Fill the world with crochet flowers starting with a Crochet Lily. As we brace ourselves for the unknown ahead, the best thing we can do is to protect ourselves & loved ones and stay at home. If like me you have the joy of having your little ones around you (which can be a blessing & a challenge), we all need to find activites to do with our children which hopefully can help distract us & give our minds a sense of calm. I am a firm believer that the art of craft is good for our body & soul. The excitement of starting a project, the making & the feeling of pride that we feel once we have compleated our work does wonders for your mental health.
So this week I decided to pause all my other projects & help the world in the little way that I can, with FREE Crochet Flower Patterns. As a project for myself & my daughter we decided together to create a crochet flower shop for Pod during the coming weeks as we stay indoors.
The first flower at the request of Pod is a Crochet Lily (as ‘the Frog picks a Lily’ from the story “Room on the Broom”).
My simple step by step written photo tutorial is below or if you prefer a video tutorial, I have also made a Youtube video.
- 50 meters of dk cotton yarn ( or any yarn from your stash)
- 3 x 10cm contrasting cotton yarn
- 2mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- 50cm florist wire
- Cutting pliers
Gauge: N/A. Use the smallest crochet hook you can with your chosen yarn to create tight stitches, this will help your petals keep the form & not flop.
Size: With my dk yarn & 2mm crochet hook my lily flower is 15cm in diameter.
Notes: The first few rows are worked in the round. The petals are turned after each row.
How to make a Crochet Lily
Row 1: Make a magic circle. Ch3 (count as dc), 11dc into centre of thr magic circle, sl st into first dc. Pull circle loosely as we will shut it tight at the end. Total : 12dc.
Row 2: Ch3 (count as first dc), dc into the same st, dc, *dc inc., dc* repeat * 10 times, sl st into first dc. Total 18dc.
Row 3: Ch3 (count as dc), dc into the same st, dc, dc, *dc inc., dc, dc* repeat * 10 times, sl st into first dc. Total: 24dc.
Row 4: Ch1, 24sc, sl st into first sc. Total: 24sc. Your circle should turn up into a cup shape.
Crochet Lily Petals
Row 1: Ch3 (count as dc), 4dc. Turn. Total: 5dc.
Row 2: Ch3 (count as dc), dc, 3dc inc. dc, dc. Turn. Total: 7dc.
Row 3: Ch3 (count as dc), 6dc. Turn. Total: 7dc.
Row 4: Ch1, 7sc. Turn. Total: 7sc.
Row 5: Ch3 (count as dc), dc dec., 3dc inc., dc dec. dc. Turn. Total: 7dc.
Row 6: Ch1, 7sc. Turn. Total: 7sc.
Row 7: Ch3 (count as dc), dc dec., dc, dc dec., dc. Turn. Total: 5dc.
Row 8: Ch1, 5sc. Turn. Total: 5sc.
Row 9: Ch3 (count as dc), 3dc dec., dc. Turn. Total: 5 sts.
Row 10: Ch1, sc dec with the first & 3rd stitch only (skip the centre st). Fasten off & weave in your ends.
Row 1: Attach the yarn to the same stitch of the final dc from Row 1 (as shown below). The 1st & 5th dc of the petals will each overlep at the base cup. Ch3 (count as first dc), 4dc. Turn. Total: 5dc.
Rows 2-10: Follow the instructions as above for the rest of the petal. Continue until you have 6 petals.
Step 1: Fold the florist wire in half & ties the 3 strands of contrasting yarn in a knot at the fold. (As shown below).
Step 2: Thread the end of the florist wire throught the center of the flower from the right side, then close tight the magic circle. Fasten off & weave in the ends.
Step 3: Bend the wire at a 90 degree angle behind the flower and twist the wire until the end to create a sturdy stem. Arrange the thread at the centre of the flower & cut to your desired length.
If you wish, plant your Crochet Lily into a terracotta pot & join me in makiing a flower shop for my daughter or plant your into your window box or garden.
Congratulations you have made your Crochet Lily Flower. I would love to see you crochet creations, please tag me on @moara_crochet on Instagram to share your work.
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