Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pretty Crochet Bachelor Buttons

These Little Bachelor Buttons are a great touch. They are constructed with safety pins on their backs and look great pinned in a cluster on a Jean Jacket. You can find the pattern at

They are also lovely on children's clothing because of their small size and the bright purple accents.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

White Roses

I was restless the other day and not quite satisfied with the pictures I've taken of my crochet roses. I'm a little happier with this one. It seems a little odd to show it in black and white. I've always been fond of the look of black and white photographs so they may show up occasionally.

Click here to for the pattern for these Crochet Roses.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Crochet Red Poppy

This simple little Crochet Poppy, fastened with a button is the perfect touch of colour without being frilly. I know I love frills but sometimes even I want to be a little more understated.

Check out the pattern at Red Poppy Pattern. It is an easy one.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Think Spring.....Crochet Flowers

It is time to move on, get out of the Winter Doldrums and  Spring is just around the corner.

This is a project that took some time to put together. The Leaves and Roses were worked out by looking at a doily that my grandmother crocheted when I was a child. She could just look at a piece and know how to crochet it. I still remember her crochets and watching TV.

You can see a picture of one of her original doilies  at Vintage Rose Doily. Her roses were stiffened using a sugar syrup to give them their shape I worked some White Roses to experiment with the sugar water and rose shapes. The turned out quite lovely but have a limited application because they can only be used where they will never get wet or crushed.

I used the same patterns to make these Pink Roses and held them together with thread instead. They are much more useful for clothing and accessories. You can find the Patterns and more pictures at these links for Pink Roses and White Roses.

The leaves were actually more difficult to figure the pattern for, Even after I figured out the stitch used, I just didn't get it that they were started from the tip instead of the stem end of the leaf. Somehow it came to me to start from the other end and they worked just fine. Click Green Leaf Pattern to see how the pattern works.

Happy Crocheting