Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dimensional Crocheted Flowers

Recently I was given two huge garbage bags full of small balls of yarn. I only accepted them because I was teaching my Sunday school girls how to crochet. However, there is more yarn there than we'll use in a lifetime of crochet lessons.

I thought about donating the small bits to the thrift store, but then I wondered who but me would actually do anything with them. They would probably get thrown away. So I decided to look up a few favorite crochet projects that can be made with small amounts of yarn.

I wasn't looking for your run-of-the-mill, no-name flowers, though. I wanted something really pretty. Something I might actually use on a project.

Well, I haven't tested them all out yet because I haven't had that much extra time. However, I did work up a few of them, and I thought I'd share them with you, just in case you're like me and have small bits of yarn lying around that you don't want to throw away.

1 - 5-Petal Flower from SkaMama's Bone Hook - almost 5" across (I used all one color on mine.)
2 - A Lovely Bunch from A Little Slice of Life - 2.5" across (I only made up one of the flowers; she used some in bouquets, and they're lovely!)
3 - Double Layer Daisy from Daisy Cottage Designs - 2.75" across (I used all one color, but it would be much prettier to use two. I was just experimenting to get an idea how much yarn it would use.)
4 - 6-Petal Puff Stitch Flower from Easy Makes Me Happy - 2.5" across

These are fun to make, and they take almost no time at all. What kind of projects would you use them for?


CraftyViolet said...

Thanks for the links. I've been collecting crochet patterns of flowers. I want to make some to use on my scrapbook pages.


Julia said...

I love the big one - so pretty!!!

Shoregirl said...

Gorgeous! They'd be fun as hair accessories or embellishments on purses/other craft items.

Ginny said...

Thank you for providing the links to the patterns for these flowers! I've started crocheting flowers for my cards, and will be checking these out!