Crochet flowers are one of my favorite things to make! They’re small, easy, beautiful, and a good way to get rid of spare strands of yarn. I like to make a few when I’m stressed and put them in a glass bowl by my home computer (there are a lot in that bowl).
However, I occasionally get bored out of my mind with the generic crochet flowers. You know the ones, those little five-petaled pink or blue flowers with a button in the middle? They’re cute and they’re good beginner projects, but I was craving something a little different.
Realistic Crochet Flowers
So, I went on the hunt for new crochet flower patterns, realistic ones. I wanted to crochet some flowers, flowers so realistic I could practically smell them. I desired a challenge that wouldn’t require skein upon skein of yarn to accomplish.
AllFreeCrochet was more than happy to provide me with dozens and dozens of flower patterns, and from that list, I plucked the 25 most realistic crochet flowers I could find! Roses, pansies, daisies, succulents and even a gorgeous crochet iris are on this list. Which are more than enough to crochet boutonnieres, corsages, bouquets, and any kind of flower arrangement you can think of.
How on earth can you make such well-crafted, realistic flowers you ask? Well, it takes patience and talent and the right tutorials. If you want that seamless look, you’ll probably need this invisible join, invisible decrease, and blocking tutorial. Maybe the more delicate patterns catch your eye, then this Tips for Thin Yarns and Threads article may be helpful! Perhaps you are brand new to crocheting and flowers seem like a fun place to start, then you’re going to need this magic circle tutorial, as most flowers use this as the base to work off from.