Happy British Flowers Week! Celebrate with some beautiful flowers (crochet of course!) from us and Pavilion Craft, publishers of the Mollie Makes craft books We’ve teamed up with Pavilion Craft to bring you a whole load of crochet blooms which you can hook up in time for British Flowers Week (13–19 June). We have blooms of all colours, styles and sizes but to kick off the floral celebrations we have these two beautiful projects. This crochet pattern features three very simple crochet motifs that could be combined in different ways to create a range of pretty floral patterns for appliqué. Once you’ve made your flowers head over to our free crochet flowers patterns for even more. There’s everything from a crochet pinwheel flower pattern to a free flower brooch crochet pattern so you can turn this meadow of crochet flowers into a bigger project. Attach them to blankets, turn them into hair accessories or pop them on your keys to carry the spirit of British Flower Week with you everywhere.
If you’re new to crochet don’t worry you can still use our flowers patterns. Just head over to our crochet for beginners guide to learn all the basic techniques you need. Now, here are your first two free patterns for British Flower Week!
• 100g balls (280m/306yd) of DMC Petra 3 Crochet Cotton or similar yarn (2ply-weight mercerised cotton) one in each of Beige 5712 (A), Grey 5646 (B) and Salmon pink 5352 (C)
• 2.5mm crochet hook (find the best crochet hooks on the market in our round-up)
Flower size (in diameter)
Rounded petal appliqué flower: 9cm (3.in)
Pointed petal appliqué flower: 10cm (4in)
Appliqué flowers for British Flower Week
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
How to make the pointed petal flower
Making the pointed petal flower centre
With yarn A and 2.5mm hook, make a magic loop, 1ch, 1dc, 7htr into ring, close ring.
Inc by working 2htr into each of next 8 sts, 1htr, 1dc, join round with ss. Fasten off.
With yarn B, join yarn in any st, 1ch, [1dc into next st, 2dc into next st] eight times, ss into first dc, fasten off.
Make the pointed petals (make 7)
With yarn C, 13ch, starting in second ch from hook work 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 6dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc over 12ch; for pointed tip work 3ch and 1dc into first of these 3ch; turn and work second half of petal with 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 6dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc over 12ch, fasten off.
How to make the rounded petal flower
Making the rounded petal flower centre
Making the centre: Work as for pointed petal flower, with yarn A for rounds 1–2 and yarn C for round 3.
Make the rounded petals (make 9)
With yarn A, 9ch, starting in second ch from hook work 3dc, 2htr, 2tr over 7ch; for rounded tip work 9tr into last ch; work second half of petal with 2tr, 2htr, 2dc, ss, fasten off.
Finishing the flowers
Weave in loose ends. Find the perfect project to appliqué your finished flowers to.
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