A few years ago my mom and I made close to 1000 of these flowers for a craft fair. We sold tons and kept some of our favorites and now I have a collection I can't seem to give up.
We had the most fun picking and choosing what buttons to put in the middle. After each flower was finished we would spend hours trying buttons in the center of each flower and deciding which one looked best. A few of the buttons are vintage from my grandmothers button collection over the years. Getting creative is the best part. Buttons, gems, and even erasers were used for the center of these flowers, and there is definitely more than one option for each flower.
This pattern is considered a beginner/intermediate pattern. It can get a little tricky trying to figure out the layering, but once you get the hang of it, its easy and works up quickly. 1 flower can be finished in less than 30 minutes.
Note: A lower weight yarn will result in a smaller flower and need a small size button. A heavier weight or chunky yarn will result in a large flower and need a large button.
You will need:
Yarn -Be creative. ANY yarn will work
Crochet Hook (Choose your hook size based on the recommendation from the yarn)
Alligator or Hair Clip
Check out the pattern below and have fun shopping for buttons :)
Chain 6, sl st in first chain to form a circle
(sc in circle, chain 3) repeat 7 times, sl st to first sc
In chain 3 space: (sc, ch1, 3dc, ch1, sc) repeat 7 times, sl st to first sc, turn
(sc in spoke of previous round, ch4) repeat 7 times, sl st in first sc, turn
In ch4 space: (sc, ch1, 5dc, ch1, sc) repeat 7 times, sl st in first sc, turn
(sc in spoke of previous round, ch5) repeat 7 times, sl st in first sc, turn
In ch5 space: (sc, ch1, 7dc, ch1, sc) repeat 7 times, sl st in first sc, tie off
It can be a bit confusing to understand the first time around, so I decided to make my very first crochet video! Its a little rough as I really haven't ever filmed before, but I hope it can be helpful! I used a medium weight 4 yarn and a size H (5.0mm) hook and it made a large flower.
Check it out HERE
Once the flower is made you will need to cut a piece of felt in a circle the same size as the back of your flower. Cut another strip about 1/2 inch wide and glue it to the back. Add an alligator clip or any type of hair clip to use it in hair or clip it on to a crochet headband. I will have a pattern for headbands up soon! So make sure to check back. Here's a photo of the back of the flower with the felt pieces finished and a clip on it.
A few headbands/ear warmers with a flower attached.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crocheting!