I recently checked out this book from the library "Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting" by Kim Werker and Cecily Keim - GREAT book with very basic instructions for beginners and MUCH better pictures than I can do!
I found this super easy crochet flower in the book that can be used to embellish all sorts of projects such as baby blankets, hats, scarves, skirts, t-shirts, baby headbands, hair clips, etc. You'd have to hand-stitch them on to things, but this flower looks so good and is so easy!
(I'm using this yarn because it's the easiest to view. I probably won't use blue flowers on anything!)
So you start by chain stitching (CH) two stitches...
...and you're going to do 4 Single Crochet (SC) into the 2nd chain from your hook. (The first chain stitch, basically.)
Make your two chains. Put your hook through the 2nd chain from your hook.
You should have two loops now on your hook.
Yarn Over and pull yarn through one loop.
You should still have 2 loops.
Yarn Over again and pull yarn through both loops.
And that's what a single crochet looks like. Do this 3 more times in the same spot. (4 SC total)
From there, CH 8
Slip stitch into the first SC in your loop.
Put your hook through your loop...
Pull the yarn through both loops
Just like this
And you have a sl St into that spot.
Repeat from that little * to create a total of 8 loopy petals.
Then you'll cut your yarn, pull it through the loop to tie it off. You'll have to get a needle and thread your yarn tails into the needle and work them into the flower.
You don't have to work in a large tail - work the tail in for about 2 or 3 inches and then cut the yarn, making sure the last little bit gets inside the stitching to where you don't see any of the tail.