Sunday, April 3, 2011

Flowers Galore

Several months ago, I asked my mom (who has been crocheting for as long as I can remember) to make me some flowers.  I thought for sure she would love to make some lovely flowers for her favorite eldest daughter.  As I eagerly anticipated receiving this wonderful gift, I checked my email.  Instead I found 3 emails with links to patterns and even a YouTube video.

Since I realized I was going to have to make them myself if I wanted some flowers, I grudgingly purchased some yarn and a crochet hook.  Aside from knowing how to make a chain and simple single crochets, I don't know how to crochet - so my first few flowers were more like lopsided, wavy circles.  But after watching the video above about 15 times and pausing every few seconds, I eventually got the hang of it!

The problem is that now I find I'm addicted to making flowers.  I'm supposed to be doing other things (like laundry, dishes...), but all I want to do is crochet flowers!  I'm quickly amassing a collection of different yarns and crochet hooks and dreaming of everything I can embellish with a cute little crocheted flower...

These are larger flowers (just made with thicker yarn).  I actually forgot that Mandy had sewn a button in the center of her flowers when I sewed these on, but I originally envisioned a brad in the center. 

At some point, I will probably attach some of these to cards or some other paper craft with a brad - or with a button like these.

For now, though, I will just have fun making hundreds of little flowers in different colors!

(My flowers look a little different than the ones in the video because I (not being a crocheter) did not know the difference between a double crochet and a triple crochet.  So anywhere that calls for a dc is actually a tc in these pictures.  The good news is that now the flowers won't take as long to make, and I'll use less yarn which means...more flowers!!)


  1. Hey, I thought you wanted to MAKE some. But are are still my favorite oldest daughter.

  2. As it turns out, I DID want to make some - I just didn't know it :) Thanks for teaching me to fish! (Or make flowers as the case may be...)

  3. These are really cute! I love to crochet and can think of a lot a ways to use these.