Saturday, April 3, 2010

In Spring

Now that spring has fully come, a crocheter's fancy may turn to thoughts of flowers.
I've often seen flowers appliqued on afghans, but with a little poking around on the internet, I found bouquets of stand-alone flowers. Some were simple and some quite elaborate and beautiful.
They are easily carried if you go on vacation and can be worked onto other projects like hairbands, purses, or even jewelry. They can be made of any type of thread or yarn and might have added beads for sparkle.
Here are two websites just for flower patterns:

The library owns "100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories and More by Lesley Standfield with other titles available in the Evergreen Indiana system.

Hope you have a colorful day filled with pretty things.

Happy crafting.