Small Crochet Flower Pattern

Introduction to Crochet Flower Patterns

Small crochet flowers are a great way to finish a project that needs a little extra something. They make the perfect embellishment when added to headbands, blankets, sweaters, and more, and can even be used to creatively cover holes or stains on other projects or even purchased clothes. 

You can also use them on cards or just make a little bouquet to decorate your home or brighten someone’s day. These small crochet flower patterns are great for beginners and are sure to inspire you to stitch your own little flower garden.

Frequently Asked Questions about Crocheted Flowers

Why Crochet a Flower?

Crocheting a flower is one of the easiest things to do when starting to crochet. It is a quick project that doesn’t use much yarn. In fact, you can even use the scrap from your bigger projects to create flowers. Who doesn’t like a flower that doesn’t wilt and can be made in any size you want?

They’re great instant gratification projects and can add a splash of color to other crafted items. 

Can Beginners Crochet Flowers?

Yes, beginners can crochet flowers. Most small crochet flower patterns can be done within an hour, so beginner crocheters can easily make a lot and hone their skills in the process.

Are Crochet Flowers Hard to Make?

They aren’t! Making crochet flowers is easy. Most flower patterns are made with just basic stitches, but even patterns that use special stitches are so small they won’t take long to get through even if they’re a bit of a challenge to a beginner’s skill. Just because the crochet flowers look beautiful doesn’t mean the pattern is tough.

What Are the Uses of Crochet Flowers?

Crochet flowers are most often used as embellishments or add-ons. They are used on hats, scarves, bags, and clothes for that added touch of style.

Although they are often used as an embellishment, it doesn’t mean that they can’t stand on their own. You can make a bunch of flowers and create mats, blankets, bags, clothes, garlands, or even a bouquet.

How Do You Make Crochet Flowers?

Easy crochet flower patterns usually start from the center and are worked out in rounds. You might start with a chain or a magic circle, then you add stitches and chains (or whatever the pattern calls for) to create the individual petals.

Some patterns will have you stitch each petal separately and sew them together to form the flower, or to construct it in another way, but they’re all pretty simple. 

There are many fun and creative ways to crochet and construct flowers, you can even experiment with the patterns that we listed and create your own unique crochet flowers.

How Long Does Crocheting a Flower Take?

It will only take you a few minutes to create each crochet flower. Depending on your skill level and the number of petals you can create a flower in just 10 minutes. Most crochet flowers only involve a few stitches so even if a technique is new to you it will probably still be pretty fast for you to complete. 

Stitches You Need to Crochet Flowers

Many crochet flower patterns only use basic stitches such as chain stitch, single crochet, and half double crochet

One special stitch that is commonly used in flower patterns is puff stitch because a single puff can make a petal for a sweet textured flower. 

There are lots of different stitches that can be used in flower patterns, and you can explore making your own petal designs with some of the 45 crochet stitches explored in the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library.

How to Make a Magic Loop for the Center of a Crochet Flowers 

There are many ways to start crocheting in a circle but one of the best ways to do it is by making a magic ring/magic loop/magic circle/mc. It is an adjustable circle that you can tighten up to create a crochet circle with no hole in the center. 

These are commonly used for easy crochet flowers worked from the center out because of their clean look. Here is how to do a magic circle.

Guide on how to make a magic loop for the center of the crochet flower step 1
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First, loop the yarn around your fingers so that it makes an x.

Guide on how to make a magic loop for the center of the crochet flower step 4

Hold the yarn in place at the intersection on top of your fingers.

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Take your crochet hook under the loop and yarn over.

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Pull through a loop and hold on to where the loop is intersecting with the other yarn strands.
Guide on how to make a magic loop for the center of the crochet flower step 9

Yarn over and pull it through a loop. This is a slip stitch that semi-secures the magic loop. Remember to still keep hold of the intersection.

Guide on how to make a magic loop for the center of the crochet flower step 10

Chain 1.

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Make your sc stitches inside the ring – follow your pattern to know how many stitches you need. The first sc stitch will secure the loop properly.

Guide on how to make a magic loop for the center of the crochet flower step 12

When you’ve worked all the stitches you need, pull on the tail end of the yarn to close up the hole.

Materials and Supplies You Need to Make Crochet Flowers

Best Yarn for Small Crochet Flower Patterns

Most patterns listed here use smaller-weight yarns to achieve a dainty crochet flower. But if you are looking to achieve a puffy look, using DK weight or medium/worsted weight yarn can also be effective. We have listed some of our favorite yarns for each yarn weight category.

(0) Lace Weight

(1) Super fine

(2) Sport

(3) DK

(4) Worsted

Other Supplies for Crocheting Flowers

There are a few other essential items for making small flower crochet patterns. 

First, you’ll need a crochet hook in the size suggested by the pattern. Sometimes flower patterns will use a hook smaller than what’s normally used with the yarn weight they are using so the stitches will be firm. Having a good set of crochet hooks you like means you’ll always have the size you need.

You’ll also need a small pair of scissors and a yarn or tapestry needle for sewing pieces of flowers together and weaving in ends. 

Stitch markers can be helpful for marking the beginning of the round in flower projects that are worked in rounds.

Now that you know the basics and have all the supplies you need, let’s dive into these small crochet flower patterns!

Free Small Flower Crochet Patterns

Spice up your craft projects with these amazingly cute free crochet flower patterns with step-by-step instructions. 

Free Flat Crochet Flowers


Crochet lilac flowers

Crochet Lilac Flowers

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts
Yarn weight: Crochet Thread Size 10
Suggested yarn: DMC Cebelia Crochet Thread Size 10

Lilac in the language of flowers symbolizes happiness and tranquility. Create these wonderful tiny crochet flowers and add that touch of happiness to your craft projects.


crochet roses flower

Easy Crochet Rose Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection® Merino Camel

Create beautiful crochet roses with this pattern that includes a step-by-step video tutorial to help you out. You can create roses with a range of colors with any yarn from your yarn stash.


snowdrop flower crochet

Snowdrop Crochet Pattern

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts
Yarn weight: Crochet Thread Size 10
Suggested yarn: DMC Cebelia Crochet Thread Size 10

Easy to make and easy to assemble, the crochet snowdrop flower consists of four parts: the flower, stem, large leaf, and small leaf. These are extra sweet because the snowdrop flower is made in the shape of a heart!


crochet sunflowers

Crochet Sunflowers

Designer: Moms & Crafters
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Sunflowers have always been popular, but in recent years their popularity grew even more. Crochet these little flowers to brighten up your home or project with a popular flower that will never wilt!


crochet lavender flower

Lavender Applique Crochet Pattern

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted or Size 10 Crochet Thread
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton or DMC Cebelia Crochet Thread Size 10

Create these lovely lavender flowers in two sizes! If you want to make a flower that is 6 inches tall, use a worsted weight yarn, or make a small applique perfect for embellishments with size 10 crochet thread. And for an added flair you can even put some drops of lavender scent on your finished crochet flower.


crochet daisy flowers

Free Daisy Crochet Pattern

Designer: Moms & Crafters
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Bring spring into your home with this free small daisy crochet pattern! You can easily crochet your own with a step-by-step photo tutorial to help guide you in the process. These are so cute for headbands!


crochet cherry blossoms flower

Cherry Blossoms Crochet Pattern

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts
Yarn weight: Crochet Thread Size 10
Suggested yarn: DMC Cebelia Crochet Thread Size 10

Easy and quick to make, these crocheted cherry blossoms are the perfect spring decoration for your home!


crochet poppy flowers

Free Crochet Poppy Pattern

Designer: Thoresby Cottage
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Delicate and beautiful, this crochet poppy will add a pop of color to any space. This crochet flower is easy to make and quick to do, and it’s perfect for a decoration or to use around Remembrance Day/Armistice Day.


crochets flowers with stem

Fill the World with Flowers

Designer: Torun Johansson
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Catona

Flowers are one of the best ways to bring joy in people’s lives, and this crochet flower pattern was created to do just that. With this sweet and simple pattern, you can create dozens of crochet flowers in no time and be able to spread a little more joy in the world.


woman holding frangipani flower crochet

Crochet Frangipani Flower Free Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Palette

Create a plumeria or frangipani flower with this beautiful and easy-to-follow crochet pattern. It has a step-by-step tutorial on how to create these two-tone beauties that will bring the tropical feels into your home.


heart shaped flower crochet

Crochet Flowers

Designer: My Crochet Space
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye

Although there are many versions of crochet flowers you can make, the puffed flower is surely one of the most popular versions. These crochet flowers are simple, quick, and cute, you’ll be making dozens in no time. The pattern includes step-by-step photo instructions and even a video tutorial to help you out!


woman wearing flower necklace crochet

Crochet Puff Stitch Flower

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (0) Lace
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Lace

This crochet puff stitch flower is a perfect illustration of how you can create a lot of things with small crochet flowers. A single flower can be made to be an addition to hair clips and other projects, and with more you can string them together to make a necklace or even a garland.


crochet puff flowers

Puff Flower

Designer: Bella Coco Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo

The puff stitch is so much fun once you get the hang of it. You may find yourself stitching up a whole field of these soft and fluffy flowers! This pattern includes a video tutorial if you need help getting a hang of this technique.


dogwood flowers crochet

Crochet Dogwood Flower Pattern

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Coboo

Create beautiful spring decorations with the crochet dogwood flower pattern! These small flowers can create gorgeous jewelry and even wall art.


flowers crochet with jar and canvas on the side

Crochet Flowers Pattern

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar‘n Cream

Sometimes when you build multi-layered flowers you have to cut the yarn when you finish the first layer and reattach it to make the second. That’s not the case with this one, which starts with the bottom layer and the top layer is worked right on top without cutting the yarn, saving time and a few ends to weave in!


crochet loopy flowers

Loopy Flower for February Crochet Pattern

Designer: Ali Crafts Designs
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

Not all crochet flowers need to be made exactly like real flowers. This loopy crochet flower is fun, quick, and easy to make, and can bring some quirky, boho fun to any craft project.


daisy crochet flowers with real flowers

Sweet Daisies Free Flower Crochet Pattern

Designer: Mama In A Stitch
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar‘n Cream

These tiny crochet daisies are adorable as is, but you can also add a crochet chain on them and create napkin rings, or string them up to create a necklace. Whichever project you’ll ultimately make with these daisies they’ll surely be eye catching.

Free Cute 3D Crochet Flowers


crochet daffodil flower

Crochet Daffodil Flower Free Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Fingering

Daffodils are one of the true signs of spring. With their bright and vibrant color, they bring a smile to anyone who sees them. So, bring cheer into your home with crochet daffodils that don’t age!


crochet sunflower

Crochet Sunflower Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (0) Lace
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Lace

Capture the joy of summer with your own forever flowers with this crochet sunflower pattern! This pattern is easy to follow and quick to make. As a bonus, it also includes the pattern for the leaves.


crochet Mohn Blume poppy flowers

Mohnblume Poppy Crochet Pattern

Designer: Vera Matrebo, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Palette

A fluffy take on poppies, the Mohnblume Crochet Poppy pattern is a fun, vibrant, 3D crochet pattern that will have all eyes on your project.


person holding a book with crochet hydrangea flower

Crochet Hydrangea Free Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo

Hydrangeas are arguably one of the most beautiful flowers out there. You can crochet these hydrangeas in the colors dusty pink, blue, lilac, and white to mimic their natural colors or make them whatever color you like. Make a brooch, or bouquet, or just have them as decorative wall art, they will stand out!


crochet pansies in a flowerpot

Crochet Pansy Flower Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (0) Lace
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Fingering

These pansies are so sweet, and you can make one in minutes. Pansies come in all sorts of colors so you can use whatever yarn you have in your stash to make these pretty flowers in different sizes.


crochet bluebell in a flowerpot

Crochet Bluebell Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (0) Lace
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Lace

These gorgeous tiny delights are so enchanting that you’ll want to put a crochet pot in every room in your home. Crochet yourself a bluebell flower that will enchant you.


crochet daisies flower

Crochet Daisy Flower Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (0) Lace
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Curio #3

Create a beautiful daisy crown with Moara Crochet’s daisy flower pattern. Bring summer vibes to your outfit in no time!


flower tulips with crochet tools

Crochet Tulips Pattern

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar‘n Cream

Beautiful and simple, these crochet tulips can bring joy and life to your walls. Arrange the flowers, stems, and leaves to your liking and hot glue them to the canvas when you are done. Or you can just put them in a vase!


woman holding cotton flowers crochet

Crochet Cotton Flower Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Palette

These cute clumps that mimic cotton on the plant aren’t really flowers (they’re called cotton bolls), but they are pretty enough to be used in decor much like flowers, so we’re including them here. In nature they would mostly be white, but you can use whatever color you like or even seek out naturally colored cotton yarn to make your cotton “flowers.”


little loopy flower crochet

Loopy Little Flower Crochet Pattern

Designer: Sisters in Stitch
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Coboo

The loopy little flower is a great introduction to crocheting 3D flowers (and in turn learning how to make scrunchies). The pattern is fun and quick to do, you’ll be itching to make more once you learn how to do it!


ranunculus flower crochet

Crochet Ranunculus Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (0) Lace
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Lace

Create a crochet ranunculus with this free pattern! Easily learn by following along with the simple step-by-step written, photo, and video tutorial that comes with the pattern.


5 different kinds and sizes of flowers

The Fab5Flower Crochet Pattern

Designer: Kela Ahnhem
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo

The Fab5 Flower is a unique crochet flower pattern where you can create five different flowers with each layer of petals. With the five variations available paired with all the different colors you can choose from; you have an endless selection of combinations for your crochet flowers.


circular cherry blossom flower crochet

Crochet Cherry Blossom Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (0) Lace
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Lace

Cherry blossoms are an iconic image of spring, but they also don’t last very long. Stitch your own version with this pattern that includes leaves, falling petals, buds, and fully bloomed flowers.


crochet lavender in a vase

Crochet Lavender Pattern

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: (0) Lace
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Lace

A pattern as beautiful as the real thing, the crochet lavender pattern by Moara Crochet is easy to follow and fun to make. It even has a step-by-step photo and video tutorial to help you every stitch of the way.


Irish flower crochet

Crochet Irish Lace Flower

Designer: Moara Crochet
Yarn weight: Crochet Thread Size 10
Suggested yarn: DMC Cebelia Crochet Thread Size 10

Crochet lace work is one of the most detailed things you can create with crochet, and this crochet Irish lace flower is a great example of the technique. This pattern makes a 3D Irish lace flower with two layers of petals and a realistic center.


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