How to Crochet
Some help for beginners who want to crochet flowers.
An introduction to crocheting - Canadian Living - Learn how to crochet with these basic step-by-step instructions for beginners.
Beginner Crochet -- Crochet for Beginners - Videos and tutorials will help you learn the basics of how to crochet, starting at the very beginning.
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.
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.
From Annie Design on Etsy
Crochet Flower Patterns
Patons Grace Crochet Flower Applique - Michaels has a pattern for crochet flowers to be sewn onto clothing.
Crochet Pattern Central - Free, online flower crochet patterns. Links to patterns found all over the Internet.
Easy Crochet Flower - About.com - Follow the free pattern for a single flower or crochet a whole bouquet.
jewlzs - 10 different flowers, double leaf stem, single leaf, heart patterns.
FaveCrafts.com - Find orchids, carnations, roses, daisies and more in this collection of 14 free crochet flower patterns.
Crochet Flowers - Free patterns from Crochet Mania Flowers
moogly - 10 free crochet flower patterns.
TipNut.com - 25 free patterns and instructions.
AllCrafts! - Free flower patterns.
10 Beautiful Ways to Crochet a Flower | Skip To My Lou - Ten free patterns.
© 2014 Laura Brown
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