Crochet Flowers

Finally, after the bunting and the quilt …a crochet blogpost!

A teacher at school got married a couple of weeks ago and asked me if I’d help with some yarny projects. “Not really my cuppa tea” I said. “You’d better ask someone else” – ha! Not likely – I jumped at the chance and was chuffed to have been asked.

The first of the projects involved crochet flowers. Lots of them. 60 infact.

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She had some specific colours in mind and so this gave me the opportunity to try out Drops Cotton Light for the first time as the right colours weren’t available in my favourite Stylecraft Special DK.

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I love the finish and feel of the Cotton Light and the colours are gorgeous but this yarn is really splitty, which was a shame because it made it very fiddly to work with on this particular project. I’d probably use it again, but on a blanket or cushion rather than on smaller items like flowers.

Once all of the flowers were complete, the bride and her mum popped over for a cuppa and we spent an hour or so in my new craft room attaching the flowers to 15 lovely wicker hearts.

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On the day, the hearts decorated the ends of the pews in the beautiful church and then were taken to the reception venue after the service. (The purple, pink and green flowers are Drops Cotton Light and the lighter flowers are Stylecraft Special DK in parchment.)

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These are the patterns that I used for the flowers and I made them with hooks ranging from 3mm to 5mm to give a variety of sizes:

– Skip to My Lou – Rose Pattern
– Wind Rose Fiber Studio – Deco Rose Pattern
– Attic24 – May Rose Pattern

What’s your favourite Crochet Flower Pattern?

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5 thoughts on “Crochet Flowers

  1. Adele says:

    They’re a lovely collection. I had a eurika moment crocheting roses this year with cotton yarn too. I’d always been an acrylic DK girl but the cotton yarn with a 3.5 hook makes such a difference. I use a basic rolled flower pattern and vary my starting chain for different sizes. I’ve found that starching the reverse keeps the rose in shape.

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