Mini Hoop Flowers

These simple and cute flowers are quick and easy to make. They are perfect as embellishments for your projects and/or as stand alone ornaments in their own right.











  • Plastic crochet rings (26mm)
  • Crochet hook (4mm)
  • Aran weight yarn
  • Scissors
  • 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.


15 comments:

  1. This is pretty easy and simple, thank you for that idea ��

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  2. Maravilloso como siempre Matt, muy buen trabajo, has convertido una lámpara sosa en un precioso diseño, tienes muy buenas ideas y eres pura inspiración. Saludos desde Spain.
    Olivia ♥

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  3. It is great and love it, thanks for sharing, greatings Ria

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  4. Lovely pattern! And perfect tutorial as ever, Matt! Thanks a lot!

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  5. Thanks Matt. I love your blog. I only learned to crochet on Tuesday and I've managed to make one of your flowers!

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  6. Wow! Excellent tute, pics & project!! Happy to have found your blog today, Thank You!!

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  7. Muy bonitas, sencillas y elegantes a la vez, gracias por el tutorial, me pondre a practicar.
    Me hare un cojín para el sofá.

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  8. It looks beautiful!
    Please tell me, did you glue the flowers to the lamp? Or how did you attach them?
    Thank you

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    1. yes I used a hot glue to glue them to the lamp x

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  9. I think they are great. I am going to make them, then attach them together and make a bed cover for a child. Back it with sheet material.

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  10. These flowers look quick and easy, will have to get some plastic rings asap.

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  11. I so love this, and its so easy. cant wait to start, just got to find the crochet Rings. Thank you so much.Much appreciated xx

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  12. I love your blog. You are a great teacher. You make sure your readers are able to follow your instruction by examples. Such as placing the needle in the 4thh chain. I wouldn't know where the 4th chain is. Also, when you tell us there is only one chain left at the end. Most instructions don't do that you did. that was great. I was able to follow your directions and not get lost or frustrated. with the project and give up. I actually finished a project with your directions.

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  13. Hi Matt.
    Thank you for a lovely idea and a fantastic DIY!
    I took the liberty of sharing your photos on my blog, linking to your blog, off course! At the same time I have translated the pattern into danish.
    I hope it's ok, and thanks again for a lovely idea!!
    (you'll find my blog at bettekun.blogspot.com)
    Mette

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