The Maybelline Flower
I've been thinking lately of what small and easy projects I could work up quickly as Random Acts of Crochet Kindness.
I asked my 6-year old what she'd suggest, and she said, "Flowers!"
Hmm... I've made so many flowers before, roses, poppies and all... I thought I wanted something a little different this time.
So I picked up my trusty hook and some leftover yarn and a little while later, the Maybelline Flower was born.
I've used it since as a stand-alone project for Random Acts of Crochet Kindness, but also as embellishments for scarves, hats and headbands.
I hope you enjoy this cute little flower and please do let me know what you'll be using it for in the comments below.
If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them for you.
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What You’ll Learn
- How to crochet a small flat flower appliqué that's perfect for embellishments or as a stand-alone project.
- How to add a poem/tag to your Maybelline Flowers.
- How to package your Maybelline Flowers for distribution.
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in 3 colors: Hedgerow by Kate Eastwood
- Slate Green
- Red Wine
- Vanilla Cream
A skein of DK Paintbox Yarns = 100 g (3.5 oz) / 276m (302 yards)
For all 3 colors used in this project, I used about 3 yards (2.8 meters) of yarn.
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- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- MC = Magic Circle
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- yo = yarn over
- fo = fasten off
Beginner - this pattern uses basic stitches.
Diameter = 2 " (5 cm)
Gauge is not critical to this project. Refer to finished dimensions to check gauge.
- Note for changing colors for each round: when you sl st to join the last st of each round, insert your hook into the top of beginning ch, drop your working yarn, yo with new color yarn and finish your sl st with the new color. Ch 1 or 2 as instructed for each round and continue the following round with the new color.
- No need to know how to crochet a Magic Circle for this pattern. If you're not familiar with the Magic Circle, you may substitute it for a ch3 instead, then sl st into the first chain to form a circle. Want to find more substitutes to the Magic Circle for other projects? Check out this post.
- You can make the pattern larger or smaller by changing the type of yarn and/or hook size.
- Numbers at the end of each step (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that step.
- Please note that I use US crochet terms.
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Stitch How-To Instructions
Instructions for Ch (Chain):
Bring the yarn over the crochet hook from back to front and hook it. Draw hooked yarn through the loop of the stitch on your hook and up onto the working area of your hook.
Instructions for sc (Single Crochet):
Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (you now have two loops on hook), yarn over again and pull through both loops on hook (note: this is equivalent to the UK Double Crochet (dc) stitch)
Instructions for dc (Double Crochet):
Yarn over first, then insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (you now have three loops on hook), Pull your working yarn over again and pull through two loops on hook . You now have 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the last two loops on your hook. You are left with only one loop on your hooks, which means you've completed your dc stitch. (note: this is equivalent to the UK Trebble Crochet (tc) stitch)
Instructions for Sl St (Slip Stitch):
Insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through your last stitch AND through the loop on your hook (through both stitches).
Instructions for Fastening Off:
After the last stitch of the last round, cut the yarn, leaving a 6-inch end. Draw the cut end of your yarn completely through the stitch & pull to tighten knot.
If you need more detailed instructions on how to work the required stitches, check out Annie’s Catalogue for visual instructions.
Below you will find a text-only ad-free printable version of the Maybelline Flower which you can buy for a small fee.
The second printable are some tags you could add to your flowers if distributing for Random Acts of Crochet Kindness.
The Maybelline Flower Crochet Pattern Instructions
- Round 1: With US size E-4 (3.5) hook and Slate Green yarn, start off with a MC, ch 2, 9 dc into MC.
(If you don't know how to crochet a Magic Circle yet, you could simply create a circle by working a chain 3, then slip stitch into the first chain to form a circle. Continue to chain 2 and work 9 dc into that circle you just created). Here are some other alternatives to the Magic Circle.
- Pull tail end of your yarn tight to close the circle.
- Join to top of ch 2 with a sl st (remember note above for changing color to Vanilla Cream), leave a 4” tail of Green yarn, cut & fo. (10)
- Round 2: With Vanilla Cream attached, ch 4 (= ch1 + ch 3), skip a stitch, sc in next stitch,(ch 3, sk a st, sc), repeat around (25).
- Make sure to change color to Red Wine using method noted above for last stitch.
- Leave a 4” tail of Vanilla Cream yarn, cut & fo.
- Round 3: With Red Wine attached, ch1, then work into ch 3 spaces: (sc, 4 dc, sc) in each sp around. Join to top of first sc stitch of this round. You should have 5 petals. (30)
- Leave a 10” tail to sew onto another project later. Cut yarn and fo.
- Weave in all ends except the 10” Red Wine tails.
Enjoy your Maybelline Flower!
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