Friday, 1 April 2016

Easy Crochet Flower Photo Tutorial

Hello! Last night I was playing about with some cotton yarn, trying to make a very small flower and getting frustrated because the centre was so big and taking up a lot of unnecessary space! I was using the magic loop method, ch 1, 12dc (UK terms) into the loop and then on to round 2 for the petals, when I suddenly thought "can I skip round 1?" ... And yes, I can!!

finished flowers

I am going to give you a step-by-step photo tutorial for the flower below, but firstly I'll give all the instructions in the usual compact format. 

NB. You will need to know how to make a magic loop

Materials - small amount of yarn and appropriate size of crochet hook (I used Erika Knight vintage wool and a 5mm crochet hook), needle for sewing in ends

UK instructions

ch - chain
dtr - double treble
ss - slip stitch

Begin with a magic loop, [ch3, 2dtr into loop, ch3, ss into loop] 5 times. Pull starting tail to tighten magic loop. Finish off.

US instructions

ch - chain
trc - triple crochet
ss - slip stitch

Begin with a magic loop, [ch3, 2trc into loop, ch3, ss into loop] 5 times. Pull starting tail to tighten magic loop. Finish off.

That's it, a very small flower which can be used for all sorts of decorative purposes! Top tip - if you leave your tails nice and long these can be used to secure your finished flower to your project.

Here's the step-by-step photo tutorial ...



begin by wrapping the yarn around
your fingers to make a magic loop


insert yarn from front to back, pull 
a loop through


extra photo to show the start of the magic loop


chain 3 (to begin petal)


first dtr (UK) / trc (US) into the loop

second dtr (UK) / trc (US) into the loop

chain 3 (to finish petal)

slip stitch into loop

Continue around the loop, working the above pattern 5 times in total

Here's the start of petal no. 2 

2 completed petals

5 completed petals

pull the starting tail 
to tighten the loop

you can leave the centre open or
pull it completely closed.

Weave in your ends and you are finished!

a pile of finished flowers in various 
different yarn weights and textures

I would love for you to get in touch and show me your flowers or let me know how you have found this pattern! You could comment below or tag me on Instagram with the tag #mrsdaftspaniel. This pattern is now available as a free pdf download from Ravelry.com!

Happy hooking!

Marta xx



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