Crochet Flower Motifs


Crochet FlowerHow do you properly embellish an accessory for a young girl? This year I discovered just how much my nieces, 5 years of age and under, love crochet flower motifs. Christmas morning each girl received a handmade, either crochet or knit, hat.

The week before Christmas the hats were finished, piled neatly on my craft table, awaiting their turn with the wrapping paper, and they were adorable. Between them, the hats had used up all but a few yards of the pink, purple, and green superwash wool, a little girl's favorite colors I am frequently told, but they were missing that extra little girl touch.

I had recently been teaching a beginning crochet class in which my students had crocheted three-tiered flower motifs, found in the Harmony Guide: Crochet Stitch Motifs, to adorn simple headbands. Those quick and easy crochet flowers were the perfect embellishment.  Each flower took only about fifteen minutes to crochet, perfect for my Christmas rushed schedule, and used only a few yards of yarn. The hats were a huge hit with their recipients, and they gushed over the flowers. An extra flower was even requested and quickly whipped up to adorn a finger crocheted chain, my oldest nieces first foray into crochet.

Perhaps I will need to whip up a few more flower motifs. They would be handy to have on hand to embellish a quick gift such as a scarf, handmade or store purchased hat, or even a baby blanket. Flower motifs are also a great way to utilize those last few yards of yarn—if you're like me you can't stand to throw away even that last little bit of a beautiful skein of yarn.

I would love to hear your ideas. What do you embellish with crochet flowers?

Best wishes,


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