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How to crochet Posy- Central flower

How to crochet Posy, a very easy but useful motif. In this post we will see how to crochet Posy with step-by-step photos, Instruction card (which includes written instructions & chart diagram) and video tutorial.

How to make Posy

If you have been crocheting for sometime now, then you must have had experienced how important a Posy is. But if you are new in crocheting word then I will advice you to master this as you will need it again and again and yet again in many variety of projects.

Posy is mostly used for an applique or as the center portion of a larger motif but its use is not limited to this, you can use your creativity and use it as flower or as center of mandala or center your next shawl or center piece.

So lets see,

How to crochet Posy-

Click on image below to get Instruction Card in PDF format. Print it for ease while working or save it for future reference-

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Detailed Step by step tutorial with photos-

Abbreviations used:

Ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – Half double crochet

dc – double crochet

Sl st –  Slip stitch


Make chain 6,


Sl st in first ch and make a loop.


R1: Ch 1, 23 sc in the loop, Sl st in first ch. (23 sts)

How to crochet Posy-Step-03

R2: Ch 5, 1 dc in same st, *ch 1,  sk 2, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, 1 dc in same st,* repeat * to * entire round, in the end ch 1, Sl st in third ch of first 5 chains.


R3: Ch 2, 1 hdc in chain space, ch 2, 2 hdc in same chain space, * 1 sc in next chain space, 2 hdc in next chain space, ch 2, 2 hdc in same chain space * repeat * to * entire round. 1 sc in last chain space, Sl st in first ch.


R4: One Sl st in hdc and again Sl st in 2 chain space below. Ch 3, 2 dc in same chain space, ch 1, 3 dc in same chain space, *1 sc prior and 1 sc after sc below, 3 dc in next chain space, ch 1, 3 dc in same chain space* repeat * to * entire round. 1 sc prior and 1 sc after sc below, Sl st in first ch.


This completes our simple and beautiful Posy! You can use it for whatever project, let me know how you have used it.

How-to-make-Posy--Step-07You can watch video tutorial here: How to Crochet Posy- Central Flower

You can also check other motifs-

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How to crochet 5 point Star

Happy Crocheting!!!

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