I Think I Have a Crochet Flower Problem
I think I have a problem. I am seeing crochet flowers everywhere. They are on bags, embellishing shirts, decorating lampshades and pillows. The problem is, they aren’t really there; I’m just imagining how incredible they would look. I guess it’s time for me to get out my crochet hooks, some of the left-over yarn I’ve been saving, and whip up some crochet blossoms to scatter around my wardrobe and home.
Luckily I found a great video, Crochet Flowers, that is an incredible how-to on creating flowers, and I am becoming obsessed with Suzann Thompson’s book Crochet Garden. She has flowers I have never seen before and they are incredible! Here is Suzann to tell us about her inspiration.
Bunches of Flowers, Leaves, and Other Delights
My mother once told me about hunting wild mushrooms with her mother and brothers in the Frankenwalkd of Germany during World War II. She found more mushrooms than anyone else, because, as she says, “I had ‘mushroom eyes.’”
While Crochet Garden was in progress, I had “flower eyes.” I saw flowers everywhere! Hubcaps make me think of strange, futuristic flowers. The speaker at my bank’s drive-through window looked like a Japanese mum.
Then we saw a movie about the Hubble Space Telescope in a 3D theater. The images were so beautiful they brought tears to my eyes. Of course, I could still see that many nebulae—or star nurseries as they were fondly referred to in the movie—look like flowers with bright, glowing centers. (See for yourself at the Hubble website.)
What can you do with the flowers you crochet? Glue flowers to lampshades, refrigerator magnets, and scrapbook pages. Make pretty party invitations or unique personal stationary using your scanner and a color printer. No matter what you use them for, I hope these patterns will fill your hours with pleasant crochet, and your home and workplace with colorful reminders of nature.
Let’s gather our hooks and yarn, go forth and flower!
Do you find yourself seeing crochet flowers or do you have a project you want to embellish with a little springtime color? Download our special Crochet Flower Collection and discover the possibilities of flowers that don’t require a green thumb.
P.S. I love the idea of scanning your crochet flowers and using them for personal invitations or stationary. Share your own innovative ideas in the comments.