Crochet Flower Patterns
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 collage 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.
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.