This pattern was inspired by the beautiful Billie Holiday, who was so often seen with big, gorgeous gardenias in her hair. I wanted a 3-dimensional flower that captures the drama and elegance of both the blooms and the iconic crooner.
This pattern uses a number of crochet stitches with extended posts (treble crochet, double treble crochet, etc.). In the Appendix, there is a photo tutorial for these stitches. Please keep in mind that I am using American crochet terminology. You will also find a text only version of the patterns in the Appendix for your printing convenience.
This is a beautiful, 3-dimensional flower that can be attached to headbands, hats, purses, cardigans... The possibilities are endless!
I'm a SAHM to 3 wonderful children, although I hope to get back to work once they're a bit older... In the meantime, I attempt to have a life outside of my kids by knitting, crocheting, and designing. If nothing else, it provides some much needed relaxation! :-)