Crochet Flower Brooch

This is the last pattern from the three that I used at the WI meeting. (You can find the others here and here.)It is suitable for those new to crochet as much of it involves chain stitches.

This last flower can be built up into layers in whatever way you like. By making different flowers and then layering them together you create something with depth. You can use different yarn thickness, different hook sizes, different colours or a mixture. The length of the petals can also be adjusted. Buttons and beads can be added to the centre. Have a play and come up with something completely unique.

First Flower

All instructions in UK terms (for us conversion see here)

ss: slip stitch

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

Foundation ring: Ch 6 and join with a sl st to make a ring.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, 14 dc into centre of ring, sl st into 2nd ch of ch 2.

Round 2: Ch 15, sl st into first dc (this makes one petal), *1 dc into next dc, ch 15, sl st into the same dc just worked, repeat from * until 15 petal loops worked, sl st into first dc.

Fasten off yarn.

Second Flower

Repeat the above pattern using a different sized hook and different colour yarn.

Third Flower

This can be made using the same size hook as one of the above as the pattern is slightly altered.

Foundation Ring: ch 6 and join with a sl st.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, 11dc into the centre of ring, sl st into the 2nd ch of ch 2.

Round 2: Ch 10, sl st into first dc, * 1 dc into next dc, ch 10, sl st into dc just worked, repeat from * until 12 petal loops worked, sl st into first dc.

Finishing:

Weave in loose ends. Layer the flowers together with the largest at the bottom (or however you wish). Sew together at their centres. Add beads and buttons as you wish.

Have fun with this and do share your makes with me – I love to see how patterns are interpreted by different people.

Wire

Since the meeting I have had a go with various different wires and I am pleased to say that the pattern works just as well in wire as in yarn.

In purple wire. (Needs a bit of ‘arranging’)

In pink…..

…in green…

….. and in gold. There is a silver one too.

The only decision left was which to put with which…..

Green and silver?

Gold and purple?

Pink and green?

Which do you like or what would you do?

As is often the case, I got this far and then got sidetracked onto another project. They need more work! What can I say?

The other project (in case you are wondering) is an up-cycled bangle. You can see a picture of it on my Facebook page. There will a post and pattern coming soon.

For the lovely people reading this from Handmade Harbour I did take the knitting where I had made a mistake back, and it only took an evening to recover that which I lost (I went back to row 24 from row 54!!) I am currently doing the final sleeve…..why do we have such long arms?

Oh well… as a break from the monotony of knitting sleeves I shall, as always, be heading over to Handmade Monday to see what everyone else has been up to this week. Do come and join me. I am hoping that Wendy (the wonderful host) has managed to catch up a bit…..

Hope you all have a lovely week ๐Ÿ™‚

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36 thoughts on “Crochet Flower Brooch

  1. freespiritdesigns

    oooh lovely! the layering looks fantastic on the lilac fabric flower and its so versatile too as it could be used to embellish tonnes of projects

    i love the design in wire too – pink is my favourite, although i think it looks best on its own rather than layered… perhaps because of the more structural quality of the wire? x

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  2. Alison

    Like everyone else I love the layering effect. The pink and green does look really pretty together. I wonder how red and green would look for Christmas. Have a crafty week.
    Ali x

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