3D crochet flower

Here’s a pattern I came up with not so long ago to accent some of my designs. I’m sure it’s not an innovation and there’s plenty of similar patterns available, but I found this one to be very easy and quick. This may be made into a brooch, accent for your project, beret, or earring (you will have to change the yarn and hook for more delicate use of the pattern).

This particular flower was made with medium yarn, 45%wool, 55% bamboo viscose and with the 4 mm hook.

Finished flower with a faux pearl bead accent

Here’s a pattern for the big flower:

Row 1: ch 6, join with a sl st

Row 2: ch 3, 17 dc inside the loop created with the 6 ch, join with the sl st into the 3d ch of ch 3 (18 stitches)

Row 3: ch 3, skip 2 sts, sl st into the next st, repeat until the 18th st (6 loops of 3 ch)

Row 4: sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc in every loop around (6 petals)

Row 5: ch5, insert the hook into the 2nd ch of row 3 skipped chains, from the back (while your flower is still facing you the RS), sl st, ch 5 and repeat, end with a slip st. (6 loops of 5 ch, underneath your first flower)

Row 6: sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc in every loop making 6 petals, sl st to end the row

Row 7: same as row 5, except your sl st goes in the remaining 1st chain of the row 3 skipped chains, end with a sl st (6 loops of 5 ch, underneath your first two flowers)

Row 8: repeat row 6, end with a sl st, BO.

Finished size came to be about 3″ wide.

If you are confused with the descriptions the following pictures will help.

Row 2 (18 sts)

Row 3 and 4 completed, first step of row 5 - chain 5

This is that tricky and hard to explain move you make in row 5. Inserting the hook into 2nd skipped chain, from the back, with my work facing me.

this is what the previous action looks like from the side and back of our work

End of row 5, you can see the loops in the back of my work, I'm staring on the row 6 in this image as well

Row 6 finished

In the middle of row 7, hook is in the remaining 1 st of the row 3 skipped stitches, and you can see finished loops, this is the back of work picture

VOILA the flower is finished!

Now you must have noticed the smaller flowers on the first image and wondering if it’s done the same way. Not quite. For the smaller flower I used the same yarn, but smaller hook. It was hook D, 3-3.25mm.

The pattern is the same except you will change row 2, you only need 14 dc to make 15 sts total. And all the following rows will be the same, only you will have 5 loops and 5 petals instead of 6. The finished size for a smaller flower is around 2 inches wide. Here are more pictures of the smaller flower:

smaller flower 15 sts total in the 2nd row

Here is our ch 5 of the row 5

the awkward sl st into the skipped chain of row 3

back of our work with the 5 loops finished

Finished flowers. Large with 3 rows of 6 petals. 2 Small flowers with 2 and 3 rows of 5 petals. Front

Flowers finished. This is the back of your work.

My use of the accent 3D crochet flower

Abbreviations used:

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

RS – right side

BO – bind off, cast off

Dear readers feel free to use this pattern for your own projects. This pattern should not however be used for personal gain and profit.