Crochet flower card

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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

    gentlestitches said:
    January 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    It is totally delightful. I want to make and frame one just for me!

    Alessandra said:
    January 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    This card is really cute!!!!!
    happy weekend, xxx Ale

    Nice piece of work said:
    January 12, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    stunning card!

    katelikestocreate said:
    January 12, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Oooh! Love it! Definitely make one to frame. It would make a great gift too (in the frame, I mean)

    rainbowjunkiecorner said:
    January 12, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    A lovely simple idea. And cheaper I imagine that a lot of shop cards these days!

    binelectric said:
    January 13, 2013 at 12:20 am

    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!

    Mónica said:
    January 13, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Qué linda tarjeta.

    Stocki said:
    January 13, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Beautiful! x

    Lisa said:
    January 13, 2013 at 12:55 am

    That is so adorable!! Thank you for your tutorial! I can’t wait to make one too!!

    cdnknittinkitten said:
    January 13, 2013 at 1:55 am

    What a great teaching tool for children who are just learning to crochet and embroider. Thank you.

    goose grass said:
    January 13, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Looks just like the lamp pole in front of my house – don’t you think? :)

    http://haekelmonster.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/winter-flowers/

    Have a lovely weekend!

      Janette responded:
      January 13, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      It does :) a little cooler though, how I’d like to walk in that snow just for a few minutes!!!

        goose grass said:
        January 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm

        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!

    louslabyrinth said:
    January 13, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Wow, what a great idea! Think I will try this one when I improve my skills a bit more. Thanks for the encouragement on my blog :) xoxox

    bethyboodle said:
    January 13, 2013 at 3:53 am

    It looks wonderful! I know if I received a card like that, I’d treasure it forever. :) Beautiful!

    Hannah Ackroyd said:
    January 13, 2013 at 4:09 am

    This is so cute! I think I may have to stock up on these for thank you cards!

    Lily said:
    January 13, 2013 at 4:37 am

    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

    Lili@creativesavv said:
    January 13, 2013 at 5:39 am

    That’s adorable! And with my limited crochet skills, I think I could even make those.

    Oh, how I miss summer! Enjoy yours!

    Linne said:
    January 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    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. . .

    easycraftsforchildren said:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

    So cute!!

    wendy said:
    January 13, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Perfect, something simple and cute!!

    harrispen said:
    January 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Very cute card. I will have to keep it in mind next time I need a card for some occasion.

    Cindy

    cookcraftcope said:
    January 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

    reWOLLuzza said:
    January 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea – this is too cute! I’ll get crafting right now – there are a few birthdays coming…

    mariekim000 said:
    January 14, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Gorgeous little card! Wish I could do something like that for my mum :)

    sabrina said:
    January 14, 2013 at 7:38 am

    What a cute idea! Would be a perfect card for mother’s day, too! Thank you for sharing!

    Tammy said:
    January 14, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Sounds like a wonderful birthday outing! Happy birthday to your mom! That card is so cute! Best wishes, Tammy

    Caroline said:
    January 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Love it! It’s so cute. It even looks somewhat easy.

    wooty13 said:
    January 16, 2013 at 9:05 am

    these look so delicate and wonderful!

    Cj said:
    January 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    So cute =>

    Teresita said:
    January 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Me gustó mucho. Que tengas un maravilloso Año 2013!!!!

    thegrangerange.wordpress.com said:
    January 20, 2013 at 12:03 am

    What a lovely idea, I have seen a card with baby bootees on for a newborn but these flowers are brilliant and much more versatile, I love the bright cheery colours and pretty buttons. Looking forward to trying it out myself.

    A crochet painting | The Green Dragonfly said:
    January 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    […] made using the same basic flower found here, but the leaves and stalks are each sewn with a single long stitch… and there are two or […]

    Yvonne Harley said:
    July 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I love your card and the colours are gorgeous, I have just started to crochet and this will be a great project for me to try.

    Yvonne Harley said:
    July 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    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!

      Janette responded:
      July 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Thank Yvonne, I hope your god daughter likes it!! HCC

    emelire said:
    May 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

    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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