Free Crochet Flower Patterns, Plus Some Suggestions for Crochet Flower Pattern Books That Are Truly Worth the Money
Are you feeling inspired to crochet your own flowers? If so, we invite you to browse through our library of crochet flower patterns, which are pictured below. If you click on each thumbnail photo, you’ll be transported to a page with larger photo/s and more details about each pattern — either the pattern itself (for patterns that are available through our website) or information about where to get the pattern (for patterns that are available from other publications.)
We make many free crochet flower patterns available, and this page also includes some information about crochet flower patterns you can buy.
Several of these flowers are appliques, which you can use for embellishing other items — items you crochet or knit, or perhaps even sewn items such as jeans, sweatshirts or pillows that you can buy at the store. The flowers can also make nice hair accessories if glued or stitched to headbands, barrettes, hair clips, etc.
Free Crochet Flower Patterns
In our opinion, crochet is an ideal medium for transforming yarn or thread into flowers. There are many different approaches you could take, but one of the most popular is beginning with a center ring, and then crocheting your flowers in the round. This page includes many examples of flowers you can crochet using this method.
This daisy is super easy to crochet in the round using two colors of yarn or fiber. The free crochet daisy pattern is available on our website — just click the daisy photo above to go to the free crochet pattern.
Daisies are some of the simplest, yet prettiest, flowers to crochet. This list of crochet daisy patterns includes a couple of beginner-friendly suggestions, plus a few that are fancier and more complex.
Sunflowers have inspired a number of noteworthy artists and artisans over the years. Vincent Van Gogh’s famous sunflowers immediately come to mind, but there are zillions of others who have portrayed the simple sunflower in paint, ink, or fiber. Would you like to be one of the next artisans to join this distinguished group? If so, you are invited to grab any of our sunflower patterns, pictured and linked below.
More Free Crochet Flower Patterns
Crochet and texture automatically go together; even the flattest of crocheted pieces has a bit of texture and dimension. That’s the case with this lovely flower applique. It lies reasonably flat, which makes it ideal for stitching onto many different types of surfaces. Yet it’s also pleasantly textured, as crochet should be.
I’ve crocheted my sample flower applique using several different colors of Cascade 220. If these shades of blue and green don’t strike your fancy, please feel free to experiment with other colors – and for that matter, other brands or fibers as well. For this project, you can raid your scrap yarn stash to get your materials.
This cute little crocheted flower is only two rounds — but despite being a relatively quick and easy project, the finished results are really appealing. You can use these flowers on their own or layer them on top of other flower appliques to make a vividly detailed, three-dimensional flower. On their own, I think these little flowers are fabulous additions to baby projects.
Yarn flowers are certainly beautiful, and they have their place; most of the flower designs on this page are crocheted using yarn. However, you have plenty of other options for materials, including strips of fabric. The flower you see pictured at left was crocheted using lovely purple batik printed fabric. It’s a useful project to have in your kitchen or dining room, where it makes a fabulous trivet or coaster.
These cute little flowers are a fantastic way to use up all the extra-short bits and pieces of scrap yarn you may have hanging around in your yarn stash. This is a free crochet pattern.
Buy Pattern Books Featuring Crochet Flowers:
- Learn How to Crochet Flowers Step-By-Step
- Flower Loom Crochet Book
- Quick Crochet Flowers Book
- Crochet Loom Blooms Book
Crochet Flowers FAQs:
How do you crochet a simple flower?
Answer: Choose any of the crochet flower patterns above with a skill level rating of “Easy”; then just follow the pattern instructions to crochet the flower. If you’re a beginner, you can consult our guide to crochet for beginners if you need help getting started.
How do you crochet a pretty flower?
Have a look at all the pictures above and choose one that you think is pretty; then navigate to the crochet pattern for that flower and follow the pattern instructions to crochet the flower.
What can you use crochet flowers for?
There are zillions of different ways to use crochet flowers. The following are a few ideas you might want to try:
- Pin them to hats or headbands — crocheted, knitted or otherwise. Crocheted flowers make super cute accents for crocheted or knitted hats and headbands, but you can also pin or sew them to just about any light to medium weight woven cloth hat you buy at the store.
- If you’ve made three-dimensional crocheted flowers with stems, you can group them together in a vase to create a fanciful flower bouquet.
- If you’ve made flat flower appliques out of crochet thread or fine yarn, you can use them for card making and scrapbooking accents.
- Pin them on a lapel to wear as a brooch.
- Decorate your crocheted pouches with them; this works for knitted pouches too.
- Hot glue a magnet on the back of your flower to use it as a fridge magnet or locker magnet.
How do you crochet a layered flower for beginners?
This is easy!
Just find 2 or 3 patterns for flat flower appliques where the finished flowers are close to the same size, but not quite the same size, when they’re crocheted with the same yarn. Then simply crochet each of the flowers in colors that complement each other; stack them on top of each other; and stitch them together, possibly using a button in the center to complete the look. Check out a few examples:
There are also other possible ways to approach this. You could use a crocheted flower as the first layer, and then layer other things on top of that. For example, if you also do paper crafts, you could raid your paper craft supplies for things like felt flowers, ribbons and fancy brads to use. You could tie ribbon bows to use as a top layer, or stab a brad through all the layers of your flowers to secure them and act as a flower center.
One more possibility: You could take the same flower pattern and crochet it once in a thicker / heavier yarn and a second time in a lighter weight yarn, with a smaller hook. Then layer those two pieces together with the lighter weight flower on top. Here’s an example of how that could look:
Flower Loom Patterns and Ideas — Flower loom crochet is an exciting technique where you can combine crochet with three-dimensional ribbon flowers, yarn flowers or fiber flowers you make by hand on a flower loom.
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Posted By: Amy Solovay
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