Free Pattern: 3-tiered Crocheted Flowers

Awhile back we showed you a Free Pattern to make a doily in the shape of a flower.

Today we want to take it a step further and show you how to make crocheted flowers in 3 tiers. They’re perfect for decoration and gifts.

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It’s worked in different layers with various colors (so that you can combine your favorites), and you just need to know how to make a chain, single crochet, slip stitch, and double crochet, we’ll teach you how to follow the pattern to crochet 3 tier flowers step by step:

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Start by chaining 4 and join the first and last chain with a slip stitch to form a circle.

On the next row, we’ll work our stitches around this circle, or ring.

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Chain 2 (this counts as 1 slip stitch), then crochet 6 slip stitches in the ring.

At the end, join the round by making a slip stitch in the second chain of the two chains we made at the beginning of this row.

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Make a slip stitch in the first stitch of the row and chain 2.

Make another slip stitch in the same stitch where you just chained 2.

Work 2 single crochets in each stitch in this row and end with a slip stitch to join the round.

Cut your yarn and tie to secure. Let’s change colors!

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With your second color, draw the yarn through the stitch.

You can make a knot to join the new color, but it looks neater if you hide the end of your new yarn inside the stitches as you crochet them.

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Make 4 double crochets in the next stitch.

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Make 1 slip stitch in the next stitch. You just made the first petal of your flower.

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*Make 4 double crochets in the next stitch and 1 slip stitch in the next stitch*, repeat from * to * until there is only 1 stitch left to work.

You should now have 6 petals.

Make 4 double crochets in the next stitch and end the row by making a slip stitch in the first slip stitch you made at the beginning of this row.

Cut your yarn and tie to secure.

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Your work should look something like the photo above, a flower with its fist layer of petals.

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Change colors and make a slip knot on your crochet hook.

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Look at the back of the flower, and locate the strands of yarn behind the center stitch of each petal.

Look at the image to know what to look for.

On this row, we will work into the strands of yarn behind the center stitch of each petal made in the previous row.

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Insert the crochet hook through the two strands of the center stitch, yarn over and pull the yarn through with your hook.

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Pull your hook through the slip knot that we made at the beginning. You just made the first stitch of this row, by making a slip stitch.

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Now chain 3.

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Skip to the next petal to your left, once again find the back of the center stitch. Insert your hook through both strands and make a slip stitch.

You’ll now have a row of chain stitches that go from one stitch to another at the back of your work. Do the same for each petal, making 3 chains and 1 slip stitch at the back center stitch of each petal through both strands.

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When you finish this row and come back to the first petal, make a slip stitch in the first slip stitch that you made at the beginning of the row.

Don’t cut your yarn yet because we are still going to use it.

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Start by making a slip stitch around the chains of the previous row.

Now make 6 double crochets around the chains and end with a slip stitch.

In this manner you will have made the first petal in this row.

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Go to the next chains and repeat the same steps: make a slip stitch, 6 double crochets and one slip stitch around the chains of the previous row.

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The back of the flowers should look like the photo above.

You can see that we are working around the chain stitches to make the petals of the second layer.

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Repeat the above step in each of the holes of the flower until you reach the end of the row, as follows: make a slip stitch, 6 double crochets and 1 slip stitch around the chains of the previous row.

Finish the row by making a slip stitch in the first slip stitch of the row. Cut the yarn and secure.

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On the next row we will insert our crochet hook into the back strands of the center stitch of each petal, like we did for the second layer of the flower, but now the petals are bigger, but the rest is the same!

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With the next color, make a slip knot on your hook, and then a slip stitch into the back strands of the center stitch on the back of the petal.

Next, chain 4.

Repeat the same for all of the petals in the row until you reach the beginning of the row, make a slip stitch into the first slip stitch of the row. Don’t cut the yarn.

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Once again, we will repeat similar steps to those we worked on the second tier of petals, by working around the chain stitches that we made in the previous row.

Start by making a slip stitch around the chains of the previous row. Then make 7 double crochets around the chains and end with a slip stitch.

Continue making all of the petals in the same way, until you reach the beginning, then join the round by making a slip stitch into the first slip stitch of the row.

Cut the yarn and secure.

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Your flower is done!

Now we’ll just add a border in a contrasting color to make your flower even prettier.

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With a different color, insert your hook only through the back loop of the first stitch of any of the petals.

Yarn over and pull the yarn through, then single crochet into the same stitch.

Single crochet through the back loop only of each of the next 7 double crochets. You will have finished the border of the first petal.

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Now look at the photo and look for the spot where we joined our chains in the previous tier of petals.

That’s the spot where you should insert your hook to make a very long slip stitch (don’t pull too tight so that the tension stays loose).

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Make a long slip stitch in the spot where we joined the chains from the previous row.

Now continue working with the next petal, through the back loop: make a slip stitch into the next 8 stitches, and then make a long slip stitch where we joined our chains from the previous row.

Repeat these steps until you’ve gone all the way around and have finished the border of the flower. Join the yarn to the first stitch by making a slip stitch into the first slip stitch of the row.

Cut the yarn and secure.

Weave in any loose ends.

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And there you have your first 3 tiered flower!

We guarantee that once you make your first you won’t be able to stop.

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Make lots of flowers and put them everywhere, you can make them bigger or smaller by adding or eliminating layers of petals; the method is always the same.

Your wooden crochet hook will be your best ally to work with WAK cotton.

Remember to share your projects with the world using the hashtag #weareknitters,

What would you do with these flowers? Which colors are your favorite?