FREE CROCHET PATTERN for little flowers below.
WARNING: they may be addictive!
I’m looking after a gorgeous little chihuahua for a friend this weekend – the delightful Mr Tinklepants! He is a massive character stuck in a little dog’s body. He is always wanting to play, enjoys snuggles and getting tangled up in yarn! Trying to work on a large crochet project with his ‘help’ was proving tricky, so I had to think outside the box for something smaller to do – I am so pleased I did! I’ve had great fun working up this little
Reed Diffuser Bouquet of Crocheted Flowers
and I thought I’d share it with you.
I used Aran yarn and a 5mm crochet hook.
Other tools you may need are a tapestry needle, some reed diffuser sticks (or kebab sticks) plus a small vase and some superglue.
Using the 5mm hook, make a slip stitch and work 27 chains.
Work a treble into the 5th chain from the hook. This counts as 1tr, 1ch, 1tr – first V stitch made.
Miss 1 chain, work (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) in next chain. One ‘V’ worked.
Repeat Step 3, working treble ‘V’s in every other chain across, ending with a V in the final chain. Your fabric will naturally curl.
Turn, and work 6 trebles into the chain space of the first ‘V’ to create the first ‘petal’. No turning chain is needed.
Fix the first ‘petal’ in place by working a slip stitch into the gap (not a chain space) before the next V stitch.
Work 6 tr into the next V stitch, followed by a sl st into the gap, across the row. Finish the last petal by working a sl st into the same chain space as the last 6 tr. This gives the last petal a lovely shape too.
Your fabric should now look something like this – see how it’s all nice and curly? It’s desperately trying to become the flower!
All you need to do it coax it a little more into shape, then sew it in place (and weave in ends at the same time) with the tapestry needle.
Take the Reed Diffuser sticks (or wooden kebab skewers) and dab the ends with a little glue. Attach them to the back of the flowers and set aside to dry.
Arrange nicely in the diffuser or vase, step back and admire!
These simple crochet flowers are ideal for so many projects – brooches, hair accessories, make them in sock yarn and fix to ice-cream sticks to use as bookmarks, sew lots together for a really fun scarf.
What would you do with these oh-so-cute and easy to crochet flowers?
Leave me a comment or share your projects!