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Crochet Flower Patterns

Updated on February 1, 2015

Crochet Flowers

Crocheting may be very addictive. I suppose this can be said about all the hobbies. I am crazy about crocheting flowers. I have started a blog on Crochet Flower Patterns recently and I want to share my personal experience, discoveries and flower patterns. What I like about flower crocheting is the ability to create beautiful things with very low budget and very small time consumption. On the picture in the right you can see flowers that I have crocheted myself. I must say, that it took less then 5 minutes to finish one small 5 or 6 petals flower. And they look very nice to me. These flowers can be embellished to any other craft project. It can be glued to a scrapbook project, the bag or purse can be decorated. Even a collageĀ  can be created. The most remarkable thing is that tiny flowers can fit almost everywhere. That is why I can call myself crochet flowers addict.

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Types of Crochet Flower Patterns

I cannot call myself expert in crocheting. Also, I am not as creative as many designers are, so I usually use crochet patterns as guidelines to achieve my goals. There are a lot of crochet flower patterns on the Internet that can be downloaded free. Also there are many books written about flower crocheting. So, the amount of resources is huge. Mostly there are 3 types of crochet flower patterns that can be found.

Written Instructions. Mostly the main part of crochet patterns came in written instructions. Usually something like this can be found: 1. Ch 6, join with a sl st to form a ring; 2. Ch 1, work 15 sc around the ring. Join with a sl st; 3. * Ch 3, 2 dc to the next 2 st, ch 3, sl st to the next st; * Repeat from * 4 more times. Join with sl st and finish off. Those who know the basics of crocheting these instructions are understandable. But it is very difficult to get the main idea for the beginners. Of course, these instructions can be handled very easily. But I do not like them personally. I prefer graphical instructions or patterns.

Graphical instructions. These instructions I find easy to understand. Also what I like about them is that the main idea about how the flower is going to look can be caught easily. In the picture you can see the graphical pattern of a simple 5 petals flower. The written instruction above explains this pattern. So you can try to crochet it yourself. It is very easy.

Step-by-step instructions. As it takes very small amount of time to crochet a flower, many instructions can be found on the Internet. Some of them are in the form of video clips on Youtube. Another ones can be found as sets of pictures in the craft blogs. I do not like these instructions either, but they are a very good start for beginner. I would recommend crochet videos while learning the stitches.


Let's Crochet a Flower

The flower in the picture on the right was made on the crocheting instructions listed in this hub. It takes approximately 2-3 minutes for an experienced crocheter to finish it and about 5-7 minutes for the beginner. Simple flowers are very similar to each other but they can be made using completely different patterns. I have a book by Lisley Stanfield 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet and many interesting patterns can be found there. This pattern was created based on the pattern I found on the Internet, but in this book there are several flowers that look very similar. Of course, the difference exists. And this difference reveals the individuality of every crocheter. I suggest you crocheting this flower. And when you finish the first one I am sure that you will start the second. This is what I call addiction. Welcome to the world of crochet flowers.

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    Silwen 6 years ago from Europe

    I am happy, that I am not only one, who is crazy about crocheted flowers. Happy reading and crocheting!.

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    Laura Brown 6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

    I love crocheted flowers. Nice to see someone posting about them.

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    Silwen 6 years ago from Europe

    Hello,

    I am glad that you are interested in my hubs. As far as I understand, you found some difficulties in understanding the graphical pattern. The idea is simple, take you graphical patter, look at the symbols in the legend that explains their meaning. Make sure, that you know all the stitches. Now it is time to start crocheting. Look at the graphical pattern and start crocheting. In the graphical pattern, that I added to this hub, crocheting starts at the center. Sometimes there can be small numbers that show rows. Start with the first row, then crochet the second one and so on. Follow the symbols that are shown in the patterns. It is quite difficult to explain how to use graphical instructions. They require a little bit intuition and at least basic crocheting skills. But their advantage is that you are able to visualize the finished project before you start to crochet. Also, if you are familiar with these patterns, they are much more easy to follow that written instruction.

    I hope, that this answer helped you a little bit. I will try to make more detailed explanations on using graphical patterns soon.

    Happy crocheting!

    P.S. Feel free to ask more questions. I am not even sure if I understood your question right. I would be happy, if you could specify your questions with some examples.

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    lucky27 6 years ago

    Hi.you said in what you've wrote that you like the pictures where the models are explained.can you,please, show me and explain how can I make a flower from profile with a crochet? I'm addicted too,but till now I can't make any kind of flower from profile.thanks.have a nice day

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    Silwen 6 years ago from Europe

    Rhelena, thank you for you feedback. I am glad, that you liked these tiny flower. Happy crocheting.

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    Rhelena 6 years ago

    Those are very nice flowers that you created. And you are right, crocheting flowers is an inexpensive way to create beautiful things. Thank you for sharing.

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    Silwen 7 years ago from Europe

    Thank you, Rudra. Have you tried crocheting this flower?

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    Rudra 7 years ago

    these patterns are very nice indeed.

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