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Free Crochet Flower Patterns

Updated on December 2, 2015

Easy Crochet Flower Patterns and Tutorials

All these patterns are so easy that once you make one, there will be no stopping you. Learning how to make a flower is easy when you use these applique patterns ideal for headbands, hats, scarves, bags. In fact I can attach a flower to most of my crochet projects.

My daughter was looking for a headband with a flower design on it. I made a head band with no problem but I had no clue how to crochet a flower. It looked complicated, and as I only really had the basics of crocheting I was a little nervous to attempt these but knew they would finish off some of my projects just perfectly.

These crochet flowers looked so cute and dainty to me, but very advanced for a beginner like me.

I can't believe how easy they were to make, though.

To my delight I have found plenty of crochet flower patterns that are easy and collected them here for you too.

Small crochet flower
Small crochet flower

Teeny Tiny Flower with Leaf Pattern

This pretty little primrose flower would look gorgeous used on a hair slide for little girls, or sewn onto a bag or purse.


Cotton thread, small amounts of a main color and a contrasting color for flower and green for leaves

Size 2 or 1.75mm steel hook, or size preferred

Flower pattern:

Rnd 1: With contrasting color thread, ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. Cut off thread.

Rnd 2: Attach main color, [ (ch 2, 3dc, ch 2, sl st) in the same sc, sl st to the next sc], 5 times, making 5 petals. Cut off.

Leaves pattern:

Rnd 1: With green, ch 10, slip stitch into 3rd stitch from hook, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, trc, trc, chain 3 slip into last chaning on hook. DO NOT TURN, working back along the foundation chain.

Ch 3, trc, trc, trc, dc, dc, sc,sc, ch 1 and slip into top point of leaf (row 1s 2nd ch.)

Sew leaves to the back of flower.

Layered flower
Layered flower

My Favourite Flower Pattern With Layered Petals

This is my favourite because I can make it any size I want using larger or smaller hooks and just keep adding on a back round for the amount of layers you want.

People ask me for an easy crochet pattern for dummies! This is it! Honestly!

Layered crochet flower
Layered crochet flower

How to Crochet a Two-Layered Flower

One of the easiest ways to make a double layer crochet flower!

Larger Outside Flower:

4.00mm Hook

Pink yarn

Ch 5, sl st to create a ring

Rnd 1: ch 1, do 10 sc in the center of the ring, join with beginning chain with sl st

(An alternative start: Magic ring chain 1, 10 sc slip into 1st, pull ring to tighten)

Rnd 2: *ch 3, skip one chain, slip st into the next stitch, * repeat ** until you have 5 total loops, sl st in the beginning stitch

slip into the 1st loop

Rnd 3 *ch 1, do 6 dc in the chain 3 space, ch 1, sl st in the loop you are working on , slip into the next loop to start another petal, *Repeat, ** (6dc petals)

Small Middle Flower:

Ch 2, slip stitch in the 2nd chain from the hook, this creates a ring. *ch 2, 2 half double crochet in the ring , ch 2, slip stitch in the ring, *repeat 5 times to create a small flower

Centre and attach flowers together

Easy Tutorial

These flowers have only used basic crochet stitches

Basic crochet abbreviations used in patterns:

ch - chain stitch;

sl st - slip stitch;

sc - single crochet;

dc - double crochet;

tr - triple (treble) crochet.

After our success with knitting a hooded scarf last year, the children at my daughter's school were getting bored knitting squares. When she arrived with her headband and crocheted flower, we made a deal that if they learned how to knit the headbands, I would make small flowers for them! It is a great motivator! And great to see the children engaged in such a fantastic craft.

This is their favorite design: Watch the easy-to-follow video!

Flower crochet headband
Flower crochet headband | Source

Easy Free Patterns

As a beginner at crochet I wanted to try each of the patterns out to see if they really were that easy. I have included photos of my finished flowers following each pattern. I will also add more patterns as I find them and add photos as I make each one.

Video Tutorials

I have found these easy to follow crochet videos to accompany the patterns.

Free Crochet Flower Patterns- Crochet Rose
Free Crochet Flower Patterns- Crochet Rose

How to Crochet a Rose

Undoubtedly one of the most popular flowers to make is a rose, but many shy away from it thinking it is more advanced.

If you can chain, single crochet, double crochet and skip a few stitches, then you can make this.

I love how it can also be transformed by the different colors used, or rolled more tightly to give it a tiny rosebud effect or loosely.

Small crochet flowers
Small crochet flowers

Three Small Flowers

These small flowers are all made slightly differently using two new techniques: the magic circle and the invisible join. And create cute little flowers for those special projects.

Beautiful flowers and applique
Beautiful flowers and applique

Crochet Pillows: So Much More Than a Granny Square!

Pillow with flower
Pillow with flower

I love granny squares. You can create so many things with them. My recent project was this crocheted pillow adorned with Crochet flowers. It is so easy to make, and I have made a few for gifts this year.

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Small Star Flower

White star
White star

Granny's crochet pattern:

Chain: 17

Row 1: DC in 5th ch from hook *ch 1, skip next ch, in next ch following skipped ch DC, ch, DC* Repeat till end of row

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. DC 5 in ch 1 space *SC in the ch 1 sp, 6 DC in next ch 1 space* Repeat till end of row.

5 or 6 petal flower Really EASY flower crochet

1. Ch 6. Sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.

2. **Ch 3, 2 tc into ring, ch 3, sl st into ring** 6 times for six-petal (OR only 5 times for five-petal). Fasten off

Easy flower:

Ch 5, join with sl st in first ch.

Ch 1, sc 9 into ring (crocheting over tail as you go), join with sl st in first sc. (9 sts)

Ch 1, *sc 2 into st, sc 1 into next st, rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. (14 sts)

Ch 3, *dc 3 into st, continue around; join with sl st in first dc. (42 sts)

Picot edge: *sc into st, ch2, sc into same st, rep from * around; join with sl st in first picot and finish off.

Sew a button or large bead in the center of the flower.

Note: If you want a smaller flower, simply sc in each round instead of dc.

Another easy flower:

CH 5. Form a loop.

1) sc ch 3, 5 times in loop.

2) Sl st in loop. Ch 3, 9 dc, sc in previous round. 10 dc in next loop, sc in previous loop. Continue around three more times, sc and s; st in beg ch. If desired, sc all the way around in contrasting color, sc in row underneath to separate flower petals.

Crochet headband with flower
Crochet headband with flower

Headband Patterns

I made this headband by:

60 chain st. (enough to go round my daughters head comfortably) and used 1/2 double crochet st.for 8 rounds.

And then simply attach our chosen flower.

With each of our flowers we have kept long ties, and used these to thread the flower to the headband. My daughter likes to change the flowers so we also used a pin to attach them.

How to crochet a Sunflower Headband
How to crochet a Sunflower Headband
free crochet flower patterns-crochet flowers
free crochet flower patterns-crochet flowers

3D Pattern

Perfect 3D flower with tw layers, fantastic and easy to make for your hats, headbands and all your projects that need that finishing touch.

What do you think of our Crochet flowers? - ....we love it when you say hello

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      Rita 2 months ago

      Thank you very much!

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      Loraine 2 months ago

      Love the flowers give me insperation to get crochering again many thanks

    • profile image 3 months ago

      By far the best flower tutorial ever...

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      Carole 10 months ago

      Nice I'm going to have a go at these lovely flowers

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      Sharron Robertson 14 months ago

      I have read numerous patterns for crochet flowers and yours is absolutely the best. The video helped so much ! I also never, ever leave comments, but felt I had to for this because this helped me, greatly !Thank you !

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      Cynthia. Thompson 3 years ago

      Thank-You for. These beautiful pattern

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      Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      I can see why this page is so popular. The crocheted flowers are adorable and can be used in so many ways on clothing or on pillows or quilts.

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      VioletteRose LM 4 years ago

      Wow they look so pretty, thank you :)

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      AnonymousC831 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Great lens, very cute ideas.

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      lorna-j-walton 4 years ago

      This is a great video I have been looking for a while, and this is the one that im sure i can try and have succuss. thank you for sharing :} Lorna

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      I used to cover my throw pillows with granny squares to match the season. Now, I'll try again with a floral addition!

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      SantiagoPadilla 4 years ago

      Loved the patterns...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      love them all

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I haven't crocheted in years and wasn't sure I could make a flower. But I found the written instructions very easy to follow and the video was the clincher. It was great fun and my flower turned out beautiful. So glad I found this sight.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love your flowers

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love this Bee Happy Flower. The tutorial was so easy to follow and this flower is a nice change from the usual petal flowers, which I love also but this is something I'm going to do a lot of. Thank you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. After many months of searching for different flowers I stumbled across such a wonderful variety and its "free". Thanks so much..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      OMG, I love them.

      I have been looking for a Flower pattern, for ever,

      and now I have found a whole site.

      Thank you so much

      Bev in Ohio

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      ConvenientCalendar 5 years ago

      Very informative! Like the pictures!

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      annayjo 5 years ago

      I'm a cross stitcher and never really got into crocheting, but this is just too cute. It's small so I think it maybe a very doable first project, I'll let you know how it looks after! thanks

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      Carol Fisher 5 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      What lovely crocheted flowers. Now I've seen them I have a real urge to find my crochet hooks and make them - that's after a break from crochet of several years.

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      gemjane 5 years ago

      They're gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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      diy_fun 5 years ago

      Pretty flowers! I loved them too. I had used them to make a spring wreath last year!

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      Sheilamarie 5 years ago from British Columbia

      Very pretty crochet flowers! Thanks!

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      Stephanie 5 years ago from Canada

      These are so pretty! I wish I had the patience for these.

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      mrdata 5 years ago

      Great lens! Congrats! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wishing you big success for 2013...:)

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      Barbara2659 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens...and as an advanced crocheter I still learned a lot!

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      PatriciaJoy 5 years ago from Michigan

      Beautiful collection. Angel blessings.

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      bookdrawer 5 years ago

      One of my favorite to crochet is flowers ... great tips!

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      Simply beautiful, lovely and so wonderful. You are a gifted creative mind and I am blessed that you've shared part of your creativity with me and the world:-)

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      travelerme 5 years ago

      I squid liked this lens and squidoo and squidoo poped down saying I should tell you that that squidlike was my 900th

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      sandi_x 5 years ago

      Thanks for this lens

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      You're really good at this. I wish I had more time to try out some of your patterns.

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      earthybirthymum 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've been having fun learning how to crochet flowers, the leaf tutorial is great. I need some green cotton. Great lense.

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      Laura Brown 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Nice to find your post today. I love crocheted flowers. So far my only crochet work is the plain granny square.

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Thanks for providing thorough and easy-to-understand instructions, along with helpful video tutorials. Blessed!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Lovely flowers - can't wait to get started on some of them.

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      Adele Jeunette 6 years ago

      Wow, what a thorough lens. Thanks for providing video instructions.

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      girlfriendfactory 6 years ago

      These are terrific, Lisa! Thanks for putting tutorials in this and instructions and not just a bunch of links to other pages and such! Well done and more than worthy of a Flyby Winging and it can be found among the other blessed lenses for today at Have Wings Will Bless More!

      They may call me an aimless wanderer, but not all who wander are aimless and I'm glad my aim was good when I wandered upon this. ~Ren

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      Joanie Ruppel 6 years ago from Keller, Texas

      Wish I could do this! Sure fun to look at.

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      btoteva 6 years ago

      I love crochet flowers

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      btoteva 6 years ago

      I love crochet flowers

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Love the flowers, they can be applied on hat but also sweaters, robs ...

      You have good resource collection here!


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      BlogsWriter 6 years ago

      These crochet flowers look amazing and simple, they are very cute.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think crochet flowers are cool. Thanks for the great information.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      These crochet flowers are lovely and look really easy. I've crocheted a lot of things in my crafting life, but never flowers. Guess it's time I picked a pattern here and gave it a try! Thanks for the list.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      beautiful lens...... good job

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      jimmyworldstar 6 years ago

      These crochet flowers look great, seems hard to knit together though.

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      sheezie77 6 years ago

      Very interesting lens! Well done!

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      sheezie77 6 years ago

      Very interesting lens! Well done!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You have taught me so much! I love your tutorials!

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      I was looking for a tutorial on how to do this so I could make a flower pin to wear on jackets. Thanks!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      These are so pretty - love 'em! Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Eighteen18 6 years ago

      Lovely! I AM going to learn to crochet this year! How hard can it be??!

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      anonymous 6 years ago


      I am a beginner in crochet, I made a dress for my little daughter and now she wants another one with flowers. You've explained very easily how to make a crochet flower. I am sure now my daughter will be even happier with her new dress with flowers.

      Thank you so much.

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the instructions for making these beautiful crochet flowers.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a beautiful flower crocheting lens, Lisa. My goodness, and a Squid Blessing!

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      Tamara14 6 years ago

      You might not believe this Lisa, but I was introduced to some very similar cute little flowers just the other day at my hairdresser who does that as a part time job/hobby and sells them to us customers. She even made them into little rings to put on your finger by knitting a small ring and then stitching it on the reverse side of the flower. Super cute and so nice to do with kids. Thanks for making such a nice lens out of it. Blessed!

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      C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

      I can recall my Mom teaching me some basic crochet when I was a child but I've forgotten how to do it now. I keep thinking that I'd like to get the tools and learn these skills again. Someday...

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      Mistl 6 years ago

      Very cool and so creative. I wish I could create stuff like this, but crochetting always makes me angry. I just don't have the patience. After seeing these beautiful crochet flowers I might try and control my temper and give it another go though, they are amazing!

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      really fantastic and fun, Blessed..:)rob

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Well, I have been a fan of crochet literally all my life ... the flowers are truly amazing.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      How adorable! I've been looking for a project to do for the seniors at the local rehab center. I think they're LOVE wearing crochet flowers. Thanks so much. The video is great too!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      these look great Lisa - I don't crochet but I wish I did

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      NYtoSCimjustme 6 years ago

      I've started crocheting again recently - I never learned more than granny squares and straight rows... I may just have to add a flower or two to the blanket I'm making for Sammi... :)

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      @nightbear lm: thanks Susan she loves the encouragement for you

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      @Nancy Hardin: Now thats a great idea for her little business

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      @clouda9 lm: Thanks Coreen!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love the crochet flowers in your intro photo. So pretty! Maybe I'll have to try this. I've never caught on to knitting or crochet before.

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      I'm not a knitting person, but I'd love to have one of these. Wonderful work and thanks for sharing!

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      A delightful page, the photos of your daughter is so nice, and I love that you are crafty. A girl after my own heart. Blessed!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Your daughter is an inspiration to go for it, do things you love and are passionate about. *Blessed today because I love this story and I know it will encourage others to get out the crochet needles and create.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Very cute idea, these should sell like hotcakes on Etsy don't you think? Thanks for sharing!

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      Lynne Schroeder 6 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      I should try to get my girls to have a go at these

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Brings back memories of when my grandmother taught me how to crochet everything including flowers. Still miss her. Can't wait to see the rest of the flowers. Merry Christmas Lisa!

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      burntchestnut 6 years ago

      I don't crochet, but it's a neat idea. I see such neat yarns and fancy threads in craft and fabric stores. Maybe I'll try it some day.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      I must learn to do this!! My granddaughter would be thrilled!

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      Jack-in-the-Box 6 years ago

      These are adorable. I am going to have to try them myself. Thanks for another great lens!

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Beautiful crochet flowers, I should learn how to crochet.My mom is good at it, I am not!


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