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Crochet Wedding Bouquet: DIY posy

For flower girls, for centrepieces or for you, a crochet wedding bouquet is a lovely project and it’s completely wilt-resistant!

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Published: February 4, 2021 at 9:00 am
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A crochet wedding bouquet is a great project for beginners and more experienced crocheters alike - quick little crochet wedding flowers that you can churn out in no time! Our beautiful crochet wedding 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 on your crochet wedding flowers !

You will need

This pattern was originally designed in Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton (100% cotton, 100g/200m), but for a more budget-friendly option we'd recommend the Sirdar Happy Cotton Dk yarn which comes in bargain 20g balls, or you can use any other alternative dk cotton yarn in the following shades.

  • Fuschia - Pink Sapphire (3702)
  • Violet - Delphinium (3706)
  • Light Blue - Periwinkle (3726)
  • Red - Lipstick Red (3755)
  • Yellow - Buttercup (3748)
  • Cream - Natural (3718)
  • Dark purple - Regal (3708)
  • Light green - Chartreuse (3746)
  • Green - 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 crochet flower: 7cm (2¾in) diameter
Small Rounded Leaf: 2½cm (1in) long Clematis: 6cm (2¼in) diameter

Forget-me-not crochet flower: 4cm (1½in) diameter
Large Daisy crochet flower: 8cm (3in) diameter
Violet crochet flower: 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 the guide.

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 crochet wedding 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 Green, 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 crochet flower (B)

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Flower Centre
With Light Green, 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 Cream, 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 Light Green, 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 crochet flower (D)

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Centre
With Yellow, 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 Red or Fuschia 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.

Forget-me-not crochet flower (E)

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With Yellow, 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 Light Blue.
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 Yellow centre.

Pansy crochet flower (F)

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Using Light Green or Yellow, 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 Dark Purple or Light Blue 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 Light Blue or Violet and join with a ss to the beginning of the first small petal.
Round 3 Join Light Blue or Violet 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 crochet flower (G)

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Using Yellow, Make a crochet magic loop.
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 Cream. [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 crochet flower (H)

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With Cream, ch4, ss into first ch to make a ring.
Round 1 (RS) 7dc in ring, ss in first ch to join, change to Dark Purple.
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.
Loosely sew together the 3 bottom petals to make the shape of the violet.

Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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