Crocheted flowers have bunches of uses; they're useful for beautifying both craft projects and store-bought items.
The list also includes some project ideas that incorporate these crochet flowers.
You don't have to go to a lot of trouble to crochet gorgeous flowers. There are plenty of easy flower patterns that'll give you beautiful results. Check out these for starters:
When you make these little sunflowers in worsted weight yarn, they are easy and quick to crochet. If you need a small sunflower applique, you can use embroidery floss or crochet thread to work this pattern, although the project gets a bit "fiddlier." I've tried it both ways, and was satisfied with the results either way. You can see my project samples pictured here, and read more about the supplies I used on the pattern page.
Crochet and texture go hand-in-hand; even the flattest of crocheted pieces has a bit of texture and dimension. That's the case with this lovely flower applique. It lies reasonably flat, which makes it ideal for stitching onto many different types of surfaces. Yet it's also pleasantly textured, as crochet should be.
I've crocheted my sample flower using several different colors of Cascade 220. If these shades of blue and green don't strike your fancy, please feel free to experiment with other colors - and for that matter, other brands or fibers as well. For this project, you can raid your scrap yarn stash to get your materials.
This rose is crocheted in three easy layers, and then embellished with a button or bauble that ties the look together.
Scrap Yarn Flowers and Abstract Flower Motif
Scrap Yarn Flower (Pictured at top right) -- This pretty flower is quick to crochet, and it gives you an opportunity to use up bits and pieces of scrap yarn you might have hanging around in your stash. I've made my flower sample in worsted weight cotton yarn, but you could use just about any yarn or thread to crochet this flower.
I've crocheted several different sample flowers in different colors and materials, and I have embellished the flowers in different ways. At left, you can see how the flower looks when you embellish it with another flower and a scrapbooking brad. My tutorial includes more ideas for embellishing the flower motif.
Here's a pattern for a versatile crocheted flower. This flower can be used in a variety of projects. It's named after the "White Frost" color of Lion Brand's Wool-Ease yarn, but you can crochet the flower in just about any yarn.
Frost Flower Crochet Projects:
This flower can be crocheted in either embroidery floss or cotton crochet thread.
Photo Tutorial for This Crochet Flower: See detailed instructions for crocheting this flower. The tutorial includes photos of every step, plus large photos of the finished flower.