Crochet Tulip Flower Pattern

Crochet Tulip Flower Pattern

Tulips are blooming in gardens and parks and it’s a good time to crochet your own tulip flower brooch. My tulip brooches are not for sale anymore but I decided to share the pattern with you, so some of you can try and create a pretty little brooch yourself.

Materials

You will need cotton yarn and a crochet hook.
For my tulip I used a very thin cotton thread (220m/50g) and a hook 2 mm.
The tulip consists of 5 different parts stitched together: 3 petals, a stalk and a leaf.
You will need also a needle and some sewing threads to join these parts.
My tulip is around 6 mm long.

Stitches used & Abbreviations

ch – Chain stitch
sc – Single crochet
hdc – Half double crochet
dc – Double crochet
htc – Half treble crochet
tc – Treble crochet
dtr – Double treble crochet
sl st – Slip stitch

Petals
First petal

To begin: 3 ch, close by crocheting a sc into the first chain stitch. Slightly rotate your work and crochet 3 sc in the next chain, rounding up your work. Sc in the next stitch.

Raw 1: ch, 2 sc in the chain, sc in the next chain (hole). 2 sc in the next 3 stitches to increase stitches on the bottom of the petal. 4 sc in the chain.

Raw 2: 3 ch, 2 sc in the chain, sc in the next chain, 4 sc, 2 sc in the next 3 stitches to increase the bottom even more. 6 sc, 1 sl st in the last stitch of the raw and one more sl st to the very bottom of the petal. You should get kind of pointed drop.

Second and third petal

Start the same way as the first petal. Repeat the first raw.

Raw 2: 3 ch, 2 sc in the chain, sc in the next chain, 3 sc. Skip one stitch and crochet a sc. 1 sc in the next. Skip one stitch. 1 sc in the next. 5 sc. 1 sl st in the last stitch of the raw and one more sl st to the very bottom of the petal. The bottom of your petal will be a bit rounded. That will make your flower head look more shaped and natural.

Stalk

2 ch. Close the chain by crocheting a sc in the first chain stitch. Slightly rotate your work to be able to make the stitch in the previous stitch in chain. Stitch-rotate-stitch-rotate…
Continue crocheting sc, going up and growing your stalk. Make a stalk of the desired length. (Mine stalk measures 5 cm) Close with a sl st to the last stitch.

Leaf

Start with 20 ch. Crochet 3 sc, going back towards the beginning of the chain. Work 14 hdc into the next 14 chain stitches. 3 sc to finish the row. 1 sc into the same stitch to make a round edge. 2 sc in the next stitches of the chain, 14 hdc, 3 sc (you are just repeating same stitches on the other side of the chain in mirror image). Close with a sl st in the very first stitch on the top of your leaf.

Join

Weave in ends.
And now the funniest part begins:) You need to carefully sew the parts of your tulip together.
I recommend to start with adding the leaf to the stalk with small sewing stitches.
Then join the petals, keeping the first petal underneath. Play a bit with positioning petals before sewing to see how you want your flower head to look, more open or closed. To make the tulip head even more shaped you can put some yarn scraps (yes to no waste!) into the bottom of the flower head between the second and third petal. You see, it’s looking more as a real flower now.
As the last step, stitch the stalk to the back side of the tulip head and attach a brooch clasp to turn your lovely tulip to a beautiful spring accessory!