Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Flowers in the post

When I saw this post over at Little Birdie Secrets, I knew I had to join in the fun. This project was perfect for me, as it combined my love of card making with my ever-growing love for crochet.


My crochet skills are however a little iffy at times, and I struggled with the pattern provided. Not one to be defeated, I just made my own!


This is so simple, and so so quick. I hope you enjoy my first ever crochet pattern!

Material:
  • yarn (2 colours is best)
  • appropriate size hook for the yarn you're using (I used a 4mm)
  • sewing needle
  • scissors

Method:
  • Chain 3 stitches.
  • Make 15 trebles into the first loop (originally the cast on stitch).
  • Link up to the second stitch from the start with a slip stitch.
  • Change colour and chain three.
  • Made 2 trebles and one double crochet into the same loop.
  • Slip stitch through the next loop.
  • *Made 1 dc, 2 tr and 1dc in the next loop. Slip stitch through the next loop.*
  • Repeat ** until you've come round full circle.
[pattern in Ravelry here]


7 comments:

The Girl said...

Love. Love. Love.

Your crochet skills are flippin' magnificent!

Will keep this bookmarked to have a little play at the weekend methinks.

Lucy said...

Those cards are brilliant! I love the flowers, simple yet effective! Even looks like a pattern I might be able to try and follow!! :)

mooncalf said...

What a lovely idea. I love them!

Lina said...

I cannot, for the life of me, crochet. Projects like these make me really wish I could!

Beata said...

Very sweet!

marlene rodrigues said...

this is a great idea!
your flower pattern is lovely!
thanks for sharing.

The Girl said...

Just wanted to let you know I've been crocheting these up a storm and have already made up a couple of cards, thank you so much! I did change your instructions a little bit though by joining the circle together with a slip stitch after the original 3 chain.