Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower
This tutorial will provide instructions on how to make a large crochet flower. It is made with four play worsted weight yarn and a size H, five millimeter crochet hook.
Written by Teresa Richardson
Video Tutorial: Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower
Video Tutorial: Left Hand Flower Power - Large Crochet Flower
Skill Level - Easy
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 3 Color choices
Foundation Stitch Video Tutorials:
Chainless Single Crochet Foundation
Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation
Chainless Double Crochet Foundation
Attach the slip knot to the crochet hook.
Petal: Work 3 Foundation Single Crochet, 3 Foundation Half Double Crochet, 2 Foundation Double Crochet, 1 Foundation Triple Crochet, Work 6 triple crochet at the base of the triple crochet. This will be working down the opposite side of the petal. Work 1 DC in ea of the next 2 DC on the opposite side. Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 3 HDC on the opposite side. Work 1 SC in ea of the next 3 SC on the opposite side.
Continue working the amount of petals would would like with your flower. I have used 7 petals with the video example. When the petals are complete, slip stitch the last petal to the first petal. Cut the yarn, secure and knot the tail.
Petal Edging: Secure the new color to the the hook with a slip knot. Join on any petal. Slip stitch in the loop behind the stitch. Chain 1, SC in the same loop. Work 1 SC in the loop behind the stitch with each of the next 7 stitches. Work 2 SC in the loop behind the stitch, in each of the next 7 stitches. Work 1 SC in the loop behind the stitch, in each of the remaining 8 stitches. Work a slip stitch between the petals. Continue
Flower Center: Secure the new color to the the hook with a slip knot. Work a chain of 3, SL ST to join.
Round 1: Ch 1, Work 16 DC through the center, join with the beginning stitch.
Round 2: CH 1, *Work a Back Post Single Crochet(see video), CH 3 Back Post Single Crochet around the next stitch. Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch. When the center is complete, cut a long length of yarn. This will be used for sewing the center to the flower.
Align the center to the petals and sew in place. Sew in all the tails.