Mother's day is fast approaching whether that's in March for the UK or May for our American followers. Whether you're after a sweet Mother's day crochet gift, or just want to make a little something special for the lady in your life, this fantastic crochet bouquet will go down a treat! The best thing about these crochet flowers – no need for watering, and they’ll last a lifetime…much like a mother’s love (awwwww). Plus you really can't get better than Mother's Day crochet projects, can you?

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This free Mothers Day crochet bouquet pattern was designed by Anja Toonen which was first published in Simply Crochet issue 47 along with Daisy, Tulip and Sunflower patterns. If you would like to make all the mother's day crochet bouquets, you can still buy issue 47 of Simply Crochet as a digital issue.

You will need

Scheepjes Catona (100% cotton, 50g/125m) or any other 4ply cotton yarn. You can use various shades for the pots and flowers, but the essential colours are 1 ball of each:

  • Plum
  • Fuschia
  • Dark brown
  • Green
  • Pink

A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook

Paperclips

Fine-nosed pliers

Polyester stuffing

Measurements

Your crochet bouquet pots measure 3½cm (1¼in) high. Pots with flowers measure 7-9cm (2¾-3½in) high

Abbreviations

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

Notes

Leave the tails of yarn in place as you will need them when attaching the flowers to the Soil and the Pot.

Mothers Day Crochet Bouquet Pattern

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If you're new to crochet make sure you check out our crochet for beginners guide which has all the techniques you need to make this project.

Crochet Bouquet pot

Use plum throughout, or change to Fuschia for the rim.

Make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) 6dc into magic loop, ss to first dc. [6 sts]

Round 2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 2dc in each st around, ss to first dc. [12 sts]

Round 3 Ch1, (dc in next st, 2dc in next st), ss to first dc. [18 sts]

Round 4 Working in front loop only: ch1, dc in each st around, ss to first dc.

Round 5 Working in back loop only: ch1, dc in each st around, ss to first dc.

Round 6 Insert hook into both the first rem loop of Round 5 and first rem loop of Round 4 (on the WS) and dc through both. Cont in each st around, ss to first dc.

Round 7 Ch1, dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st, ss to first dc. [19 sts]

Round 8 Ch1, 9dc, 2dc in next st, 9dc, ss to first dc. [20 sts]

Round 9 Ch1, 4dc, 2dc in next st, 15dc, ss to first dc. [21 sts]

Round 10 Ch1, 15dc, 2dc in next st, 5dc, ss to first dc. [22 sts]

Round 11 Ch1, dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st, ss to first dc. [23 sts]

Rim

Round 12 Working in front loop only: ch1, *3dc, 2dc in next st, 4dc, 2dc in next st; rep from *, 3dc, 2dc in next st, dc in last st, ss to first dc. [28 sts]

Rounds 13-14 Working in back loop only: ch1, dc in each st around, ss to first dc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Don't forget your card for Mother's day too - You can learn how to make a Mother's day card for a nice hand-made option, or take a look at our pick of 31 free printable Mother's day cards. And while you're playing with paper, why not make some of these sweet DIY paper flowers for Mother's day!

Roses

Make 7 for each Pot.

First leaf

The instructions for the Leaves and Stem are worked in a continuous round without fastening off.

With green, ch6. Tr in third ch from the hook, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, ss in next ch, ch2. Rotate to work on other side of the foundation ch; ss in first st, dc in next st, tr in each of next 2 sts, ss to first ch of beg ch-6.

Stem

Ch12, ss in second ch from hook and next 6 ch, leaving rem 4 ch unworked.

Second leaf

Ch5, dc into second ch from hook and next 2 ch, ss in next ch, turn. Ch1 (counts as dc), skip ss, tr in next st, dc in next st, ss in next st, ch2. Rotate to work on the other side of the foundation ch; ss in first st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, ss in base of leaf and in each rem unworked ch of stem until last ch before first leaf, change to pink, ss in last ch, do not fasten off.

Crochet Flower

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 5dc in same st as last ss, ss to first dc.

Round 2 (Ch1, ss, 2dc, ss) in the front loop of each st around.

Round 3 (Ch1, ss, 3dc, ss) in the rem back loop of each st around. Fasten off.

Soil

Make 1 for each Pot.

Using dark brown, Make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1, 6dc into loop, ss to first dc. [6 sts]

Round 2 Ch1, 2dc in each st around, ss to first dc. [12 sts]

Round 3 Ch1, (2dc in next st, 2dc) 4 times, ss to first dc. [16 sts]

Round 4 Ch1, (2dc in next st, 2dc) 5 times, 2dc in next st, ss to first dc. [22 dc]

Fasten off.

To make up

Bend one side of each paper clip straight and slip this side through the sts of a flower stem up to the bottom of the crochet flower. Paper clip should be hidden inside the sts.

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Bend the end that is at the base of the flower head into a small loop with pliers, and sew through this loop into the flower to secure.

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Bend the other end of the paper clip straight and insert into the soil. Pass the yarn of the flower stem down through the soil at the same point. Make a small loop on the other end of the paper clip and sew the clip to the soil through this loop on the underside.

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Place stuffing inside Pot and sew Soil to inside of Pot rim.

If you're after even more mother's day crochet patterns then make sure you check out our free crochet flower posy pattern and our 50 crochet flower patterns round up. Or you can get creative with our other free Mother's Day crochet projects like our 5 free mothers day cross stitch patterns or 10 Mother's day sewing projects!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed making these mother's day crochet bouquet pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

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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