Wednesday, March 25, 2009

how to crochet a flower video tutorial

One thing I love about crocheting is that there are so many ways you can use it to create embellishments. From decorative edging to flowers, you can dress up a t-shirt or a scrapbook page with your hook and just a little yarn. Lately I've been obsessed with crocheting little flowers--maybe because they're so quick and satisfying! I altered a few other flowers I'd tried and came up with my favorite 5-petal flower pattern. I'm sure I didn't invent it, but it came about for me by trial and error and it turns out cute with almost any kind of yarn. Here are a few items I've made recently with flowers. Check out these and more now in my Etsy shop!






If you want to make your own, we've made a short video tutorial to show you just how to do it. I'm a visual learner, so I know some of you out there just need to see it done once to figure it out. Check it out, then find the written pattern below. WARNING: This is not a general crochet lesson. You'll need to know how to do a few basic stitches to complete a flower.

video

Or, watch it on YouTube. It's a bigger picture, but the picture and sound quality aren't as good.

Mandy's Favorite 5-Petal Flower Pattern

Materials:
Any size hook (depending on what size flower you want)
Any weight yarn

Rnd 1: Ch 5, join into a ring w/sl st in 1st ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 9dc in ring, join to top of ch w/sl st -- 10 sts.
Rnd 3: **Ch 2, work 3dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in next st** five times. Fasten off.

For a different color center, try changing yarn colors after round 2. Experiment with different weight yarns and hook sizes. To layer a slightly smaller flower on top, go down one hook size from larger flower.

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111 Responses to “how to crochet a flower video tutorial”

Julia said...

this is the PERFECT post!! i just taught myself how to crochet but i can only do flat things like blankets and scarves!! thank you so much! i can't wait to try it tonight!

Shorty said...

I love to crochet and I love your flower tutorial! Very cute...can't wait to try it! Thank you for the pattern.

Anja said...

Love the flowers! Already made a bunch. Thanks for another awesome tutorial!
Annie

Kaila said...

thank you, thank you for posting the video. I am also a visual learner and could not figure this out for the life of me. Hopefully I can now finish my project!!

Ondine said...

Thanks so much for this - I've tried various other tutorials for crochet flowers, but never with much success, but yours is great!

Kindy Lynn said...

That is so cute! Thanks for the video tut it so much easier than reading. Im a visual person so this is awesome!

Kelly A. said...

Sooo cute!! Thank you for sharing your talents!! I would love it if you are willing to post a tutorial on how to make that darling beanie! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the flower. I also love the little shoes - can you let us know where you found the pattern for them (or do you have a tutorial) - thanks!!

Ashlee said...

SOOOOO cute! and I absolutely LOVE the Video Tutorial! Thanks a bunch!! Would love to see more!

Baba said...

Hi! You are so talented! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Andrea said...

Mandy,
Adorable! Great tutorial, I wish this would have been around when I taught myself how to crochet flowers. It would have eliminated a lot of trial and error. Thanks for always sharing great info with your readers!

Tangerine Kitty said...

Oh my gosh, those little booties are so cute.

Tricia said...

Yay! I can't wait to try this out. During the kids naptime of course. And those little baby shoes are too cute for words!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

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I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.

Ta!

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Amy said...

great little tutorial! I am going to be making tons of these I just know!

Rane said...

Love these! Thank you!!!
BTW... when do we get to
start on the jean project?
I am ready and willing!!
So excited to start!!
Loads of love to you little
birdies,
Rane
~~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~

nikkidwright said...

That is such a clear tutorial. Thanks! Can't wait to make a gazillion little flowers.

Have a great day!

Abbie said...

I also like to crochet flowers and really like the button in the middle. I'll have to try that!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Love love loved this. I have those basic skills, but never knew what they were called. I can't really follow patterns because I've never had anyone show me what a "double crochet" is and now I know! Yay!

Thank you for this. I'm going to make one this weekend! And if it comes out okay, I'm totally going to blog about this fabulous video. Please do more of these, I love videos! Even a simple scarf would be great too.

greedygrace said...

Thank You! I've seen written instructions for making flowers, and I couldn't quite follow them. It looks so much easier when you have a visual! Awesome!

Bonafyde said...

What an immense help this!!! i loved the tutorial and am fully confident hat i can make these cute flowers. I have plenty of written instructions but nothing beats visually watching how it is done and especially in a clear and accessible video that can be played over and over while trying it out! No worries of annoying anyone by asking them to please show me how to do it just one once more....lol
Thanks for taking the time to share this! :)

Becky :) said...

Found you from the UBP, great site!

Gayle215 said...

Your video tutorial was GREAT! Sooo easy to follow. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting it.

Michellie-mom said...

I LOVE your site...I get most excited when there is a new feed from the Little Birdies in my reader...

Would love a tutorial on the beanie!!!

Tricia said...

I am loving my cute new flowers! Thanks for such easy instructions.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is fantastic! I love video tutorials, it's fun to "meet" people that way and match up voices and faces. This looks so easy, I can't wait to try it! I'll be linking as well. Thanks so much for this!

Chris C said...

Thank you so much for doing a video on this - I have seen written instructions but as I have very limited skills I could never follow them, but with your video it will be easy - thanks so very much.

Legojenta said...

Hi
Great video, I really think I could do this myself after watching this. Although, the video is kind of small... Is there anything you could do with it so that I can expand to fullscreen, so I could see better? Or maybe you could post it on YouTube, there is a fullscreen-toggle there. I tried making the flower (and I'm a complete newbie at crocheting), but I think something went wrong, cause when I got done with my 4th petal, there were no more stiches to make the 5th petal, so I figured I must have done something wrong somewhere. I'm sure I could figure it out if I could see the video in a larger format on my screen. Hope you'll consider doing what I asked for above =) Thanks, bye!

Karen said...

Wow! This is a FAB tutorial!! I have Really been wanting to learn how to crochet those darling flowers! I haven't crocheted in about 25 years....and then it was just a chain.....but I really think I can make some of my own with this video. Thank you SO much for sharing!!

Jackie said...

Thank you SO much for this tutorial! I have been searching for weeks for the perfect crochet flower and this is definitely IT! I made three in about 10 minutes and they are adorable. Thank you!

Elena said...

Thank you very much for the great tutorial! I just tried to make one flower! Need more practise, but without your help I would never make it!
Thank you!!!!!

smallcity said...

Wow, i have been looking for something like this to help me out. This is a wonderful video, great directions, and you can see it and hear great. Thank you so much.

smallcity

Anonymous said...

Wow... how cute!!!! PLEASE please please do a tutorial on this matching beanie and bootie set... I can see that other comments have already asked for it, but this is so CUTE... and the flower just finishes it off!!! ...pretty, pretty please do another tutorial..... :)

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Okay ladies, I'm so glad you all like the beanies and booties, but I can't post the patterns unless I sell the sets I put in my Etsy store! :) Where's the love?

One set down, two to go! :)

~mandy

Lena said...

Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial! I tried crochet flowers before but with a different pattern and they all looked like... anything but flowers. But I hope with your tutorial I will be succesful! :-)

Melanie said...

I am a beginner, but I totally think I can do this! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Tierra said...

Thank You so much. I have been wanting to know how to make these. You did a wonderful job. I am going to go crazy making them now. I'll probably put them on my purses.

Lowry Family said...

Thanks so much for your tutorial. I followed along and finished not to long after the tutorial was done. Perfect! I'm so excited to put these on my purses now.

Katie Renz said...

Just have to say this is my favorite all time pattern. Thank you for the video tutorial too.

natalie said...

Never in my 42 years have Icrocheted before, but after wading through about 20 sites, this one was perfect for flowers, just the right speed, and by using the pause button, I really got it quickly! Thankyou...

Christine said...

Wow, fantastic video. This is one that I will come back to again and again. I am a beginner and don't really even know the stitches but you actually show it so well that I could probably figure it out just watching the video. Thanks so much for posting this.
xoxo, Christine

Jodieth said...

I am so excited about this video. Such a great one. I am just learning crochet. I have done a face wash cloth. I am looking forward to trying this. THANK YOU!

Jodieth said...

Great tutorial. I am excited about trying a flower. Can you make the center one color like yellow and the petals white?

Anonymous said...

thank you, this is great! am about to make some to embellish my daughter's winter hat. can't wait!

dasimonds said...

Thank You so very much..
Great tutorial and Video!!
It has been a while a while
for me on crocheting..this is
very helpful.

*I just made one while following
your video..it came out perfect :)
Again..Thanks!

k.k. chamberlain said...

Thank you! This was so helpful and I loved the video. I picked it up fast, thanks to your great instruction.

Debbie Brough said...

With a couple of youtube clips to learn the slip stitch and double crochet, I was able to make this darling little flower -- my best crocheted item yet! :) Thanks for a super tutorial.

Kim's Favorite Recipes said...

Hey, how do you insert a middle for these flowers? Do you just sew on a button or something? I am trying to figure out what to do as a "centerpiece" and would love your creative advice.
Thanks!

Kari said...

I don't see anything in your shop! Time for hat/booties tutorial! Pretty pretty please with cherries on top. :)

Kristy said...

I LOVE these crocheted flowers and taught myself how to make them from your tutorial. Thank you so much for having amazing projects on your site. My little girls look darling this fall with their new hair accessories (and sometimes I wear them too!).

Heidi said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talents!! I love your blog.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing... and I LOVE the little booties and beanie! I see that all the items have sold in your Etsy store...so can we please, please, pretty please, now have the tutorial on how to make these as well?!!

I would love to make up a set for my little niece as a Christmas gift...it's her first Christmas this year! Thank you so much! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello - you have a great blog! I can see that some other ladies have also asked for the tutorial for the cutest baby booties and hat project that you made! I also would love this - would be so good to make 'little' Christmas gifts!

Su said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial - I've been trying to figure out how to make flowers to connect into a scarf for my swap partner, and she will be so happy! In this season of thanks I am thankful for great people like you that share their talent. Aloha!

K-Sue said...

Thank you! These are nice little flowers, perfect fro quick embellishments.

The Bishops said...

I've been making your crochet flowers for hair clips for my girls, but I'm wondering what brand or kind of yarn you use. The yarn I have seems to fuzz out, if that makes sense. Is there a favorite yarn brand that you use? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great Tutorial...sorry to ask again because I can see that others ahve already asked, but please PLEASE post the tutorial - I really want to give this a go!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the video tutorial. As soon as I watched it, I grabbed my hook and yarn. When I was done, I sewed the flower onto a hat that I just completed.

Katrina said...

Thank you so much for posting this video. My neice taught me to crochet a beanie hat but we ran out of time to do the flower and she lives in a different state. Now I can add a really cute flower to my daughter's beanie hat. Thanks again. Katrina

Hahn said...

This is great! I'm totally clueless to crochet and can only make the basic scarf and blankie with the basic stitches!!! I don't even know what you aall them stiches!

Anyway, I followed your Flower tutorial for almost an hour (undoing and redoing!!) and am so pleased with the result.

I have a question though - At the very end where you cut off the excess thread, is it normal for that tiny knot to be visible?

Thanks for this tutorial!

C-Bru said...

THANK YOU! This is perfect! I've tried so many tutorials and this was the only on I understood! CAn't wait to try it! :)

Jen said...

Thanks so much for your video...I was able to whip the cutest chocolate brown flower out, thanks to you! Can't wait to make more! Thanks again.

The How-To Gal said...

Such an awesome tutorial. Thank you for posting! I'm teaching myself how to crochet and have been searching all over the web for a simple tutorial. I'm already a follower of your blog, but didn't see this! Thank you again!!

Lise said...

Wow. Thank you so much for this. I just started a crochet class and am in the midst of a simple hat--my first project. I thought it would be much cuter with a flower, googled, and found your tutorial. I made one on my first try, and I hadn't even learned a double crochet stitch yet (the video was enough). Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Suzie Shatarevyan said...

Thank you for the great tutorial on how to crochet a flower. Can you also share the pattern for the cap?

Amy said...

AWESOME! Thank you so much for this post! I have tried other ways of doing flowers, but I think I am too new at crocheting because they keep turning out poorly, but this one is much better so I think I'll have no problems! Thanks again!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the great pattern. I love the little Mary-Janes with the flowers on them! I'm thinking of making a pair for my daughter. (Wouldn't that be so cute for Easter?)

ificould said...

What a great tutorial - good job! I love this pattern - love it so much I posted a link on my blog:
http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/03/crocheted-flower.html

Thanks for the tute!
Missy

Justbecauseitmakesmesmile said...

Brilliant video and written instructions.
Thank you!

Macy Hayes said...

This is great, thank you! A simple variation gives you a really cute 6-petal flower - chain 6, do 12 dc in the circle, and then the petal pattern six times.

mmtncrfts said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Great video tutorial. I have a stack of written directions, but with the tutorial it's easy to follow.

Bethany said...

Thank you so much! I also tried other video tutorials and couldn't figure out how to make a flower, but I just made 2--thanks to you!

I also love your ideas for paper clip and ribbon bookmarks--so cute! I am going to make those for my kids' teachers for teacher appreciation gifts. Thanks again!

Kerri said...

Thanks for the easy to follow tutotial! Needed just to remember what to do!
Love it and intend to make heaps of them for my scrapping pages!

John and Amy Brunton said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I live in New Zealand and we can't get anything cute like this in the shops - so I made a flower headband for my 1yr old daughter and we've had so many comments!

Please please please please please PLEASE post the tutorial and/or pattern for the mary janes and the beanie! I love them! I've been searching everywhere for a good pattern for mary janes, but none of them are anywhere near as cute as these ones. Thanks;)

Jo said...

Thanx for this tut, it was great, altho I can crochet, and with a little time work out how to make a flower- you have just saved me time as my daughter has asked me to teach her how to do this for her crafing- so off I go and look so 'capable' :) teehee xx

Elisa said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. I am a novice crocheter & this project was perfect for me :)

Lee said...

I have been trying to do these for ages and never quite got it! Your tutorial helped me make my first proper looking lovely flower! Thank you so much for doing this. Im amazed!

Sarah said...

This was a GREAT tutorial, the best online, thank you!

Margarita said...

Loved this tutorial. Thank you for teaching beginners, like me, to make these cute flowers. I have seen other in the net and just couldn't follow them. I love these and will be making some for my grand-daughter. Please keep them coming. You are an excellent teacher!

Maggie

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

This is so great. I was going to do a tutorial on my blog in the next couple of weeks on how to do these, but thought of course there would already be some online. So I will make some and definitely point people your direction! Thank you for the great video!

The Duckworth Family said...

I just spent forever tryhing to remind myself how to do these flowers and all the other tutorials I watched were not NEARLY as deatiled as yours. Thank you so much!

followthelinesgoingsouth.com said...

Thanks for a great tutorial!

zafran said...

Sooo cute!! Thank you for sharing your talents!! I would love it if you are willing to post a tutorial. flowers to
Pakistan

Bloom Spirit said...

I've never crocheted before. This was so easy! Thank you for posting it.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for this awesome tutorial. It's been yrs, but now retired and back at it...You helped a lot with your great instructions. Your flowers are very pretty.

dp said...

Have put off making these little flowers because the patterns I found were to difficult! A ball of Knit-Cro-Sheen and a #4 hook later and three run throughs of the video and I have something that looks like a flower. Not bad since I was never very good at crochet and haven't had a hook in hand other than to repair something in years. Thanks!

Oh, and all the little hats and shoes are just too cute. Like the little black one with the holly.

Amazing Flower said...

lovely creation.

Love from Singapore Florist :)

The Ugly Dragon said...

Adorable! My mother taught me to crochet flowers similar to these when I was younger, and I would wear them in my hair. Nice to see some other fun ways to use them!

Also, I love the crocheted heart tutorial. Made a bunch for Valentine's day in one afternoon :)

Judi said...

WOW! This is AMAZING! I've been wanting to crochet flowers for ages, but am not good at reading crochet patterns, as I'm self taught - this is PERFECT - thank you SO much!

Judi x

Karilee said...

THANK YOU!!
Normally, I really suck at crochet, but with this tutorial, I ACTUALLY made a flower!!
YOU Rock!!

heather said...

Omg...thank you so much!! I'm making a baby blanket for a friend and I cannot ever follow crochet patterns I have been searching fo a flower pattern I could actually do for days and the shower is in 3 days! Finally! I'm making several of these in different colors as embeleshments for a baby blanket so quick and easy to make I just may actually finish this project on time!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! =)

Sailing with bare feet said...

I'm a beginner to crochet. I'm having a hard time following your video. Just because it isn't a step by step like saying for ins-tense how many threads you are going threw at once..

picksomeflowers said...

This is the first flower tutorial that I actually liked the results! Thank you so much for making such an easy tutorial to follow with such great results.

Karima said...

This is great. I have linked this tutorial on my blog. I tried to link this on your page but couldn't get it to link!

My Link is http://www.karimascrafts.com/1/post/2011/03/crochet-flower.html

PS I am now a google follower of yours from my two blogs.
www.karimascrafts.com
www.karimasblogs.blogspot.com

Bryan and Jess said...

I am just teaching myself to crochet and this was PERFECT! Thanks so much I would love some more video tutorials on small beanies and what not! that was very very helpful! Thanks!

Ladybugg Creations Crafts said...

OMGosh... Easiest tute I have ever seen-- LOVE it.. NOW to try the hearts lol

Anna said...

Thank you. This is just what I needed.

Nor Haniza (Niza Taj) said...

nice !!
love your site very much !! :)

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follow u :)

LaurenHansen said...

Thank you, thank you!! I didn't think I could do this, but with your video I could! Love it!

Jessica said...

I'm just learning how to crochet, and this tutorial is great for a beginner like me. I was struggling with a different flower last night, but was easily able to make this one today. Thank you!

Dizzys Castle said...

Thankyou !!! excellant tut !
now have a sweet flower to go on childs hat..

carolyn said...

I want to thank you for the video, it was great. I loved the hat and shoes, is this a pattern of yours, i would love to buy it.

Melissa Duell Photography said...

The best by far pattern!!!!! Love it and all your help!!!

Miss j aka mixedclawzz said...

Thank you so much! The video was great! I am a visual learner and very new to crocheting so the video was extremely helpful.

kit said...

thanks for the flower tutorial, never made a flower before and it came out great. can u share the blue beanie pattern, please...thank you

kit said...

can u share the blue beanie pattern on your site...the flower is great and the video also..thank you.

Tea Jurković said...

thank you so much for this tut! it is just perfect!

liljam said...

I have been trialing several flower patterns. THis one is the best by far! Thank you.

liljam said...

I have been trialling different flower patterns, trying to find the right one. Yours is PERFECT! Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Thank you for this clear tutorial. As a beginner in crichet it was just what I needed.

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