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Flower Chain

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Today I’d like to share a picture of a flower chain that I started to make.

Flower Chains

Crochet Flower Chains

Being new to crochet I was struggling to understand written patterns, so off to You Tube and after watching the Flower tutorial I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, decided to make more flowers but keep them joined together, daisy chain style. I am still hoping to get some yellow, white and green yarn to make the right colours for a Daisy Chain but these are ok for a start.

My tension as you can see is terrible so they look a bit raggedy. I’m trying to work on it and in the mean time live with it as, they are a learning project not really a put them on the wall project.

Links

Here is the blog post where I linked to the How to Crochet a flower video by The Making Spot

I’m looking forward to making slightly different ones for a daisy chain, I remember spending many a play time at primary school, in the summer when we were allowed on the field, making daisy chains. It will make a nice little project that I can take slowly and add to over time. Nice that that daisy chain will be an everlasting one too :)

Anyone else remember making daisy chains? They seem always to remind me of long hot summers with friends, just chillin :)

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

I’m definitely thinking this crochet lark is like doodling with yarn ;)

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Early this year I promised myself I’d give crochet a try. Recently I have been buying Simply crochet magazine, it has some lovely projects for all levels and I adore the mandala’s and granny squares, this month they had flowers.

Sadly though, my poor little brain couldn’t work out the meaning of the patterns, even the ones they said were simple, but I am VERY new to it all. So I headed off to You Tube as I’m a visual learner so I tried there instead. YEY

Here are the flowers I made

Crochet flowers

Crochet flowers

Now you see the one in the middle, it wasn’t meant to be like that it was meant to be the start of a circle but I kept getting those big chains over the top. They were trebles into the center of the ring, {sob} its driving me nuts but I can’t stop the big loops. I think its my tension that is off, but can’t sort it yet. I did so well with double crochet so can’t see why I’m having such problems with these.

I was trying for the pattern by Wink on page 58 of issue 5 of Simply Crochet Hooked on Handmade.

If anyone can shed any light on what I’m doing wrong shout up, I’d love to sort this out.

Links

Here is the video tutorial that I followed to make this flower, thanks to The Making Spot for such a clear easy to understand tutorial :)

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

 

***Update***

 

After watching this flower tutorial and another one and having a practice, I realised what I was doing wrong, the chain 3 was only meant to be at the start of the round, not for every repeat. DOH!!! Simple once you know eh!!! I’m now much further into the pattern and have definitely had a light bulb moment with the crochet. Hunting out more flower,motif tutorials on You Tube. Gimme a shout if you know of any :)

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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be picked from the cup of chance on Create and Craft TV, to win a crochet flower that Wendy Poole had made. The flower is made from Patons Fusion yarn and feels delightful.

Crochet flower made by Wendy Poole

Crochet flower made by Wendy Poole

Last year I had made a little tote bag, which was until now, un-embellished. This was the perfect place to put the flower.

The tote bag I made, with Crochet flower made by Wendy Poole

The tote bag I made, with Crochet flower made by Wendy Poole

DO check out Wendy’s blog, she has all kinds of amazing projects on there, and a lot of patterns for knitting and crochet too.

Thank you so much for the flower Wendy, its beautiful. I cannot crochet, due to limited dexterity, which makes this flower very dear to me.

The Patons Fusion yarn, is lush! I treated myself to a ball of the blue and its one that’s almost too nice to use, at the moment it’s just ‘saved to stroke’. Tell me you do that too?

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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