Monday, March 03, 2008

Spring Blooms


After long admiring so many beautiful large-scale crochet projects, I decided to take the plunge myself. I bought one of each color of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease with the intention of making more granny squares, but then I started playing around with different patterns I had in front of me, and now I'm taking a hiatus from the squares and making these flowers instead.


The pattern is here. It's calls for making 12 flowers and then sewing them together to make a scarf. I think I'm going to just make as many flowers as I feel like (until I get bored) and then sew them together to make a small afghan (emphasis on small). I just want a little something to throw over the back of the chair in my craft room so that it looks like someone cares. Which I do. I really do.
Speaking of the craft room--it's coming together quite nicely. Hopefully soon I'll have some pictures to share. And hopefully soon some actual crafting will occur there.

26 comments:

Joleo said...

This looks like an excellent first project (speaking as someone who is looking for one). I love the flowers - they're so pretty, the afghan will be beautiful.

muralimanohar said...

I haven't made those kinds flowers in YEARS, and suddenly I have a mad craving to try again! Must be winter coming on...I feel the urge to mess with yarn! :p

Katie said...

Your flowers are so pretty! I like the new colors of Cotton Ease so much better than the old line. Not that the new line is that new anymore, but still. Looking at your yarn all lined up makes me want to crochet a ripple blanket with it. (Not that I know how to crochet, or anything. My wants aren't always rational.)

Can't wait to see the craft room.

DeeJay said...

Those are awesome. I received my Clover Quick Yo-Yo maker (circle and a flower) yesterday. My intentions are the same as yours with the crochet. A small blankie and some scarfs. This will be something that I can do while sitting in front of the television, yay!

Also picked up a beginning crochet book and when I finish up a few things will give that a real try.

Love your flowers! They are so fun!

amandajean said...

ah, I love the colors!!!

c.rachel said...

That screams SPRING! It's lovely! The lime and terracotta are my favorites [I used these two recently as well]...I like the blue ones too.

Can't wait to see your new craft room too. Mine is still a horrible mess. My daughter tells me to clean up...that's bad huh?

atet said...

Those flowers are just lovely! Ok, so I really do wish I could crochet at times. Nah, I need another craft like I need holes in my head :0). I'll just have fun looking at yours!

Mystele said...

the flowers are lovely! what a great idea...i really like the way your yarn is housed, too!

joyce said...

very nice! and happy belated birthday!

Rebekah said...

that's going to make a beautiful scarf! Those flowers are so pretty and colorful! I've bookmarked the pattern and hope to make one myself when I pick up the crochet hook again : )

Angry Asian said...

ok. if i'm to understand correctly, you just learned how to crochet and you're making flowers ALREADY. i am in awe.

Marcia said...

Very pretty flowers. Love your color choice. They would be so sweet sewn together to make a little throw.

MOONSTITCHES said...

Thanks!
I guess you will be making many, many flowers because they are usually much fun, only the sewing might be a bit tedious... hope you'll be having your little wrap pretty soon!

Melissa said...

I love the floral crochet pattern..very lovely!

maggiegracecreates said...

Okay - I linked over to the pattern and made a wonderful little red and green scarf. I am calling the poinsettia scarf. Thanks for the link my dear.

MommyAdam said...

i love the flowers!

btw, i want to thank you for your cloth shoes pattern. i don't have a sewing machine or any decent fabric so i hand stitch and used old clothes. but the shoes turned out great! Thank you so much!!!!

Jennifer Poppy said...

inspirational!

Junie Moon said...

I'm late to post this as I've been sick but I love the "Spring Blooms" being made at your house. The colors and effect are quite lovely.

Levin (and Emily) said...

love the spring scarf. i think i might just be able to make that one too. gorgeous.
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Chara Michele said...

Can't wait to see photos of your new craft room :) Love the flowers!

Amber Passey said...

I'm so excited I found your blog! I'm going to try these flowers and make a baby doll-sized afghan for my daughter's baby doll! I'm also super excited about the cloth baby shoes. With lots of pregnant friends (and one of my own on the way) I'm excited to have a hand-made craft to give as gifts.

elainegmaclaine said...

Stumbled upon your blog, can't stop admiring your work! :)

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Anonymous said...

I did one of Vanna's "little flower" afghans, but HATED the sewing the tiny strips together! These look so much nicer & easier..thanks for the change..Ruthie

Jane said...

There goes my day!

Anonymous said...

I just found you through Lion Brand Notebook and I love your flowers...I will have to see if I can make a scarf someting this year using your pattern. I plan to look at the rest of your Blog as soon as I post this. Thanks again. If you have nay more simple idea's, I hope you post them also. Thanks.