Crochet flower card

crochet flower cardToday was my Mum’s birthday.  We had a lovely (hot!) day together shopping and lunching – with Maia, it was a day that only girls really enjoy… no pesky husbands/sons hurrying us along. Now if there is one person who likes a bargain more than I do it’s Mum, so we had a great time finding all kinds of things we really NEED and couldn’t say no to… like bamboo tumblers and plates (biodegradable you know, but remarkably still dishwasher safe *how does that work I wonder*), a new bag – which I can fit my camera in-but-is-not-giant, and a very cute jewellery tree! The lunch included a rather delicious plum and white chocolate cheesecake, and tall glasses of cold beverages which concluded the outing rather nicely. If only I was still in that lovely cool department store right now (its sweaty again here tonight)…

Anyways, back to the purpose of this post, in a fit of inspiration yesterday I created this cute card… which I think turned out rather well, so I thought I’d share how it was made.

Crochet flower card free patterStep 1. First up make some flowers. I used a 3ply cotton and a 2.5mm hook… but you could use any yarn and corresponding hook. Embroidery floss and a 1.5mm hook would be cute.  Make a magic circle and chain 1. Sc 10 times into the circle:Crochet flower cardPull tight and join with a slip stitch:

ee pattern crochet flower cardChain 2, DC into the next stitch 3 times, chain 2…

Free pattern crochet flower card…and slip stitch into the next stitch (one petal made).

Free pattern crochet flower cardRepeat (chain 2, 3 dc into next stitch, chain 2, ss into next stitch) to make 4 more petals (5 in total) and ss into the bottom of your starting chain to finish.

Free pattern crochet flower cardPull your magic circle super tight, fasten off the ends and voila… one cute tiny flower:Free pattern crochet flower cardMake two more in different colors and sew a small button in the center of each one.

Step 2: Make desired number of leaves using green cotton:

Chain 7 ss in second chain from the hook, hdc in next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next, ss in last stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Step 3: Select your card. I like to rule my lines to make sure my sewing is straight:

Free pattern crochet flower cardThen with a rubber under the front of the card, use your needle to punch holes the length of the line (stem) so your stitches are even(ish):Free pattern crochet flower cardStep 4: Stitch the stems, up, then back (fasten off after each one):Free pattern crochet flower cardStep 5: And glue your flowers and leaves in place:free pattern crochet flower cardAnd there you have a very happy little card! I’m thinking I might make another and frame it… What do you think?

I also wanted to say thank you for all the lovely comments about the toy tents.  The children are loving them, and as we are going camping (for real) in a couple of days they will be coming along to. If you do make a tent (or two) I hope your children enjoy them as much as Maia and Carter! Jxx

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37 thoughts on “Crochet flower card

  1. thank you very much for liking my post! you have some really nice crochet patterns here. I’m better at knitting, but perhaps I will give crocheting another shot!

      • Janette – I don’t know you (except for your postings) but I know where you are and every night when they report about Australia in the (German) news I wonder how you are. I would send some of the snow if I could!

  2. What a pretty card. I was given a store bought one with only one crochet flower on it and it cost my friend a fortune! Yours is prettier than that one. Glad you had a fun day. Lily. xxx

  3. Fantastic idea! Now I have another project to add to my list of to-dos! Thanks for the tutorial and especially for the link to the magic circle video – I’ve been crocheting since I was about 9 and quit reading beginner instructions quite some time ago, so had not heard of this. Another tool for the toolbox. . .

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  5. I love your card and the colours, I am a knitter who has just started to crochet and this is going to be a good beginner project for me as my god daughter has a birthday coming up!

  6. thank you, I made the card for my mother and a friend (not with the button since it has to go by post) and… I didn’t sew the stem of the flower (have not the appropriate paper and sewing needle), I just drew it with a nice green pen… thank you very much for sharing this pattern !

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