I repeatedly find then lose this pattern, so have hunted around & found it yet again, now I have decided that I need to post it so that the next time I lose it again I can just come here to look at it to refresh my memory on how to make them.
Okay so I originally got this pattern from www.yarncat.com/ButtonFlowerPin.html, however it appears that this website is no more. I believe that this is the owner of the pattern here, but she doesn't display any patterns on her blog.
These are flowers that I have made using this pattern, though her pattern only shows two rows & I've added a third row of flower petals. And yeah, the date thingy is off on my camera, all is accurate except the year, these were taken in 2011.
Anyhow, in it's entireity (word for word), here is the Button Flower Pin crochet pattern, Design2004 by Catherine Lindsey.
This big flower pin works up so fast, you'll want to make on to match every outfit in your closet! Search through GRanny's button box for interesting vintage buttons. [Her example was made in vintage Red Heart Classic Brushed yarn in Ebony Sparkle.]
small amount of yarn/thread,
hook to match, shank button, safety pin.
The example uses worsted weight yarn, a G hook, 1/2" shank button, 1" safety pin, and is 3-1/2 inches across. (I also tend to use a G hook.)
Leaving a long tail for sewing, ch 4, sl st to form ring.
Ch 1, (sc in loop, ch 3) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc (6 loops).
Ch 1, in each loop work (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch1 , sc). Do not join. (6 petals)
Ch 2, sl st in back stitches of second dc on first petal of Rnd 1. Ch 5 (sl st in back stitches of second dc of next petal, ch 5) 5 times. Do not join. (6 ch-5 loops)
In each ch-5 loop work (sl st, ch 2, 6 dc, ch 2, sl st). Fasten off, weave in end.
Using long beginning tail, sew shank button and safety pin on back of flower.