Free Crocheted Flower Tutorial from Greeting Arts

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts

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!

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Step 1:  Make a magic circle, 5 sc into ring, pull circle closed.

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Step 2:  Join with sl st into first sc.

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Step 3:  In the same stitch, (sc, 3 dc, sc, sl st).  You’ve just completed one petal.

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Step 4-7:  Sl st in the next sc, repeat Step 3.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Thanks again, Michelle!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 StampinCathy April 20, 2010 at 6:22 am

That’s for a great tutorial. I just love the crochet flowers and they are so pretty on cards and layouts too.

2 StampinCathy April 20, 2010 at 6:22 am

That’s for a great tutorial. I just love the crochet flowers and they are so pretty on cards and layouts too.

3 Christina April 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Thanks for putting this up! Whether I win any of the crochet giveaways you have going or not (I hope I do!), I plan on learning to crochet soon so this will be great to do once I get some hooks. I love that you have this website and have all these crafty posts. :)

4 Kathy Mc April 20, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Cute and simple pattern ~ will have to try that one. Could also add a safety pin to the back and wear it. Would also make cute tie-backs for little girls ponytails. Thanks for sharing!

5 Kelly M April 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Oh my gosh, those are perfect!
I’ve been looking for a descriptive tutorial on cute crocheted flowers and I couldn’t find any good ones with nice, clear pictures and instructions.
Thanks!

6 Sue D April 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

I can knit but not sure about crocheting but I love this little flower–I am going to have to try this!

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