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Now that the the season of weddings, festivals and summer parties is upon us, what could be more perfect than Kate Eastwood’s beautiful crochet flower hair crown to accessorise your outfits!

Crochet club flower crown

Worked in fine cotton yarn the choice of colours is endless and before you know it you’ll be making a whole array of different colour combinations.

Crochet club flower crown

For my Flower Crown I used DMC Petra Perle number 3 in Gold, Bright Pink, Yellow, Bright Green and Dark Green. 1 ball of each colour will be more than enough and will leave you plenty of yarn left over to make many more.

I worked with a 2mm hook.

You will also need a plain plastic hairband. This can be whichever width you prefer, I used a very narrow band for mine.

The flowers are stuck on to the hairband with a glue gun.

DMC Petra Perle no. 3

flower crown

For my design there are two different sized flowers, 2 different sized roses and two different sized leaves. I varied the sizing this way to give the hairband a natural and textured look.

Large flower – make 4

Flower crown crochet flowers

Make a magic ring and work 10DC in to the ring. Sl St to join. Join in your second colour with a Sl St and chain 3.

crochet flowers

crochet flowers

Sl St in to the next stitch , chain 3 and repeat from * to *. Work 5 petals in total and Sl St to join at the end of the round. Pull the magic ring closed, finish off and sew in the ends.

Flower crown

flower crown crochet flowers

Work 2 TR in to the same stitch, leaving the last loop of each TR on the hook. Now work 2 TR, in the same way in to the next stitch. You will now have 5 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all the loops.

Chain 3 and Sl St back in to the same stitch.*

Small flower – make 4

crochet flowers

Make a Magic Ring and work 5DC in to the ring. Sl St to join. Join in your second colour with a Sl St and chain 2.

*Work 2 TR in to the same stitch, leaving the last loop of each TR on the hook.. You will now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all the loops.

Chain 2 and Sl St back in to the same stitch.*

crochet flowers

Sl St in to the next stitch and repeat from * to *.

Work 5 petals in total and Sl St to join at the end of the round. Pull the Magic Ring closed, finish off and sew in the ends.

crochet flowers

Large rose – make 3

crochet rose

Chain 13.

Starting in the second chain from the hook work as follows along the chain:

DC and HTR in the same stitch, HTR and DC in the next stitch, Sl St 1.

DC, HTR and HTR in the next stitch, DC, HTR and HTR in the following stitch. Sl St 1.

DC, HTR and TR in the next stitch, TR, HTR and DC in the following stitch. Sl St 1.

DC and HTR in the next stitch, HTR, DC and Sl ST in the following stitch. Finish off.

You will now have a strip of petals.

Starting at one end wrap the strip up into a flower shape and using the tails of yarn stitch a few holding stitches at the bottom of the flower.

crochet rose

Small rose – make 3

Crochet rose

The small rose is made in exactly the same method following the following stitch pattern:

Chain 11.

DC, HTR and DC in the second chain from the hook. Sl St 1.

DC and HTR in the next stitch, HTR and DC in the following stitch. Sl ST 1.

DC, HTR and TR in the next stitch, TR, HTR and DC in the following stitch. Sl St 1.

DC, HTR and HTR in the next stitch. Sl St 1 and finish off.

Roll the strip of petals up as before and stitch in place at the base of the flower.

Large leaf – make 6

crochet leaf

Chain 8.

Starting in the second chain from the hook work the following pattern along the chain:

Sl ST 1, DC 1, DC and HTR in the next stitch, TR 1, HTR and DC in the next stitch, Sl ST 1, Sl St 1 and chain 1 across the bottom of the leaf.

crochet leaf

Now work back along the other side of the leaf as follows: Sl St1, DC and HTR in the next stitch, TR1, HTR and DC in the next stitch, DC1, Sl ST1. Sl ST 1, Chain 1 and finish off.

crochet leaf

Small leaf – make 6

The small leaf is made in exactly the same method as above but following this pattern as you work along the chain.

Chain 6.

Starting in the second chain from the hook Sl ST 1, DC 1, 2 HTR in the next stitch, DC1, Sl St 1. Chain 2 and Sl St back in to the first chain. Work along the other side of the leaf as follows: Sl ST 1, DC1, 2 HTR, DC, Sl St1, Chain 1 and finish off.

To assemble your flower crown:

I found the best way to keep the hairband steady during the sticking process was to place the ends in to an upturned wicker basket so that you have both hands free for the delicate job of placing and sticking each flower and leaf.

Start by sticking on a couple of leaves to mark the beginning and end points of where you want the flowers to sit.

Add a couple of the larger leaves between the two end leaves.

Add the roses next, spacing them out as you want them to be.

crochet flower crown

I added the flowers next and to create a little bit of height to the flower crown I stuck some flowers behind the flowers at the front, and stuck these ones to the back of the front flowers rather than on to the band itself.

Once you have added all your flowers, carefully stick the smaller leaves in amongst the flowers to create a bit of depth.

flower crown

Leave the glue to dry firmly before use.

Just look at the exact same pattern created in softer more neutral shades showing that the flower crown can look very different and suit different occasions according to your colour palette that you choose!

Blue flower crown crochet

For more of Kate Eastwood’s gorgeous patterns and projects, follow her on Instagram and on her blog JustPootling!

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