Crochet 101: Simple Flower

 Welcome back to Crochet 101, friends!  Today I have a small and simple project for you that I think you’re going to like.  It combines four stitches you already know: chain, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch.

First, make your knot to get started, then chain 6.  
Slip stitch in the first chain to form a circle, just like we did to begin the granny square.
Now, do 12 single crochets {sc} into the center hole.  You’ll get a ring that looks like this: 

Chain 2 and do 2 dc in the sc closest to your chain.  Ch 2 more and slip stitch in that same sc.
Slip stitch in the next sc to skip it.  Slip stitch in the sc after that, then ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, ss {repeating what you did for the first petal}.
At this point, I’ll be honest, it kind of looks like Mickey Mouse. :)  Don’t worry, though, as you get the rest of the petals in place, they’ll end up closer together and actually look like a flower instead.

Repeat, going all the way around the ring, until you have six petals.  Join with a ss to first ch 2.

That’s all there is to it!  You can make these in any color you like, and the size will vary depending on the size hook you use.  With my I/9 hook, they turn out about 2.5″; a smaller hook will make a smaller flower and a larger one can make a really big bloom!

They don’t take long to make at all once you get the hang of it, and you can use them for all kinds of things!  Here are a few ideas!
* sew or glue them onto a tote bag
* use them to embellish a headband
* wrap a vase or jar with burlap and add one of these on top
* sew them to a shirt
* glue them to barrettes or pins
* add one to your crochet coffee cozy!
* use them on a purse or backpack

What other fun ways can you think of to use these?
Hugs & Glitter,

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8 comments on Crochet 101: Simple Flower

  1. Megan
    May 17, 2013 at 10:59 PM (2 years ago)

    I have wanted to take time to learn to crochet cute little flowers like this, but I just haven’t!! Thanks for the inspiration and step by step process! Maybe when I get a free second I’ll finally do it! :)

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  2. Dee Scott
    May 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM (2 years ago)

    Hi Amy Thanks v.much for the free pattern the flower is v.cute indeed. Hope all is well with you? Thanks again looking forward to making some flowers during v.foggy weather here in Scotland,UK. Dee x

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  3. Dee Scott
    May 19, 2013 at 8:34 PM (2 years ago)

    Hi Amy Thanks v.much for the free pattern the flower is v.cute indeed. Hope all is well with you? Thanks again looking forward to making some flowers during v.foggy weather here in Scotland,UK. Dee x

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  4. Dee Scott
    May 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM (2 years ago)

    Hi Amy Thanks v.much for the free pattern the flower is v.cute indeed. Hope all is well with you? Thanks again looking forward to making some flowers during v.foggy weather here in Scotland,UK. Dee x

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  5. Lori Thorne
    May 20, 2013 at 1:10 PM (2 years ago)

    This is really cute! Thanks for sharing your pattern with us! :)

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  6. Lori Thorne
    May 20, 2013 at 1:14 PM (2 years ago)

    This is really cute! Thanks for sharing your pattern with us! :)

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  7. Jessi @ Practically Functional
    May 21, 2013 at 12:02 AM (2 years ago)

    I love this whole series! I’m pinning this and sharing it on Twitter this week! Thanks so much for linking up to my party!

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