Tiny Peony

free crochet flower pattern - This pattern includes instructions for making 2 different peonies, a flower bud, and a leaf. You'll just need some dk weight yarn scraps and a 2.75 mm crochet hook to create your own tiny peony bouquet.

Some of my fondest Spring time memories involve peonies. My great grandmother had a large peony bush. She would take toothpicks and carefully poke them through the flowers to create ‘arms and legs’. With some imagination, a peony becomes a dancer twirling in a flowing dress or a queen wearing a ruffled bustle.

These peonies are much tinier than the ones in my great grandmother’s garden. I decided to include the signature ruffly layers of the peony and forego the large size. I plan to use these in a flower crown so the tinier the better!

free crochet flower pattern - This pattern includes instructions for making 2 different peonies, a flower bud, and a leaf. You'll just need some dk weight yarn scraps and a 2.75 mm crochet hook to create your own tiny peony bouquet.

The free pattern below includes instructions for making a smaller and larger flower as well as a flower bud and a leaf.

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free crochet flower pattern - This pattern includes instructions for making 2 different peonies, a flower bud, and a leaf. You'll just need some dk weight yarn scraps and a 2.75 mm crochet hook to create your own tiny peony bouquet.



Tiny Peonies

a crochet pattern from picotpals.com

Finished size

Bud – 1 inch (2.54 cm) in diameter

Smaller flower – 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) in diameter

Larger flower – 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter

Leaf – 0.5 x 2.25 inches (1.27 x 5.7 cm)

Materials

Abbreviations (US terms)

BLO – back loop only

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

dc inc – double crochet increase

3 dc inc – 3 double crochet in 1 stitch

FLO – front loop only

inc – single crochet increase

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

Pattern notes

  • Ch 1 at the beginning of each row. This does not count as a stitch. Join each round with a sl st.
  • Both flowers and the bud are worked in joined rounds. The leaf is worked as an oval.
  • Instructions between ( ) mean that stitches are worked in one stitch.
  • For the larger flower
    • Row 6 is worked in the FLO of row 4.
    • Row 7 is worked in the FLO of row 3.
  • For the smaller flower
    • Row 5 is worked in the FLO of row 3.

Pattern Instructions

Larger Flower

Row 1: 4 sc in mc (4)

Row 2: 4 inc (8)

Row 3: 8 BLO inc (16)

Row 4: * BLO sc, BLO inc* 8 times (24)

Row 5: *(sl st, ch 2, dc) (dc inc) (dc) (dc inc) (dc, ch 2, sl st)* 5 times

Work the last st set of the last petal into the sl st row.

free crochet flower pattern - This pattern includes instructions for making 2 different peonies, a flower bud, and a leaf. You'll just need some dk weight yarn scraps and a 2.75 mm crochet hook to create your own tiny peony bouquet.

Row 6: sl st in the first FLO of row 4, *( sl st, ch 2, dc) (dc inc) (dc inc) (dc, ch 2, sl st)* 4 times

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Row 7: sl st in the first FLO of row 3, *(sl st, ch 2, dc) (3 dc inc) (dc, ch 2, sl st)* 3 times

Finish off. Stitch in any loose ends.

Smaller Flower

Row 1: 4 sc in mc (4)

Row 2: 4 inc (8)

Row 3: 8 BLO inc (16)

Row 4: *( sl st, ch 2, dc) (dc inc) (dc inc) (dc, ch 2, sl st)* 4 times

Row 5: Work the last st set of the last petal into the sl st row.

*(sl st, ch 2, dc) (3 dc inc) (dc, ch 2, sl st)* 3 times

Finish off. Stitch in any loose ends.

Flower bud

With pink

Row 1: 5 sc in mc (5)

Row 2: 5 sc (5)

Row 3: 5 inc (10)

With green

Row 4: 10 sc (10)

Row 5: 10 dec (5)

Tuck any loose ends into the flower bud. Finish off. Weave your yarn tail through each stitch of Row 5 and pull tight like a drawstring.

Leaf

With green

ch 16, turn, sc in 3rd ch from hook, 11 dc, sc, sl sl, ch 2

turn, sl st, sc, 11 dc, sc, sl st in 2 ch space before first sc

Finish off. Stitch in loose ends.

Assembly

Use yellow yarn and a tapestry needle to make French knots in the first two rows of your flowers. I made a random amount of knots on each flower.

Your peonies are complete!

Now for the boring but important bit:

Please do not reproduce this pattern. Finished work from this pattern can be sold or given as a gift. If you’re selling work made from this pattern online, please credit the source of the pattern as picotpals.com or include a link to this post.


 

I’d love to see how your peonies come out! Feel free to tag me on Instagram or share your peony photos with #picotpals.

Here are a few more free flower patterns:

Crochet Nemophila pattern

Iceland Poppy Pattern

Tiny Crochet Daisies

Crochet Poppy Pattern

Thanks so much for reading. Happy hooking!

free crochet flower pattern - This pattern includes instructions for making 2 different peonies, a flower bud, and a leaf. You'll just need some dk weight yarn scraps and a 2.75 mm crochet hook to create your own tiny peony bouquet.

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8 Replies to “Tiny Peony”

  1. Adorable flowers!!! Are the white flowers in the background in the picture near the beginning your tiny daisies? Or is that a different pattern? The petals look more rounded, so I’m curious.

    1. Thank you! I’m on a flower making kick lately. Those are my tiny daisies. I think the blur in the background makes the edges seem a bit more rounded? I also did block a few of the daisies.

  2. Oh my goodness they are so cute I love ❤️ them & im so grateful for you, I guess what you know when I’m gonna say now I’m a newbie at crocheting I feel so lost and I don’t want to give up I do get really aggravated with some patterns that’s why appreciate every single one of your post thank you for being there and having free patterns for people like me

    1. That is extra sweet of you! I remember being a frustrated crochet newbie so I know exactly what you mean. Let me know if you ever need any help with a pattern! I hope you stick with it. Good luck!

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