Crochet Bridal Flowers- Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere

This post contains affiliate links

Crochet Bridal Flowers Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere 

I was recently approached by The Green Bride Guide about using my Rosette’s Pattern in their blog for June Brides. Of course I was honored to be asked, but it also kicked my brain into overdrive. I often have way too many ideas floating around in my head, which kinda makes it hard for me to get anything done because I have pattern ADD. I’m always distracted by the next idea, or pattern I want to make. I have a hard time staying focused. So of course I instantly had 20 idea’s for what I wanted to do… make boutiques, make boutonnieres, centerpieces, garlands, etc, etc. I was able to narrow it down to a couple things to start with. The first thing I made is this lovely boutique or nosegay featuring sweet roses in shades of white with bright lime green leaves. I weaved the finished pieces together with floral wire and yarn and then wrapped them in ribbon to finish it off. I wanted my boutique to have a vintage feel so I used one of my mother’s vintage brooches to finish my boutique off.

boutinerre bridal flowers I also created this matching boutonniere.

These bridal flowers will last a lifetime and are made with 100% cotton.  You can also use organic cotton.  They will never wither or die.  They can also be made in any color combination you can possibly imagine.  The possibilities are endless.  Stay tuned for more fabulous bridal flower idea’s to come… I’ve got a whole bunch that I just can’t wait to share with you! bridal flowers cre8tion crochet   bridal27 Abbreviations and Stitches used: ch- chain st- stitch sp- space sl st- slip stitch insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop sc- single crochet insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops hdc- half double crochet yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops dc- double crochet yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops Materials: 100% (70.9g) cotton yarn in your choice of colors (flowers and leaves). I used Peaches N’ Cream 100% (50g) cotton yarn in your choice of colors. (sweetheart roses). I used Rowan Handknit Cotton 5.0 mm hook (you can use any size hook, as different sizes will produce different results) embroidery needle floral wire ribbon in your choice of color (½ – 1” works best) decorative vintage brooch (optional) wire cutters scissors

Rosette Patterns

These rosettes are modified from my Spring Rosettes Pattern but since these roses are made in 100% cotton instead of acrylic the pattern has been adjusted some

flowers all

Large Roses
5.0mm hook (H)
medium weight cotton (70.9g)

1.  Leave long tail (18-24”) and chain 27

flower step1

2.  Skip first space and sc into second space from hook, * ch1 (skipping a space) and sc into next space. Repeat from* till end. This will give you 13 holes or spaces

flower step2   flower step3   flower step4

3.  Turn, into the first three spaces crochet 3sc and 1sl st, giving you 3 petals.  Make sure you are crocheting into the next space, space will be divided by the sc of previous row

flower step5   flower step 6

4.  Into the next 4 spaces crochet 3hdc and 1sl st, giving you 5 more petals

flower step8

5.  Into each of the remaining spaces crochet 3dc and 1sl, giving you 5 more petals. Fasten off leaving short tail (approx. 4-6”)

flower

6.  Insert long tail into embroidery needle and begin to wind up petals to create the rosette. Stitch together at the bottom as you go along. I recommend stitching after your first three petals are rounded and then for every additional petal placement so that you can control exactly what your flower will look like. After bottom is secure, weave the needle through the base of the flower to give petal placement more security.

flower step12 flower step13 two   flower step13

7.  Secure with knot when done and leave tails to secure to finished piece.  I use both tails to secure and tie them together and then use the long tail to tack the rosette into place.  Weave in ends and cut short when done.

flower step 14 cut

There is no right or wrong way to secure the flowers, you can wind them either way and make them as tight as you want… you will just achieve a different look.  The flowers below are both made from the large rose pattern.

flower different but same

Medium Roses
5.0mm hook (H)
medium weight cotton (70.9g)

  1. Leave long tail (12-18”) and chain 21
  2. Skip first space and sc into second space from hook, * ch1 (skipping a space) and sc into next space. Repeat from* till end. This will give you 10 holes or spaces
  3. Turn, into the first three spaces crochet 3sc and 1sl st, giving you 3 petals
  4. Into each of the remaining spaces crochet 3hdc and 1sl st, giving you 7 more petals. Fasten off leaving short tail (approx. 4-6”)
  5. Insert long tail into embroidery needle and begin to wind up petals to create the rosette. Stitch together at the bottom as you go along. I recommend stitching after your first three petals are rounded and then for every additional petal placement so that you can control exactly what your flower will look like.
  6. Secure with knot when done and leave tails to secure to finished piece. I use both tails to secure and tie them together and then use the long tail to tack the rosette into place. Weave in ends and cut short when done.

small roses and  sweetheart rosesSmall Roses and Sweetheart Roses

Small Rosettes
4.0mm hook (G) (may use a 4.25mm as well)
medium weight cotton (70.9g)

  1. Leave long tail (12-18”) and chain 17
  2. Skip first space and sc into second space from hook, * ch1 (skipping a space) and sc into next space. Repeat from* till end. This will give you 8 holes or spaces
  3. Turn, into the first three spaces crochet 3sc and 1sl st giving you 3 petals
  4. Into the next 4 spaces crochet 3hdc and 1sl st giving you 5 more petals. Fasten off leaving short tail (approx. 4-6”)
  5. Insert long tail into embroidery needle and begin to wind up petals to create the rosette. Stitch together at the bottom as you go along. I recommend stitching after your first three petals are rounded and then for every additional petal placement so that you can control exactly what your flower will look like.
  6. Secure with knot when done and leave tails to secure to finished piece. I use both tails to secure and tie them together and then use the long tail to tack the rosette into place. Weave in ends and cut short when done.

Sweetheart Rosettes
4.0mm (G) hook
These rosettes are made with a thinner, 50g, cotton

  1. Leave long tail (12-18”) and chain 15
  2. Skip first space and sc into second space from hook, * ch1 (skipping a space) and sc into next space. Repeat from* till end. This will give you 7 holes or spaces
  3. Turn, into each space crochet 3sc and 1sl st, giving you 8 petals. Fasten off leaving short tail (approx. 4-6”)
  4. Insert long tail into embroidery needle and begin to wind up petals to create the rosette. Stitch together at the bottom as you go along. I recommend stitching after your first three petals are rounded and then for every additional petal placement so that you can control exactly what your flower will look like.
  5. Secure with knot when done and leave tails to secure to finished piece. I use both tails to secure and tie them together and then use the long tail to tack the rosette into place. Weave in ends and cut short when done.

 Leaves

leaf large

Medium Leaf
4.0mm hook (G) (may use a 4.25mm as well)
medium weight cotton (70.9g)

1.  Chain 9

leaf large step 1

2.  Turn and sc across <8>

leaf large step 2

3.  Turn and crochet as follows, 1dc in first st, 2dc in next st, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 1sl t in last st <10>

leaf large step 3

4.  At top, ch2 and sl st into same sp

leaf large step 4

5.  Crochet opposite side as follows, 1sl st in first st, 1sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, 2dc in next st, 1dc in last st <10>

leaf large step 5

6.  Sl st into base of leaf and fasten off, tie knot with other tail and leave long for fastening to finished piece

leaf large finished

 

Small Leaf
4.0mm hook (G) (may use a 4.25mm as well)
medium weight cotton (70.9g)

leaf small 2

  1. Chain 6
  2. Turn and sc across <5>
  3. Turn and crochet as follows 1hdc in 1st st, 2hdc in next st, 1sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 1sl st in last st <6>
  4. At top, ch2 and sl st into same sp
  5. Crochet opposite side as follows, 1sl st in 1st st, 1sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in last st <6>
  6. Sl st into base of leaf and fasten off, tie knot with other tail and leave long for fastening to finished piece

 Assemble Flowers and Leaves

1.  Cut wire and yarn approx. 18” per flower

2.  weave yarn and wire through underneath of flower (I used two different brands of wire, one was stiff and could be pushed through the bottom of the flower, the other was thinner and had to be weaved through with an embroidery needle

flower assembly
3.  pull through till flower is in center and bend wire and yarn in half

flower assembly2   flower assembly3

4.  keeping one strand of yarn and one piece of wire together on either side, give a good twist as close as possible to flower and continue to twist all the way down, keeping one strand and one piece of wire on one half and the other strand of yarn and wire on the other half

flower assembly4   flower assembly5   flower assembly6
5.  for leaves, you will already have two long strands so you will only need to pass the wire through the base of the leave and
complete the same way as the flower
flower assembly8
6.  Repeat with another flower or leave and then twist the two finished pieces together in the same fashion

flower assembly9   flower assembly10 two   flower assembly10

 

7.  You can arrange these components in any fashion you desire. Some that I did were one flower and one leaf, two small flowers, one larger flower and one small flower, and two leaves. Do not worry about these steps being too neat, it will all be covered over
when done

flower assembly7
Some of the flowers and leaves can be left as singles, there is no right or wrong here, just different results. I did about two thirds of the pieces doubles and about one third singles, I even did a couple triples.
flower with leaves3

flower with stems2

 

Once all of these pieces are completed you are ready to assemble your boutique

Assemble Boutique

1.  Simply bunch up the finished pieces and arrange them how you would like them to lay, try to keep them as natural as possible looking, just like real flowers would lie

flowers putting together4   flowers putting together3

2.  Wrap them together, securing them with a long strand of green cotton. Do not worry about the neatness here. It will all be covered in the next step, just make sure it is secure

flowers putting together tie   flowers putting together tie 2

3.  Cut the ends of stems evenly and neatly to the desired finished length

4.  Use your choice of ribbon (½ -1” works best) to wrap the entire “stem” portion of your flower bundle. Start by wrapping around the middle and tying the ribbon in one knot, leaving one end approximately 12” long, being wrapping the other half from the middle down wrapping over the other end one time to secure in place. Once you get to the bottom begin to wrap back up, this part will show so be sure to be neat, cover over the long end in the other direction one time, and wrap to top. When you get to the top begin your wrap back down to the middle, when you reach the other end stop and tie into a knot. Tie knot into a neat bow and you are finished.boutique step2   boutique step3  boutique step4   boutique step5

 

bridal28

 Assemble Boutonniere

1.  Assemble boutonniere components the same way as flower components. I used one sweetheart rosette and one small rosette with one small leaf.

2.  Cut to desired length and wrap finished stem in ribbon. Tie knot at top, directly below flower, wind your way down the stem and slightly past the bottom edge.  Wrap back up neatly.  Tie a bow in the back of the boutonniere to finish.  Use a long boutonniere pin to attach to lapel

 

  • boutinerre step1   boutinerre step2   boutinerre bridal flowers

 

I hope you enjoyed making this bridal boutique with me. Stay tuned for more bridal flower patterns and tutorials.

bridal10   bridal17   bridal22

You may also enjoy these Large Roses that are being designed for a clients custom bridal bouquet

large flower free pattern cre8tion crochet

Or this handmade vintage inspired garter

a collage

Or check out all my other FREE Crochet Patterns

free patterns

Have fun and always…. Happy Hookin’

Craftsy

Comments

  1. 3

    says

    Thank you so much for this pattern! My sister is getting married in June (coincidentally) and I can’t wait to show her what I’ve come up with for her flowers!! They turned out amazing, and it’s easily personalized to the colors of each individual wedding! Beautiful work, and congrats on the Brides Magazine!

  2. 6

    Laura says

    Hi, I think there might be a mistake in the first row for the large roses. It says to “leave long tail (18-24”) and chain 2″ but the picture just below it shows a lot more than just 2 chains. And then after the second row, you should end up with 13 spaces after working across. So is it supposed to be “chain 27″ at the beginning?

    • 9

      Lorene says

      Thank you very much. I am having lots of fun with the bridal series. I have so many great ideas, just have to find the time to do them all.

  3. 12

    Bernetta says

    I recently started my bouquet. I’m excited to see how it turns out. So far it’s really easy and actually quite fun to do. Thank you for this wonderful idea. I recently started crocheting and it’s such a fun hobby. I like this idea much better than real flowers.

  4. 17

    says

    I am going to make this for my Granddaughter’s first Communion. Do you think I should make it with small or medium roses? Do you have a video I can relate to I am a novice and may need hand eye to help me along. I finally got to print it out fully so you can also see I am a novice on the computer. LOL It would be nice if you put a print icon on your web site. Please give me your advice on size of roses.

    • 18

      Lorene says

      there is actually a print option on my blog “cleanprint” all the way at the bottom allows you to print either a pdf or word doc, you can even choose WHAT you want to print so that you don’t waste ink on images and ads you don’t need. Even the large roses aren’t that big, maybe 2″ in diameter. I would do a combination of small, medium and large so that it doesn’t look too “perfect”.

  5. 19

    Rebekah Will says

    Tried doing the medium leaves and couldn’t get the count on the rows to equal 11 in row 3…did you miss a stitch in your directions?

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>