Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Flower Power Wednesdays

So...I started a CAL (crochet along) inspired by this Anthropologie blanket. We are crocheting our own flowers from all the flower patterns we have collected over the years. Each Wednesday, I will blog about the flowers I made that week and every so often, I'll show you some from other crocheters in the CAL. (If you would like to join us, you can follow along on the blog and join us in Ravelry in the Anthro Throw Crochet-Along group.

You will need:
  • Yarn: Various colors in worsted, DK, sport, or fingering/sock weight. If using the thinner weights, hold them doubled/tripled. The original blanket is cotton, but you can use whatever you prefer. I am using Tahki Cotton Classic (worsted) because of all the great color options.
  • Hook: Appropriate to your yarn weight. I am using an H for my worsted weight cotton.
  • Patterns: Anything you want or have! As I blog about the flowers I make, I'll include the resources. Some will be books, some free, some magazines, etc.
  • Useful: Tapestry needle, scissors, open stitch markers, measuring tape, creativity!

In addition to blogging each Wednesday about the flowers, I'll be loading instructional videos to the Instruction tab of the blog. (Note: My YouTube Channel is private, so you must use the links from the blog to access them.)

This week's bouquet includes:
  • A Traditional Rose from the book Crochet Bouquet. It is super fast crochet and I made mine using yellow and purple. The instructions provided in the book also how you how to add additional layers so that you could make this one as large as you want. Measures 1 1/2 inches across.
  • A Five Point, also from Crochet Bouquet. I also crocheted this one out of yellow and purple. This will draw the blanket together to have some repetition. Measures 1 1/2 inches across.
  • A Fanciful Flower "Potholder" from Delight Gems. Mine measures 7 1/2 inches across. What a lovely flower! I plan to make several more of these in various sizes and colors. As I work them, I'll let you know how I go about increasing my rounds.

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