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Blooming Crochet Flowers and Leaves – Free Crochet Pattern

December 30, 2018

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I have been making these little crochet flowers and leaves for years, in every colour combo possible! I am so happy to share them with you now. The pattern is easy – and a beginner, with a little practice, will soon be churning out loads of flowers. I hope to inspire you to use your most colourful yarns to create your own crochet gardens. A single flower makes a gorgeous pin/brooch, or string them together for a garland. Embellish a baby blanket….a cushion…..the list is endless!

Pattern uses US crochet terms, and you can find UK terms in Abbreviations.


I used scraps of DK weight yarn and 4 ply/fingering weight yarn for my flowers, but you can use any yarn weight you wish – just use a matching hook. My favourite yarn for making flowers is the wonderful Scheepjes Catona, which you can purchase in tiny 25g balls. It is a fabulous all-purpose 100% mercerised cotton 4 ply yarn. With excellent stitch definition, this is perfect for smaller projects like these crochet flowers. You can purchase it here Scheepjes Catona 25g

Suggested hook sizes:

  • DK weight – 3.5mm hook
  • 4 ply/fingering weight – 2.5mm or 3.00mm hook


A flower made in DK weight yarn is approx. 3″

A flower made in 4 ply/fingering weight yarn is approx. 2.5″



US Crochet terms

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

rep – repeat

UK Crochet terms

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

rep – repeat

You should check out another Crochet Pattern for Easy Crochet Flowers

easy crochet flowers pattern

Lets start crocheting!

Instructions for Crochet Flowers

Round 1: With first colour, ch4 (counts as centre ch and 1dc), and work 11dc into 4th ch from hook, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 12dc

Alternative round 1: With first colour, make a magic ring, ch3 (counts as 1dc), and work 11dc into ring. Tighten magic ring, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 12dc








Round 2: Join 2nd colour into top of any dc st from last round. *[ch 2, 1dc] into same st, [1dc, ch 2, sl st] into next st; repeat from * to ; total of 6 times. Fasten off yarn – 6 petals









With right side of flower facing you, you will now work behind row 2. Hold the petals forward so you can see your work.

Round 3: With 3rd colour and working behind row 2, work 1 sl st into a st (hook 2 loops to create a stable base to work from) between petals, (ch 4, 1 sl st in stitch between next petal) 5 times. Ch 4, sl st to 1st sl st to close. Do not fasten off yarn – 6 x ch-4 loop spaces









Round 4: Sl st into 1st ch-4 space, * [ch2, 3dc, ch2, slst] in same space, sl st into next ch-4 space; Repeat from * to ; total of 6 times. Fasten off yarn – 6 petals










Round 5: With 4th colour and working behind round 4, work 1 sl st into a st between petals, (ch 5, 1 sl st in stitch between petals) 5 times, ch 5, sl st to 1st sl st to close. Do not fasten off yarn – 6 x ch-5 loop spaces









Round 6: Sl st into 1st ch-5 space, * [ch2, 4dc, ch2, slst] in same space, sl st into next ch-5 space; Repeat from * to ; total of 6 times. Fasten off yarn – 6 petals

Weave in all threads and admire your beautiful flower! Scroll down for alternative round 6 instructions to make a pointed (picot) petal, that will change the look of the finished flower.










Round 6 (picot version): Sl st into 1st ch-5 space, * [ch2, 2dc, ch2, sl st back into 2nd ch from hook, 2dc, ch2, slst] in same space, sl st into next ch-5 space; Repeat from * to ; total of 6 times. Fasten off yarn – 6 petals


















Another variation you could make, is to crochet rounds 1 & 2 in the same colour and add an embellishment. These sweet little rose embellishments are freely available in craft shops and add a lovely touch to your flowers. You sew them to your the centre of your crochet flower, or use a hot glue gun which I did.

Want to make some leaves to add to your flowers? Read on for a simple leaf pattern and a few pictures to help you, if needed.


Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 3 chs, [2 hdc, ch 2, sc back in to 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc] in last ch.

Rotate to work along the other side of ch 7.

Dc in each of next 3 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch. Sl st to first sc to join.

Fasten off and weave in threads.


I made these cream and pink crochet roses in a soft 4 ply cotton Scheepjes Cotton 8

These crochet flowers were made in cream yarn and embellished with little felt flowers………I left out out the final layer of petals to make them 2-layer.

I could see these pretty flowers decorating a Wedding table!


This little bouquet of flowers is made in Summery floral colours, and the small flowers are made using rounds 1 & 2 of pattern. The basic pattern is very versatile.


See more free crochet flower patterns here

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I hope you enjoy this Free pattern!

If you make this pattern, be sure to tag me in your photos so I can see it too, @anniedesigncrochet or #anniedesigncrochet  – I can’t wait to see what colours you use!


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  • Reply
    January 1, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I really enjoyed crocheting these flowers! I pinned this pattern to my Crochet board! Do you also have a pattern for the leaves, & how to attach them?

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      [email protected]
      January 2, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Hi, and thank you! There is a pattern for leaves in my Free pattern for Bloom Pillow. I simply sewed the leaves with a few stitches, to the back of the flower:)

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    Tracy Wallace
    June 2, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Just made one-I love it! So cool, thanks for the pattern ????

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    June 2, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    These flowers r so gorgeous!!

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    Sherie Rodrigues
    January 25, 2020 at 5:44 am

    Dear Carmen. First, WOW. I just turned 70, teaching myself to crochet, it’s quite easy with gorgeous people like yourself on the net taking time to show us, the masses, not only your fabulous creativity, designs, colour combinations, which I just love yours, but you take the time to show us how to do it. For this I am truly grateful and excited. Love and respect to you from my happy self. Sherie Rodrigues from Australia. 🙏🌟

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    February 16, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful layered flower pattern! I am visiting from Anabelia craft design.

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    February 24, 2020 at 8:49 am

    They are absolutely beautiful.

    I’d really like to crochet/sew them on a crochet triangle shawl I just made. But I don’t know how.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!! ❤️

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      [email protected]
      February 24, 2020 at 9:50 am

      Hi! And thank you. I have attached crochet flowers to blankets and shawls by sewing them on with a thin cotton yarn, or sewing thread. Pin in place and make a few light stitches and it will be fine!

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    March 20, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    I can’t for the life of me figure out the leaves.

    Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 3 chs, [2 hdc, ch 2, sc back in to 2nd ch from hook] <—— this is where things go off for me. The first 2 hdc creates a gap, then the ch 2 sticks out from the curved shape of the leaf. If I follow the pattern as is, I end up with the last ch being separate from the rest of the leaf. I’m not sure that describes it properly.
    I’ve only been crocheting for 2 months, and following patterns isn’t always easy, for some reason. I’m old enough to know it’s probably me and not other's mistakes.

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      March 20, 2020 at 7:16 pm

      Literally after 2 days of attempting these leaves, writing a comment, I ‘figured it out’. Basically I just kept going and realized how it comes together after starting on the other side of the ch 7. Looking at the other pictures and instructions helped.

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        [email protected]
        March 21, 2020 at 11:42 am

        That is great! I just answered your previous comment and I am delighted you figured it out.

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      [email protected]
      March 21, 2020 at 11:40 am

      I get you! When you ch 2, and sc back into 2nd ch from hook, try and grab 2 loops with your hook and then make 2 more hdc back into the same space. [2 hdc, ch 2, sc back in to 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc] is all made in the same space so it fits tightly together. Look at the pictures in the post closely. Try it a few times and you will see!

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    March 21, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Thank you very much for the pattern. They are beautiful and stunning. I can’t stop making them.

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    Prithika Ferdinand
    August 23, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Wow..thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. I made it today and it came wonderful. I love them..thank you..

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    Shannon Gilstrap
    May 19, 2021 at 1:10 am

    On the [ch 2, dc 1] what does the 1 mean?

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      carmen_h[email protected]
      May 19, 2021 at 6:19 pm

      Hi! It means [ch 2, make 1 dc]. I appreciate you pointing this out as it does sound confusing! I wrote the pattern a few years ago and hopefully I am more consistent now. And thanks!

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