Sunday, August 31, 2014

Beginner Crochet Easy Crochet Flowers

Beginner Crochet Easy Crochet  Flowers

Did you ever have some old boring piece of clothing that you felt just needed a little something to be pretty. Well here is a quick and easy way to do it, Just crochet some pretty flowers to add a little  flair to any item of clothing.

You can embellish hats, scarves, headbands, bags, home decor, jackets (any piece of clothing). You can attach a pretty flower to anything. A word of caution though, once you start crocheting flowers you just might find that, that is all you want to do.

Crocheting flowers is easier than you think and just as fast. 

I have taken a number of easy flower patterns and assembled them together for you to try.

1. Pretty Primrose Flower  taken from  LisaAuch  blog

This is a pretty little yellow flower that can be put on a hairpin, hairband. It could be sewn onto a purse, cellphone cover, pencil bag the uses are endless.

Size 2 or 1.75mm steel hook, or size preferred

Flower pattern:
Rnd 1: With contrasting color thread, ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. Cut off thread.
Rnd 2: Attach main color, [ (ch 2, 3dc, ch 2, sl st) in the same sc, sl st to the next sc], 5 times, making 5 petals. Cut off.

Leaves pattern:
Rnd 1: With green, ch 10, slip stitch into 3rd stitch from hook, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, trc, trc, chain 3 slip into last chaning on hook. DO NOT TURN, working back along the foundation chain.
Ch 3, trc, trc, trc, dc, dc, sc,sc, ch 1 and slip into top point of leaf (row 1s 2nd ch.)

Sew leaves to the back of flower.

Small Flat Crochet Flower Applique - Click Here to See an Enlarged Photo. Photo © Michael Solovay

2.  Easy Flower Applique With Treble Crochet Petals    Taken from About Home
 and is Designed By: Amy Solovay.

 You can use this pattern for crocheting a small flower applique that lies flat. It could adorn small projects such as hair clips, headbands and gadget cozies, or you could crochet bunches of these flowers to stitch onto larger projects.

  Supplies Needed:

Yarn or Crochet Thread: You can try making this project using any yarn or crochet thread. I recommend smooth yarns but it could also be interesting if crocheted in textured novelty yarns if you want to experiment. I used Pale Blue Bernat Softee baby yarn to crochet the sample flower.

Crochet Hook Size / Finished Flower Size: 
Flower measures a bit shy of 2 inches (5.5 cm) when crocheted with Bernat Softee and a size F hook.
Flower measures about 2 1/4 inches (6cm ) when crocheted with Bernat Softee and a size H hook.
Your finished flower sizes will vary based on the yarn and hook you use (plus other factors such as your unique way of crocheting.)

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Design Note:

Brackets [] denote a set of instructions within the pattern that should be repeated.

Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

beg = beginning
ch = chain
ch-3 = 3 chain stitches
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
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Flower Instructions:

Ch 6. Join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Work 12 sc sts in ring. Join the work to the beg of the round with a sl st.

Round 2: [ch 3, work 2 dc sts in the sc st that touches the ch-3, ch 3, sl st in same sc st, sl st in next st, sl st in next st.] Rep sequence in brackets 5 more times for a total of 6 flower petals.

End off. Weave in Ends.

Use the flower however you like! I think it's lovely on its own, but even prettier when layered on top of this easy flower motif. There are many possibilities for interesting things you can do with it. 


3.  Cream daisy flower  Taken from Stich of Love

 This flower was used to make a brooche, Just another use of a pretty crochet flower.

Make two alike in different colors)

Magic circle. 
Round 1: 5 sc in the loop. Do not join.
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (10 sc)
Round 3: 1 sc in the next stitch, 2 sc in the next stitch (15 sc in total)
Round 4: * Slip stitch to the next sc, ch 2, 4 dc in the next stitch, ch 2, slip stitch to the next stitch to complete the first low petal. Repeat from * for the remainder (5 petals in total).
Round 5: * Slip stitch to the 1st chain of the first ch-2, sc in the next chain, work 1 hdc in the first dc, 1 dc in the same stitch, dc increase in each of the next 2 stitches, 1 dc in the 4th dc, 1 hdc in the same stitch, sc in the next ch-2 space, sl st in to the previous sl st. Repeat from * for the remainder.
Round 6: * Sc in the next sl st, ch 2, 3 dc increase in the next 3 stitches, 1 dc in the next st, 1 hdc in the same stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch, 1 dc in the same st, 3 dc increase in the next 3 stitches, ch 2, sc in the previous sl st. Repeat from * for total of 5 petals. 
Cut the tail, fasten off and weave in ends.

Use a contrast colored thread to sew 2 layers together with petals are alternate to each other. Sew the center as it looks like in the picture. 

Crochet a tiny flower to sew it in the center (magic circle, * ch 5, sl st into the loop. Repeat 4 times from * to finish) or just simply sew a button in center to complete the pistil.
Let me know if you have tried any of the three flower patterns and tell me how you used the flower.

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