In this article I am going to share an ornate crochet flower pattern that I have put together.
My initial plan was to create a crochet flower using chains, to give a more natural impression through the inconsistency of the petals.
Chains tend to fall more loosely than basic crochet stitches (single, double, treble, etc).
I wanted the flower to flow. I am pretty happy with the result.
These crochet flowers are going in time to be a part of a bigger project, but for now I thought I would share the individual blossom with you.
Crochet Chain Flower Equipment
For this pattern you will need a 3mm hook (I used the plain aluminium variety, but any plastic or metal based hook will do) and some sharp scissors.
You will also need three colours of yarn.
Which Yarn Should I Use to Crochet a Flower
In the photos shown here, I have used Patons 100% cotton.
Depending on the final use of your crochet flowers, you may want to use a different yarn type.
Although I would recommend using a stronger, firmer yarn when making multiple chains as shown.
It keeps the petals looking neat, even when they are in the ‘relaxed’ finished position.
Base colour (bc) – pale green in this example
Inner petal colour (ipc) – turquoise in this example
Outer petal colour (opc) – purple in this example
My Crochet Chain Flower Pattern
I have shown the colour changes in brackets at the end of each line.
Please note that if you remove the chains, you will see a standard circular increase building the single crochet part of the pattern.
It will be more fiddly because you will be adding into a stitch that has already been used to build a chain, which is why I recommend stitching into the back loop only.
Here’s how I made mine:
- Row 1 – (bc) Form a magic circle of 8 stitches
- Row 2 – (bc) Single crochet twice into each stitch, then slip stitch to join
- Row 3 – (bc) Slip stitch to join one of the single crochets, and chain four, slip stitch to join the next stitch. Chain four between each stitch, slip stitching to join. At the end of the row, slip stitch to join into the first chain’s stitch and cut off.
- Row 4 – (ipc) Turn over your crochet flower. Push your hook under the back loop only of a single crochet space between one of your chains. Chain two. *Single crochet into the next stitch once, single crochet into the following stitch twice. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Slip stitch to join but don’t cut off.
- Row 5 (ipc) *Chain six, then slip stitch to join to the next stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Cut off at the end of the row.
- Row 6 (opc) Turn over your crochet flower. Push your hook under the back loop only of a single crochet space between one of your chains. Chain two. *Single crochet into the next two stitches once, single crochet into the following stitch twice. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Slip stitch to join but don’t cut off.
- Row 7 (opc) *Chain eight, then slip stitch to join to the next stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Cut off at the end of the row.
What can I do with my crochet chain flower?
I am already in love with my crochet flower, mostly because I can see so many potential uses for it.
Individually it would make a lovely bracelet accessory, or a fabulous over the top ring decoration. It would also enhance a headband or broach.
I am going to use them as a part of a bigger, more complex project. But that’s a story for another day!