Friday, 19 August 2011

Crochet doodle flowers free pattern

It's interesting the way new patterns take form. For amigurumis, I usually start with an idea, that becomes a sketch, that becomes an amigurumi. But sometimes I just doodle with some yarn and a hook, and interesting things can happen.
Yesterday I was doodling with some Catania yarn and a 2.5 mm crochet hook, and I decided to have a go at designing a little flower. I wanted something quick and easy, and after just one unravelling I got it!
You can use any yarn and matching hook for this project, but I prefer to use a small hook and fine yarn. The flowers in the photo are just 4cm across and would be ideal for decorating a bag, or a hat, or an amigurumi... just use your imagination! I purposefully left long tails of yarn on the flowers so that they can sewn on easily.

Here's the pattern:

You need a very small amount of yarn, and a crochet hook that's suitable for the weight of the yarn.

Make a magic ring, leaving a long tail of yarn. (if you need to know how to make the magic ring, see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg)

Rnd 1 - Make 11 sc into the magic ring, pulling it closed enough for the scs to join, but not too tight that it would deform the circular centre of your flower. Join the last sc to the first sc with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2 - Turn, and make 4 ch. *Ss in next 2 sts, then 4 ch, repeat from * to the last st, ss. You should have six 4ch loops separated by ss.

Rnd 3 - Do not turn, but make 5 dc in the loop formed by the 4 ch, followed by a ss in the same loop. Repeat for the remaining loops until the end. Finish with a ss in the first dc of the first petal. Fasten off.

Wasn't that easy? If ever my explanations are not clear enough or if you need any more info, just leave a comment below :-)

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35 comments:

  1. cute little pattern! thank you for sharing!

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    1. I am a beginner and would like to try this out. 1 question: is this in UK or US terms? And how to go about it if I wanted to make a flower approx. 1/2 the size? use thinner yarn? change the pattern - but how?

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    2. Hi Anonymous, all my patterns use US terms (most of my readers are in the US). The flower is already quite small, but to make it smaller you could try using thinner yarn and a smaller hook.

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  2. Always looking for new and different flower embellishments. Thanks!

    You are not alone.

    ;)

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  3. Thank you! I forget to mention that one flower takes about 8 minutes to make if you're a slow crocheter like me.

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  4. i've made heaps of flowers and this is by far the cutest! thanks for a gorgeous pattern x

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  5. Thanks for linking this cute flower up at my theme-party, and thanks for sharing the pattern!! :)

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  6. hi im really new at this whole crochet thing...i wanted to knit a hat and add a flower to it...i know how to knit i just really don't get how to make this flower because i didn't learn from a teacher i learned online...so the whole "11sc" thing is kind-of confuseing in a way...would it be able to email u if i have question.....email address: karenjonessnoopy06@yahoo.com (sorry its long had it since 7th grade been to lazy to change it ~^_^~

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  7. Very easy to make! I never knew about a magic circle/ring, AWESOME! thanks for sharing this.

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  8. Brilliant thank you, I have only been able to crochet for a few weeks, taught myself watching videos on you tube, and these were really easy to make :) x

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  9. Thank you for your comments. I'm so glad you've enjoyed making these little flowers.

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  10. Thanks for the flower pattern! Was looking for something simple to trim a baby hat I knitted. Then I realized it had been so long since I'd crocheted anything I couldn't even remember if I crocheted right or left handed...now that is funny!!
    Great instructions,cute little variegated posie, didn't have to rip out anything.
    :-J

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  11. Three girls at work have had babies in the last several months. These are great flowers to attach to the headbands I'm making for them. Thanks!

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  12. What good ideas, I'm glad these little flowers will be appearing on hats and headbands!

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    1. I keep following these instructions, but I can't fit 6 petals onto it and when i do the 5 dcs in rnd 4, it just looks like a circle. I don't know why, please help! Thanks!

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    2. I'm having the same problem!

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  13. thanks for the pattern so cute!

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  14. I love these! they are super easy! I am using them to make a bracelet for my friend, i think shes gonna love it! Thanks for the pattern!

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  15. this dot background makes it almost impossible to read anything on your page!

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    1. sorry....the whole time i was trying to look at yoru patterns and comments there were no bubbles behind the words.....just the coloured dots and my eyes hurt so much i decided to forget all about it. once i submitted my comment it changed and the white background showed up. delete this whole thing if you want/can

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    2. That's OK :) Glad it worked out in the end!

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  16. I came across your blog thru the The Crochet Boulevard. I love your website. I have found a renewed passion for crocheting. My grandmother tried to teach me when i was younger and had a bad habit of holding my hook too tight. As an adult, i really wanted to learn how to crochet again, and so here i am, doing better than when i was younger. Loving and enjoying crocheting. Thank you for the flower pattern, for now i will be adding it to some headbands that i made and hopefully to some hats that i will be learning to crochet next.

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    1. You're very welcome. I also came back to crochet after quite a break and it's one of my big passions too. I'd love to see the headbands when you've made them. Maybe you'd like to add them to our flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/isitatoy/

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  17. Cute pattern. I am going to make them as a sewing machine doily for under the spool of thread. I plan on chaining 7 instead of the magic circle. Ineed the hole.

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  18. I have the worse luck with zip tags, one on my handbag and one on my purse broke today, so I'm using this pattern to make new tags. My purse will have just one, but I'm going to chain a few together to make a nice long tag for my handbag.
    Thanks for the great pattern!

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  19. Thank you. These, and your other amigurami, are adorable. I use the doodle flowers for trim on baby hats, making earrings, pins and Christmas tree decorations. Thank you also for including the tutorial on the magic ring.

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  20. I have only just started to learn crochet and I tried these flowers and found your instructions very clear. I'm so happy with my finished product. Thank you !

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the pattern :)

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  21. Love your patterns and blog. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  22. Really beautiful :) Thanks for sharing

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  23. Thanks for sharing you paterns
    Nice to work with little finger puppet

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing this easy pattern! They are so cute! :)

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