14 July 2020
DIY crochet flowers - perfect for leftover yarn
Do you have some leftover yarn? These cute crocheted flowers are super easy and fun to make. The flowers are ready in no time, within a few minutes you have a nice decoration! Attach the flowers to your crocheted baby blanket or to a present. You can also place the flowers in a frame or string them together and make a garland. There are plenty of options for these cute little flowers, so let your creativity run wild! We have a few short patterns for you of different flowers and also a cute butterfly. We used leftovers Hoooked Eucalyps and leftovers Hoooked Soft Recycled Cotton DK, but of course you can use any type of yarn for it.
Please note: This pattern uses UK crochet terms.
Start with colour 1 (in our case Eucalyps Dalia).
R1: Make a magic loop and crochet 10 dc in the ring, close with a sl st in first dc.
R2: *ch 5, 1 dc in next stitch* repeat till end of round and close with a sl st in first dc.
Cut the thread and change to colour 2 (in our case Eucalyps Magenta).
Start in any 5 ch arc.
R3: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as dc), 5 dc in every arc. Close with a sl st in first dc.
R1: Work a chain of 7 ch stitches. Join to a ring with sl st in first ch.
R2: Work *ch 4, 3 dtr, ch 4 join with a sl st to the ring* in the ring, this is 1 petal. Repeat *..* another 4x, until you have made 5 petals in total.
Start with a magic ring.
R1: Work *ch 5, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc* in the ring. This is 1 petal. Repeat *..* another 4x, until you have made 5 petals in total.
R1: Start with yellow (Eucalyps Solare) and make a magic ring. Work ch 3 and crochet 13 tr in the ring. Close with a sl st in the top of the first ch 3.
Cut the thread and change to white colour (Eucalyps Bianco). Attach to wherever you want.
R2: *ch 7, sl st into the stitch you started the ch 7, sl st in next stitch*. This is 1 petal. Repeat *..* 13x, until you have made 14 petals in total.
Ch 6, on the 6th ch work [ch 3 (= 1st dtr), 2 dtr (in 6th ch), 3 ch, join with sl st in 1st ch of the 3 ch you just made, then 2 dtr in 6th ch again, ch 3 (=counts as last dtr), close with sl st in 6th ch]. […] is 1 leaf. Work chains to where you want the next leaf and repeat [..].
You can make a leaf on the other side of the stem by working dc back over the chain to where you want your leaf and repeat [..].
Start with a magic loop.
R1: *ch 3 (= 1st dtr), 2 dtr , 3 ch, close witch sl st in 1st ch of the 3 ch you just made, 2dtr, 3 ch (=counts as last dtr), close with sl st into the ring*. Repeat *..* 3x, until you have made 4 wings in total. Wind a thread in the middle of the 4 wings. Tie a knot, but leave two long ends. These will be the antennae of the butterfly.