the pattern. This was what I needed to embellish a hat for my granddaughter.

Monica Miller said...

Thank-you for the flower pattern.

Anonymous said...

I am forever grateful to you! After spending an entire evening looking for a flower, I found yours and you saved my life!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern!!! Thank you soooooo much!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa, thank you so much for this simple pattern, it was exactly what I needed for card /scrap booking embellishments.

Pam said...

I am having trouble with round 3. Do you have a video showing how to work from back & around spoke?

Anonymous said...

this pattern is so hard. I can't understand it and I really needed to make some flowers for chemo hats I am making.

Margo Grace said...

I have been making a flower that is very similar to yours for years. Yours is done just slightly different and it is so much nicer. Thank you for taking the time to post for all to use.

Ola said...

Thank you for sharing the pattren i just made mine