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Easy Layered Crochet Rose
Free Crochet Patterns Are Available for All of These Flower Designs
Crochet is the perfect medium for capturing the beauty of flowers. This photo gallery is filled with gorgeous blooms you can make using a crochet hook, yarn or crochet thread, plus the embellishments of your choice -- ribbon, buttons, beads, pins, and other pretty baubles.
If you see a flower you like, be sure to click on the thumbnail to check out a larger photo and get more information about how to crochet that flower. We've... made free crochet patterns available for all the flowers you see here, and in some cases there are step-by-step tutorials with detailed photos and instructions available too.
This three-dimensional flower is easier than it looks! The hardest part (for me anyway) was choosing which colors to use and which button to use in the center of the flower. Thankfully, I can crochet more than one flower, so I've been having fun trying out dozens of different combinations. I hope you'll have fun experimenting too!
How to Crochet This Flower:
Top Layer of Flower: Crochet this popcorn flower using Bernat Softee baby yarn in the Lemon color (or any similar yarn. Feel free to make substitutions if you like.) "Lemon" is a soft, pale yellow color. I'd love to see how this would turn out in a brigher yellow, so if you are able to find any of the "Warm Yellow" color or a similar color in a different yarn, I think that could be a beautiful alternative.
In my sample flower, this layer measures about 2 1/4 inches.
Middle Layer of Flower: Crochet this easy flower using Bernat Softeen baby yarn in the Mint green color. Use a size F crochet hook and a tight tension so that the flower will turn out smaller than the measurement specified in the pattern. Mine measures a bit less than three inches.
Lower Layer of Flower: Crochet the same flower again using a worsted weight yarn and a size H or I crochet hook, so that this flower will turn out larger than you middle layer. I used a size H crochet hook, and my flower ended up being about 3 5/8 inches. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in a color called "Bone."
Stitch All Three Layers Together: Using a tapestry needle and yarn that matches your upper layer, sew all three of the layers together.
Embellish the Flower: (Optional.) I finished the flower by adding a pretty button in the center. I think it's a nice touch, although the flower would still be really pretty without the button.
The button I used is from the "Beautiful Buttons" collection by La Mode, #1001. I purchased it at a JoAnn craft store.
If you want your project to be machine washable, take care with your button selection; some buttons can only be hand washed. (For that matter, take care with your yarn selection too! The yarns suggested on this page are machine washable, but many yarns must be hand washed.)Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Pink and Tan Crochet Flower
How to Crochet This Flower:
Top Layer of Flower: Crochet this popcorn flower using Bernat Softee baby yarn in the bright pink color called "Prettiest Pink." My sample flower measures about 2 1/4 inches.
Lower Layer of Flower: Crochet this flower using a medium weight yarn and a size H crochet hook. My sample flower measures about 3 5/8 inches. I used the "Bone" color Caron Simply Soft yarn, which is a delightful tan color with a hint of sheen.
Stitch the Flowers Together: Using a tapestry needle... and Bernat Softee yarn in the "Prettiest Pink" color, sew your flowers together, with the smaller pink flower on top.
Embellish the Flower: (Optional.) I finished my flower by adding a pretty cutwork button in the center. Then I glued an additional embellishment on top to cover the stitch. The embellishment I used is by Accent Scrapbooking; the product name is "Pearl Flowers, 4mm."
I used Zip Dry adhesive to glue on the embellishment. There are probably other adhesives that would work for this, but I've been pretty satisfied with Zip Dry overall.
The button I used is a Cut-Outs, #2405. It's pretty neat up close; the button actually has little cut-out areas. I purchased it at a JoAnn craft store.
If you want your flower to be machine washable, omit the pearl embellishment, and be careful with your button selection; be sure to choose a button that can withstand machine washing.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Easy Little Crochet Flower
This flower is small, quick to crochet, and easy too. What more could you ask for?
Want to crochet this flower? Click here to get the free crochet pattern for the easy little flower.
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Little Popcorn Flower
This little flower is the ideal layering piece, but it also makes a cute applique all on its own. It's crocheted using a slight variation of the popcorn stitch. It's an easy pattern that works up fast; it's only two rounds!
Want to crochet this little beauty? Click here to get the free crochet flower pattern.
Get More Ideas:
- Use this flower and another one to create a layered crochet rose.
- Check out another layered flower you can make by pairing this pattern up with another one.
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Easy Flower With Surface Crochet
This easy crocheted flower has a space in the center that I just couldn't resist embellishing.
How to Crochet This Flower:
Get the free crochet flower pattern here. Then add a ring of surface crochet slip stitches in the bare area in the center of the flower, using one of the rounds as a guideline for where to place your stitches. I stitched along the outside of round 2.
I crocheted my sample flower using a size F hook and Bernat Softee baby yarn. I used the Mint green color for... the flower and the Lemon yellow color for the surface crochet.
Note that the final measurement on this flower is smaller than the measurement stated in my pattern; it measures a little less than three inches. You can, however, make yours in different sizes if you like. Also feel free to use different yarn or thread, and whatever hook works best with your chosen materials.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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Flower With Several Different Choices for Button Centers
This crocheted flower takes on a different "personality" every time I try placing a different button in the center.
Want to make a flower like this one? You can click here to get the free crochet flower pattern; first you crochet the flower, and then you choose a button, and work a ring of surface crochet embellishments in the center of the flower. Make sure to crochet the stitches in a spot that will complement the button nicely.
Then sew the button to the center of the flower.
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Crochet Flowers Made From Scrap Yarn
These flowers were crocheted using the old version of Peaches & Creme worsted weight kitchen cotton. As far as I know, these colors have been discontinued, but that doesn't matter; the whole point of this pattern is that it allows you to pull out all your little bitty yarn scraps and use them up. There is absolutely no point in buying new yarn to make these flowers! So, I invite you to look through your stash and see what odds and ends... you have hanging around that can be transformed into beautiful flowers.
See Also:Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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White Crochet Flower With Button Center
I call this my "frost flower," because of the yarn used to crochet the sample; it was made using Lion Brand's "White Frost" colorway of Wool-Ease yarn. Of course, if you really want it to look "frosty," you'll probably want to choose a different sort of button for embellishing the center than the one I chose.
Want to learn how to crochet this flower? If so, check out the step by step frost flower tutorial.
I used my flower to embellish a beanie. Then I crocheted a second one to use for... embellishing another hat. You can use yours for whatever purpose you want, but it does make a great embellishment for hats, earwarmers and headbands (among other things!)
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6 Versions of the Abstract Flower Motif
It's amazing how different you can make your crocheted flowers look, just by varying a few little things about them -- the yarn you use for crocheting the flowers, the color(s) you choose, and the embellishments you use for finishing them.
Here you see six different ways to vary the look of the abstract crochet flower motif.
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Little Flower Applique
This little flower measures about 2", and it lies flat, making it a nice choice for an applique. If you need a little flower for stitching to small projects such as headbands or cell phone holders, check out the free flower pattern. It is quick to crochet, and it's really cute too!
My sample flower, pictured above, was crocheted in Bernat Softee baby yarn in the color called "Pale Blue."
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Easy Small Crocheted Flower With Six Long Slim Petals
This crocheted flower is small, measuring less than 3 inches when crocheted with worsted weight yarn. It has six petals that are comprised of treble crochet stitches and chain stitches. Compared to other flowers in the same general size range, this flower's petals are a bit longer and slimmer than usual.
This flower has multiple uses. I used my first project sample as the center of a gorgeous granny square hexagon. I used a few of my later examples as embellishments for my scrapbook pages. I... think this flower would also make a delightful applique.
More Crocheted Flowers:Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Daisies are a popular design motif with artists and crafters everywhere, and they're especially well-suited to rendering in crochet.
Here you can see several different flower colorways pictured.
Of course, I have a version with a yellow center and white petals, which is what I think people would usually expect a daisy to look like. I've also made versions in pink and white, and yellow and pink. If there are other color combos you'd rather make, please feel free to try them all.
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