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