How To Crochet A Simple Flower - Absolute Beginners
Crochet is a great skill to learn. Not only is it a fun, relaxing hobby, but you can create some amazing items from blankets and bags to clothes and toys. I have designed hundreds of free crochet projects for you to try, but before you rush in - how easy is it to learn to crochet? Don't worry, crochet is an easy skill to learn, and to help you on your way I have created 10 simple lessons via YouTube. I then give you an easy project to test out your skills - a simple flower. Finally, I show how to read written crochet patterns, which is the most common way you'll be provided with crochet projects for more advanced items such as clothes. I provide written crochet patterns for all manner of crocheted items, which you can view for free on this website.
How To Crochet a Simple Flower - Absolute Beginners
There are two main terminologies used in crochet - UK and US. I teach in US terminology because I find it simpler for beginners to understand but in the lessons I will also tell you what the stitches and techniques are called in UK terminology so that you will be able to understand crochet patterns provided in either terminology.
In lesson 6, I show you how to work the treble crochet stitch as it is known in US terminology. In UK terminology this is known as the double treble crochet, so check your pattern before starting. This is quite a big stitch, but gives you an idea of how even bigger stitches work, just keep pulling through 2! It's as simple as that.
Are you ready to test out your new crochet skills? The perfect crochet project for absolute beginners is my simple flower as it is not only achievable but you'll have a pretty little flower to show for it.
Crochet flowers are an excellent project for beginners since they are quick, easy, and fun to make! They allow for many variations as flowers come in any size, shape, and color. They also use up very small amounts of yarn, making crochet flowers great stash busting projects.
Next up is the puff flower! Puff flowers are another classic way to add some extra embellishments to your projects. You can also make a lot of them to join into a handbag or cozy blanket. This tutorial also keeps it simple, using only four stitches: chains, slip stitches, double crochet, and double treble crochet stitches. But, you can add your own personal style by mixing and matching your favorite colors!
Looking to make something a little bigger? Check out this flower applique by Daisy Cottage Designs! This large crochet flower has 3 layers, giving the piece a beautiful 3D effect. Again, there are so many different ways to use crochet flowers like this one! You could attach one to a headband, create some springtime bookmarks, or decorate with floral garlands.
Getting bored of just one color? Why not make your flowers multi-colored? This video tutorial by Notikaland guides you through creating colorful crochet roses. The technique is super simple and similar to the one used to make the Large Crochet Flower above. These flowers, however, have an embellishment at the center. Notikaland adds pearls to the center of her roses, but you can sew on any kind of button or bead you like!