As May brings the flowers to our hedgerows and gardens, this project is the perfect way to learn the art of crochet. Learn two of the most popular stitches - chain stitch and treble stitch - as you create a beautiful bouquet of flowers that can be sewn onto clothing or accessories, or turned into a brooch! We have used cream yarn in the illustration shown here, but you could use any wool colour of your choice!
If you’re new to crochet, you might find it helpful to read our beginner’s guide to crochet. It has step-by-step guides to the crochet stitches you’ll be using in this project, which you could practise before you begin - you'll be an expert in no time!
How to make the Rose Corsage
Leaving a long tail for sewing up, chain 57.
Row 1: (Trc, ch 2, Trc) in sixth ch from hook (5 skipped chs count as first Trc plus ch 2),*ch 2, skip next 2 chs, (Trc, ch 2, Trc) in next ch; repeat from * across.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 5 Trc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, (6 trc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, (9 trc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, (12 trc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next sp) 7 times; finish off leaving a long tail for sewing up.
Thread the wool needle with yarn end from beginning chain. Beginning with the first petal made, sew to secure as you roll. Then thread the needle with end yarn and sew to secure. Sew a brooch back to the reverse of the corsage.
How to make the Lazy Daisy
Using green yarn, make 6 ch, join with a ss into a ring.
Round 1: 1ch, 11dc in ring, join with a ss into first ch. Fasten off.
Round 2: Using cream yarn (11ch, ss in next dc) 12 times, ending with a ss in ss of round 1.
How to make the Eight Petal Flower
12 dc into a magic ring, join with a ss.
Round 1: 2dc into each dc (24 sts).
Round 2: (3ch,1 tr in each of next 2dc, 3ch, ss in next dc). Repeat around to make 8 petals.
How to make the Little Flowers with Leaves
Flower pattern: 5 dc in a magic ring, join with a ss.
Round 1: [ch 2, 3trc, ch 2, ss in the same dc, ss to the next dc], 5 times, making 5 petals.
Leaves pattern: With green yarn, ch 5, * 2 trc into 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, ss into top of last trc made to make a point at the top of the leaf. trc in same st as previous trc. Ch 2, ss in same trc,** ss in next 2 chs. Ch 3, repeat from * to.**
Sew leaves to the back of the flower.
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