Beginner to Advanced Crocheted and Knitted Flowers
Whether you want to make a simple flower applique or a wedding bouquet made of life-like crocheted flowers, your imagination is your only limit when it comes to crocheting or knitting flowers. Many of the patterns are also quite simple and easy to memorize, making them perfect for your crochet or knitting skills arsenal.
In this article we’ll show you some of the crocheted and knitted flowers that you can make to wear, use in your decor, or give as gifts. We’ll start out with the simplest flowers and then move on to the advanced, life-like flowers.
Simple or beginner crocheted and knitted flowers
The easiest way to learn how to make crocheted flowers, is to start with some blossoms or other single-layer flowers.
These cherry blossoms are perfect to start with and, with some slight changes, you can turn them into forget-me-nots!
Of course, daisies are also a great way to practice making flowers before moving on to more intricate ones like poppies and daffodils:
It’s not only flowers that you can crochet, however, but any kind of plant. How about some succulents?
Here are some quick-to-make amigurumi cacti to cheer up your home or office space.
You can also make some leaves for a beautiful fall wreath for your home. On this page there are a variety of leaves that you can use for your next crochet project.
Let’s not forget how easy some crocheted flower bunting can also brighten up a room!
Irish crochet: Intermediate crocheted flowers and elements
Irish crochet is probably one of the most well-known types of crochet thanks to the signature roses and leaves that forms a large part of this lacy type of crochet. Becoming a cottage industry during the Irish Potato Famine (1845-1850), it became somewhat of a lost art for a while in the twentieth century before being revived.
Although Irish crochet is traditionally worked in thread, it can be worked in any weight of thread or yarn for different uses and aesthetics.
Irish crochet is also a lot easier than it looks at first glance and there are many books and websites that can give you a helping hand when it comes to learning this type of crochet.
Some of our favorite Irish crochet elements and patterns.
Irish rose square - Use this square on its own or with other granny square designs for a blanket or throw
Here are some new takes on the traditional Irish crochet designs
If you’d like to stick to traditional designs, though, this vintage pattern booklet is perfect for you
And finally, here are some more patterns and resources for working Irish crochet
Advanced crocheted flowers
One of our favorite crochet flower artists is Kanyarat (or Patty) from Happy Patty Crochet. The detail in her flowers are simply exquisite and she sells a wide variety of patterns and thread in her Etsy shop and on her website. (Note: The shipping of thread has been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.)
Some of our favorite flower patterns by Kanyarat are:
Beginner’s Cut Rose — An easy rose pattern that will get you into the right mood to try all her other rose patterns!
Blue Moon Rose — An advanced pattern — but don’t worry, the pattern contains lots of photos and extra info to ensure your roses will also look like a piece of art
Carnations — These ones are perfect for birthday gifts, Mother’s Day, or to simply brighten up your home
Iris — This one is for experienced crocheters and makes a perfect statement piece for your home
Lilac — Whether you make the full bunches or only a few blossoms for a boutonniere, you’ll have a grand time making them
Moth Orchid — This artwork will definitely have people saying “That’s crocheted?”
All the patterns contain very detailed instructions, as well as photos galore — you don’t even have to be able to read a crochet chart to work one of her patterns.
What’s your favorite flower that you’d like to crochet? Let us know in our KnitPal Facebook Group. Or show us the flowers that you’ve made — we’d love to see!