Crochet Flower Enthusiast

I Love Crochet Flowers

Crochet flowers are not a new thing but there are endless new ideas and patterns you can find online now. They are beautiful, colourful and glamorous add-ons for clothing and accessories. Look for a crochet flower purse, hats and of course, hair accessories.

These flowers come from AnnieDesign, on Etsy.

Some crochet flowers are very intricate but most are not too hard for a crochet beginner to pick up. Give them a try!

I learned to crochet on my own. It was frustrating! No matter what I did I could not seem to get past the part where you move to the next ring of the granny square. Now, I don’t know what blocked me. At the time I can remember trying over and over and over.

Finally I did get it. Somehow it all just clicked. I made a mountain of granny squares and began looking at ways to use them.

Then, I wanted more projects to try. Simple things. After my early learning efforts with crochet I thought my brain would need a break before getting into a big, complicated project. But, that didn’t stop me from picking out several great things I wanted to make. One being a tea cozy with a couple dozen crochet flowers on top. My Grandmother had one from a Christmas Bazaar one year. She gave it away to someone else later. I have always wanted one since then. It is just one of those perfectly romantic things. Not so girlie that I couldn’t stand it after a week, but beautiful and feminine.

Anyway, I started making simple crochet flowers. I haven’t progressed far from there. My aspirations for the tea cozy, a crochet dress I found and a crochet quilt in the style of a patchwork crazy quilt, are all on a shelf still.

I can understand why some people don’t try to DIY and go with the pay someone to do it instead. But, even though you don’t need to wait nearly as long or settle for the imperfections you make along the way, there is something great about having conquered something you thought was difficult and worth doing.

Old crochet flowers. I lost track of the source for these, they were from a vintage pattern. A simple pattern I wish I had kept track of too.

Repurposed Jeans and Crocheted Purse

crochetdenimpurseI found this on Amazon while writing about crochet purses. But, the Amazon link was screwed up and wouldn’t let me include it with my post on HubPages. So here it is anyway. I love the idea of combining crochet with repurposed old jeans.  You can buy the pattern to make your own crochet and denim purse.

Crochet book crochet bag pattern with up upcycled jeans (101) – The link to Amazon.

Addendum: I found a link on Etsy but she intends to take the shop down soon.

Grey Can Be Pretty Too

We think of grey as a gloomy colour, for sad things, rainy days. But, grey is a darker shade of silver and grey is pretty too.

This grey flower comes from the Etsy shop, Vivitoo. I also found a crocheted floral necklace in grey in the same shop. I don’t know why the chain is metal instead of keeping it in fiber/ yarn all the way. That would have made it just that much better for me.