We love making crochet flowers, and there’s so many different types of flowers you can hook up. This 6 petal layered flower by Carmen Heffernan first appeared in Mollie Makes way back in issue 3, and we thought it would make a brilliant first flower pattern for all your crochet newbies as it not only shows you how to make a simple flower in the first 2 rounds, but after that goes onto making chain-loops so that you can layer your petals for super-pretty blooms! People can find it a bit tricky when first attempting to make layered petals, so we’ve also made you this handy ‘how to crochet a flower’ video that guides you through the whole process!
Once you’ve got the hang of how to crochet a flower, we’ve got sooooo many more patterns for you to try – check out our pick of the top 50 crochet flower patterns (which includes loads of free patterns too) – it’s the ultimate in floral crochet inspiration!
You will need
Any DK cotton in 4 colours – we’d recommend Sirdar Happy Cotton DK yarn (20g/43m)
Tension is not important for this project
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free flower crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
For a simple small flower, you can just follow rounds 1 and 2 of the pattern below and then fasten off. From Round 3 onwards, odd rows are worked on the back of the flower to make chain-loop spaces, and even rows create the petals which are worked into the chain-loop spaces.
How to crochet a flower with layered petals
You Will Need
- Yarn (Cotton DK yarn in 4 colours)
- Crochet hook (3.5mm (UK9/US E4) crochet hook)
- Tapestry needle
How to crochet a flower
Round 1 Ch3 (counts as a tr), 11 tr into third ch from hook, ss into top of beginning ch3 to join [12tr]
Round 2 Join second colour into top of any stitch from last round with a ss (this will count as your first ss of this round), *(ss, ch2, tr) into st, (tr, ch2, ss) into next st; Repeat from * 6 times, ss in same st as starting ss to join.
Round 3 Using third colour and working into the wrong side of your work, ss into stitch between petals (this will be a stitch from round 1, hook 2 loops to create a stable base to work from – see picture below), *ch4, ss in stitch between next petal; Repeat from * 5 times. ch4, ss in same place as first ss to join. [6 x 4ch-loop spaces made]
Round 4 (Ss, ch2, 3tr, ch2, ss) in each of the 4ch-loop spaces around. Fasten off.
Round 5 With fourth colour and working into wrong side of work, ss into stitch between petals, (ch5, ss in stitch between petals) 5 times, ch5, ss in same st as first ss of round to join. [6 x 5ch-loop spaces]
Round 6 (ss, ch2, 4tr, ch2, ss) into each 5ch-loop around. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Fancy some more fab crochet flowers? Then check out some of these:
- How to crochet a rose
- Free poppy crochet pattern
- Free flower bunting crochet pattern
- Free crochet flower posy pattern
- Free Flower headband crochet pattern
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to crochet a flower. 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.