Riffle Ruffle Flower

Two ruffled crochet flowers joined together create this pretty, vintage style pattern! Use as an applique or turn it into a brooch.

Riffle Ruffle crocheted flower.

Here I'm using a fancy fingering weight yarn - Alize Aura.

This yarn is made of microfiber and nylon and gives a slightly shimmery effect which is great for this project.

I used a 3 mm hook.

This flower measures 2 inches/5 cm across.

Scroll down to see this flower crocheted in different yarn weights and colors!

Large Flower

I began my larger flower with a long tail end at the beginning - and at the end, too!

You'll need enough yarn when you finish to sew the two flowers together, attach the button, or add a brooch back if you so wish.

Alternatively, use the tail ends from the smaller flower to join the flowers together and add the button - it's up to you.

How to crochet the larger flower

US Terms:

Round 1: Ch 4, 12 dc into fourth chain from hook, join into first dc with a sc.

Round 2: Ch 6, ss into sixth chain from hook. (Ch 5, ss into same chain as before) three times.

Sc into first dc from previous round. You have just made your first ruffle into that first stitch!

*Into next stitch work the following: 1 sc, ch 6, ss into sixth ch from hook. (Ch 5, ss into same ch) three times. 1 sc.*

Repeat from * to * around until you have 12 ruffles in all. Then join with a slip stitch into the joining sc at the beginning.

Arrange your petals to overlap neatly.

There's a picture guide to the larger flower just below - or scroll down to the written instructions for the smaller flower.

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UK terms:

Round 1: Ch 4, 12 tr into fourth chain from hook, join into first tr with a dc.

Round 2: Ch 6, ss into sixth chain from hook. (Ch 5, ss into same chain as before) three times.

Dc into first tr from previous round. You have just made your first ruffle into that first stitch!

*Into next stitch work the following: 1 dc, ch 6, ss into sixth ch from hook. (Ch 5, ss into same ch) three times. 1 dc.*

Repeat from * to * around until you have 12 ruffles in all. Then join with a slip stitch into the joining dc at the beginning.

Now arrange your petals to overlap neatly.

There's a picture guide to the larger flower just below - or scroll down to the written instructions for the smaller flower.

The Larger Flower - some helpful pictures

Ch 4, 12 stitches into the fourth chain from hook. My first stitch has a marker in it.

12 stitches made

Join with a sc (UK dc) into the first stitch.

We will finish the first ruffle in this same first stitch before moving onto the next 11 ruffles:

Joined into first stitch to complete first round

Chain 6, ss into 6th chain from hook:

Starting the first ruffle

Then make 5 chain and slip stitch into the same chain you worked the last slip stitch.

Do this twice more, and you end up with four little parts to your ruffle:

Four parts to the crocheted petal

Now sc (UK dc) back into the first dc (UK tr) - just where we started:

First ruffle completed.

Then make another ruffle in the next stitch.

Each ruffle overlaps the previous one slightly, creating a fab 3D effect!

Two ruffles crocheted

Things get a bit crowded near the end - but the final effect is worth it!

To finish, slip stitch into the joining sc (UK dc.)

Here's my larger flower below, with the slip stitch at the end all done.

Before you tie off, think about how much yarn you will need on your tail end to:

- sew the smaller flower onto the larger one

- sew on the button

- sew on a brooch back.

12 ruffly petals around your flower.

Crocheting the small flower

Here's the little flower:

Small Crocheted Flower

Don't forget to leave a long tail end for joining your flowers or adding a button if you're not using the ends from the larger flower.


US Terms:

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd chain from hook. Join into first sc with a ss.

Round 2: (Ch 7, ss into first stitch where you just joined) twice.

Into each of the next 4 stitches, work the following: sc, ch 7, ss, ch 7, ss.

Next stitch: sc, ch 7, ss, ch 7, then ss into joining ss at beginning of round. Tie off.

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UK Terms:

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join into first dc with a ss.

Round 2: (Ch 7, ss into first stitch where you just joined) twice.

Into each of the next 4 stitches, work the following: dc, ch 7, ss, ch 7, ss.

Next stitch: dc, ch 7, ss, ch 7, then ss into joining ss at beginning of round. Tie off

Joining your flowers together

Sew the two flowers together and add a button or pearls to the center. Weave in all ends. Add a brooch back if you like.

Mix and match colors and yarns to create something special:

Original flower in pink with flowery button in the middle

Original flower in one color combo, fingering weight yarn.

Green and pink flower

Two colors, both worked in sports weight cotton and a 3 mm hook. Comes out only very slightly bigger than my original flower.

Grey and pink flower

Two colors, two weights - the larger in a grey Red Heart cotton sport weight.

The smaller flower is crocheted using my original fingering yarn, using a 3 mm hook for both.

Pink and light orange flower

Here, I've crocheted two larger flowers in two different weights - looks fab!

The pink one behind uses my fingering yarn again and a 3 mm hook.

The pale orange flower uses a cotton thread and a 1.75 mm hook.

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