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,