Friday, March 25, 2011

Crochet flowers anyone?

I'm here with something a little different today..........a little project of mine.

You know those pretty little crochet flowers we see here and there, the ones that look oh so nice on cards and layouts. The ones that are available in a whole range of lovely colours..........the ones that can become a little expensive for the obsessive amongst us who decide they need every available colour (ahem........mentioning no names!).

Well, I decided in my wisdom that I could make my own. Crocheting can't be that difficult.......you only use one hook......I have two hands.......I could probably colour at the same time! (lol) Yes, this was me being naive, but I now had a mission and was determined to conquer the crochet hook.

Here's how it went..........

First, I tried using some lovely cotton yarn, I thought would look really purdy!


Too thick!

Then, I found some crochet cotton which was much thinner, and I thought would work better...........


.........it did! Maybe the clue was in the name...........Crochet Cotton..........do ya think?

So then, I went on a little flower frenzy...............


...........believe me, there are more since.

Then, I tried them on a super quick, less than 10 minutes card...............


There we go........mission complete! Not perfect, but I'm satisfied with the results and they're certainly economical.

Here's my challenge to you all........pick up the hook and go for it!

Have a great day

Jayne.x.

6 comments:

Dawn

Oh Jayne, this is lovely, if only I could crochet, wouldn't even know where to start.

Katina

OMG this card is FABULOUS!!!!!! The flowers are just beautiful. I love it, love it, love it! xxx

Dee

This card is awesome, as usual! Great job with the crochet hook, Jayne! Looking forward to seeing more...Dee

Joanne

Oh Jayne! Your talents amaze me! These are gorgeous!
Joanne xo

Dr. J

Wow Jayne. These flowers are gorgeous. I haven't mastered them yet! And fabulous card.

Tammy

Wow!! These are fabulous Jayne!! I have no idea how to crochet--that hook scares me!!! But I wish I did to make up some fab flowers like these!!

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