March 27th, 2013

Crochet for Knitters – Simple Crocheted Flower

Here’s one way I like to use crochet for maximum “bang for the buck” in my knits.

Written instructions for working the crocheted flower:

CH 4, SL into first chain, making a ring.
CH 2, 10 DC into center of ring. Close the ring by SL into the 2nd chain you made at the beginning of this round.
(Change color here, if you like.)
Pull up a loop in new color.
*SL into next stitch, CH2.
4 DC into next stitch, CH 2.*
Repeat between the *s for 5 petals total.
Finish by SL into 1st SL of the round. Break yarn, weave in ends (or just tie them off and cut them, since it is unlikely that the back of the flower will show.)

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The bulky yarn I’m using to demonstrate is Berroco Peruvia Quick.

The yarn I used in the small flower samples:
Smaller flower: Madeline Tosh DK.
Larger flower: Berroco Vintage.

The sweater on the mannequin is my Zasio Sweater Coat, pattern + video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan.
I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace.

The nail color I’m wearing is by Essie, color “Go Overboard”.

9 Comments »

  1. Love these little flowers – thank you, Staci -

    Comment by Pammie — March 28, 2013 @ 7:06 am

  2. Staci,

    I always wanted to learn how to make these! Thanks!

    Comment by Janet — March 28, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

  3. I love your videos, I know I have told you this b4 but it is true!

    Now with a question…have you ever added wool fabric to pieces of knitting? I am considering adding black wool to the log cabin blocks I have been knitting for a blanket, I think it would add a nice texture change and be much quicker than knitting. Let me know what you think……I am loving knitting the blocks and will keep right on knitting more after I finish the 1st blanket. There is lots of yarn to be used up in my stash of leftovers.

    thx much , Jill

    Comment by jill siegler — March 29, 2013 @ 10:06 am

  4. Hi Jill – no, sorry…I’ve never added wool fabric to my knitting. Not something I can help you with. I’m sure there are plenty of results if you google it, but that’s the most advice I can give!
    :)
    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — March 29, 2013 @ 10:14 am

  5. Thank you for your Crochet for Knitters series. They taught me how to crochet!!! YAY!!! Is there a particular brand or type of crochet hooks that you would recommend?

    Comment by Chary — April 3, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

  6. Wow I love this! I learned how to knit first and have always had difficulty with crochet. I will be giving all a your video a double look. Thanks!

    Comment by Whitney — April 13, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

  7. That is so cool

    Comment by hunter — April 20, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

  8. Hello Stacy,
    I crochet a little girl hat, I was going for newborn size but It didn’t turn out the way I thought, I was following Yolandasotolopez on You Tube :) Oh well It’s Ok. Cause It was my first, after finally understanding crochet instructions same with Knitting. I Know I have more to learn now that I got most or some basics down “Hope” :)
    Any way My Daughter Is due any time with her first child, I asked her to check out flowers on You Tube and she picked this flower out, she really liked it. Your flower is going on Annabelle Lilly hat ;D The hat is white, she picked Pale yellow & Delft Blue, Red Heart super saver worsted weight yarn. Pretty colors. I want to thank you for having a tutorial with the pattern cause It reassures me I know I can make It, I’m a visual learner & since I’ve learned a lot from watching Johnny Vasquez, New Stitch A Day him & his Wife operates It. I have accomplished making a Rabbit hat with diaper cover out of a pattern book I bought from JoAnns store. I feel so happy & excited I’m getting It. I use You Tube too In case I have little road blocks then I can continue. Sorry wrote so long, just I’m so happy I’m learning

    Sincere Donna :D

    Comment by Donna — April 27, 2013 @ 10:34 am

  9. Thank you Stacy! You are a great teacher! Just a quick question. Is it 10 DC in the center of the ring (as in the instructions) or 8 DC as you mention in the video?

    Comment by Aliki — January 16, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

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