Parts of a Crochet Hook

If you are wanting to learn how to crochet, you’ve come to the right place! With this new series I hope to give you all of the information that you need to get started on your crochet journey–from what hook to look for, all the way to advance stitch techniques, we’ve got you covered. Today we’ll be discussing the parts of a crochet hook.

Choosing a crochet hook is often a matter of personal preference. While you are learning how to crochet, it’s important to try out different hooks to determine which you are most comfortable holding. I always say that since your crochet hook is the tool you’ll spend a lot of time with, it’s important to purchase the kind that is right for you, especially if you are planning on using it for many, many years like most of us do.

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The Ultimate List of Free Crochet Flower Patterns

One of the first things I learned how to crochet were flowers. They are simple, quick, and make a great addition to hats, scarves, and handbags. I’ve found several free crochet flower patterns to share with you from across the web. I hope you find something you might like!

Free Crochet Flower Patterns

Free Crochet Flower Patterns

1. Three Layered Flower Pattern – Mary Jane’s Mary Janea
Great tutorial featuring a lot of photo detail of how to make a three layer flower.

2. Simple Crochet Flower – Pattern and Tutorial – Hello Yellow Yarn
I love these simple 5-petal flowers. This tutorial includes step-by-step photos, as well as a video of the process.

3. Crochet Roses – 8 Trends
Photo tutorial for how to make a batch of open crochet roses. These look so cute surrounded by leaves.

4. Water Lily – Make My Day Creative
Pattern for a crochet water lily in both US and UK notations.

5. Crocodile Stitch Doubled Layered Flower – Bonita Patterns and Yarns
This pattern is for a reversible textured slouch hat and the flower. Photo tutorial included for the flower.

6. Simple Daisy Crochet Pattern – Daisy Cottage Designs
Cute pattern for a little 5-petal flower that you can sew a button in the center of.

7. Blue Bells – In The Yarn Garden
Pattern for a crochet blue bell flower in multiple languages.

8. Ellej’s 3D Flower – Ellej
This little flower would look awesome on a crochet hat. Video tutorial included with subtitles in English.

9. Flower Pattern – Cream of the Crop Crochet
i love the texture of this flower pattern.

10. Wagon Wheel Flower – b.hooked Crochet
Pattern and video tutorial for a wagon wheel crochet flower.

Which of these free crochet flower patterns do you think you’ll try making first?