It’s 1:30am Wednesday morning so naturally, I grab my trusty J crochet hook and a skein of yarn, fully intending to crochet a flower. The funny thing with free-form crochet, though, is you can start out with one idea and end with a completely different project. Ever been there?
Instead of crocheting a flower, when I was finished, I looked down and saw I’d crocheted a sharp-looking flower or a 6-point star. I don’t know if the mustard-yellow yarn was sending my brain a subconscious message or if this is what I get for crocheting past midnight, but whatever the cause, I present to you this non-flowery, very pointy, crocheted star.
Pictures, free instructions, and full crochet pattern follow. I’ve never created a picture tutorial, but figured I’d try it out. Let me know if it was helpful – Enjoy!
Step-by-step beginner crochet instructions for a free crocheted flower.
Materials: Any size crochet hook (I used a size J) and worsted weight yarn.
Size: My crocheted flower/ throwing star measures 5 inches across, point to point.
Step 1: Chain 4.
Step 2: Join with slip stitch to form ring.
Step 3: Chain 2 (counts as first half-double crochet).
Step 4: 11 more half-double crochet into center of ring. (12 HDC total) Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2.
Step 5: Chain 5 (counts as 1 single crochet + chain 4). *Skip 1 stitch. Single crochet in next stitch. Chain 4.* Repeat around to create 6 petals. Join by working a single crochet inside the first petal.
Step 6: Slip stitch counts as first single crochet. 1 half-double crochet, 2 double crochet, chain 4, 2 double crochet, 1 half-double crochet, 1 single crochet. *Skip single crochet and into next chain-4 petal work: 1 single crochet, 1 half-double crochet, 2 double crochet, chain 4, 2 double crochet, 1 half-double crochet, 1 single crochet.* Join by working a slip stitch into first stitch.
Step 7: You’re finished! Cut yarn, fasten off, and enjoy your new “flar” (crocheted flower-star).