03/05/2012

simple but lovely crochet flowers


To be frank with you, I flipping love these little crochet flowers from Donna's Crochet Designs.

I made my first one ages ago, loved it, put it to one side, got distracted, one project led to another, got carried away, forgot about it, found it in a drawer this week and pulled my finger out to make some more.  Hurrah!

I'm glad I did, are they not the prettiest things?


I'm using the RICO Design Essentials Cotton DK to make them.  It's ever so smooth and silky and perfect for this pattern...Mmmmm.


Using this thinner cotton seems to show off the design of the flower a bit better, plus they seem to have a sheen to them (not Charlie) that I love.  I might try the pattern out in a wool mix, see how they turn out.


The other thing I love about them is that they're kinda 3D...and stackable too :o)

I'm not finished with this project yet, I'm going to do one in each colourway and then (and only then), I'm going to sit down and have a think about what to do with them.  My first thoughts are for a pretty garland.  Watch this space.

Anyway, one more gratuitous shot of this extreme crochet loveliness.



Pop over to Donna's website if you want to try your hand at making these, it's free!! Hurrah!

You can also find the pattern on Ravelry.

6 comments:

  1. Your blog is so lovely! I really really love it! I love how much you love your doggie too. Sadly mine ran off in a storm a few weeks ago and normally she would return, alas, there is no sign of her anywhere. :-( I think I'll post about her, I miss her so much! Give your lil dog a big cuddle for me will you?
    Your photography is really pretty too, the trees and bellflowers or something (sorry, I was paying attention really!) anyways Love it!

    bxx

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  2. Great blog, glad i found you. Love Katie x

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  3. Those crochet flowers are just so pretty..love the colours. I thought they would make a great garland as well, when I saw the first photo of them :)
    Do share the finished project..
    Have a lovely long weekend..
    Magie x

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  4. Wow they are pretty flowers, i love the domed centre.
    thank you for your sweet comment
    happy weekend
    love jooles x

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  5. I just bought a crochet headband/headwrap thingy and I love it terribly!
    xx Jes, www.twosmuppies.com

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  6. Those flowers are gorgeous. I also like the idea of a garland. x

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