Friday, June 29, 2012

The Modest Violet Tutorial

Hello my dear friends,

today I would like to share a new little tutorial with you. I made a creation a while ago with a baby dress called 'The Modest Violet'. I made a small crochet voilet which I tea stained with a raspberry tea to give it just the right color. Lately a few of you lovely bloggers have asked me for the pattern, but until today I had never made a pattern for it ~ I just made them from memory.

My first little modest voilet.

This is a very easy pattern just like my tiny crochet flower. The violet has only one round to crochet and only a bit for the second one so you will able to make many, many of these in a short period of time.

I almost always use white or off white cotton yarn to crochet my flowers and once done I normally tend to stain/color them. I use raspberry tea to give the voilet in my creation it's color but you can also use food coloring or easter egg colors to do so. The final touch for me is when I add a tiny vintage pearl to the center of the voilet ... finished!
Little voilets unstained.

I hope you will enjoy this little tutorial ...

Make a magic ring with your wool and crochet the following into the ring ...

Round 1 ... 3 chain stitches, 2 double crochet,* 3 chain stitches, 3 double crochet* ... all in all you should have 5 sets of these when you are done.

Round 2 ... crochet a slip stitch into each of the first three double crochets. Now crochet the following into the 'hole,loop, opening' ... 3 chainstitches and then 9 more double stitches in the same place.
Next stitch a slip stitch into the middle one of the three next double stitches and again in the next 'loop,opening' crochet 10 double crochets, loop off and done. ( Boy ... I sure hope this makes sense to you, it does to me!)

But that is not all ...

I have also drawn up another graphic quickly with with the crochet symbols as well. 

I hope I have written this tutorial without any mistakes. I try to do my best with my tutorials.  Please, drop me a line and let me know what you think about this or let me know what you have used the modest voilet for in your makings.

And don't forget to come back soon and visit me here at Todolwen!

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen  B.


  1. Thank you for taking the time to write this up for us!

  2. This is so sweet. I don't crochet, but my d-i-l
    does. I'm going to forward your instructions. Thanks.

  3. So cute these violets! Thanks and surely I'm trying to crochet some.

  4. Karen, Thanks so much for providing your instructions. I just love logging on to see what else you have for us! I have made your felted nest, wee birds and your little crocheted flowers. These are soooo lovely. I'm going to try your ribbon and lace tassles next. Thanks so much for all of your beautiful inspiration,

  5. Thank you so much for your instructions. I learned to crochet as a teenager but forgot most of it as I haven't done it for years. I learned the little flower first but was so proud of myself when I was able to crochet the violet! Thanks again!


  6. I love the little flower, and I thank you for the tutorial. Is there also a tutorial or instructions for making the leaves and the lacy background? It looks tatted, but I'm hoping it's crochet since I don't tat (yet).

  7. Yay!
    I found your pattern! Thanks!

  8. This is my favorite little gen of the day! Thank you very much for the Chart and the inspiration. Your work is delicate and lovely. Found you via pinterest!

  9. Simply charming! Thank you very much for your sharing of patterns and insight...

  10. Hi Karen, first, happy new year, and thank you so much for that tutorial.
    used it to make earings and would like to make a post with it in my blog (with a link to yours, of course !) Would you allow me to translate the pattern into french ? Best regards from Paris !