Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Whatever Wednesday -- Crochet flowers tutorial

Lately I have been noticing all of the super cute flowers that everyone is making and I thought I would give it a try.  I didn't use paper or fabric or ribbon for mine.  I used yarn and a crochet hook.  What do you think?  So stinkin' cute!!!  I know, I'm amazing.  Want the tutorial?

I used cotton yarn and a size J hook for the bigger ones and a size H hook for the smaller ones.  You could use any kind of yarn and will just need to adjust your hook size accordingly.

Crochet Flower Tutorial

Row 1:  loosely chain 51.

Row 2:  Starting in 3rd chain from hook, single crochet (sc) across.  Chain 1.  Turn.

Row 3:  Skip first sc.  SC in next sc.  (Skip sc, 5 double crochet (dc) in next sc, skip sc, sc in next sc.)  Repeat from ( to) across.  In last sc, finish off, but leave a small tail.
This extra little bump on one side will become the center of the flower.
Take your felt and cut a 2 in. circle.

Arrange your flower by spiraling it loosly around itslef.

Once you get it to look like you want it to, carefully set it down.  Spread glue on your felt and put your flower on top.  I just used tacky glue.

Quickly make your final adjustmets and press it down into the glue.  After it is dry, trim off any extra felt and you are done!

You can attach it to a pin, or an alligator clip or stick it on a notecard or scrapbook page.  Have fun with making different sizes and colors.  Here are some different ones that I made.  I think these little beauties will be making a debut in my etsy store in the near future.

I would love for you to use my idea, but please give me (and my blog) credit for it.

I'm linking this up to the following sites.  Now leave me some comment love and then go check out what everyone else is up to!!
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20 comments:

Laura said...

These are so cute. I have always wanted to learn how to crochet.

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Delia said...

I LOVe this! Thank you for sharing. I need to bust out my crochet needles and try this.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

They are so sweet! I love the ones you attached to that little sweater. I wish I had the patience to crochet. I've tried, but I like doing projects I can "wing." I'm not a pattern/direction kinda girl. That gets me in trouble... :)

GardenofDaisies said...

These are very cute! I am such a beginner, and I really got off to a bad start, but I am slowly learning to crochet, and I think I could make these, since I know how to make the stitches in these directions. A month ago I found a book on how to make all sorts of crocheted flowers and I need to get up the nerve to try one this week.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Thanks for posting this! I've been making my crocheted flowers by the "ring method," you know, crochet around and round a tiny chained ring? This looks so much easier, I have to try it!

Jackie said...

Those are cute. . . I have been making crocheted hair pins too. My are quite a bit different though. I was thinking of doing a giveaway for a couple on my blog soon. . . maybe. . .

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Do you tack it together (with yarn)at all before glueing to the felt?

Ann and Billy said...

So cute, I want to try some of these.

Momwithahook said...

That is super cool and clever. I found you via Totally Tutorials. I love the simplicity of it and the fact that you can use it for a variety of different crafts. :)

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

Knit Ourl Girl--no I didn't tack it all together, but you could if you want to. I just arranged it how I wanted it to be and then glued it down. I haven't had any problems with it staying together.

beadywitch said...

Awesome,
I will be definalty be giving this a go.....
Thanks for sharing
Tracey

chooverwi said...

What a great crocheted flower tutorial. I also love the crocheted sweater. Can you share the pattern with us?

The Creative Muslimah said...

thanks for such a great tutorial and such a great website!!
I've recently taken up crochet, so i am pretty sure that I'll try this project out :)

Pop by my blog if you want at www.thecreativemuslimah.blogspot.com to see my crocheted creations and much more :)

-The Creative Muslimah <3

Bella Storia said...

Great tutorial! I've just picked up my crochet hook after many years and am happily flowering away! Any chance you plan on posting a video version of your tutorials? That would be awesome!

Shobana said...

This is so amazing! Great stuff! Tks for sharing! :)

ilse said...

i absolutely love these happy flowers ..... im definately gonna make some. thanx

Kinzie Sue said...

I've been looking for a good 3D crochet flower tutorial (verses the flat crochet flowers) and this one is awesome! Super easy- I think I want to make one in every color of yarn I own. The results are so lovely! Thanks!!

http://kinzieskreations.blogspot.com

Marit Welker said...

Fabulous way of doing this! I am a newborn photographer and want to make some of these for headbands and to decorate little beanies. Love your pattern and I think it is simple enough even for me! (cameras are my forte, not yarn...) Have an awesome day!

Michelle Swaw said...

thank you very much. It was very clear

Anonymous said...

This was by far the easiest pattern to follow and the flower turns out awesome!! Thank you for sharing!