- Plastic crochet rings (26mm)
- Crochet hook (4mm)
- Aran weight yarn
- Darning needle
- Buttons (optional)
- Glue gun (optional)
- ss = Slip Stitch
- sc = Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
- hdc = Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet)
(From now on, all crochet stitch abbreviations are written in US terminology.)
- Start with a slip knot on your hook.
- *Insert your hook through the centre of your plastic ring.
- Yarn over your hook and pull a loop back through the plastic ring.
- You should now have two loops on your hook.
- Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook to create a single crochet (sc)*
- Repeat between * and * 20 more times. You should have a total of 21 sc stitches going around the circumference of your plastic ring.
In this round we are going to work through the sc stitches of the previous round.
- *ss into the first stitch (thats the first sc of the previous round.)
- 5 hdc into the next stitch.
- ss into the next stitch.*
- Go ahead and repeat between * and * 6 more times. You should have a total of 7 petals on your flower.
- Fasten off and sew in the ends.
All finished!!! Wasn't that simple?!
These little flower look cute just as they are! If you fancy adding a little extra flare, why not add some contrasting buttons?
Here's how I did it:
- I scrummaged through my button collection to find contrasting buttons to the flowers that I had made.
- Once I had made a choice on buttons, I threaded each button with the matching colour of yarn to the flower they were going to be attached to.
- I placed my flower onto a plastic chopping board (my choice of crafting work surface) and filled up the centre of the flower with a blob of hot glue.
- I then place my threaded button onto the blob of glue and left the glue to cool and set.
- Once cool, I pulled the flower free from my plastic chopping board and my flowers were all finished!
I hope you enjoy making these flowers as much as I did! Any question, please don't hesitate to ask.