I love to make things…a lot of things! Rarely will you find me without a crochet hook or knitting needles in hand working on a project. And I love to sew and scrapbook, too! My husband and daughter ...
I love to make things…a lot of things! Rarely will you find me without a crochet hook or knitting needles in hand working on a project. And I love to sew and scrapbook, too! My husband and daughter tease me about my crafty obsession. But they are pretty happy, too, when they score something handmade.
I learned my crafting skills at an early age. I come from a crafty family and learned a lot from my mother and grandmother who taught me to crochet and craft. My 4-H leaders filled in the gaps, teaching me how to knit and sew. Then I studied Fashion Design and Home Economics at Kansas State University. Now, I have the privilege of passing these skills down to my daughter.
I have to admit, it wasn’t easy for me to learn. I struggled with reading patterns and following instructions, so I designed most of my own projects. But over time, I finally learned how to follow a pattern and began writing my own patterns. I always like to share this experience with others who are learning to show them that with practice and perseverance, they can learn, too.
What's better than a pocket full of posies? Making your own posies and using them to embellish your favorite projects! This pattern features instructions for two different types of crocheted flowers, a crocheted leaf and many fun ways to use them.
This pattern is written to use embroidery floss. The floss is inexpensive, comes in a multitude of bright, vibrant colors and is easy to work with. Each hank will make 2-3 flowers or leaves. You can use other types of yarn for fun effects. Try worsted weight, bulky or even novelty yarn for larger flowers with an interesting texture.
Gauge varies depending on hook and yarn used.