Michelle from GreetingArts generously offered to let me share her crocheted flower tutorial with all of you. She writes about all kinds of cute and crafty things. Thanks Michelle!
Step 1: Make a magic circle, 5 sc into ring, pull circle closed.
Step 2: Join with sl st into first sc.
Step 3: In the same stitch, (sc, 3 dc, sc, sl st). You’ve just completed one petal.
Step 4-7: Sl st in the next sc, repeat Step 3.
You should end up with a total of five petals. Leave a long tail at the end and/or at the beginning, and you can use it to sew your flower onto whatever you wanted to fancy up.
The center of your flower can be a different color than the petals if you switch your yarn after Step 2. Just crochet over the ends, so you won’t have as many tails to weave in (because that’s almost as bad as having to sew up seams).
If you want a flower with more (or less) petals, just add or subtract the number of single crochets you make into the initial ring in Step 1. Here, I made 7 sc, which resulted in 7 petals.
Change hook sizes, experiment with different yarn, embroidery floss, perle cotton, whatever. So many possibilities.
Thanks again, Michelle!