How to Crochet a Simple, 3-Dimensional Flower Free Pattern by Kristin Omdahl

How to Crochet a Simple, 3-Dimensional Flower Free Pattern by Kristin Omdahl

This is one of my very favorite techniques for designing flowers. I’ve used it several times, in various books and patterns. I’ve used it in baby booties, hats, blankets, bags, and motifs. But today I’m going to show you how to make the flower all by itself. Why? Well, why not? As a stand alone flower, you can learn the technique. Also, you can use it as embellishment. Attach it to a headband, a purse, a scarf, make it a button, or even a shawl pin! I’m going to attach it to an ivy wall in my backyard for garden decoration. The sky is the limit with embellishments!!

For this technique, you will need a crochet hook and appropriately sized yarn.


Round 1: Ch5, slst to 5th ch from hook to form ring. *ch3, dc in ring, ch3, slst in ring. Rep from * 5 more times. — 6 petals
Round 2: *Ch4 (working behind petal and skipping those sts, slst in next slst. Rep from * around. — 6 ch4 sps
Round 3: slst into first ch4 sp, ch3, 3dc in ch5 sp, ch3, slst in ch4 sp, (slst, ch3, 3dc, ch3, slst) in ea of next five ch4 sps. — 6 petals

Fasten off. Leaving tail long for sewing flower to desired surface. Or weave in ends.

Kristin Omdahl is the best-selling author of dozens of knit and crochet books; designer of almost 1000 knit and crochet patterns; and producer of award-winning videos. You can join Kristin LIVE 5 days a week for The Kristin Omdahl Show on YouTube and browse through thousands of tutorial videos there, too. Kristin donates a portion of every sale to help survivors of domestic violence. Learn more about Kristin’s charity, Project Kristin Cares HERE.

Shop Kristin Omdahl Crochet Patterns HERE

Shop Kristin Omdahl Knitting Patterns HERE

I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other knit and crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!

  • I have recently added a wonderful new interactive section to the website which I invite you to take part in, it has been a smashing success and such fun so far. It is the new “Share Your Project” section. You, my creators, can upload images and descriptions of your creations to share with the ever growing community! To upload simply click here. 
  • If you want to continue the party, join the KO Community Forums on my website. It is 100% PRIVATE! You can start or join forum posts, and even direct message others, too. Join the KO Community forums HERE 

Additionally, I host a livestreaming podcast, vlog or show weekday on my YouTube Channel called The Kristin Omdahl Show. You can join the audience and even ask me questions LIVE! I often do a show and tell, or quick demo and I always interact with the live audience. It is a lot of fun!

You can browse through over 1000 previously recorded episodes HERE: The Kristin Omdahl Show Playlist. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get reminders when the next episode airs LIVE.

You can also Refer-A-Friend and get rewarded, too! Learn more HERE

I look forward to seeing what you create!



3 thoughts on “How to Crochet a Simple, 3-Dimensional Flower Free Pattern by Kristin Omdahl

  1. liz says:

    Loved it! Thank you so much! Miss seeing you and Eunny on Knitting Daily… so, I’m so excited you’re doing this on your blog. FYI… following you on bloglovin’ 🙂 Thanks again!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *