How To Crochet A Pull Tab Flower


Crochet a Flower With Pull Tabs

Want to learn how to crochet with pull tabs? Here are step-by-step instructions with photos. Use the crochet flower as a tabletop coaster,  a Christmas ornament, or as part of a bigger project.

If you want to buy an already made pop-top purse you can shop all of our our purses, and clutch bags on our online store.

Step 1: Materials & Tools

  • 6 pull tabs
  • Crochet thread (1 or 2 colors). We recommend a strong synthetic fiber that is resistant to abrasion
  • Lighter
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • No. 3 crochet needle

Step 2: Prepare Your Pull Tabs

Choose tabs that are in good condition. Wash them until they are clean and shiny. Use the wire cutters to remove any sharp edges from the pull tab.

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Step 3: Start Crocheting

Begin crocheting the center of the flower using a single stitch to cover the 'thin side' of the tab (top figure) (the side that's pulled when a can is opened). Repeat this step, joining all 6 pull-tabs in a line. (bottom figure).

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Step 4: Connect the Circle

Pull the line of tabs into a circle and crochet them together (top figure). Fill in the middle space with single stitches until it forms the center of the flower (bottom figure). Cut the thread leaving a small tail. Burn the thread's end with the lighter to prevent the thread from fraying.

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Step 5: Add Color to the 'Petals'

Cover the outer ring of the pull-tab using a double stitch with different colored thread. There are 22 double stitches per tab.

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Step 6: Cover and Connect

Cover all tabs in this same manner, connecting each of the petals together.

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Step 7: Finish the Flower

When the last pull tab is covered, join it to the first one with a single stitch. Finish it off by burning the end of the thread to prevent fraying. You're done!

Some ideas for your finished flower:

Sew or hot glue a pin on the back to create a brooch

Attach a loop of thread to create a snowflake holiday ornament

Crochet many flowers together to form a wall hanging or a scarf.

How To Crochet A Flower With Pop Tabs Video By Escama Studio, Click Here

How to Make A Pop Tab Necklace Free Tutorial, Click Here.  



  • Rose Cashman

    My husband has collected a huge amount of pop can tops and doesn’t know where to send them.. If anyone is interested we would be very happy to give them away. Thank you.

  • Crochet_qUeEn

    LOVE it soooo cool! I joined a bunch of these together and made a bag!

  • Hi I'm sure to try this

    Love it

  • Connie L. Keen

    This is the first video not in English that is great and easy to follow. Also first time I have seen someone who is left handed, crochet. It’s awesome.

  • Joyce Bryant

    This is soooò cute! I shall make some and use them as coasters! Wow. Im stoked!

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