If you’re for a quick handmade Mother’s day gift, then you’ll love making this pretty layered crochet brooch by Sara Huntington. The crochet flower looks fancy but is so simple to make, and you can have fun experimenting with different colour sequences to achieve a variety of vibrant effects – you could even raid your stash for scraps of bright DK yarns, or if you want your Mother’s day gift to be super special you could even try incorporating beads with our how to do beaded crochet tutorial.
You will need
Small amounts of any DK yarn (we’d recommend the Deramores DK Studio Yarn)
- Yarn A Yellow
- Yarn B Light Pink
- Yarn C Dark Pink
- Yarn D Red
- Yarn E Green
10cm (4in) in diameter
Ch-3 picot Ch3, ss into the first of those ch.
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.
Free Flower Brooch Crochet Pattern
Using Yarn A, ch4 and ss into the first ch to make a ring.
Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into the ring, ss to top of the ch-3. [12 tr]
Change to Yarn B.
Round 2 *Ch3, skip 1 tr, ss in next tr; repeat from * 5 more times. [6 ch-3 sps]
Round 3 (Dc, ch1, 3tr, ch1, dc) in each ch-3 sp around, ss to first dc. [6 petals]
Change to Yarn C.
Round 4 Working behind the previous round: dc around stem of any ss from Round 2, *ch4, dc around next ss; repeat from * 4 more times, ch4, ss to first dc. [6 ch-4 sps]
Round 5 *(Dc, htr, ch1, 2tr, 1dtr, 2tr, ch1, htr, dc) in next ch-4 sp, dc into the ss from Round 2; repeat from * 5 more times, ss to first dc. [6 petals] Change to Yarn D.
Round 6 Working behind the previous round: dc into back of dc (between petals) from Round 5, *ch4, dc into back of dc (between petals) from Round 5; repeat from * 4 more times, ch4, ss in the first dc. [6 ch-4 sps]
Round 7 *(Dc, htr, ch1, tr, 3dtr, tr, ch1, htr, dc) in next ch-4 sp, dc into top of joining dc from Round 5; repeat from * 5 more times, ss to first dc.
With WS of Flower facing, join Yarn E into centre back of any petal.
Round 1 (WS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc into centre back of same petal, ch4, dc into centre back of next petal, ch4, dc into centre back of next petal, turn. [2 ch-4 sps]
Round 2 (RS) *(Dc, htr, tr, 2dtr, ch-3 picot, 2dtr, tr, htr, dc) in next ch-4 sp; repeat from * once more.
Sew brooch back onto back of flower.