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No, not actual flowers, but those of a crochet nature! You may recall my recent post here. Well, on Sunday I finally had the chance to continue on this project. So far I had crocheted 21 tiny flowers, I continued until I had got a total of 40, plus a made a larger flower, too. The tiny flowers were meant to be Forget Me Nots (which I love), and often they came in slightly different shades, not just blue! I used Lang Mille Colori Baby and a tiny 1.5mm hook!
I love making Crochet Jewellery, I have made lots of it in the past before I started this blog!
I used 2 bronze coloured chains and matching findings. I connected each flower with the next with little jump rings, then added a lobster clasp closure.
The beauty of this necklace (apart from the tiny flowers) is how versatile it is, because it can be worn in different ways!
|My Tiny Flower Necklace|
|The Pendant Flower which can be attched in different places|
|Detail of the lobster clasp closure|
|Version 1: double layered necklace with pendant flower|
|Version 2: Flower Necklace and Chain necklace together form one long necklace|
|Versions 3+4: Two seperate necklaces|
|The lovely colour run between the flowers|
|Pendant Flower is 3cm, the tiny flowers are 1.5cm|
You could also clip the Pendant Flower at the back of the neck, this looks nice and eyecatching, especially if you wear your hair short!
I really love how this necklace has turned out, it is so delicate and pretty!
Some unexpected gifts
Both yesterday and today I had some wonderful surprises in the post!
|A lovely craft book and a colourful planner|
A good friend sent me a very colourful planner!!!
|A wonderful Photo Calendar|
|A Knitting Compendium (in Dutch)|
A(nother) knitted hat
Yes, I am knitting yet another hat, this one is a commission for a friend who recently asked me to make her one practically identical to mine in Red. (I recently blogged about it here). It will soon be finished!
|A knitted hat in Red|
New Springflower Squares
Well, I really should have finished the hat this morning, but fate intervened and I saw this free pattern online on the blog Made with loops!
So, what did I do? Yes, you guessed it, I started playing with yarn! I brought out my Scheepjeswol Stonewashed yarn and select 2 different colourschemes (total 6 colours).
Here you can see the results! I made 4 granny squares which measure about 9.5cm each. This is such a pleasant and fun pattern and not difficult (especially if you tried making traditional granny squares before). The flowers make it cheerful and funky! ;) Give it a go!!!
|Trying out a new pattern!|
|My first Springflower Square (Pattern by Heike Gittins)|
|I quite like the flowers at the front with just 3 rows!|
|20.01.15 Ta-dah!! The 4 Springflower Squares I made today!|
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