How to Crochet Flowers and Leaves

Crochet flowers make beautiful accessories and embellishments, and there are so many designs to choose from. Create crochet roses, sunflowers, daisies, pansies, carnations, gerberas, orchids and a range of different leaves to decorate all of your projects!

200 Crochet Flowers, Embellishments and Trims offers a comprehensive collection of crochet stitches, ranging from the very simple to the most complex and the traditional to the innovative. It’s an inspirational guide to making your own unique crocheted pieces, whether you are creating beautiful garments and accessories for yourself, or stylish adornments for your home.

crochet flowersThe book is divided into four sections covering flowers, trims, fabrics and motifs. Each section includes a showcase of inspirational projects for using the designs. The Fabrics section features texture, lace and colour patterns and the edgings in the Trims section can be used to add a personal touch to a garment. The Motifs section includes squares, circles and hexagons, which can be joined together to create different projects.

There’s a great range of crochet flower designs included in the book, from the natural to the more flamboyant. Add these to garments and interior items, or use them to make decorations for your home. You can brighten up a plain summer bag with the addition of raffia flowers or create a unique wedding or anniversary gift with pretty crochet roses.

crochet flowersCrochet flowers can be used to make simple but effective jewellery. This necklace is made from the Six-Petal Daisy pattern in three shades of lightweight purple wool using a 3mm crochet hook. You could use any flower pattern from the book, vary the colours or the length of the necklace to make the design completely bespoke.

It’s worth experimenting with yarn textures when making crochet flowers, as you can create completely different effects. Mercerized cotton is a tight, lustrous yarn that works brilliantly for small, bold flower designs. Mohair, on the other hand, is a fluffy yarn that produces a feather-soft fabric. Use a large hook to create open fabrics or make soft flowers like the roses used to embellish the willow Heart project.

Gauge is harder to measure for flowers; often the only way of working out the finished size of a flower is to make it. Starting with the correct yarn will give some idea of the size; thin yarns will make small flowers, while thick yarns will make bigger flowers.

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To test out these crochet flower designs and for even more patterns, get your copy of 200 Crochet Flowers, Embellishments and Trims now! If you want to get to grips with the basics first, check out our How to Crochet ebook.

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