Crochet Wedding Bouquet: DIY posy

For flower girls, for centrepieces or for you, a pretty posy is a lovely detail and it’s completely wilt-resistant

Free flower crochet patterns

Crochet wedding bouquet are a great project for beginners and more experienced crocheters alike – quick little makes that you can churn out in no time! Our beautiful bouquet is made up of a selection of simple flower motifs, ranging from delightful dogwoods to fabulous forget-me-nots! And if you’re tempted by the Flower Shawl in the photo too to pair perfectly with your posy, you can find the pattern for it on Ravelry here!

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If this is your first foray into crochet flowers, you might find our quick little video a fun way to get started!

You will need

  • Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton (100% cotton, 100g/200m), 1 skein of each: Pink Sapphire (3702), Delphinium (3706), Periwinkle (3726), Chartreuse (3746), Lipstick Red (3755), Buttercup (3748), Natural (3718), Regal (3708), Sprout (3740)
  •  A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook
    Half a polystyrene sphere
  •  Green felt
  •  Pearl-headed pins
  •  Green pipe cleaners
  • Twine

Measurements

Rounded Leaf: 4.5cm (1¾in) long

Dogwood: 7cm (2¾in) diameter

Small Rounded Leaf: 2.5cm (1in) long Clematis: 6cm (2¼in) diameter
Forget-me-not: 4cm (1½in) diameter

Large Daisy: 8cm (3in) diameter

Violet: 4.5cm (1¾in) diameter

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

Notes

For an informal posy, you could attach each flower to a pipe cleaner and wrap with twine to form a firm stem. Then tie up the bundle of stems with twine.

Posy

Make a selection of flowers and leaves from the patterns below, using the image below as a reference.

Cover the polystyrene dome with the green felt and pin the flowers and leaves on top.

Bind several pipe cleaners with garden twine and secure to the underside of the dome to form a stem-like handle.

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Rounded Leaf (A)

With Sprout or Chartreuse, ch9.

Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn.

Round 2 (RS) Tr in first st, 2tr in each of next 2 sts, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss in last st, ch2, ss in beg ch-1 of first row, rotate to work in other side of foundation ch: ss in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, htr in next st, tr in next st, 2tr in each of next 2 sts, tr in last st, ss in base of leaf.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Dogwood (B)

Flower Centre

With Chartreuse, ch2.

Round 1 (RS) 5dc in 2nd ch from hook.

Round 2 Dc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread the tail through the stitches of the last round and pull tight to create a domed shape.

Petal (make 4)

With Natural, ch10.

Round 1 (RS) Dtr in third ch from the hook, dtr in next ch, work a dtr in next ch but leave the last 2 loops of the dtr on the hook, work a tr in the next ch up to the point where you have 3 loops on the hook in total, yrh and draw through all 3 loops (this is a dtr and tr worked tog as a decrease st), tr in next ch, htr in next ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, ch1, rotate to work in other side of foundation ch: dc in each of first 2 sts, htr in next st, tr in next st, work a tr in next st leaving last 2 loops on hook, work a dtr in next st up to the point where you have a total of 3 loops on the hook, yrh and draw through all 3 loops (tr and dtr worked tog), (2dtr, htr, ss) in next st. Fasten off, leaving the remaining stitch unworked.

To Make Up

Overlap 4 petals in the centre and sew together, then secure the Flower Centre on the top.

Small Rounded Leaf (C)

With Sprout or Chartreuse, ch6.

Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn.

Round 2 (RS) Htr in first st, 2htr in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss in next st, ch2, ss in end of leaf, rotate to work in other side of foundation ch; ss in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2htr in next st, htr in next st, ss in base of leaf. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Clematis (D)

Centre

With Buttercup, ch11.

Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [10 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), htr in each st to end.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Roll into a spiral and sew together using the tail, so that you can work into the sts of Row 2 around the outside.

Petals

Join Lipstick Red or Pink Sapphire in any stitch of Row 2 with a ss.

Round 1 (RS) (Ch10, ss in st at base of ch) twice in each st around. [20 petals]
Fasten off
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Forget-me-not (E)

With Buttercup, ch4, ss in first ch to make a ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 5dc into ring, ss to first dc, change to Periwinkle.

Row 2 Ch1, 2dc in next st, turn and work back and forth in rows on these 2 sts:

Row 3 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in next st, turn. [3 sts]

Row 4 Ch1, dc in first st, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, ss into next dc of Round 1.

Repeat Rows 2-4 to make 5 petals, ss in the first st of Round 1 to join.
Fasten off. Shape the petals so you can just see the Buttercup centre.

Pansy (F)

Using Yarn A, ch5, join with a ss into a ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 10dc into the ring. Fasten off.

Round 2 Join Yarn B in any st with a ss, *(ch2, htr) in next dc, tr in next dc, (htr, ch2, ss) in next dc; rep from * once more, (ch2, htr) in next dc, (2tr in next dc) twice, (htr, ch2, ss) in next dc.

[18 sts, counting each ch-2 as a st]

Fasten off.
Change to Yarn C and join with a ss to the beginning of the first small petal.

Round 3 Join Yarn C between the last petal and the first petal of the previous round, *ch1, ss into top of ch-2, ch1, tr into the next 3 sts, ch1, ss into top of next ch-2, ch1, ss into sp between petals; rep from * on the next small petal, ch1, ss into top of next ch-2, ch1, tr into the next st, htr into next 4 sts, dc into next st, ch1, ss into top of next ch-2, ch1, ss into the first ss.
Do not fasten off.

BASE petals

With RS facing and working behind existing petals, ss in the back of a Round 1 dc before the first small petal.

Row 1 (RS) Ch3, dc in back of Round 1 dc between the small petals, ch3, ss in back of Round 1 dc between small and large petal on the left-hand side, turn. [2 ch-3 sps]

Row 2 (WS) (Ch2, 2htr, 4tr, 2htr, ch2) into the first ch-3 sp, ss into the dc, (ch2, 2htr, 4tr, 2htr, ch2) into the next ch-3 sp, ss into next ss, turn.

Row 3 Ch1, dc into top of each ch-2 and st on the first petal, ss in between petals, dc into top of each ch-2 and st on the second petal, ss into base of petal. Fasten off.

Large Daisy (G) (Make 7)

Using Buttercup, make a magic ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 10dc into ring, ss to first dc. [10 sts]

Round 2 Ch1, (1dc into next st, 2dc into next st) 5 times, ss to first dc. [15 sts]

Round 3 Ch1, (2dc, 2dc into next st) 5 times, ss to first dc, change to Natural. [20 sts]

Round 4 Ch1, (dc in next st, ch12, skip next st) 10 times, ss to first dc. [10 petals]

Round 5 Working behind existing petals and into unworked sts from Round 3; (dc in next unworked st from Round 3, ch12, skip next dc from Round 4) 10 times, ss to first dc. Fasten off.

Violet (H)

With Natural, ch4, ss into first ch to make a ring.

Round 1 (RS) 7dc in ring, ss in first ch to join, change to Regal.

Petals

The petals are made by working back and forth in rows from the stitches in Round 1. Each petal is made separately and fastened off at the end, so you will need to rejoin the yarn for each petal. Make a petal in the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth sts of Round 1, skipping the third and seventh sts.

Row 1 (RS) Rejoin yarn and ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in st of Round 1, turn.

Row 2 Ch1, 2dc in st from Row 1, turn. [2 sts]

Row 3 Ch1, 2dc in each st, turn. [4 sts]

Row 4 Ch1, (dc2tog) twice.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Loosely sew together the 3 bottom petals to make the shape of the violet.