How to Crochet Yourself a Flower Crown
Before the summer officially ends in September, make a crochet flower crown! Flower crowns can be subdued and single colored for formal events like weddings and garden parties, OR they can be multicolored and crazy for music festivals and other lively summer gatherings. The design choices are up to you, and the possibilities are endless. Crochet flowers work up quickly and easily, plus they use up leftover yarn! I recently made myself a bright and colorful crown with many different kinds of flowers. Read on to learn how I made my crown, or use these steps as inspiration to create your own!
You will need:
- Leftover yarn in a variety of colors.
I used many colors of size 10 crochet thread with the thread held double. This allowed me to mix and match colors. You can make all your flowers in the same color if you prefer. Remember the thicker your yarn, the larger your flower.
- A crochet hook appropriate for your weight of yarn.
Refer to the Craft Yarn Council for help with this. If you use several weights of yarn for different flowers, you may need multiple sizes of hooks. I used a C/2(2.75 mm) hook for the 2 strands of size 10 thread.
I used 1/2-inch thick black elastic cut to 19 inches and sewed it into a circle for my flower crown. A stretchy headband or a thick piece of ribbon will also work. Remember that if you use ribbon, you will need a long piece so there will be enough to tie around your head.
These will be handy for cutting yarn, elastic, and thread.
- Yarn needle
You’ll need this for weaving in ends and finishing flowers.
- Sewing needle and thread
You will want a sharp needle for sewing the elastic into a circle and the flowers onto the elastic. I chose a sewing thread in the same color as my headband elastic.
- Gather materials and choose which flower patterns you want for your crown. A list of fantastic flower patterns is included at the end of this post. I used numbers 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, and 11.
- Decide which yarn will go with which flower. Refer to the pattern to make sure there is enough yarn to finish the flower. If you’re using the same yarn weight called for in the pattern, you can also use the same size hook listed.
- Work up each flower according to the written pattern and weave in the ends.
- Lay the finished flowers out to determine the order you would like them when sewn to the flower crown.
- Thread the needle with sewing thread and sew the elastic piece into a circle. Then, begin sewing on crochet flowers in the order you have laid out, making sure to cover the elastic seam. If you’re using elastic, remember that it will stretch. Sew the flowers on relatively close to one another to avoid gaps between the flowers when the elastic stretches.
You now have a fantastic flower crown! Consult the list of Interweave crochet flower patterns to get you started. Let us know which patterns you’ll use for your crochet flower crown in the comments below.
- Large Rose from DIY Wedding by Jennifer E. Ryan, Interweave Crochet Summer 2015
- Small Rose from DIY Wedding by Jennifer E. Ryan, Interweave Crochet Summer 2015
- 5-Petal Flower from DIY Wedding by Jennifer E. Ryan, Interweave Crochet Summer 2015
- Dogwood Scarf by Suzann Thompson, Interweave Crochet Spring 2015
- Fire Flower Hair Clip by Brenda K. B. Anderson, Interweave Crochet Accessories 2012
- Flower Power Headband by Joy Grise, Love of Crochet Spring 2016
- Corsage in Bloom by Christina Marie Potter, Interweave Crochet Spring 2007
- Blooming Lariat by Akua Lezli, Interweave Crochet Accessories 2011
- Wild Rose by Maire Treanor, Interweave Crochet Fall 2011
- Budding Headband by Dora Ohrenstein, Interweave Crochet Spring 2017
- Cosmopolite Bag by Dora Ohrenstein, Interweave Crochet Spring 2017
- Perennial Purse by Annette Hynes, Interweave Crochet Spring 2017
- Twirly Rose Scarf by Suzann Thompson, Love of Crochet Spring 2016
- Blossom Hair Clips by Karen E Hooton, Interweave Crochet Spring 2013
- Hialeah Bag by Simona Merchant-Dest, Interweave Crochet Spring 2011
- Crochet Garden by Suzann Thompson
Happy flower stitching!
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet