So you want to learn how to crochet a flower – but don’t know where to start? Yep, I’ve been there too! This will show “How to crochet an easy flower for beginners” with a slow video explaining everything step by step.
The very first ever project that I tried to crochet was a flower. I’d decided one day that I was going to learn to crochet, and a crochet flower was the project I picked. I’d looked – it was supposed to easy!
I grabbed a hook, and some yarn, and then I sat in front of YouTube for the whole day!!!!!
Yep, pausing, rewinding, you name it, I was there for hours, with nothing that resembled a flower. Then suddenly……. The Eureka moment!
Now I will say – I couldn’t crochet at all, I’d never picked up a hook before. I couldn’t make a slip knot, I didn’t know any stitches, and it took hours, but I did have a flower at the end- and I was so so pleased!
This post is to show you the tips I now use when teaching crochet to people, and you’ll have a flower in no time!
yarn and a hook
Scissors and a yarn needle
A stitch marker (Or a hairclip / paperclip – if you don’t have one!).
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Making a Easy Crochet Flower
(A link to a handy video is at the bottom of this post)
To start: Make a slip knot.
Chain 6. Slip stitch to make a circle.
Using your stitch marker (Or paperclip/ hairclip) – loop this in the circle.
This is show you exactly where you need to make your stitches into the circle.
If you look at the picture above – each Petal is made up of what looks like 4 long stitches (and you do this 5 times to get 5 petals).
Chain 3 (this will get you to the “height” of the USA Double crochet).
2 Double crochet
To make a double crochet
Wrap the yarn around the hook, put the hook through the centre of the circle (going front to back), grab the yarn, and pull it back through the circle (3 loops on you hook), Wrap the yarn around the hook again (4 loop), and pull back through the top 2 loops on you hook (2 loops on your hook), wrap the yarn around your hook again – and pull back through all loops on you hook – leaving you with 1 loop on you hook.
Phew – thats 1 USA Double crochet made.
Now do it again, to give you 2 Double crochet.
Chain 3 (To bring you back down to the beginning height, and Slip Stitch to the circle.
That is one petal made.
You are going to repeat this 4 more times.
This would be written as:
[ch 3, 2 DC, ch 3 SS to ring] 4 times. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Have you got a flower yet?
If you want the pattern written “properly” Here is it.
Easy Beginners Crochet Flower Pattern
Ch 6, ss to join, ( ch 3 2 dc ch 3 in the ring, ss to join) repeat 5 times.
If you need the video – watch below (And I’d love you to subscribe if you can!)
How to Crochet a Flower – complete beginners easy video
There you have it, one simple easy flower.
I’d love to see how you get on, please tag me on Instagram @offthehookforyou to show me your makes.
As an idea – I made matching pairs flowers, used a small button as the centre and stuck them onto hair clips.