Monday, March 5, 2012

I Am Hooked!

Hello my dear friends,

seriously ~ I am hooked! Hooked on crocheting mini flowers from a pattern I made up this morning  and now I just can't seem to want to stop making these tiny blooms. It takes not even 5 minutes to have one done. Right now I have no idea what I am going to use them for but I am sure something will pop into my mind.

I first learnt how to crochet when I was 8 or 9 years old in school (yes, in those days we were still taught how to sew, knit, crochet and cook at school, something I think they should bring back, I actually learnt how to sew when I was about 5 years old and my Grandma taught me how to ) and I have always loved to crochet. When I was a teenager I would crochet large doilies or tablecloths and sell them to make a bit of extra pocket money. These days I still like to crochet but nothing too big but I do love making smaller pieces like snowflakes, little hearts or like these little flowers now.

Take a look ...

 
 
... aren't they just so neat and tiny?!

These could be made plain and then you could dye them any color you would like either with food coloring or even Easter egg colors! They could be used to embellish tags or pincushions or anywhere you would like them to be! And you can use them to make these ...

... an old idea with a new twist ... 
 
 
 

... instead of using little flowers of paper or book pages you can use these to make your little flowers pins!


And because I love to create and I think I am a happier person because of it I would like to share how to make these tiny flowers with you today.

I am sharing the instructions two ways ...
 

...once as a graphic with the crochet symbols and secondly as written instructions as well .


How to make a tiny flower ...

... you start off with a magic ring/circle ~ if you don't know how to make a magic circle you can find many videos on 'how to' on the net.


There is only one round you need to crochet for this flower ...

... form a magic ring ~ into this ring crochet
 ... 3 chain stitches, one double crochet, 3 chain stitches, one slip stitch.
 Repeat this 4 more times ~ making the 5 petals for the flower ~ finishing with a slip stitch.
Now just fasten off, tighten the magic ring by pulling the tail of the thread, cut off and you are done with your little flower.


I hope my instructions are written so you will be able to make this little flower and now all you have to do is find something you want to embellish with them.


I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,



Karen B.

39 comments:

  1. How sweet these are. I never learned to crochet, but my mother did BEAUTIFUL crochet, and she was a PERFECTIONIST. I think she figured early on I was NOT going to do well at small handiwork, and I think she was right. She taught me embroidery, and machine sewing, but never even considered crochet. Ha. Amazing to me that you learned this craft in school and at such a young age. I love the pins with the little flowers.

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  2. Thank you for the instructions.
    They look lovely.You can use them in many ways, indeed.
    I think, I will give it a try.
    Have a nice day,

    Sarina

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  3. They are lovely.
    thank you for the tutorial.
    Kiss

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  4. Beautiful little flowers popping up this Spring. Thanks.

    Pam

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    1. Karen,
      Thank you so much for the lovely tutorial. I have been crochet crazy lately and cannot wait to give these a try. I just made a lovely little pincushion that I would love to further decorate with these. Thank you so much for all of your beautiful inspiration! These will make me happy today!!

      Tammy

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  5. these are soooooooooo sweet! and I love how you've made those lovely pins out of them!! sigh...

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  6. These are just adorable! As a crochet newbie they might be too tiny for me and my fat fingers but I'm going to give them a go. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration!

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  7. I speak (write) very bad, but I want said you I like very much everytings you do !!!
    These flowers are lovely ...
    A far frenchie girl !!!
    Kiss

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  8. Karen I made your sweet little flowers today. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I used them to decorate a recent pincushion creation. When I figure out how to get pics on my blog I will post some pictures. They indeed made me happy today!!

    Tammy

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  9. Your little crocheted flowers are precious and look fabulous on the pins. Thank you for sharing your instructions. I must make some of these. Joyful crocheting...

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  10. Hi Karen,
    your flowers are so pretty.Too bad that I can't crochet.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  11. Wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. I like your little chart as much as your little crochet flowers!

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  13. Thank you for the chart - I had never seen those symbols until a week or so ago, and hadn't a clue what they meant! Beautiful blog, and I am in love with your little bird cage. AND I made some lace cards - thank you very much for the inspiration.

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  14. Hello again...I love you work...your fabulous creations are amazing.
    I've crocheted for over 35 years and this is the second time this week I read a pattern that starts with a magic ring. Is it the same as any ring you crochet starting with a loop and chains joined with a slip stitch? Here's a link to a crocheted lamp shade I made. http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/search/label/crochet

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  15. I am going to be a great-grandma in Sept! The happy couple havent found out the sex yet but i've already bought the yarn for a pink layette and these little flowers will be added to the tiny newborns hairband. Thanks so much for the instructions; i don't get graphs, so written is perfect for me. And thanks also for the feather tutorial; they're awesome and i'm going to make them too.

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  16. should have said if it's a girl!

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  17. Just stumbled upon your blog and I love, love love it! Everything is beautiful!

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  18. These are adorable. I have never crocheted with string and still consider myself a newbie to crochet. What size hook and what type of string did you use for these. Thank you for sharing your talents with those of us that are less creative!

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  19. Love these! I really want to make some to add to my daughter's plain tshirts they would really give them some pizzaz! I featured these today at http://kensingtoncottage.blogspot.com

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  20. The little flowers are lovely, thank you so much for sharing! <3

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  21. Lovely! They're soooo cute! I found this page via a friend's 'pin'. You've got a new fan, all the way from New Zealand. Your blog is awesome. :)

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  22. They look like African violet blossoms. Love them. Now I have to go Google magic circle so I can try to make these. Thank you!

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  23. I love the little flowers thanks for sharing. What size thread and crochet hook did you use? I would love to try them out. I especially love them used as little pins. I read your post about pinning on pinterest .... I had never realized people would take your instructions and call them their own. I will be sure when I pin it that you get credit and not someone else. :)

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  24. Beautiful work...could you please share what size hook and thread you used? Thank you! :)

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  25. Here's another incentive for me to have another try at learning crochet! My mother did beautiful crochet, but she was left-handed and I am right-handed and she never managed to pass on the skill. I couldn't learn knitting from her either, but got that skill from a friend once I got to university and I haven't stopped since! Now I need to find a right-handed friend who can crochet. Lovely pattern, thanks for sharing.

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  26. They are lovely.
    thank you for this tutorial.

    Have a nice day

    Mela

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  27. Thank you so much for the pattern, I have searched far and wide for just the right one, what a perfect beautiful blog to finally find it!

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  28. Piekne ! , dziękuje za wzór na pewno wykorzystam , piękny blog.
    http://zmierzchluny.blogspot.com/

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  29. These are so dang cute!
    I can't wait to make some.....thanks so much for sharing the pattern!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  30. these are so beautiful! I cannot wait to make some!

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  31. Thank you for sharing your pattern. It will be really usefull as they are small so can be used on all sorts of items. Better get the wool and hook out and start.

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  32. Hi Karen

    I love your sweet little flowers and have just sat and made my first one!

    Can't wait to make some more!

    Love that they are so tiny!

    Thank you for a great tutorial.

    Love Jules xx

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  33. These flowers would look really nice with a few crocheted leaves, swirls and other small motifs and joined as in Irish crochet. They could be assembled into a small jacket or bolero.

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