How to Crochet the Flower Stitch

Learn how to crochet the flower stitch! Make 3-dimensional flowers that pop up off your fabric, and see some ways to customize them for different looks. The stitch starts and ends in the same place, so you can make a whole row or round of flowers without needing to cut your yarn for each one.

How to Crochet the Flower Stitch

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The flower stitch is a technique, rather than a specific stitch. You can customize the stitch by changing almost any aspect of it, including the size, shape, and number of petals.

Crochet Flower Stitch Base

Before you can crochet the flower itself, you need to have a base row to work into. In most cases, the flower stitch is worked around the posts of 2 double crochets.

Select base stitches

You can use half double crochets to create a shorter and fatter flower, or you can use trebles to create a taller flower. For this tutorial, we’re sticking with double crochets.

First Half of the Flower Stitch

Identify the two stitches you want to use as the base of your flower. Start by working around the 2nd stitch. Work a front post slip stitch around the post of this stitch.

insert for front post stitch

Next, we are going to make the first half of the flower around this same post. You may find it helpful to turn your work sideways and fold the remaining stitches back and out of your way.

fold work over to isolate base

Working around the same post, (chain 2, 2 double crochet, chain 2, slip stitch). This is the first petal

one petal

Repeat this process twice more, to make a total of 3 petals.

First 3 petals

You can work more or fewer petals if desired, and you can shape them differently by using a different combination of stitches. However you form your petals, half the petals of the flower should be worked around this 2nd base stitch.

2nd Half of the Flower

Next, we need to repeat this process on the first of the 2 base stitches.

The other base stitch

Rotate your work so that you can work around that post in the same way as you did the 2nd one. Make sure when you do this that your working yarn is hanging freely and is not tangled up in your petals. If you’re right handed, this will mean rotating your work clockwise. Slip stitch around the post of the 1st base stitch.

sl st on first dc

Work 3 more petals around this stitch, just like you did around the other stitch.

finished flower

Now you have 6 petals and your flower is complete!

Spacing Between Flowers

Unless you want the flowers to overlap, you’re going to need some space between them. This is usually accomplished by working some chains and skipping a few stitches, to get to the position of the next flower. You can also work other stitches between your flowers. Here I have 2 chain spaces, separated by a single crochet.

Place flowers a few stitches apart

I find that 4-5 stitches total between flowers is a good spacing that doesn’t look crowded.

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How to Crochet the Flower Stitch

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