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Floating Flower

Floating Flower ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
Floating Flower ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

This floating flower was born on a night after my brain had already gone to sleep. I’m sure you know the feeling, you get so tired that you can’t think straight anymore, but you aren’t ready to call it a day… yet. I remember I had so much work to do that night, but I didn’t want to do it, and going to sleep wasn’t an option. I mean, how do you sleep with so much stuff on your mind?

So I found my hook and yarn and started playing around hoping to do something productive to ease my mind. And I’m glad I crocheted, because I love this flower. I love how it naturally curls, making it look like the top layer floats on the bottom. You can also push the flower flat if desired.

The flower is crocheted in a medium weight yarn using a G crochet hook. That creates a thicker fabric so the flower maintains its shape better. You could also stiffen it slightly using a fabric stiffener.

The adorable flower measures about 3.5″ across, making it great for headbands, hats or anything else you have in mind. I crocheted mine in a solid color, but you could just as well crochet it in two or more colors.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: Loops & Threads Soft & Shiny, or any medium weight (4) yarn.
Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm

Finished Size: Measures 3.5″ across.


Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Fpsc = Front Post Single Crochet
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
V-St = V Stitch

Special Stitch Instructions:

V-St: (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated stitch.

Pattern Instructions:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 7 sc into 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, dc in same st as join (first V-St made), V-St in next st and in each st around; join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). (7 V-sts) Turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 4) in sp before V-St, *skip V-St, (sc, ch 4) in sp before next V-St; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. (7 ch-4 lps) Turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, fpsc in same st as join, working in front of ch-4 lp, work 5 dc in V-St made in rnd 2, *fpsc in next sc, 5 dc in V-St made in rnd 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in first fpsc. Do NOT Turn.

Rnd 5: *Work 9 dc in ch-4 lp, sl st in next fpsc; rep from * around. Fasten Off.

Add this flower pattern to your Ravelry or get the pdf on Craftsy.

Find lots more flowers here on CPB: FREE Flower Crochet Patterns

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  1. The floating flower is beautiful, took me a while to figure out I was ignoring a part of the pattern! When I stopped and read every word (including turn) it came together wonderfully, have made several including some with two colors. Thank you, Pam Fitchett

  2. I tried this pattern twice and had it fail twice. After reading Pamela’s comment, I tried it again. It finally hit me that I was crocheting into the wrong spot on row four. After that the flower came together beautifully.

  3. I wanted a flower for a Summer market )tote) bag so I used Sugar ‘n Cream cotton w/ G hook It was larger than I wanted, so I used F hook and it was perfect. I added an initial button in the middle. My friend loved it.

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