40 crochet flowers and what to do with them

We’ve rounded up our fave free crochet patterns for flowers for your viewing (and making) pleasure.

Crochet flowers need not explain themselves. We know they’re beautiful, versatile and look pretty darn glam as wedding bouquets. So the next time someone asks you why you’d want to make crochet flowers, send them a link to this post – our list is all the justification you’ll need.

Not only have we found 40 ways of crochet flowers but this list of (mostly) free crochet patterns also includes ideas and ways for how to use them. Embellish a swimsuit or create a crochet paper clip, but be warned, crochet flowers are almost as addictive as granny squares. Happy hooking!

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1. How to make a crochet flower

How to make a crochet flower. Learn the basics, we show you how

Want to learn the basics of how to make a crochet flower? We’ve got a free tutorial from the lovely Carmen Heffernan that shows you how to make colourful crochet blooms just in time for spring.

2. Pretty crochet flower paper clips

Crochet flower paper clips By petalstopicots

Image courtesy of Petals to Picots

Paperclips, they’re useful but a teeny bit boring. Well, not anymore. This super easy tutorial from Petals to Picots shows you how to whip up some flowers to add to your clips and give everyone serious stationery envy. Bonus: she’s got a tutorial for crochet flower push pins as well, so you can extend your love of crochet to a noticeboard too.

3. Spring crochet daffodil garland

How to make crochet daffodils

Image courtesy of Beyond The Square

Nothing says spring like freshly bloomed daffs. Crochet some with Beyond The Square’s tutorial and make a garland to mark the new season. Want to do something different with your daffs? Add stems and create the prettiest bunch of flowers for one of your faves, or make a brooch and wear it with pride.

4. Wedding bouquet made of crochet flowers

Crochet flower wedding bouquet. By maizehutton.blogspot.co.uk

Image courtesy of Maize Hutton

Planning flowers for your big day? Go crafty and crochet the most stunning wedding bouquet, to wow your guests. Warning: You probably won’t want to throw it when you can keep if for yourself instead.

5. Spring crochet flower scarf patternSpring scarf pattern avilable in Mollie Makes 52

We’ve gone through the Mollie archives and found this little beaut from issue 52 — a crochet scarf that’s going to be our go-to spring accessory. Download the digital edition of the mag to get the pattern.

6. Mini crochet flower earrings

Mini flower earrings By ideaivana.com

Image courtesy of idea ivana

Sweeeeet! These mini flower earrings are the ideal gift for a gal pal you want to treat. Make them with this tutorial from idea ivana and present them on a piece of yarn-trimmed bright card for I-can’t-believe-you-made-them amazement.

7. Crochet plumerias

Crochet plumeria pattern from Happy Patty Crochet

Image courtesy of Happy Patty Crochet

You could be forgiven for thinking that these plumerias were real but they’re not, which is great as it means we’ve finally got a houseplant that we can’t kill. Huzzah.

 8. Crochet flower and bead necklace

Crochet flower and bead necklace By createdinawe.blogspot.co.uk

Image courtesy of Created in AWE

Heart eyes, all the heart eyes. We’ve fallen hard for this crochet flower necklace, with its bright florals and luminous pearl beads. We’re crafting it as we speak. Want to join our fan club? Get the tutorial from Created in AWE and give it a go yourself.

9. Appliqué crochet flower swimsuit

Appliqué flower swimsuit By thekipiblog.com

Image courtesy of thekipiblog.com via Buzzfeed

We’ve added crafty touches to pretty much everything we can get our hands on, but we’ve never embellished a swimsuit — until now, that is. This tutorial from Kipi is sure to leave you the star attraction at the beach this summer.

10. Craft a crochet flower bloom

Spring crochet flower bloom By rescuedpaw.com

Image courtesy of Rescued Paw Designs

Another freebie, and this time from Rescued Paw Designs. What we really love about this crochet flower — other than its delicate petals — is its calming shades of blue and turquoise.

11. Crochet flower crown

Flower headband by hopefulhoney.com

Image courtesy of Hopeful Honey

We’re already planning outfits for this summer’s festivals (too soon?) and intend to make this for every event we go to. Create it in Ultra Violet for a nod to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, or craft it in whichever shade takes your fancy.

12. Crochet pansies

Crochet pansies form Little Monkey's Crochet

Image courtesy of Little Monkey’s Crochet

If we had to pick a favourite flower (after peonies) we’d probably choose pansies. These ones are particularly impressive, with their perfectly formed petals and embellishments. You can find the crochet pattern for flowers over on Little Monkey’s Crochet.

13. Spring crochet flower coasters

Crochet flowers pattern - Spring coasters By littlethingsblogged.com

Image courtesy of little things blogged

Don’t just plonk your cuppa anywhere, put it on one of these crochet flower coasters from Tanya at little things blogged. They almost seem too pretty to cover up.

14. Mini crochet flower garland

Mini crochet flower garland By ing things.blogspot.co.uk

Image courtesy of Ingthings

Mini crochet flowers, all delicately strung together. This crochet garland from Ingthings is giving us all the feels. NB, translation required for this website, which is in Dutch.

15. Crochet rose

Crochet rose By skiptomylou.org

Image courtesy of Skip to my Lou

Roses are red, and also several shades of pink. You’ll be able to crochet your own bunch of blooms in no time with this easy tutorial from Skip to my Lou.

16. Crochet rose ring

Crochet flowers pattern - Rose ring By popsdemilk.com

Image courtesy of Pops de Milk

Patricia of Pops de Milk has created this showstopper ring using the crochet rose tutorial from Happy Berry Crochet. Ladies, we salute you.

 17. Rose purse

Crochet rose pattern to make a purse By mamainastitch.com

Image courtesy of Mama In A Stitch

We can’t wait to make this crochet rose purse from Mama In A Stitch and to feel every so slightly smug when we head out swinging it from our arm.

18. Tiny crochet flowers

Tiny flower by earlgreyblog

Image courtesy of earl grey

Sometimes things are just better in miniature — pygmy hedgehogs, Mini Eggs, and now tiny crochet flowers. Check out earl grey‘s blog for the crochet pattern for flowers.

19. Girls’ crochet flower collar

Girls' crochet flower collar tutorial from Simply Tale

Image courtesy of Simply Tale

Treat your favourite little love to this crochet flower collar, made with a tutorial from Simply Tale. Keep it simple or add extra flowers if you fancy.

20. Five petal crochet flower

Five petal crochet flower pattern from One Dog Woof

Image courtesy of One Dog Woof

Crochet a selection of these flowers from One Dog Woof and then scatter them round your home to bring a touch of spring indoors.

21. Single crochet flower necklace

Single flower necklace By creativeyarn.blogspot.co.uk

Image courtesy of Creativeyarn

Make this delicate floral necklace, complete with leaves and a sweet button centre, then wear it to add a touch of greenery to your outfit.

22. Little doily crochet flower corsage

Little doily flower corsage By Penny Peberdy

Image courtesy of Penny Peberdy

You could crochet some of these little doily flower corsages for a wedding, or just make them to pin to your outfit every day. After all, why save your best makes for special occasions when you can admire them all the time?

23. Tunisian crochet leaf and flower

Little doily flower corsage By Penny Peberdy

Image courtesy of Annette Bak

We’re big fans of this unusual pattern, which focuses on leaves, with flowers added on for good measure. This crochet pattern for flowers and leaves is by Annette Bak.

24. Crochet daisies

Crochet daisies By caughtonawhim.com

Image courtesy of Caught on a Whim

We’re going to make these, add some stems and create our own crochet daisy chain. Want to join us? The free tutorial is right here.

25. A crocheted sunflower in a pot

Crochet sunflower in pot by Joyce Overheul

Image courtesy of Joyce Overheul

Bring a bit of sunshine indoors with your own crochet sunflower, complete with pot. Get the tutorial from Joyce Overheul.

26. Crochet rose with pom pom leaves (clever!)

Crochet rose with pom pom leaves (clever!) By mamainastitch.com

Photo courtesy of Mama In Stitch

Notice anything different about these crochet flowers? Their leaves are made with pom pom trim. Good shout, Mama In Stitch.

27. Popcorn stitch crochet flower brooch

Popcorn stitch flower brooch By littledoolally.com

Image courtesy of Little Doolally

Little Doolally created these nifty flower brooches for Mother’s Day, but we reckon they’re just as good at any time of the year. We might crochet one to wear as a brooch and make some more to hang in a garland (we like the look of the above).

28. Crochet cacti (with flowers)

Crochet cacti pattern by Yarn Plaza

Image courtesy of Yarn Plaza

Can’t choose your fave? Us neither, so we’re going to make them all. Yarn Plaza’s got tutorials for four types of cacti, each with their own colourful crochet flower.

29. Delicate crochet flowers

Delicate flower By Maria Manuel

Image courtesy of Maria Manuel

There’s something strangely mesmerising about these crochet flowers by Maria Manuel, we just can’t stop staring at them. You too? She’s got a free crochet pattern for the flowers to create them so you make some for yourself.

30. Crochet tulip bouquet

Crochet flowers - Tulip bouquet By littlethingsblogged.com

Image courtesy of little things blogged

Crochet some spring tulips using a tutorial from the talented little things blogged. Make them in one colour or go for a selection of hues for a bit of variation. We’re imagining holding a bunch in our hands while we take a leisurely stroll along Amsterdam’s canals.

31. Crochet flower card

Crochet flower card By littlethingsblogged.com

Image courtesy of little things blogged

Could this be any prettier? We think not. If you fancy making your own you can get the free tutorial from She Knows. Send it to some of your pals to give them extra happy post.

32. Crochet flower and bees wreath

RedAgape's crochet wreath

Those flowers, and those bees! Crochet Queen RedAgape excelled herself when she created this pattern for Mollie Makes, which is available on Ravelry. Planning to craft it? Don’t forget to show your finished make to us on social media using #molliemakers.

33. Crochet flower headband

Image courtesy of Make & Do Crew

Make & Do Crew’s created a free tutorial for this pretty crochet flower headband. And the best part? You can make it for babies, toddlers, children or adults so you can get everyone in on the action and be the family that matches.

34. Flower crochet pillow

Flower crochet pillow tutorial by Yvestown

Image courtesy of Yvestown

What could be better than snuggling down into a handmade crochet pillow? We’ll have this one from the lovely Yvestown, please. Chill time just got a whole lot prettier.

35. Here comes the sun(glasses case)

Crochet sunglasses tutorial by Persia Lou

Image courtesy of Persia Lou

Summer’s still a way off but that doesn’t mean we can’t start preparing for warmer months. Our craft project of choice? A bright crochet sunglasses case to store our shades in for the beach. We might even just make one now and pop our glasses in instead.

36. Appliqué crochet flowers

Crochet flowers tutorial from Mollie Makes

We’ve got free patterns for the two crochet flowers marked out above (hurrah!). Make several of both for a knock-out spring floral display.

37. Crochet leaves for a blanket

Crochet leaves tutorial from Mollie Makes

Ok, so we’re technically cheating but we couldn’t resist including this tutorial in the round-up. We’re going to update all our blankets so each one is covered in crochet leaves. Too much? We think not.

38. Simple crochet flower

How to crochet a simple flower

Image courtesy of Happy Berry Crochet

Crochet newbie? Get started with this simple crochet flower tutorial from Happy Berry Crochet, you’ll have a meadow of crochet flowers in no time.

39. The neverending wildflower granny square

The neverending wildflower granny square by Little Monley's Crochet

Image courtesy of Little Monkey’s Crochet

We’re always looking for new ideas for granny squares so were as pleased as the proverbial punch when we came across this. Get the free pattern from Little Monkey’s Crochet.

40. Double-layer corsage crochet pattern

Baby crochet flower sandals by Whistle & Ivy

Image courtesy of Whistle & Ivy

They’re not the most practical but we love them all the same. These barefoot baby sandals will make the sweetest addition to a wee one’s wardrobe.

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  • creative bugs

    Amazing! I’ve seen many designs but this one is fab! Keep up the unique work
    Thanks for such an extensive tutorial Helped me alot. I love crocheting!
    Sharing some cool crochet flower patterns I came across