I've got crocheted flowers on the brain! You know, not little delicate crocheted flowers, but big chunky crocheted flowers to make a fun statement this winter. This flower will adorn a crocheted ear warmer for my daughter that I'll share with you soon, but I'm thinking of making some more, even bigger ones for myself to adorn my winter coat or even as a pin to keep a scarf in place. And one of the fun things about this flower is that you can certainly use all kinds of little yarn scraps to make it even more interesting! I used two strands of pink for the smallest flower, a strand of the same pink plus a lighter pink for the next round, and then two strands of some variegated yarn for the last round. Love the tweedy look!
- yarn of any kind, I used two stands of worsted weight yarn crocheted together
- size K crochet hook
- flower pattern found here
- my crocheted button cover pattern, I used it without the button insert
The great thing about this pattern is that you can make flowers as large or small as you wish by adding on more rounds of petals, so have fun with this one! And of course, any kind of button could look great as the center, especially say a fabric covered button if you have the supplies for that.
On the other hand, the crocheted button only takes minutes so do give it a try. And one more thing, it just occurred to me that if you'd like to make the center shaped more like a bobble as opposed to flat, you can make the crocheted button and stuff it, how about that? There really is no end to the creative things you can do with crochet!