Mother's Day Flower Brooch

Hello! With Mothering Sunday not too far away (30th of March for anyone that's forgotten), I thought I'd whip up this super easy Free Crochet Pattern for those who love to give handmade gifts.

So, here for you, is the lovely Flower Brooch...

English Version

Flower Brooch


Materials;
Scraps of Aran weight yarn are ideal for this project. Here DROPS Paris 100% cotton yarn has been used
4.0mm hook
Small amount of felt for backing
Brooch back
Pretty button or bead

Stitches;
magic circle
slst = slip stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet (sc in US terms)
htr = half treble crochet (hdc in US terms)
tr = treble (dc in US terms)

Abbreviations;
frm = from
til = until
rnd = round

For the flower;

Make a magic circle.

Rnd 1;
2ch (counts as 1 tr), 11tr in to the magic ring joining to the 2nd of the beginning 2ch with a slst. Fasten off.

Rnd 2;
Attach yarn between any two tr from the previous rnd. 2ch (counts as 1 tr), in to same space make a cluster using 4tr as follows;

  1. Yarn round hook, insert hook in to space, yarn round hook and pull through loop.
  2. Yarn round hook and pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook).
  3. Repeat step 1 and 2 three more times (5 loops on hook), yarn round hook and pull through all 5 loops. To complete the stitch, yarn round hook once more and pull through loop.

Carry on by working 1ch, miss one space, * 1 cluster using 5tr in to next space (rpt steps 1 and 2 above 5 times, yarn round hook and pull through all 5 loops, yarn round hook and pull through loop), 1ch, miss one space, * rpt frm * around, join with slst to the top of the 1st cluster (6 clusters in total). Fasten off.

At this stage, your flower will look 3 dimensional.


Rnd 3;
Attach yarn to any 1ch space frm the previous rnd. 2Ch. In to same space, work 3tr, 2ch, slst, 1ch. * In to next 1ch space work slst, 2ch, 3tr, 2ch, slst, 1ch * rpt frm * around, join with a slst in to the 1st 1ch space (6 petals). Fasten off.

To give your flower a bit more shape, you can pull your magic circle tight and pinch the clusters to make them stand out.


For the leaves;

Small leaf;

Rnd 1;
5ch. In 2nd ch frm hook work 1dc, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in next ch, 2tr in end ch. Working along the other side of the ch, 1tr in 1st ch, 1tr in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc in final ch. Join with slst to the beginning 1ch.

Large leaf;

Rnd 1;
7ch. In 2nd ch frm hook, work 1dc, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in each of the next 3ch. In the last ch work 2tr. Working along the other side of the ch, 1tr in the 1st ch, 1tr in each of the next 3ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc in the last ch. Join with slst to the beginning 1ch.


To make up;

Weave in all ends and sew the leaves on to the underside of the flower. Cut a piece of felt to cover the back of the brooch. Sew this in place together with a pretty button or bead. Finally sew on the brooch back.


 Ta-dah! You have made your very own Flower Brooch. Make this for a little treat for yourself or as a very beautiful gift :)


If you would like to download the pattern for free in both English and American terms, you can find it here on Ravelry and Craftsy.

You could even make it together with the Valentines Day Heart Gift Bag for a super special gift :)

Ta-tah for now!

xxx 

10 comments:

  1. Could you post a picture of the back please? And would this work in DK? Thanks, it's gorgeous!

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    1. Hi there,
      I've just uploaded a picture of the back for you :) Yes, you could make this little brooch out of DK yarn, it will just be a little bit smaller. Please use the appropriate size hook for your yarn too.
      Best wishes,
      Amy

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  2. Hi! Beautiful brooches!! But when I use the Rav link, it just shoots me back here--no download. :(

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  3. Apologies, Corrine. Just sorted it. Please have another go :)

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  4. I've got it now! Thank you soooooo much for your speedy fix!!! Brilliant brooch!

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  5. such a lovely brooch, thanks for sharing!

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  6. How sweet is that? I've made flowers before but never put a "Jewel" in the center....that's a definite upscale! Thanks for the pattern!

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  7. Deborah Garretty3 February 2017 at 10:35

    Thank you for such a pretty tutorial.

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