I know it seems like I’ve been talking crochet a lot these days, so I just want to explain a bit. Not that crocheting needs explanation, I love it! But right now, my craft space is under renovation and has no floor, which means 99% of my supplies are in storage, and the only thing I could get to were my crochet hooks and a couple balls of yarn. So there it is. You’ll see my desk re-do once I’m done, and my new floors once they’re in too. If you can’t wait, imagine how I feel! For now, here’s a little crochet flower for you to enjoy!
When I was making hats for my craft fair, I discovered that I tended toward boyish or at the very least, gender neutral hat colors and designs. Maybe because I have a little boy at home and always despair at the lack of cute boy designs. I did make “girlie” hats, in hot pink, for example. But I’m not a (very) girlie girl, and you won’t ever catch me with a hot pink hat. I’m also terrible at making up my mind, so I like having options available for those last minute mood-dependent decisions. I decided to make (and sell) crocheted flower pins that can be pinned to a hat (or not), so you can mix and match flower and hat colors.
I couldn’t find a flower pattern that I loved, so I made up my own. These little flowers are quick and easy to make, and can brighten up any outfit. Or group them together for some springtime cheer!
If you’d like to sell items from this pattern or share it with your friends, I just ask that you give credit back to One Dog Woof. Please do not repost or re-distribute the pattern in its entirety. Thanks!
5-Petal Crochet Flower
G size (4.25 mm) crochet hook
Small amount of cotton or acrylic worsted weight yarn.
Pin or Barrette
Abbreviations, in US terms:
ch = chain stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet stitch
dc = double crochet stitch
Magic Ring: Wrap yarn around 2 fingers as if to start with a chain, pull up a loop, but do not tighten. Yarn over, and secure a chain stitch on hook. Work Round 1 stitches into ring then pull tight.
*Note: If you intend on attaching a pin or barrette to the flower, I recommend leaving a long tail before you start, and using the tail to secure the pin/barrette once the flower is complete.
Round 1: Start with a magic ring. 5 sc in the ring. Join with sl st to first sc, pull tight.
Round 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next sc*. Repeat from * 4 more times. The last sl st will be in the sc you started with. You should have 5 loops.
Round 3: Work (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-3 space.
Round 4: * Ch 5, working behind the first set of petals, sl st in the back of the sc from Round 2*. Repeat from * 4 more times, with the last sl st at the beginning of the first ch-5.
Round 5: Work (sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc) in ch-5 space. Join with a sl st in first sc of round.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
This picture is my attempt to show where to make the slip stitch after the 5 ch in Round 4. This is the back of the flower, with the white section being the back of the sc stitch from Round 2.