A Frothy Flower

Frothy flower crochet pattern header


Although I am UK-based I have written the pattern using USA crochet terminology – here are the conversion terms:

  • Slip stitch (ss) = slip stitch
  • Single crochet (sc) = double crochet
  • Double crochet (dc) = treble/triple
Some of the brooches I’ve made using this pattern. Beads and covered buttons look fantastic as a finishing touch.

As you can see, I’ve made this flower with so many different yarns! A DK yarn and a 4mm hook will give you a flower which measures about 3 inches across – but feel free to experiment! I particularly like use slightly fuzzy Rowan felted tweed (available at my blog sponsors Black Sheep Wools – with 10% off with the code VB10 until 31 March 2016)) because it comes in such a gorgeous range of colours, and the finish is so pretty.  But cottons are also a brilliant choice (I really like Rico Essentials Cotton DK – great range of colours, great price, and lovely to work with) because you get such beautifully defined stitches.


Here’s a link to my mini-tutorial for making a felt brooch/pin back for this flower.

Here’s a PDF of the pattern to download and print out, if you’d like to.


Start with a magic circle and make 4 single crochet (sc) in the circle and close the circle (4 stitches).

R1: 2 sc in each sc round, join last sc to top of 1st sc with a slip stitch (ss) (8 stitches)

R2: 2 ch then 1 ss in next sc, 2 ch. Repeat all round then join round with ss (8 chain spaces)

R3: In each chain space make 1 ss, 1 chain (ch), 2 double crochet (dc), 1 ch, 1 ss. Complete the round with ss into 1st ss. (8 petals created)

R4: Holding flower facing you, take your hook to the back of the work & insert it round the 1st chain made in R2. Make ss round the chain, ch3, ss round the 1st chain underneath the next petal then repeat 7 times & complete the round with ss into 1st ss (8 chain spaces).

R5: Into each ch sp make 1 sc, 1ch, 3 dc, 1ch, 1 sc. Complete round with ss into 1st sc. (8 petals created).

R6: As in R4 take your hook to the back of the work and make ss round the 1st post of the 1st petal created in R5, ch 4, ss round next post then repeat 7 times & complete the round with ss into 1st ss (8 ch sp).

R7: In each ch sp created in R6 make 1sc, 1 ch, 5 dc, 1 ch, 1 sc. Complete the round with ss into 1st sc.

Fasten off & weave in ends.

If you want to make a brooch out of the flower, you can get little metal brooch backs that you can sew directly onto the flower. I like to back the brooch with a piece of wool felt, then sew the brooch back to the felt.

Here’s a bigger version I made using a little remnant of Noro Silk Garden yarn – I love the tweedy effect and the colour change through the petals.


I hope you enjoy using this pattern – feedback is always appreciated, and I try to reply to everything.

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180 thoughts on “A Frothy Flower

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  3. I absolutely love this flower! I have crochet lots of flowers and tried similar patterns, but none of them achieved the stability and structure of this pattern.
    I put this site on my home screen. I’m going to be making lots of these. My perfect flower pattern search is over! 😊

      1. omg thank you! So do i fasten off in row 3 and them re-insert the needle and ch1? It was just difficult to figure out my stitches and what goes where 😦 it’s always hard for me to make flowers.. thanks so much for your help

      2. Its done exactly like the 3rd row. Just work your hook behind the row 3 post. The number of double crochets goes to 5.

  4. At first I thought the pattern would be hard because the picture was beautiful, but I had no problem & I love it!

    1. Hi! There are 2 ways to make the flower bigger – you can add more rows (just increase the number of stitches in the petals), or if you want a bigger overall effect you can use thicker yarn and a larger crochet hook.

  5. Thnku for sharing pattern. I love doing flowers this one rather difficult. But I’m going to try it. Just hope it comes out like yours! Haha. Regards from South Africa

  6. Hi, found your flower pattern today. It is simply gorgeous. I am new at making flowers and found your instructions were easy to follow. Made my first flower in blue today. I just love it. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

    1. Hi there, the flower, using the hook size and yarn weight given in the tute measures about 3″ across, as far as I remember (sorry, don’t have one to hand to measure). Obviously, you can change the yarn weight and hook size to change the flower size.

  7. Love this flower pattern! Worked out perfectly! Wasn’t entirely sure how to get the petals to layer like that but the pattern makes perfect sense! Thanks!

  8. Thank you so much for this pattern, Is the only flower pattern I seem to understand, thank you for how easy the pattern is. I will be making a bunch of these.

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  10. Hi there,
    Why USA terminology? I was excited to see UK images and being Australian we use UK terminology when crocheting. I can never remember the conversions and just want to follow a uk pattern. Anyway your flower is very pretty.

  11. I just found your blog. Sarah, from RepeatCrafterme, had a link to your flower tutorial. I can’t wait to try the flower and my next project is your fingerless glove pattern. Thank you. Happy New Year.

  12. FINALLY! Ive been searching for a flower pattern that i liked and this is PERFECT i absolutely love it thank you so much!

  13. Thank you for the pattern! Great addition to my tote bags that I am making for Christmas! I also added a pin to the back so they can be removed and used for other things. 2 gifts in one!

    1. Thanks for the great pattern. I’ve made gobs of them (at least10 so far) for hats, pins, and just a cheery “hello” gift. I really love the pattern.

  14. thank you sooo much for sharing your frothy flower pattern. It turned out beautiful, just like the picture. It took some time to figure out row 4. However the next time I make this flower I will mark the first ch in row 2, then when I get to row 4 I will know right where to insert my hook. Thank you again for sharing your talent.

  15. I had looked at the comments earlier and saw a reply to Margie Echevarria’s comment on January 25, 2013 about turning down the flower to make the 4th row but now I cannot find that reply made on January 26, 2013 at 21.27 if you can repost that reply would appreciate it. I really like the flower but have had to start over several times. Thanks to anyone who has a comment on this,

    1. I wonder if you mean Megan’s comment, here’s what she said: “Hi gals, I’m not the author but I just got done making 3 of these and they came out lovely! It took me a bit of time, but I figured out R4 and I might be able to help. You are going to hold the flower the same way as you have been, with the right side facing you. Then fold the top of the flower down toward you and work into the stitches you made in R2, which were the chain spaces. You will be creating larger petals behind the smaller ones. I continued to work the remainder of the rounds with the flower folded over in this way and mine turned out exactly as pictured. Enjoy!”

  16. Once I got past Row 4 (for which Megan’s suggestion was quite helpful), it all fell into place. What a delightful pattern! Thank you so much for sharing. My granddaughter will be thrilled with her cap and flower, and I’m thrilled that I was able to make that magic!

  17. wasn’t to sure i would be able to make your flower,but with some time and patience,i got it! and it is just beautiful…Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! i am new to reading patterns and your was the first i tried! 🙂 i have a long way to go….but off to a good start. thanks again!!!

  18. This pattern is really inspirational…if I find out how to make it (so many years is since my last pattern I made) but you will never guess what an idea I got…This will be form of soap!!!! I have just make it! Thanks

  19. WOW!!, girl, your flower comments span 2 years!!! I have been using it for a girl’s “newsboy” cap, found it on ravelry, & wanted you to know how much I appreciate your sharing, everyone I give one to loves it, thanks so much-jen in pennsylvania

  20. Thank you very much for the pattern! I have a “standard” pattern I use, which gives two layers of petals, but I needed something bigger, for a bigger project and the frothiness of this was just perfect! I have shared a photograph to your Flickr group – as “Bessies_bags”. Thanks again

  21. After searching for ages for a no stitch but substantial flower I came across your pattern. What a fab flower, just what I was looking for to finish off a crochet felted hat. It took a bit of figuring out but once i’d got it, it worked out fine. I’ve made 1 large one and am thinking of doing a couple more with just 2 rows of petals toplace either side. Thanks so much. Will be saving this to use again.

  22. I found your pattern on a dutch blog. I have to say that it is a really difficult pattern if you have to translate it in to dutch and if you’re a beginner 😉 But i really love it and i just keep trying to make it work!

  23. I recently go into crocheting to help save my family some money during the cold season. (We are blessed to have five babies.) I use several different flower patterns for my girls and my nieces. I have been looking for a “stacked” flower. Thank you for posting this one. I can’t wait to get home and try it. 🙂

  24. I made this and it turned out great! I had a question, I make and sell baby clothing/accessories. i would love to use this flower on some of them. May I use flowers made from your pattern on items I make and sell? I will always credit your pattern in the sale listing.

    Thank you!

  25. looks very nice and want to make but I am a beginner so I cannot understand the instruction. if you could repost another instruction with pictures, I will appreciate it so much 🙂 will be visiting your page more often. You have nice things 🙂

  26. I made this flower to put on a newborn beanie and it was perfect! I alternated white, pink, and white and it turned out great. I’m so happy I found this pattern

  27. Just found your pattern and love it. Didn’t make it yet but I plan too. It seems chemo patients like to have a flower on their hats.

  28. Thank you for this pattern. I have found a Dutch translation as well, put still having some problems with part 6 and 7. I’m not sure where to start with line 6. Can you give me a hand with it? (I don’t understand the 1st post of the 1st petal. Don’t know what post means, can you give a different word for it? I have allready triend a dictionary)

  29. Thank you so much for this pattern! I made a red flower today and it turned out just like the picture! I plan to sew it on to a pony tail holder and I’m pretty sure it will look adorable. I really appreciate your effort in putting this tutorial together.

  30. Maybe I’m just too new still to crochet but I can’t figure this out or what I’m doing wrong without pictures or a video. I love this flower, its exactly what I want to learn how to make, but I just keep getting frustrated when my every attempt turns out looking like a floral-like mug coaster. 😦 If anyone could make a video, or post pictures somewhere of how to do it and post a link here, it’d be greatly appreciated!!

    Beautiful flower!

    1. I am so sorry you are struggling Cassie, and I apologise that there are no photos or a video. I have been planning to add some pics for ages, but haven’t had the opportunity to do so.

  31. Love this pattern! Thank you for sharing. I am going to make one of these for all the ladies in my family for Mother’s Day. I just sat here and finished a beautiful yellow one 🙂

  32. Hello just found this sweet little flower through Annmarie’s blog. It’s beautiful so pretty, I’m a bit of a flower fanatic myself, thank you for sharing the pattern 🙂

  33. thanks so much for sharing this!! I love this flower! I will be making lots of these in different colors. 🙂

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    1. So glad you like the pattern Pauline – I hope you find lots of uses for your crochet flowers! 🙂 Thanks for taking time to leave a comment, it’s always so nice to hear from people.

  35. I just made your flower and I love it! What a great pattern. I’m going to post it to my blog as soon as I can 🙂
    I think you might be switching from American terminology to UK terminology in the middle though. Starting at round 5 you say TR, I just took that as meaning DC, is that correct? I like the way my flower looks doing it that way, but if it’s wrong I would love to try it another way. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for your kind comments about the pattern – glad you like it. And thank you so much for spotting the mistake. You are right of course, it should have been dc instead of tr… they are sort of interchangeable in my mind! Anyway, I’ve changed it now, and I am very grateful for your proof reading!

  36. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I used a larger hook (an I hook, I think), hot pink Red Heart Shimmer yarn, and a little pink jewel button to make a big flower for a little girl’s hat. I wanted to make something different for her sister, so they each had a unique hat, but I had a terrible time getting that pattern right, so I bailed, and made your flower again. I used an even bigger hook (an M), a dark plum Bernat Alpaca blend, and a big, sparkly jeweled button. I LOVE how they both came out. Very different from each other and very dramatic. You saved me from a hat-flower fail. 🙂

    1. Hi there Cara, thanks so much for your lovely comment – I’m glad that they turned out so well for you. I am always surprised by how different patterns can look when they are made with different yarn and hook. I bet the hats look fab!

  37. Love this flower, but I’m also having trouble with R4. Its great up to that point. Just not sure where to go from there. Thanks for sharing this pattern!

    1. Hello Joni – thanks for leaving a comment. Because a couple of people have mentioned this difficulty I am going to make a flower and take some photos for you, that will hopefully illustrate what’s going on. I appreciate that it’s the most tricky bit of the pattern – but once you get the hang of it you will be fine and making tons more!


    2. Hi gals, I’m not the author but I just got done making 3 of these and they came out lovely! It took me a bit of time, but I figured out R4 and I might be able to help. You are going to hold the flower the same way as you have been, with the right side facing you. Then fold the top of the flower down toward you and work into the stitches you made in R2, which were the chain spaces. You will be creating larger petals behind the smaller ones. I continued to work the remainder of the rounds with the flower folded over in this way and mine turned out exactly as pictured. Enjoy!

      (Also, someone asked whether it should be worked clockwise or counter-clockwise. I worked counter-clockwise. I’m not sure it matters. Don’t let this confuse you, just go with whichever way feels natural.)

      1. wowwwwwwww. thank you very much, i always looked for a method to substitute magic ring with chains ‘i know that what you didn’t mean this by posting this post.
        but really every time i open a pattern and see magic ring i just ignore it, i couldn’t make it at all!

      2. Hello! Over a year later and I just tried this out! It’s gorgeous! I made it in a super chunky yarn to go onto my daughter’s hat. I’m a complete beginner so thanks Megan for explaining the line I couldn’t understand but it came out great and first time! I’ve been crocheting for 2 weeks now so it MUST be easy to follow!! Thanks so much Ali for a great free pattern!!

  38. my petals are very ….not flat lets say that. did i do my stich too tight? or something? I’m kinda new still to crocheting.

  39. I kinda confused at round 4. Should I be working clockwise or counterclockwise? Also, should the right or wrong side be facing me? A video would also be wonderful, but I would be grateful for anything at this point.

  40. I have finally gotten round to making one of these, the first two sets of petals have turned out flat rather than frothy as I wasn’t sure where to put the ss, think I need pics. I’ve sussed it out now (I think), and looking forward to seeing how my next one turns out with the real frothy petals.

    Thanks for sharing Ali, I think it’s one of the nicest flower patterns out there.

  41. Thank you so much for sharing this flower design! I can’t crochet yet but I want to made it, and want to put a pearl in the center. It is SO adorable and beautuful! It look if I can follow your instructions very easy . Thank you, again!

  42. Thank you so much for sharing this design! I just made it, put a cute little button in the center, and then attached a string of chain stitches to it so I could tie it to a birthday card. It is SO adorable! Your instructions were very easy to follow as well. Thank you, again!

  43. I feel rather stupid right now….I have got the first part of the flower down pat but I cant figure it out after that….you wouldnt happen to have a you tube that shows how to do it would you??? I am still a beginner at this crocheting thing and I am VERY visual….thank you!!

  44. this may seem like a strange question.. but my petals turn the opposite direction than yours… I tried to shape them the other way but keep turning back up. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

    Thanks! this pattern is great! so happy to see it here for free! 🙂

    1. Oh Julie, am so sorry I haven’t replied before. I think what might be going wrong is that you are turning your flower upside down – the trick is to keep it facing forwards all the time. Hth a bit.

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