Wednesday, 10 October 2012

crochet flower brooch...

Call me fussy but I'm really not keen when my husband sells my crochet skills to complete strangers and then offers them a handmade something or other!

That's what he did just recently; admired a knitted flower a colleague was wearing and said, 'oh my wife could make you one of those!' Grrrrrr! I've never even met this colleague so how I am supposed to gauge her taste in knitted flower corsages (even if I did want to give up my time to make one!)?

I doubt this little crochet effort will fit the bill given that my husband issued the brief, ie. small and in dusky colours. Lots to go on eh?

On the plus side I did use a nifty little pattern from one of my books (200 Crochet Flowers, Trims and Embellishments, details on my amazon shop page) which didn't take very long.

I did before felting and after felting photo's but side by side they didn't look that different despite the fact that it shrunk considerably.

I like the way the centre is a little dome, it gives it a bit more of a 3D quality. A fun thing to add to a bag maybe?


  1. Juanita that is very cute. It does take the pleasure out of creating things though when you feel you have to oblige someone else.

    1. It does, doesn't it? I think only close family would get away with asking me to make them something because I would at least know them well enough to get it right. I don't think I would ever want to crochet things to sell either. So much work, unless of course you are a speed crocheted! (Which I'm not!). Glad you like the flower, I might try it out in a solid colour next. J x

  2. It's really cute, ideal for a bag or a hat.

  3. Oh yes, hats are another good idea. I might be making more of these! J x