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Posy Blossoms

© June Gilbank 2012

Posy Blossoms is a versatile mix-and-match pattern to make sweet miniature flowers in seven designs with two leaves. Make each blossom in one or two colours of your choice; stack the smaller blossoms on the larger ones in the same or contrasting colours; combine your blossoms into a unique posy.

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune

A few ideas for using these blossoms…

  • Use a single flower to embellish a hairclip
  • Stitch two or three to a bag or purse
  • Combine into a larger posy for a brooch or pin
  • Stitch around the neckline of a t-shirt or cardigan
  • Embellish a photo frame
  • Decorate your amigurumi
  • Create floral crocheted jewellery

You may also like my Crocheted Embellishments tutorial which walks you through how to create clustered embellishments and attach them securely to hardware (hair clips, barrettes, hairbands, pin backs etc), like these:
crocheted hair accessories by planetjune

Now back to the Posy Blossoms pattern! Here are the 9 components included in this pattern:

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune
A: Small Blossom; B & C: Medium Blossoms; D & E: Large Blossoms; F & G: Spiked Blossoms; H: Single Leaf; I Double Leaf

This pattern is Donationware – the pattern is available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation:

posy blossoms crochet pattern

Send me a donation and receive the easy-to-print PDF version of the pattern as a thank you! This pattern is very long, as it has so many components. The PDF version is nicely formatted so it’s easy to read and prints neatly onto far fewer pages.

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Donations of any size are much appreciated. Just add the amount you wish to donate, and, once you have checked out and paid, your pattern will instantly be available to download from your PlanetJune account.

The complete pattern and instructions are available below, regardless of whether or not you choose to pay for them :)

This is a PlanetJune original crochet pattern. Feel free to use items made from this pattern however you wish, but I’d appreciate credit as the pattern designer. Please do not reproduce the pattern anywhere else; instead post a link to http://www.planetjune.com/posy

Not ready to make it yet? Add it to your Ravelry queue:

Terminology

ch chain
dc double crochet (treble crochet for UK/Aus)
hdc half double crochet (half treble crochet for UK/Aus)
sc single crochet (double crochet for UK/Aus)
sl st slip stitch
st stitch

You will need…

  • E US/3.5mm crochet hook
  • Small quantity of worsted weight yarn in the colours of your choice
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends

Size

Approx 0.75″ – 1.5″ (2 – 4cm) wide. (Your gauge and yarn choice will affect the finished size slightly.)

Gauge

Gauge is unimportant for this pattern. I like to crochet with a small hook so they aren’t too floppy and there are no gaps between the stitches; if you prefer a looser, floppier look, use a G or H hook instead.

Notes for all blossoms

  • Do not turn work between rounds.
  • As you crochet each blossom, if you plan to stack another blossom on top or add a knotted centre, don’t pull the magic ring too tightly closed. This will make it easier to thread yarn through the centre of the ring when you stitch the pieces together.

Blossoms

A: Small Blossom

To make this flower, you must be comfortable with the magic ring technique. Instead of single crocheting into the magic ring, the entire flower is crocheted directly into the ring, and then the ring is pulled tight to complete the blossom.

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune
Small Blossoms, L-R: A (plain); A, with knotted centre added (see Stacked Flowers, below, for instructions)

Make a magic ring, ch 2.
Rnd 1: sl st into magic ring, (ch 2, sl st into magic ring) four times.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn end. Pull on the remaining loop on the hook until the cut end is drawn through to the top. Pass the end down through the centre of the magic ring, to the back. Pull the magic ring tightly closed:
posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune
The small blossom before (left) and after (right) pulling the magic ring closed.

Continue to Yarn Ends (below).

B & C: Medium Blossom

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune
Medium Blossoms, L-R: B (solid); C (bi-coloured)

Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring.
Option C only: change to petal colour.
Rnd 2: (sl st in next st, ch 1, hdc in same st, ch 1) five times.
Join with sl st into first stitch of the round.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn end. Pull on the remaining loop on the hook until the cut end is drawn through to the top. Thread the end onto a yarn needle and pass it through the same stitch as the last sl st, to the back.

Continue to Yarn Ends (below).

D & E: Large Blossom

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune
Large Blossoms, L-R: D (solid); E (bi-coloured)

Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring.
Option E only: change to petal colour.
Rnd 2: (sl st in next st, ch 2, 2 dc in same st, ch 2) five times.
Join with sl st into first stitch of the round.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn end. Pull on the remaining loop on the hook until the cut end is drawn through to the top. Thread the end onto a yarn needle and pass it through the same stitch as the last sl st, to the back.

Continue to Yarn Ends (below).

F & G: Spiked Blossom

The Spiked Blossom is the same size as the Large Blossom, but has 10 pointed petals instead of 5 rounded ones.

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune
Spiked Blossoms, L-R: F (solid); G (bi-coloured)

Picot: ch 3, sl st in back bump* of 3rd chain from hook.
* For an explanation of the back bumps of a chain, see ‘What are the back bumps?‘ (below).

Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring.
Option G only: change to petal colour.
Rnd 2: (sl st in next st, picot, sl st in same st, picot) five times.
Join with sl st into first stitch of the round.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn end. Pull on the remaining loop on the hook until the cut end is drawn through to the top. Thread the end onto a yarn needle and pass it through the same stitch as the last sl st, to the back.

Continue to Yarn Ends (below).



Stacked Flowers

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune

Stacked Flower examples, L-R: blossoms F + C; blossoms D + B + A + knotted centre

To make stacked flowers, layer smaller blossoms on top of larger ones, in the same or contrasting colours.

To keep them in position, you have two options:

  • Stitch together: Use the yarn ends from the top blossom to stitch down through the stack. Tie the yarn ends together on the back.
  • Knotted centre: Make a contrasting coloured centre for the flower by cutting a 6″ length of yarn and tying a large knot in the centre of the length.  Thread both ends onto a yarn needle and pass the needle through the centre of the stack to the back. Tie the ends together on the back.
    Note: You can also give any of the flat blossoms a contrasting-coloured centre with this method!

What are the back bumps?

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune
L: The front of a chain, showing the V shape of each chain stitch.
R: Flip the chain over and you’ll see a bump at the back of each chain stitch (marked by arrow).


Leaves

All leaf stitches should be worked into the back bumps of the starting chains.

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune
Leaves, L-R: H (single); I (double)

H: Single Leaf
With green yarn, ch 6, sc in 3rd chain from hook, dc in next 2 chains, sl st in last chain.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn end.
Draw end through last loop and pull tight to fasten off.

I: Double Leaf
With green yarn, (ch 6, sc in 3rd chain from hook, dc in next 2 chains, sl st in last chain) twice.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn end.
Draw end through last loop and pull tight to fasten off.

Both Leaves: continue to Yarn Ends (below).


Yarn Ends (all Blossoms and Leaves)

Tie the two yarn ends together (tie each pair together for the 2-coloured flowers). You have two options for finishing, depending on what you’d like to do with your blossoms and leaves:

  • Use the yarn ends to stitch the blossoms/leaves into position.
  • Snip the yarn ends short. Making sure the remaining ends are hidden underneath each blossom/leaf, glue the blossoms/leaves into position or stitch them down with a needle and sewing thread.

posy blossoms crochet pattern by planetjune

I hope you enjoy this pattern. Please leave me a comment below if you do, and consider leaving me a donation (if you do, you’ll receive the nicely-formatted PDF version of this pattern, which is much easier to read and print). Thanks!

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20 Comments »

  1. Alicia Meader said

    Making hats makes me HAPPY :) and these flowers will add to the smiles of who I make them for no doubt. Little girl hats are my favorite because of the creative ways to make them different. Every new baby in our family or anyone I know, gets a hat. I also make for the local cancer center. Thank you for your pretty flowers.

  2. Beverley Riley said

    I would love to make a donation. I love your flowers. What mailing address can I send my donation to?

    • June said

      Hi Beverley, that’s very kind of you, but as I’m living in South Africa now, I can only accept donations through my shop (payable by PayPal account or with any credit card) – I can’t cash checks or money orders here. I’m glad you like my flower designs!

  3. zeinab said

    lovely nice flowers & useful instructions.thnx

  4. Tamara said

    So gorgeous and smart! Thank you for sharing it as a free pattern! I shared a link to it on my blog this morning. :) http://www.mooglyblog.com/10-more-beautiful-and-free-crochet-flower-patterns/

  5. Panda gal said

    I will use these for yarn bombing!!!great pattern and ez 2 understand! Thanks for the great pics with it too!wow!! Love it!

  6. Jane said

    Hello June
    Greetings from Australia!
    Thank you for sharing your free flower and shamrock patterns. They look amazing. I’m going to use these in aged care craft sessions. to decorate simple bags.

  7. Carol Winter said

    Are these flower patterns using English or USA terminology please?

    • June said

      Carol, as with all my patterns, this one uses standard (US) terminology, but the UK equivalents for all stitches are given in the ‘Terminology’ section near the top :)

  8. Lynne said

    Wonderful collection of flowers!

    Is it OK to print this up (including the link), to use for my 4H crochet group (6 girls, 1 boy, 2 parents). The beginners can do the very simple flower, and the others can use these to learn new stitches.

    Cheers,
    Lynne (USA)

  9. Steph said

    I love this site, your instructions are so well written and easy to follow. I’ve been crocheting for a couple months now and have made several of each of the blossoms here except I can’t figure out how to do the spiked blossom, it turns out being a weird 5 leafed flower lol.

  10. Debbie Stanton said

    Thank you so much for your well written instructions!

  11. NgocThom said

    Thank you very much for what you share. They’re very nice

  12. fariba said

    Thank you for your great ideas.hope you have a happy week ;)

  13. jan jones said

    thank you so much for all your patterns. I am planning to make some of the large flowers for a friend of mine with cancer, who wears similar ones on her hats, and needs some new colors. I have never seen the magic circle before, but I believe it will really help me do crochet in the round. I am not so concerned with having no hole in the center, but I never can seem to get all the stitches required into a standard ring made with a chain of 4 or 5 stitches, then joined to form a ring. I have seen some flower patterns where you use the opening later to button the flower onto a hat, using it as a buttonhole. Any suggestions on how to leave an opening with this technique, yet tighten enough and tie it to keep it secure?

    • June said

      Jan, you could either tie the starting and ending tails together on the back of the flower, once the hole is the desired size, or just thread the starting tail onto a yarn needle and tie it around the post of one of the stitches (again on the back of the flower so it won’t show).

      • jan jones said

        thanks, June! I will try that.

  14. Jenni Plowman said

    Hi June, thanks so much for the lovely flower patterns. As I am knew to crochet, and I am wanting to make simple little flowers to attach to home made cards that I make, these will be perfect.
    regards
    Jenni.

  15. Jordana said

    I love your amazing crochet ideas. You are such an inspiration. Will send you a donation for the flower patterns.

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