Crochet flower patterns are sure to become your favourite motifs to crochet – not just because they are fun and quick, but also because they are so versatile. Whether you crochet each petal and leaf individually to use for appliqué, or you create more realistic three-dimensional motifs, you can turn your crochet flowers into jewellery, home decor or attach them to bigger projects for an added wow factor. Since we’re such big fans, we enlisted Emma Lamb to create a gorgeous crochet pinwheel flower pattern that we can all hook up together. Emma has already created a crochet corsage pattern for us in celebration of British Flower Week and we loved it so much that we had to get her back. These crochet pinwheels will look lovely attached to current WIPS (think crochet blanket patterns, chevron cushions, cardigans or even granny squares) or turned into statement jewellery (earrings, necklace or brooch). Or simply master Emma’s free crochet pinwheel pattern and keep a few in your stash for when inspiration strikes.
If you’re new to crochet don’t worry you can still make your own crochet pinwheels. Just head over to our crochet for beginners guide which will teach you all the basic techniques you need. Now over to Emma for her crochet pinwheel flower pattern!
• 50g balls (155m/170yd) of DMC Natura Just Cotton, one in each of Terracotta 40 (A), Ivory 02 (B) and Sable 03 (C), or similar yarn (4ply-weight 100% cotton)
• 3mm crochet hook (we round up the best crochet hooks here on Gathered if you haven’t already got a 3mm hook)
Flower size (in diameter)
Head to our crochet abbreviations and conversions chart if you’re American.
How to make a crochet pinwheel flower
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
Making the crochet pinwheel flower centre (make 3)
Base ring: With yarn A and 3mm hook, 5ch, ss to form ring.
1ch, 10dc into ring, ss into first dc, fasten off.
Making the crochet pinwheel petals
All petals for these three flowers are crocheted individually as follows:
Join yarn in any st, 2ch, 3tr into same sp, turn.
2ch, inc by working 2tr in next 3 sts, turn.
2ch, 6tr, turn.
2ch, tr2tog three times over 6 sts, turn.
2ch, work 3tr-cluster over next 3 sts to dec to 1 st, 2ch, ss into same sp as last dec st. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
For five-petal white flower, use yarn B and make five petals, one into every second stitch of orange centre.
Rep for the five-petal grey flower using yarn C. For the 10-petal flower, crochet a petal into every stitch of the orange centre, alternating between B and C.
Each of the petals in this design is worked individually; the three-dimensional effect is created by increasing and decreasing stitches.