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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5 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.

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