An easy to crochet flower.

IMGP0017To make a crochet flower you will need the following items. Some yarn of  your choice and a crochet hook of any size. A ruler or tape measure  a darning needle and some scissors.
To begin take the hook and the yarn and make a slipknot.  If you have trouble making a slip stitch just tie the yarn around the hook and practice the slip stitch later.
slip stitch
row of chainNow it is time to make some chain.

Once you have the hang of chain keep going until your work measures 14 inches or 30 centimeters and leave a long tail.





Now it is time to roll! Thread the darning roll with the tail and sew the flower                          as you roll it up.

turning and sewing

Almost finished. Roll and shape the length of chain into a flower (circular) shape and use the darning needle to catch.


For variation use a thicker yarn and larger hook and any colour yarn
Your flower is now completed and you can use it as an embellishment on its own or put it together with another flower. Make one, make many. Enjoy. Post me any questions.
two together

Author: gentlestitches

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19 thoughts on “An easy to crochet flower.”

  1. Ok, I whipped up TWO flowers last night. I’ll show them to you one day. Now I’d like to learn how to make the kind of flowers that are in your blog wallpaper.


  2. I’m getting ready to *relearn* how to crochet, so I can’t wait to try this! I also love the heart you sent me in my birthday card. Have you or will you be posting a tutorial for it, too? THANK YOU! Hugs, Katherine


    1. Thank you Katherine and I am glad you liked the little heart. I am planning to post a tutorial for it in the next “collectively creative” post which I believe is all about LOVE!
      You picked the very best crochet project to relearn crochet. It is quick and lovely and you get something to show for your work very quickly. Feel free to use it in any way on your page. I love encouraging people to crochet. 🙂


  3. So you stop chaining at about 30 cms and tie it off? Is that right? And I stop using the crochet hook and start using the darning needle? Did you make two different-sized flowers and then place one on top of the other in that last photo? I reckon I could actually do this (despite the fact that crochet is, um, the work of the devil herself).


    1. Yes. Tie off at 30 cm but leave a long tie or “tail”. Stop using the hook and start and finish with the darning needle. Yes the bottom flower is composed of two different sized flowers, one on top of each other. The darning needle works as hard if not harder than the hook in this pattern. It is a very relaxed pattern and you just sew all the bits you don’t want at the front onto the back! Best of luck and I would love to see one. You can vary by yarn thickness or hook size and no rules. 🙂


  4. I look forward to it. The darning needle at the end gets to sort out any thing you are not happy with like loose bits or loops not where you want them etcetera. Nothing like a hand made flower (or two) to add colour to a hat, scarf or jacket.


    1. I added a bit of my own touch to it once I got the concept down. I hope you like it 🙂 It will be posted tonight on my side blog 🙂 Thanks so much for teaching me how to do these. 😀 🙂


  5. :D:D:D Looks like fun 🙂 Can’t wait to give this a try 😀 🙂 I will post my adventures with my first flower on my side blog so you can see 🙂 Just promise to not expect greatness from the first round or two lol


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