Inspired by Crocheted Flowers

 

I love crochet flowers! They're so quick to create—all but the most complex can be completed in less than an hour. These pretty projects present a brilliant opportunity to use up the last little bits of leftover yarn—such as the final yards of that luxury silk you just can't toss. And a crocheted flower can transform a garment or accessory from ordinary to a fashion statement. 

A couple of evenings ago, I whipped up the Anemone motif from the Harmony Guides: Crochet Stitch Motifs and attached it to a purchased knit hat I've owned for about three years. The easy flower motif added a new, stylish touch to my old hat. Now I'm on a roll. I'm already pouring through the Harmony Guide looking for my next embellishment. Here are a couple more embellishment projects inspired by the Harmony Guides. 

 

I adore denim skirts! As the long winter began to transition into Spring last year, I decided to transform my favorite jean skirt with bright shades of cotton thread.

The flowers and leaves, also from the Harmony Guides, were finished in just a few hours, blocked, and left to dry overnight. I find crochet's ability to transform an off-the-rack garment into a one-of-a-kind creation irresistible. Now I'm looking through my closet for which skirt, pair of jeans, or shirt to adorn this year. 

 

A few months ago, Sarah crocheted the multi-colored flower from the Hannah and Hallie Play Sets in the Spring 2011 issue of Interweave Crochet and fastened it to a baby hat to "add a little extra pizzaz to an otherwise plain bonnet." The finished baby hat was anything but plain, and the new mother was delighted.

What projects have you embellished with crocheted flowers? Pick up a copy of the Harmony Guides: Crochet Stitch Motifs, on sale now, and start embellishing today.

Best wishes,

   

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