If you crochet this simple flower with a yellow center and white petals, it resembles a daisy. You can also change the colors if you prefer. In addition to the yellow and white daisy, I tried making this design in two other color combinations: one flower with a pink center and yellow petals, and another flower with a white center and pink petals.
If you're brand new to crocheting and you're looking for the simplest possible flower to get started with, you might wish to try this easy flower first. It's really similar to the flower pictured here, but it has one less petal and it's only one color.
Skill Level: Easy
Large Project Photo: Click here to see a larger picture of these flowers.
Yarn: You'll need small amounts of two different colors of yarn. You can use scrap yarn for this project. For best results, use colors that contrast with each other, so that the center of the flower "pops" out from the flower petals.
For my project samples, I used Cascade 220, which is a worsted weight wool yarn. You can feel free to substitute other yarns and threads in this pattern if you like. It should work fine with most fibers, and it would possibly also work with non-fibers like wire and plarn (although I haven't tried it to verify how it would turn out.)
Crochet Hook: I used a size I crochet hook.
Other: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge and Finished Size:
When I crocheted these flowers with worsted weight yarn, I found that one finished flower measures about 3 inches. However, please don't feel obligated to match this measurement. You can crochet your flowers at whatever gauge feels comfortable for you, without worrying about matching my gauge.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
- beg = beginning
- ch = chain
- ea = each
- rep = repeat
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- tr = treble crochet
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
Daisy Crochet Instructions:
Using color A, ch 5. Sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: ch 1. Work 14 sc sts in the ring. Change to color B by inserting hook into top of 1st sc in round and pulling up a loop of color B to complete a sl st that joins the work to the beg of the round. (Make sure you are working into the 1st sc, NOT the first ch st. You want to just skip the 1st ch st.) Do not end off color A until you decide whether you want to work the optional third round or not. If you want to work the third round, it's easier to keep this yarn attached until you've finished.
Before you continue, make sure that your sc sts are evenly distributed in the ring. Otherwise your flower petals will have weird-o spacing.
Round 2: (ch 4, tr in same st, ch 4, sl st in same st, work 1 sl st in ea of the next 2 sts.) Rep the sequence in parentheses all the way around for a total of 7 petals. End off.
Optional Round 3: If your daisy looks a little messy in the area where rounds 1 and 2 meet, you can add a round of surface crochet slip stitches on top of the flower where colors A and B touch each other. This can help to camouflage any messiness you might have there.
In the photo above, I crocheted this round on the yellow and white daisy, but not on the other two. You can see a close-up picture of the yellow and white daisy if you click through to view photo #2.
If you aren't familiar with the surface crochet technique, you can click here for a surface crochet slip stitch tutorial.
To get started with this round, you'll just insert your hook into your flower in a spot where colors A and B touch, taking care to choose a spot that's also close to the color A yarn you dropped at the end of round 1. Pull up a loop of color A and then proceed working your round of surface crochet slip stitch.
End off. Weave in all ends.