And what way to take your crocheting skills to the next level, then by learning how to crochet a simple flower.
Flowers are widely admired for their vibrant appearance and the options are truly endless when it comes to our multi-petaled friends.
Following our simple guide on how to crochet a flower and you'll soon be on your way to becoming an expert.
A step-by-step guide on how to crochet a flower
This simple step-by-step guide will aid you in crocheting a perfect flower in no time. Using two different colours of yarn, the below method will consequently produce a two-tone flower, featuring one colour for the pit and another colour for the petals.
You could opt-in for using the same colour yarn for both elements of the flower and produce a flower that's of a solid colour if you like too.
You will need:
Yarn (scrap yarn works excellently in this method) a choice of two colours
Pair of fabric scissors
Stitching abbreviations to take note of:
(ch)[ch] Chain stitch - Yarn around hook (from the back) draw through loop on hook
(mr)[mr] Magic ring
(sl st)[sl st] Slip stitch - Put hook through work and pull yarn through work and through loop on hook.
(sc) Single crochet
dc Double crochet - Put hook through work and draw yarn back through (two loops on hook) yarn around hook, draw through two loops on hook..
tr Treble Crochet – Yarn around hook (from the back) put hook through work and draw yarn back through (three loops on hook) yarn around hook, draw through two loops on hook, yarn around hook, draw through two loops on hook.
Make a magic ring, then secure the ring with a stitch.
Chain stitch two, then work 11 double crochet stitches into the ring.
Cut the yarn and then, pull through the loop on your crochet hook. Now thread the yarn through your needle.
Using the darning needle, you're going to close the circle. Do this by inserting the needle front to back through both loops of the first double crochet stitch you made, skipping the chain 2.
Now insert your needle through the back loop of the last double crochet stitch you made.
With your darning needle out, it's time you sew in at both ends of your circle.
Now it's time to grab your new colour (This will be making the petals of the flower).
With your new colour, start with a slip knot on your hook and make 1 single crochet stitch.
Make 5 double crochet (tr) stitches into your next stitch. Then after that, 1sc[dc] in that one.
Next, finish the round by making a slip stitch into the first sc[dc] that you made.
Cut the yarn you've been working with and pull through the loop on your hook.
Use your crochet hook to bring the yarn end to the back of the flower. And then sew in both ends of the last round, using your darning needle.
Now that you've cracked the method to creating your very one crochet flower, your options are limitless.
You can continue to create these simple flowers using a vast array of coloured yarn.
If you're feeling adventurous enough, you could even crochet the flowers you create into one big square/ blanket-like piece of crochet.