Sunday, April 4, 2010

{On The Hook}

So, I've been on a crochet kick since I did the Craft Hope scarf project but I really wanted to make something other than a scarf,... since, winter is pretty much over (yay).

I bought these pretty yarns a while back with absolutely no plan for their intentions. When I saw THIS, and since I had recently learned the puff stitch, I knew I could figure those little flowers out!
I was off work yesterday so (late) morning, I set myself up in the backyard with the pups and worked away on those puffy flowers. I have this look-at-it-and-figure-it-out thing that I LOVE, but I sometimes think I'm like a super hero or something and can figure absolutely anything out then either get REAL obsessive with it, or totally annoyed when I can't figure it out.

Luckily, this one was easy :) Aren't they CUTE!?!?! My only problem now is figuring out what to do with them. Blanket? Wall decoration? Throw pillow?? Anyone have any ideas for these little flowers I have been making obsessively for days?

And in typical Jessie form, I have ANOTHER crochet project to flip back and forth between for when I get tired of making flowers. This is HOPEFULLY going to be an afghan. The colors were inspired by peacock feathers.
Here is the thing with this project, I don't really know how to connect all these squares. I have looked up some video tutorials on YouTube, but I'm not sure which method I want to use. Does anyone out there have any tips or tricks for joining crochet squares or a link to a helpful tutorial??

Also, what do you all think about the ivory edging?? I will also be using the ivory to join the squares and the reason for the ivory was just to lighten up the afghan since the other colors were so dark. Should I have stuck with the darker shades? Picked a color from the four in the squares or maybe black? I'm worried that the ivory is too light. Let me know what you think.

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter and gets to spend a beautiful day with your families. :)
XOXO

17 comments:

  1. Love the flowers!!! I am trying to find an easy stitch to learn - my plan is to embellish all of the knit scarves I made of over the winter with these cute details! I'm from MD too and all that snow was just too much!
    Julie

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  2. Not sure how I ended up here on your blog but I do have to say...Those flowers are so cute.
    I would use them to embellish a t-shirt or perhaps a plain skirt.
    You could even put pins on the back and have them be removable to put on all sorts of clothing!
    How fun! Makes me want to learn how to crochet! It's on my list.
    Toodles,
    ~DeAyn

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  3. veeeeeeery beatyful

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  4. I LOVE the puffy crochet flowers!! Do you have a tutorial for them? Or would you consider selling me some? =D

    Please email me at denrae@gmail.com

    Thank you. So cute!!

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  5. Oh & as for the afghan squares, I think the dark colored squares are beautiful, but maybe for a little bit of quirkiness, toss a few of the ivory edged ones in here & there. It would look amazing as it would kind of break of the monotony of all the blues, purples & greens. Plus, as I'm sure you've figured out by now, you can find an easy binding stitch to join them all. =D

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  6. Have a look at this site from Thailand, if you want some ideas.
    They have made the flowers into bags - so nice for Spring. :)
    I must find out how to make your little blooms. And your colour schemes are lovely, too.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwww.pradidshop.com%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26biw%3D761%26bih%3D707%26prmd%3Dimvns&rurl=translate.google.co.uk&sl=th&twu=1&u=http://www.pradidshop.com/product_info.php%3Fproducts_id%3D174%26osCsid%3D882014f5effcf6212b5b70f5c21eca0a&usg=ALkJrhg71oahhxxDLxmnA1Ut3WuL6WJLfA

    The original is in Thai so this is the google translated version.

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  7. Would you mind sharing the flower pattern? I would love to use it for some of my creations for my daughter. My email address is rheedern@gmail.com

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  8. So cute!!!Would You mind sharing the flower pattern? Sofiamqs@gmail.com

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  9. I saw a pattern with a purse that would be super cute.

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  10. can you send the pattern to me as well? dmasprey@hotmail.com

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  11. Do you mind sending me the pattern too? sportner13@gmail.com

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  13. Do you mind sending me the pattern too? hvnlydays2004@yahoo.com thanks CherieZ

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  14. so cute!! Could I please have the pattern too!!? Thanks! cinhiker1@gmail.com

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  15. If you would, would you email the flower pattern to sarahlynnpetty@gmail.com? I have been trying to replicate for an hour and am getting frustrated! thanks so much!

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  16. Hey, did you actually end up making a pattern and sending it out? I'd love to see it, if you wouldn't mind :) This is exactly what I'm looking for! hoagie_jeanne@yahoo.ca

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