12 Easy Free Crochet Flower Patterns

Small crochet flowers for appliqués, bunting or just for fun!

Crochet flower hat
susan.pitts / Twenty20

Flowers can be fun crochet projects at any time of year and they are definitely hot in the hooks each spring. There are many different types of crochet flowers that you can make, from the tiniest one round crochet flowers to the most elaborate large scale yarnbombing flowers. Most crochet flowers, of course, lie somewhere in the middle of that, though, and if you're a beginner you might not know which crochet patterns are the best for you to choose. Well, look no further than these 12 easy,...MORE small crochet flower patterns. They're all designed to be quick and easy projects. Take these patterns and turn them into appliqués, bunting, gift wrap accents and more!

  • 01 of 12
    Easy Small Flat Crochet Flower Applique
    Easy Small Flat Crochet Flower Applique. Easy Small Flat Crochet Flower Applique -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    It could be argued that no crochet pieces lie totally flat, because all crochet has texture and dimension. While that is true, it is also true that some crocheted flowers lie flatter than others, and some are more three-dimensional. This flower lies at the flatter end of the spectrum. It makes a nice applique; if you need a quick flower to stitch to another item, this one designed by Amy Solovay is a great choice.

  • 02 of 12
    Easy Flower Applique With Treble Crochet Petals
    Easy Flower Applique With Treble Crochet Petals. Easy Flower Applique With Treble Crochet Petals -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    This crochet flower pattern, also by Amy, is similar to the flat flower appliqué above. However, there are some slight differences; making both will allow you to get a great sense of how flowers can be made differently.

    In this case, the petals each have one less stitch in them, making them slimmer. Additionally, the stitches are treble crochets rather than double crochets, which results in slightly longer petals. The difference may be slight, but it's noticeable, and it allows you to make...MORE two different types of crochet flowers even if you only have beginner crochet skills.

  • 03 of 12
    Easy Small Crochet Popcorn Flower
    Easy Small Crochet Popcorn Flower. Easy Small Crochet Popcorn Flower -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    If you need a little flower for dressing up small crochet projects like baby clothes, gadget cozies or pouches, this popcorn flower might be just what you need. The petals on this flower, also designed by Amy, have slightly more depth than in the flat examples shown above, and so these flowers appear slightly more three-dimensional.

    This little flower is a bit more three-dimensional than the flatter flower linked above; the petals have more depth.

  • 04 of 12
    Easy Crochet Sunflower Appliques
    Easy Crochet Sunflower Appliques. Easy Crochet Sunflower Appliques -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Sunflowers are so cheerful and uplifting, don't you think? It only makes sense to want to crochet them, because they make delightful appliques and embellishments.

    Real sunflowers are complex and intriguing, with much texture, many petals, and many little eye-catching details. These sunflowers designed by Amy Solovay are as simplified and abstracted as possible, in hopes of making them simpler and easier to crochet and use. Despite this, the retain the essence of the natural sunflower.

    Continue to 5 of 12 below.
  • 05 of 12
    Easy Crochet Flower Motif
    Easy Crochet Flower Motif. Easy Crochet Flower Motif -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Amy designed this easy crocheted flower with a lot of "blank space" in the center, making it the perfect layering piece, which we will explore in more detail below. You can pile all kinds of different embellishments on top of it -- beads, buttons, and baubles or even other crochet flowers. If you're a minimalist, don't worry, the flower is also beautiful on its own

  • 06 of 12
    Easy Crochet Rose
    Easy Crochet Rose. Easy Crochet Rose -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This crochet flower is an example of the "layering" mentioned above. This flower is made using the two flower patterns linked above, layered on top of one another, with the addition of a pretty floral button in the center.

  • 07 of 12
    Small Easy Crochet Flower
    Small Easy Crochet Flower. Small Easy Crochet Flower -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    With this little flower, you'll see bits of the surface below peeking through. As a result, it would make a nice applique for many different types of projects

  • 08 of 12
    Easy Multicolored Scrap Yarn Flower
    Easy Multicolored Scrap Yarn Flower. Easy Multicolored Scrap Yarn Flower -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Mostly we've looked at single-color crochet flowers, but flowers are meant to have a lot of colors right?! You'll use several different colors to crochet this flower, but all of them can be bits and pieces of yarn left over from other projects so it won't take up a bunch of materials.

    Continue to 9 of 12 below.
  • 09 of 12
    Easy Frost Flower
    Easy Frost Flower. Easy Frost Flower - Photo © Amy Solovay

    If you're a visual learner and you like having lots of pictures to guide you through a project, this crochet flower pattern and tutorial would be worth taking a look at as a good beginner project.

  • 10 of 12
    Easy Crocheted Flower
    Easy Crocheted Flower. Easy Crocheted Flower -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This flower is a nice simple design with lots of appeals. It is eye-catching, with an almost cartoonish look that jumps right out at you and makes you smile. This crochet flower pattern was designed by Erica Jackofsky.

  • 11 of 12
    Easy Three-Dimensional Flower
    Easy Three-Dimensional Flower. Easy Three-Dimensional Flower - © E. Jackofsky

    Erica also designed this free crochet pattern, which pops out of the surface a little bit more. If you want to make a bunch of crochet flowers to add to a mixed media art piece or glue to a card, this is a fabulous choice!

  • 12 of 12
    Rosette Flower With Beads
    Rosette Flower With Beads. Rosette Flower With Beads -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    Erica Jackofsky designed this pretty beaded crochet rosette to wear to a friend's wedding; she attached it to a barrette and wore it as a hair accessory. The rosette is a versatile design, and can be used in many other ways; feel free to adapt it to other craft projects.