Beginner’s Crochet Flowers

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES I’ve always been able to knit. I can’t remember when I couldn’t! Albeit a bit messy it comes naturally enough. Craft snob I know. But here’s a secret, shhh, I can’t crochet. Not with wool anyway. Somehow any rounds ended up as doll’s hats or little bowls as they puckered under my efforts.

Anyway enough is enough. I couldn’t stand seeing all that pretty flower bunting to be made from a ball of wool and a crochet needle. Woolly, bright, flowery bunting here I come.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSo armed with a very little knowledge (chain stitch?), a very small (2.5mm) crochet hook I use for wirework (much more forgiving and mouldable) a cheap ball of wool and the link to an easy flower pattern  www.allcrafts.net. I started to crochet….

The link on our Pinterest Free Patterns board will also take you to loads of beautiful flowers to crochet via allcrafts.net. Try googling basic crochet stitches to get you started or  Inside Crochet magazine (drool, drool, crochet has never been so chic) has an easily followed section on the basics.

A hundred or so chain and slip stitches later and although a little messy, and in no way perfect, I love my first ever crochet flowers. I think the beauty of crochet over knitting may be that it’s easier to innovate as you work!? Now to get making that pretty bunting! Where’s my crochet hook……

 

 

October 23, 2014 Guest post

Author: Amanda Bloomfield