Spring truly is in the air, even if it is rather early this year. The daffodils are blooming, the primroses are out and my personal favorite, the cherry blossom is adorning our streets with its beautiful white and pink flowers. Unfortunately, we don’t have a cherry tree in our garden, so I am reliant on a bit of crochet magic to bring these delicate blooms into my home.
This crochet blossom tutorial shows you how to make tiny crochet flowers and how to create the dark star-like centres without having to sew or embroider. The simple stitches and techniques in this easy pattern mean that it is great pattern for beginners and addictive for more advanced crocheters too. The tiny cherry blossoms can be made in minutes so they are a perfect one evening crochet project.
Yarn and Colors – Must Have Minis – for the cherry blossoms I used the colours: old pink, deep cerise, antique pink and cream.
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As these flowers are small, they are great stash busters for any left-over yarn in pink or white. I would recommend going down a hook size or two from the recommended size in order to make sure the petals sit nice and tight.
The pattern is written using UK terminology, a UK to US conversion chart can be found using this link.
The crochet blossom is worked in the round and each round is joined with a slip stitch.
Stitches written in brackets like [this] are worked into the same stitch on the round below.
Foundation round: Using the darker yarn. In a magic circle, crochet 10 dc. Pull the tail to make the circle, but do not yet pull it fully closed. Fasten off, but do not sew in ends yet.
Round 1: Change to the lighter yarn. Start anywhere. 1dc, then miss the next stitch and instead crochet 1 spike stitch into the centre of the magic circle. Repeat this step 4 more times until you have 5 spikes going into the centre of the flower. Do not cut the yarn as you will carry on with it in the next round. Now pull the magic circle so that it is fully closed and sew in ends of the darker yarn.
Round 2: 1 slip stitch, [1dc, 1tr, 1dc]. Repeat this step 4 more times until you have 5 petals.
Congratulations, you have now crocheted a mini cherry blossom. Why not crochet a bunch of them to use as confetti for spring table decoration or use as appliqué to make a hat and scarf more spring like.
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