Flower Power

Carol guessed right . . .

I am crocheting flowers. ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are my “practice” ones.

I laugh as I write the word “practice” because I am not a “practicer”.

I’ve never had any patience for practicing. It’s a character flaw – I know – but I can never wait to get to the main event – even if that means learning the hard way through my mistakes. ๐Ÿ˜‰


This time, though, I wanted to practice because I bought some rather pricey yarn for the project I have in mind. I decided I should probably make at least one flower with my scrap yarn . . .

But as you can see, I have a whole bunch of “practice flowers” here. (They’re addictive!)

This type of crocheted flower and the possibilities for using it are currently all over the internet. Soon, I’ll make another bunch using my special new yarn! Then I’ll join them to create a shawl. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, I am soooo excited about that!

A shawl of flowers!!!

Could anything be prettier!?!

For my shawl, I’ll be using a variety of “flower” colors. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m actually looking forward to using something besides purple for a change!

Huh? Less purple? Did Crystal really say that?

(Yep, it’s true!)




Flower Power — 8 Comments

  1. I think your practice flowers look great, I cannot wait to see your finished scarf. Lately, I have seen these flowers on dog collars and they look so cute. There was a dog last week with bunny ears, a little Easter hat and collar with one of the flowers. She won best dressed for Easter catagory. The is another dog egg hunt this weekend too.
    Carol, I would love to see some pictures of your flowers too. I’m amazed at the depth of talent we have on this blog!
    Today’s celebrations include:
    4/13 Scrabble Day (Scrabble was created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts)
    4/13 Tax Freedom Day (the day when people stop working for the government and start working for themselves)
    4/13 National Peach Cobbler Day (Clenna, maybe you will like this one better than licorice day)

  2. Those flowers are so pretty. You got a nice start going on.

    I saw a gorgeous crocheted shawl made with flowers similar to these over at the blog, Attic 24. She saw it in a book and made up one. I have it on my To Do List if ever I start back crocheting.

    Can’t wait to see yours all finished up and around your shoulders.

  3. No talent here to share but those flowers are adorable.

    I did buy one to put on Mazie’s collar! She didn’t like it and kept trying to chew it off – of course that was a show in itself.

  4. Yay!! These are beautiful and I love the colors. Ok, don’t choke me. Go here:


    Its my new crochet go to place to connect with fellow crocheters. I have used this blog to connect with a couple of the contributors, and have become blog friends with a couple of gals over seas and I am so thrilled.

    Clenna, I like the National Cobbler day better than licorice too!

    You all have a great day and I can’t wait to see what yarn Crissie is going to surprise us with.
    xx, Carol

  5. Crystal, the flowers are beautiful! I too can’t wait to see the finished product.
    I think that the possibilties are endless for the shawl, a colorful one with “chunkier” yarn (forgive me, I am not crafty & do not know the right terms!) for casual outfits like with jeans and maybe a delicate, light colored yarn to go with dressy outfits?
    It will be beautiful and stylish any way you do it, I’m sure!

    The only yarn that I am familiar with is a heavy rug yarn (Aunt Lydia’s is the prefered brand). I use it to braid horse’s manes for horse shows. I will need to send a picture, it is really hard to explain in words. Basically, you do little plaits (25-50, depending on the thickness of the mane and the length of the neck) about 4 inches long, the length of the neck. You braid each plait about 2/3 of the way down, then incorporate about 6″ of yarn (to match the color of the mane so it blends in) and finish braiding to the end. You will have ‘tails’ of yarn hanging down, you pull those through the underside of the braid (I use a latch hook) then tie it off with the yarn, securing it around the braid so the braid doesn’t come unraveled.
    I’m sure everyone is thoroughly confused! I will try to get some pics together for a show & tell!
    There are people that braid professionally for a living that follow horse shows around the country. They stay up all night braiding horses for the next day of showing. I just braid at the local shows, I can do 10-12 per night (at most). The professional braiders are much faster; they can do 20+.

  6. Thanks so much, Kids!!!!!
    I appreciate the compliments. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kelly, I think we’ll celebrate Scrabble Day! It’s been quite a long time since we pulled out the old board and tiles!

    Carol, I know you are my fellow purple-lover! (Of course you also love turquoise and coral!) I’ve been to the lovely “flowerbed” site – it was one of the sites that inspired me to plan a shawl!

    Hi Clenna!
    How’s it going with work? After you mentioned a flower on Mazieโ€™s collar, and Kelly’s description of the winning Easter costume, I had search the net to see similar items. Cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi Donna,
    Attic24 is one only of the places that inspired me to make a shawl. Lately it seems they are everywhere on the net. Aren’t computers grand!!??!! You know my old line: “Having a computer is like having a library in your own home”!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    OMG, Allison!
    Your description of braiding the horseโ€™s mane is fascinating! How incredible that people stay up all night before a show. Please, please, do a show and tell on it for us!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hi there, Donna!
    No, I didn’t block them. They just seemed to turn out nice and flat – all on their own!
    Not sure if that was because of the design, itself, or the yarn I used (Caron Simply Soft). ๐Ÿ™‚

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