Handmade Bloom: Crochet Hair Clip Free Pattern

Crocheting offers a beautiful way to bring bits of nature into our daily lives, and what better way to celebrate the art of crochet than by creating a lovely flower hair clip? This free crochet pattern will guide you through the steps to make a charming and colorful hair accessory that’s perfect for all ages. From beginners to seasoned crocheters, this project is a joy to make and even more delightful to wear or give. Also, don’t forget to check our other free crochet patterns!

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Materials Needed for Crochet Hair Clip

  • Crochet hook size: 2.5 mm
  • Yarn: Cotton or acrylic in the colors of your choice (we recommend a DK weight)
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Crocodile hair clips 45mm
  • Hot glue gun or strong fabric glue
  • Button for the flower center or any other small decorations

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • Ch – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • BPDC – back post double crochet
  • DTR – double treble crochet
  • TR – treble crochet
  • SL ST – slip stitch

Which yarn to use for crochet hair clip?

  • Cotton: Cotton yarn is a splendid choice for hair accessories due to its softness, strength, and lack of stretch. It holds shape well, which is vital for the flower to lay flat against the clip. It’s also comfortable against the skin, making it ideal for those with sensitivities. For hair clips, a mercerized cotton can add a subtle sheen that enhances the colors. You may even go for milk cotton yarn.
  • Acrylic: If you’re looking for a vast array of colors and a budget-friendly option, acrylic yarn is the way to go. It’s easy to care for and durable, which means your hair clip can withstand the rigors of daily wear and the occasional wash.
  • Wool: Wool yarn can be used for a more luxurious feel, but keep in mind it’s thicker and warmer. This may not be as suitable for a hair clip unless you’re going for a cozy, wintery look.
  • Bamboo: Bamboo yarn is another eco-friendly option that is soft, with a lovely drape and slight sheen. It’s naturally hypoallergenic and cool to the touch, which is excellent for sensitive skin.
  • Blend Yarns: Blends of wool and acrylic or cotton and bamboo provide the benefits of both fibers. These yarns often balance softness, durability, and ease of care, making them a versatile choice.

Yarn Weights

The weight of your yarn will affect the size and look of your flower. For hair clips, lighter weights are usually best:

  • Lace or Super Fine (0-1): These yarns are delicate and can be used to create intricate, detailed flowers. They work well for smaller, more refined clips.
  • Fine or Sport (2): A fine yarn is thin but not overly so, making it a good choice for a detailed yet sturdy flower.
  • Light or DK (3): This weight is ideal for those who want a balance between delicate and durable. It’s thick enough to hold up well but not so bulky that it overwhelms the design.

Color Considerations

  • Solid Colors: A solid-colored yarn will let the stitches and the shape of the flower stand out. If you want the focus to be on the pattern and the petal design, go for a solid color.
  • Variegated Yarns: These yarns can add a unique and playful twist to your flower, creating a multi-colored effect without the need for changing yarns.
  • Ombre Yarns: Ombre yarns offer a gentle color transition and can make your flower look like it’s naturally blending from one shade to another.
  • Tweeds and Heathers: For a rustic and earthy look, tweed or heathered yarns incorporate flecks of different colors. They’re perfect for creating a flower with depth and a bit of a vintage feel.

Also, check out our yarn buying guide – Where to Buy Yarn: A Comprehensive Guide.

Flower Pattern

We will begin with a magic ring.

Round 1: Make 18 SC in the ring. Join with a SLST into the first single crochet.

Make this ring tight by pulling yarn tail.

Round 2: Ch3. Now we need to make BPDC.

In the end there should be 18 of them.  Double check stitches. Join with a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the initial stitch. 

Tighten the ring once more.

Round 3: Make SC in the same stitch. Now Ch3 and make SC in the 3rd stitch. Ch3 and again SC into 3rd  stitch. Repeat till the end. Join with a SLST into the first single crochet.

Now we going to crochet the petals of the blossom.

Round 4: Ch4, one TR in the chain 3 space, then we need to make 3 DTR in the same space.  

And again one TR in this space.

Now Ch4 and make SC in the next stitch. We will need to repeat this pattern till the end of the row. You will have six petals in the end.

Now we fasten off and weave in the end.

All done!

Assembling Your Crochet Hair Clip:

  1. Attaching the Flower: Take your yarn needle and sew the flower onto the hair clip. Make sure to secure it well so that the flower doesn’t flop around.
  2. Securing the Flower: If you’re using a hot glue gun or fabric glue, apply a small amount to the clip and press the flower onto it. Allow it to dry completely.
  3. Adding Embellishments: For an extra touch of whimsy, sew or glue a bead or button into the center of the flower.

Tips

  • Choose bright colors for a summer vibe or soft pastels for a spring feel.
  • Use this flower pattern to decorate headbands, hats, bags, or other accessories.
  • Make several flowers in different sizes and colors and arrange them on a single clip for a statement piece.

Video tutorial

Check our free video tutorial on how to crochet flower hair clips on YouTube – How to make a crochet hair clip | Crochet Tutorial.

Conclusion

This free crochet flower hair clip pattern is a simple and satisfying project that adds a handmade touch to your hair accessories. Whether you’re a crochet newbie or an experienced yarn enthusiast, you can create something beautiful in just a short amount of time. Crochet flowers are versatile, so feel free to use this pattern beyond hair clips – the possibilities are endless! Also, check out our article on crochet flowers: The Art of Crochet Flowers: Blooms that Never Wilt.

With your new crochet flower hair clip, you’ll carry the essence of a blooming garden wherever you go. So, grab your hook and yarn, and let’s crochet the day away!

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