Crocheted flowers are useful and attractive additions to hats, bags, home decor and stuffed toys. They can be made from small balls of leftover yarn and only take about half an hour for the average crocheter to make. A crocheted chrysanthemum will brighten up a small girl's wardrobe in summer or winter.
Make a loop, attach it to the hook and chain five. Attach the end of the chain to the beginning with a slip stitch.
Chain three. Make 15 double crochet stitches inside the ring that you created in step 1. Use a slip stitch to join the end of this row to the top of the chain three, and turn.
Chain three, then make two double crochet stitches in each stitch in the row. Connect the beginning and end of this row with a slip stitch. Chain three, and then turn. Make another row exactly like this one, ending with a chain three, and turn. You now have three rows of the flower made.
Chain one, then single crochet in each stitch in this row. Fasten off, and cut the yarn. Weave the loose end into the stitching so that it doesn't show.
Use a yarn needle threaded with the same yarn as the flower to sew closed any openings that may be at the bottom of the flower. Tie the yarn ends into a square knot, and leave about 4 inches hanging on each end for tying onto a hat.
Use a crochet hook appropriate to the type of yarn you are using. Generally, the thinner the yarn the smaller the hook. If you have worsted weight yarn, use a G or H hook.
These flowers are very attractive in multicolored yarn or yarn with metallic accents.
Do not use yarn with metallic accents if you are making this flower for an infant or small child.