Thursday, 16 June 2011
Crochet and flowers
I think I've mentioned before how much I love crochet. I taught myself, and I've loved it as a major source of relaxation. I've always loved anything with flowers, so crochet flowers are an addiction.
The lovely thing about crochet flowers is that once you've followed patterns and made a few, it's very easy to make them up as you go along - especially ones with simple chain petals.
It's lovely to make brooches out of the results, or just use them to adorn other makes. I made a purse recently from a pattern, simply because it was decorated in crocheted flowers:
My daughter then demanded her own, which I crocheted while she was away on a school trip as a surprise welcome home pressie...
Hers is lined with a pretty lavender lady fabric and she loves it. She's also been crocheting flowers - it really isn't hard, so pick up a crochet hook if you haven't ever tried it!
I've also been crocheting hearts.
If you're learning to crochet, you'll find flowers quick and easy and immensely satisfying to do. And if you need a bit of help, do check the tutorial I did a few years back, here.