Monday, 24 March 2014

Pocket Full of Posies - Free Flower Crochet Pattern

Have you been checking in looking for those free patterns I promised a few nights ago?  Well I finally had time to take a few pictures and write down how those sweet little flowers are made!

They really are simple and very quick to whip up as embellishments for a little headband or shirt or skirt or card or whatever you think needs a little flower :) 

I used my latest favorite, Bernat Handicrafter Cotton yarn and a 4.00mm hook to make a flower just bigger than an inch, but you can really use any yarn and hook you'd like.   

Begin with a magic ring, 5 sc in ring

Join with a slst and pull to close ring

working in next st, 1hdc, 1 dc, 1hdc (first petal made)

slst into next st and repeat (1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc) 4 times to make 5 petals

fasten off and weave in ends.

There you have it!  A completed flower in just a few minutes!  Wasn't that easy?  Now go make a whole bunch and brighten up your springtime projects like I did with the headband little Missy wore!

Did you try my pattern?  Let me know what you embellished with a comment!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

I have a bit of a confession ... I LOVE Spring!  Something about the longer days, the promise of warmer weather, and soft pastel clothing makes me smile.  Yes, I said pastel clothing ... I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets excited when the jeweled tones of winter move over for those softer colours :) 

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the first full day of Spring than with a mini-photo shoot with my littlest Princess!

She was more than happy to dance...

and giggle...

and twirl on a beautiful Spring morning.

Oh, and did you notice her beautiful dress and headband?  I couldn't let little missy dance in a new season in a wintry jewel-tone could I??????  That would be against everything Spring stands for... at least for me :)

I'm working up the pattern for that darling headband and adorable dress, along with several other great projects I've got kicking around in my scatterbrained head that I hope to share with you all very soon!

Until then, what's your favourite part of Spring?

Thanks for stopping by my little neck of the woods!