How to crochet a flower for beginners step by step Instructions

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This is an easy-to-follow, detailed tutorial on how to crochet flowers for a complete beginner!

How to crochet a flower for beginners

Just like natural flowers, crochet flowers are beautiful substitutes and last pretty long. The realistic nature of crochet flowers makes the efforts put into place worthwhile.

Have you ever wondered if you can make crochet rose flowers? This easy tutorial is aimed at explaining how to make 3-D crochet rose flowers for a beginner.

For a crochet 2-D, Daisy flower see this post.

The finished crochet flowers can be placed in a vase and used as home decor, can be attached to sun hats, used as a brooch, joined into pillows/cushions covers, and can be framed! The list is endless. Let your imagination flow.

Can a beginner crochet flower?

Yes! Anyone that can follow a crochet pattern (either written or video tutorial) can crochet a flower

Materials need to crochet a realistic flower for the beginner

Yarn

Any yarn weight can be used. But a lightweight yarn is advised. The thinner the yarn the more beautiful the flower looks.

For this prototype – Stylecraft Special DK, #3 light weight (100% Acrylic, 295 m per 3.5 oz/100g Ball) Sample made in: Bottle (1009), Matador (1010).

Estimated yardage – 120 yards in Color A and 20 yards in color B

Crochet Hook – Any hook from 2 mm 60 3.5 mm can be used.

Make sure to use a hook you are most comfortable crocheting with. The smaller the hook, the firmer the flower.

Other materials needed include the following

– Glue gun or any other adhesive gums

– Wires (Florist wire or any size 22G or 24G). 28G or 30G (optional)

– Wire cutter

Stitches used in this crochet pattern

ch – Chain

sl st = Slip stitch

dc – Double Crochet

hdc – Half Double Crochet

st – Stitch

sp – Space(s)

fsc = Foundation single crochet

cr – crab stitch

Special stitches

FSC – Foundation single crochet – ch 2, insert your hook into 2nd ch, draw up a loop, with 2 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull the hook through the first loop only so that you have two loops on your hook, just like if you were working a single crochet stitch. Then, yarn over again and pull the hook through both loops. That finishes up the single crochet part of the foundation stitch crochet is complete! Repeat the whole step over till you have the number of stitches you want

Cr – Crab Stitch – (reverse single crochet) – working towards the stitches on the right of your hook, insert the hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on the hook.

How to crochet flowers for beginners – The pattern

 ROSES – PETALS

Note:

  • In order for the roses to retain their shapes with repeated use/wash, wire is added when crocheting the last row, you can also crochet all rows with a fishing line along with your yarn
  • This part of the pattern is worked in a spiral without joining, stitch marker should be moved up with each round.

SMALL PETALS –

  • Make 9 pieces.
  • With red thread, using a 2.0mm hook.
  • Move stitch marker after each round.

Round 1: In a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in magic ring, place stitch marker (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc into each st around, move stitch marker. (12 sc)

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, sc into next st, repeat from * to stitch marker (18 sc)

Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker (24 sc)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker (30 sc)

Round 6: *2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker (36 sc)

Round 7: Working over the wire, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st, hdc in the next 5 sts repeat from * to stitch marker, join with an sl st to beginning st. (42 hdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Do not forget to add wire when working Row 7

Fasten off.

MEDIUM

  • Make 6 pieces.
  • With red thread, using a 2.0mm hook.

Round 1: In a magic ring, Ch 1, 6 sc in magic ring, place stitch marker (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc into each st around, place stitch marker and move with every round. (12 sc)

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, sc into next repeat from * to stitch marker. (18 sc)

Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (24 sc)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (30 sc)

Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts repeat from * to stitch marker. (36 sc)

Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (42 sc)

Round 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *to stitch marker. (48 sc)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts repeat from * to stitch marker. (54 sc)

Round 10: Working over the wire, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 8 sts repeat, from * to stitch marker. (52 hdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Note – do not forget to add wire when working Row 10

LARGE – MAKE 3 PCS

With red thread, using a 2.0mm hook.

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in magic ring, place stitch marker (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc into each st around, move stitch marker after every round. (12 sc)

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, sc into next st, repeat from * to stitch marker. (18 sc)

Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (24 sc)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (30 sc)

Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (36 sc)

Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, repeat from *to stitch marker. (42 sc)

Round 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *to stitch marker. (48 sc)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (54 sc)

Round 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (60 sc)

Round 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, repeat from * to stitch marker. (66 sc)

Round 12: Working over the wire, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 10 sts repeat, from * to stitch marker. (62 hdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Note – do not forget to add wire when working Row 12

Fasten off

SET ASIDE

ROSE BUD (JOINING)

  1. Cut 8” of 22” wire, fold it to 2, add a little glue/gum onto the rip of the wire, and wrap a small petal around the wire
  2. Add a little glue/gum to the middle of the second small petal, and wrap it around the petal on the wire making sure at each point to cover the opening of the previous petal and both positioned at the same height
  1. Repeat step 2 for the 3rd petal.

Set aside.

Medium size rose – using a total of 6 small and 6 medium-sized petals (12 petals makes 2 medium roses)

Using 3 small petals, repeat steps 1 – 3 as for the small petal

Repeat steps 1 – 3

  • Attach the 3 medium petals one after the other

Large size rose – using a total of 9 petals- 3 small, 3 medium, and 3 large petals make 1 large rose using 9 petals in all

Start with the 3 small petals, and 3 medium petals, and then proceed to add the 3 large petals.

Set aside

Sepal (Green part around the base of the petals)

  • Make 4
  • With green DK yarn and 3.0mm hook.

Chain 8, join to the 1st chain form a circle.

Note – this part is worked in a combination of rounds with rows into the last round to make leaves. Continue to work in a spiral without joining using a stitch marker to keep track of the rows

Round 1: *2 sc in first ch, sc in next ch, rep from * to end of round. (12 sc)

Round 2: Sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Round 3: Repeat Round 2

Now, we start by creating chains and work a few stitches into the chains to make the leaves then we return to work a few more chains on the round.

Round 4: Ch 8, sl st into 2nd chain from hook (stitch indicated with red arrow below), sc into next 2 sts, hdc, dc in next 2 sts, hdc.

Skip the next st on the bud, Sc into the next st on round 3 (stitch indicated with red arrow below)

*Continuing around round 3, repeat the instructions above for round 4 to create another calyx (leave)

 Repeat * 3 more times

Fasten off.

Stalk and leaves – continue with the same hook and yarn

Row 1: Attach yarn with a slip stitch to the base of the sepal, where you chained 8 – make 20 FSC do not FO

Note that the length of your FSC would be dependent on how long you want the stalk to be!!

Chain 1, turn 90° to the right, slip stitch into the first stitch of the FSC

Creating the first leaf =

Row 2: Ch 12, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc into next 2 chs, dc into next 3 chs, hdc into next 2 chs, sc, sl st into last ch, ch 1,

Rotate your work, working on the opposite side to the chs, so that your next st placement would be at the base of ch 12, sl st into 2nd ch, sc, hdc into next 2 chs, dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, slip stitch into last 2 sts.

**OPTIONAL

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each of the edges around the leaf – see the explanation of crab st above.

Creating the 2nd leaf

Join yarn with a sl st on the opposite side of the 1st leaf.

Rows 4 – 5: Repeat Rows 2 – 3

Creating the 3rd leaf.

Join yarn to 3 chain spaces away from the 2nd leaf, with a slip stitch

Rows 6 – 7: Repeat Row 2 – 3

Leave a long yarn, Fasten off.

Assembling the parts together

  • Wrap the exposed wire firmly around the lower part of the petal
  • Add a generous amount of glue/gum around the lower part of the rose (to secure the rose inside its bud and prevent the wire from sticking out)
  • Place this part with glue inside the bud and apply pressure to stick the two together

LEAFS FOR ADDED DECORATION – MAKE 9

Round 1: Ch 12, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc into next 2 chs, dc into next 3 chs, hdc into next 2 chs, sc in next ch, sl st into last ch, ch 1, rotate work, working across the opposite side, sl st into 2nd ch, sc, hdc into next 2 chs, dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sl st into last 2 chs.

**OPTIONAL

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each of the edges around the leaf – see the explanation of st above, sl st to beginning ch.

Leave a long yarn Fasten off

Place the leaves on the band, and the roses on the front panel as shown in the pictures.

When you are satisfied with your arrangement, sew in securely

Fasten off.

I hope you are now confident at making your own very first version of crochet rose flower? When you make one or two, do tag me with your beautiful versions.

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