Friday, 2 January 2015

Make your own Crocodile Stitch Flower Brooch! Plus a second Alpaca Shawl and tiny Flowers

Hello and welcome back at the beginning of 2015!!!!

Nice to see you visiting!

Thank you for your many good wishes and lovely comments which I value very much! It thrills me to see both loyal supporters and unexpected new faces leaving their messages!

The New Year has truly begun! I'm looking forward to sharing many more exciting projects with you all. As always, I am interested what you think, or if you got valuable suggestions to make.

So, without further ado, I want to tell you about a new pattern I came across (via Pinterest) only this morning! I liked it that much that I had to try it out immediately!


Make your own Crocodile Stitch Flower Brooch (or Applique)

You will find the link here - full instructions given.

Ta-Dah for 2015: My finished Crocodile Stitch Flower Brooch

These are my explanations so you can visualize how to proceed:

The pattern is worked in the round. There are only 3 steps/rounds:

First you make a chain which is closed into a loop.

Then you add 7 loops around the original (middle) loop which look like empty flower petals.

At the last round you 'fill in' each petal until all 7 are finished.

Once you made one, you will realize how easy this can be! I had fun, so I carried on making a few.


My first two flowers
Finished Crocodile Stitch Flower Appliques made with Bamboo yarn, Cotton and Acrylic
Finally you need to sew up the 2 ends. If you want, add a Vintage button that gives it some charm!


Now it is ready to be used as an applique, you could sew it to your bag or jumper, for example. You could even attach it to a Granny Square and call it a Doily or a Potholder!!!!

If you prefer, you can sew a brooch pin to the back. Voila! Your very own Crocodile Stitch Flower Brooch is ready!!!!

Crocodile Stitch Flower Brooch made with Fenna yarn



Please let me know if you have made one of these flowers, maybe even post about it, so that we all can see it on your blog/s.


Another Alpaca Triangle Shawl? you ask

On another note, my second oldest daughter has flown back to England yesterday and I let her have the Soft Black Triangle Alpaca Shawl because she was so cold!!! We went on a New Years Day walk around our village to the riverside (Schelde River) and back again. Here are the 2 landmarks of our village:


The Church in Schelle 01.01.15
The Wind Turbines in Schelle near the River Schelde 01.01.15

I was flattered that she wanted it, but at the same time I realized that not only would I miss my daughter, but also my Shawl (I only finished it in Mid December and had been wearing it daily!)

Luckily I got my Alpaca Cape (see my previous post) which is doing a great job keeping me warm! (After all it is made from the same Drops Alpaca Boucle yarn which I used for the Shawl).

But, I felt the need to cast on stitches yet again and so I began another Shawl last night! Unfortunately I only got one ball of wool left which is giving me a start, but I need to wait until my wool shop will get another delivery, I went there today and couldn't get any of the Black colour!!!!


Crochet WIP - Tiny Forget Me Not Flowers

Yesterday I crocheted a bunch of really tiny flowers with the wonderful Mille Colori Baby Wool by Lang (100% Merino). This is another of my favourite yarns, the colour combinations are amazing!!!

Mille Colori Baby - Crochet Forget Me Not Flowers
Closer look at the tiny flowers
Please feel free to leave me your comments, I love reading them! Thank you! :)

I made 2 more Flowers this afternoon - love these colours!!!

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful colorful flowers,great idea!!
    Have a nice weekend.:*

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    1. ... and you! Thanks, Ljubinka! :) xx

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  2. You are a lovely Mother to give away that wonderful shawl, Mother's do that though don't they? Love the broaches that flower is really great.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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    1. Yes, you are right, Meredith! I'm glad I did! :) xx

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  3. Love the crocodile stitch brooches especially with a fun button in the middle, I will have a bash over the weekend, I like ideas that use up odd bits of wool.
    Happy knitting with your new shawl.
    Helen x

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    1. Hi Helen! Absolutely! You can use any leftover yarn. And they are pretty quick to make! It's an absolute pleasure to knit with Alpaca, so soft!!! <3 xx

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  4. Love the flowers, with some great colours. A wonderful way to use up oddments of yarn. You are such a great Mum letting your daughter have your shawl.

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    1. Hi Lorraine! Thanks for your kind comments. The funny thing was that I asked her in November when we last visited, if she wanted me to knit her a scarf and she said no. I made her the crochet stars which she hung up in her bedroom window then.
      Have a nice weekend! xx

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  5. Your daughter is very lucky to get your shawl and must feel very loved :) My fingers are crossed that the new shawl will come to life quickly, so that you have a new one soonish!

    Thanks for the flower tutorial! :)

    Take care
    Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

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    1. Thanks, Anne!!! Are you feeling better? Will you give the flower a try, what do you think? Have a nice sunday! xx

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  6. Hi! Wat een mooie bloemen zijn dat, en die knopen in het midden maken ze echt af. Die ga ik ook eens proberen. Groetjes en ook nog de beste wensen voor dit nieuwe jaar!

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    1. Bedankt, Lizette - en je ook! Veel plezier met het haken van de bloemetjes! :) xx

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  7. Beautiful.....just wonderful. Mere already used your pattern!! and her flower is lovely

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    1. Hi Kathy!! Yes, it's lovely! :) xx

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  8. Beautiful brooches!! It is great the way that the verigated yarn means that the petals change colour isn't it! A lovely crocheting start to the year! xx

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    1. Yes, Amy, I like the colour changes, too! Thanks for your kind comment! :) xx

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  9. You are such a quick and productive knitter, you will have another shawl in no time at all! Meanwhile, a piece of you and your love will go to England and all around the world wherever your daughter goes. I am sure she is treasuring the shawl she didn't know she needed! :-)

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    1. Hello Jodie! I love your thoughts above, so nice!!! <3
      Well, today I nearly used up the only ball of black Alpaca I still had left, now I need to wait until the shop gets more! So I will continue with the stripy knitting meanwhile. :) xx

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    2. Another good reason for having more than one project on the go at the same time otherwise one would go crazy! ;-)

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  10. You have some lovely projects there, love the flowers.
    Very sweet. Gorgeous photo's.
    Cheers, Anita.

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    1. Thanks, Anita! Glad you like them! :) xx

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  11. Love those flowers - must have a go at them.

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    1. Yes, Gillian! I'd love to see them if you make some! Have fun!!! xx

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  12. I love the flowers, Ingrid! Thanks for the link. I've been so behind on my commenting lately and can't remember if i told you happy new year, so...Happy New Year to you! Here's to lots of fun crochet, happiness, and health in the new year.

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    1. Hi Pammy Sue! Thanks for your wishes - and the same to you!!! Hope it is going to be a great year for you!!! Hugs!! xx

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  13. Love those small flowers! Great for gift-giving Ingrid or to apply to a hat or a scarf. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. Thank you, Hetty!! Glad you like them! :) xx

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  14. Hello,
    I just hopped over from Mereknits. I love your hot water bottle cover! Someday I hope to knit as well as that. So cute!

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog, how sweet of you! :) It is really not as difficult as it may look! Enjoy your knitting!!! :) xx

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