These Happy Flower Garlands are lovely to brighten up your own house and garden, but they also make the best gifts too.
You can use them to decorate wedding venues in the wedding theme colors and add the names of the happy couple or any wording you like to them.
To Make A Happy Flower Garland You Will Need:
- Some cotton yarn in a variety of colors of your choice, plus a black for sewing the face or letters… I used PaintBox 100% cotton DK yarn from LoveCrafts This is a lovely soft cotton, it’s not ‘splitty’ and comes in lots of beautiful colors.
- A 3 – 3.5 mm crochet hook
- A darning needle to sew in the ends
- Beads if you want to add them at the end.
- Cotton to sew the beads on
I have used US crochet terms in this pattern.
st = stitch
ch = chain stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sk = Skip
The numbers in () indicates the amount of stitches in the round
Youtube Video Tutorial For The Happy Flower Garland
I have provided a detailed photo tutorial here for you to follow along with, but if you happen to get stuck on any of the steps, I have also provided a video tutorial at the bottom of this page to help further.
If you want a download of the PDF for this pattern, I have it in my Ravelry store Here
How To Crochet A Happy Flower Garland
Start with a magic circle… Or if you prefer, you can do a chain 4 and slst into the 1st ch to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 1, then 8 sc into the ring and close with a slst into the 1st sc of the round. (8 sts )
Round 2: Ch 1 and then 2 sc into the same stitch (place a stitch marker in the first sc) and 2 sc in each st around. Close the round with a slst into the first sc (16sts )
Round 3: Ch1, then 2 sc into the same stitch (place a stitch marker in the first sc) and then *1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st* repeat the sequence between the * until the last stitch which will be a sc. Close the round with a slst into the first sc ( 24sts )
Round 4: Ch1, then 2 sc into the same stitch (place a stitch marker in the first sc) and then *1 sc in the next 2 sts, then 2 sc in the next st* repeat the sequence between the * until the last 2 sts which will be 1 sc in each. Close the round with a slst into the first sc ( 32sts )
Round 5: Ch1, then 2 sc into the same stitch (place a stitch marker in the first sc) and then *1 sc in the next 3 sts, then 2 sc in the next st* repeat the sequence between the * until the last 3 sts which will be 1 sc in each Close the round with a slst into the first sc ( 40sts )
Thiswas the last round in the first color, and you will need to crochet 2 of these, one for either side. Now is a good time to sew in the ends.
If you want to add a face or letters onto yours, this is the time to do it , but making sure the faces are on the right sides.
I used black DK cotton and sewed on the eyes and mouth to each piece.
If you are going to have your flower garland hanging so both sides can be seen you might want a face or letters on both sides, or alternatively you could add it to just one side.
Make sure your letters will be the correct way to be able to read them.
How To Join The 2 Crochet Faces Together
Round 6: Using the blue – For this round, we are going to be joining the 2 face pieces together, so make sure both the faces are up the right way, and place them together so the wrong sides are facing together.
We are going to be working in the back loops only all the way around of both the front and back faces to join them together.
Put your crochet hook through the back loop of one of the stitches on the front face and also the back loop of the stitch on the second face, pull through the yarn and make a slip stitch, then ch 1.
Sc in each stitch around until there is about a 2cm gap left and then lightly stuff. I have used yarn ends from a recent crochet project I finished, but you could also use conventional toy stuffing.
Continue with the sc and then join to the first sc with a slst to close the gap.
This is how it looks from the side, I don’t over-stuff it to make it too fat.
How To Crochet The Petals For The Flower
Round 7: We finished the previous round with a slst to join, from there, skip 1 st and in the next st do 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc. *Then sk 2 sts, slst into the next st, sk 2 sts, then 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc in the next st.* Repeat between * until you have 7 petals, and then slst into the 1st slst of the round and fasten off.
Round 8: Using the pink – For this round we’re going to be using the front loops from the yellow face. (we previously used the back loops with the blue to join the two faces together).
Attach your new color between any of the petals where the slip stitch is and ch 1 to secure.
Do 1 dc into the front loop of the yellow below on the front face.
This is how it will look.
Then flip it around and make 1 dc into the front loop of the back face. By doing this you will have the same detail on the front and back faces.
Flip it back to the front side and place 1 sc in the next 2 sts, then 2 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts.
*Between the next two petals, do 1 dc into the front loop of the yellow front face and then flip it around to do 1 dc into the corresponding front loop on the back.
Turn it back to work on the front and place 1 sc in the next 2 sts, then 2 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts.* Continue this * pattern until the end, then join with a slst to the top of the first dc.
You have now completed your first flower!
Continue making as many flowers as you want in your garland, and then we’re ready to join them together.
If you want to hang your garland horizontally this is the way I do it:
With the red, ch 40, then *choose 2 petals on your flower where you want it to hang from, and sc into the top of the first petal, then ch 5 and sc into the top of the second petal, ch 20.* Repeat between * until you have as many flowers on your garland as you want, and then ch 40 at the end, then cut the yarn and fasten off.
With a contrasting color (yellow for mine) sc all the way across and then fasten off.
For the final row, (I used the red) Sc all the way across, but in the back loop only, and then fasten off.
You have now completed your first Happy Flower Garland,I hope you love it as much as I love mine!