Crochet Flower Hair Clips

I have seen these cute hair clips around Etsy and other places. I wanted to make some for my daughters and I want to show you how to make some to.

First you need to get some “alligator” hair clips (sold at craft stores and drug stores) or other types of barrettes. Simply take some ribbon (I used 1/4 inch ribbon) and cut a length long enough to go around the entire alligator clip and including the insides.

With a glue gun, glue the ribbon around the clip so that all of the metal is covered. (I have also done some so that I have not covered the clip part on the bottom so that it holds better in finer baby hair).

To make the crochet flower, simply crochet your favorite flower pattern with the yarn and color of your choice. Simply use your favorite crochet flower pattern (the actual pattern I used was from a copyrighted pattern I had purchased, so I can’t share it) or use the following pattern:

Rnd 1: Ch 5, join into a ring w/sl st in 1st ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 9dc in ring, join to top of ch w/sl st — 10 sts.
Rnd 3: **Ch 2, work 3dc in next st, ch 2 sl st in next st** five times. Fasten off.

Or use these patterns here or here.

I used a size F hook and 4 ply worsted weight yarn. My finished flowers measured 1 and 1/2 inches in size. Then I finished the flowers off by glueing the flowers onto the clip and then adding a button for the finishing touches. For a smaller or larger flower, change hook sizes.

If you do not crochet and still want to get your hands on some of these adorable hair clips, you can buy some here from Lisa, one of my fabulous readers, and her website ElleBows. Aren’t they the cutest?

Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


  1. 1
    La Dolce Vita says:

    Adorable. We have bought several, but would love more. Wish I crocheted!

  2. 2

    Those are AdoRabLe!! I am going to have to make some of these for my daughter. Thanks!

  3. 3

    too cute. i'm a beginner at crochet, but I may have to give these a try.

  4. 4
    Elle's Mom says:

    Thank you so much for including ElleBows in your post! You are such a sweet person and I just adore your blog and all of your creativity!!

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    LJohnson says:

    Thanks for the idea! I made a ton of flowers, when I started learning to crochet. They've been sitting in a bag, waiting for a purpose – hair clips are perfect.

  6. 6

    I just finished making my first flower hair clip! It turned out great! Thanks!

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    Tricity Hokes Creations says:

    Beautiful! I saw some like these at a craft bazaar this weekend.

  8. 8

    I love this tutorial. I have made lots of these clips for my girls and they love them. Linking up at next month. Thank you for sharing this! :)

  9. 9

    hi…i love it, its so beautiful!!!

  10. 10

    Do you glue the button or sew it on? Thanks!

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