Embellish It! Senior Challenge

Embellishments are the finishing touch that can bring a project from mediocre to amazing in just a matter of minutes, but they also can get to be expensive, especially some of the more intricate versions available on the market today.  This month I have challenged the senior design team to take the path that Michelle Wooderson has explored lately (such as demonstrated in her posts HERE and HERE) and create their own embellishments with supply basics in their stash.  Not only is Michelle's whole idea fun & economical, it also allows you to customize color & style to give you coordination possibilities for nearly any type of project.

Flower closeup

I thought I would start you off with my new little exploration, the world of crocheted flowers.  There are several big-name manufacturers that carry these little homespun beauties, but they can run anywhere from 50-75 cents each and the color selection can tend to be quite limiting.  I decided to go on the hunt for a crochet pattern I could use to create my own, but after hours and hours of research and trial runs, I never found anything that I was completely happy with.  So I combined several aspects from different patterns that I liked and created my own method.  It's quick, easy and inexpensive to build your own little stash of crocheted flowers, ready to use in your paper crafting adventures.

I have created a step by step tutorial that even a beginner could follow along with. 

Supplies 

  • 4 yards DMC cotton embroidery floss (about half a standard package)
  • US size 2 crochet hook

You will notice that I decided to use DMC embroidery floss instead of the traditional crochet thread.  I chose this merely for the color availability.  I was able to find the floss in all of the Papertrey colors and with that as a resource I will be able to create these flowers to coordinate with all of my projects. 

If you would like to see my list of PTI/DMC numbers, you can access it HERE.

ABBREVIATIONS

(you can click on each stitch for step-by-step video tutorials that I located)

ch= chain stitch

sl st= slip stitch

sc= single crochet

dc= double crochet

3dc= three double crochets in same stitch

Step-1

Step 1: ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring.

Step-2

Step 2: Add 10 sc through ring.

Step-3

Step 3: sl st to top of first sc.

Step-4

Step 4: create a small petal in the first sc using the following pattern (sc, 3dc, sc). 

Step-5

Step 5: continue creating a small petal in every other sc with the same pattern (creating 5 petals total).  sl st to join with first sc of first petal.  You can stop here and fasten off for a small flower that measures approximately 1-inch in diameter.  Or you can continue to create a more elaborate 2-layer flower.

Step-6

Step 6: flipping to the back of the flower, sc down through base opening of small petal.

Step-7

Step 7: ch 3, and sc through next petal base opening.  

Step-8

Step 8: repeat 4 more times in each opening. sl st through first sc, creating a series of 5 loops total.

Step-9

Step 9: create a large petal in the first loop using the following pattern (sc, 5dc, sc).

Completed-flower  

step 10: continue creating a large petal in each of the remaining 4 loops with the same pattern. sl st to join with first sc of first petal.  COMPLETE!  These really only take a matter of minutes to put together, and once you have the hang of it, it's something you can do while watching tv or waiting in the doctor's office. 

Flower closeup

The perfect finishing touch for the center is one of our vintage buttons

Flower card

(click the image for an enlarged view)

Here is a quick little card I put together using my handmade flower and a few of my favorite stamp sets: Birds of a Feather for the sentiment, Beyond Basic Borders for the border and Background Basics: Text Style to accent the leaves I cut from cardstock (inspired by a recent post by Dawn).  

I'm looking forward to using these little beauties in the future.  I mean, what's not to love?  They are even post office friendly! 

OTHER FUN FLOWER RESOURCES…

Here are some other interesting resources that I stumbled on along the way that I thought you may find of interest.

Crochet Pattern Central shares an entire library of flower patterns, all for free!

You can register to receive the Lion Brand Yarn Newsletter yourself HERE.  Every week they provide a new flower pattern!

If you like to do things by the book, THIS ONE is an awesome resource.

Creative-Clicks

Now for even more AMAZING, economical embellishment options, be sure to check out what the rest of the gals have done!!!

CLICK HERE to read more from  Heather Nichols

Heather's-cards  

CLICK HERE to read more from Lisa Johnson

Lisa's-wood-frames

CLICK HERE to read more from Becky Oehlers

Becky's-3D-stickers

CLICK HERE to read more from Lauren Meader

Lauren's-ghost-shapes

CLICK HERE to read more from Michelle Wooderson

Mish's-borders

CLICK HERE to read more from Kelly Lunceford

Kelly's-pleated-flowers

On a side note, I wanted to take a moment to thank Kelly for particpating with us for the past two months as our Distinguished Guest Designer!  She has inspired me SO much in the different ways to utilize our products and she has been an absolute joy to work with.  We are thrilled that she will be continuing on with us in her participation within the Timeless Template Team.  Look for more of her work during the upcoming countdown week and in the future!  Thank you, Kelly!!!

I hope you have all been inspired to start mass producing your own embellishments after all of the idea springboards that have been presented today!  We would love o see what you do!  Please feel free to leave a link in the comments section!  Happy stamping!

Supplies-&-Tools

Supplies for my project, please visit individual team members blogs for complete instructions & supplies for their projects…

Stamps: Birds of a Feather, Beyond Basic Borders, Background Basics: Text Style

Ink: Vintage Cream (leaf border), True Black Detail (sentiment), Versamark (text leaves), Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo (card edges)

Paper: classic kraft, ripe avocado

Other: new leaf vintage button, needle & thread, handmade flower (directions above)

Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 114 Comments

  • 1
    ElizabethB says:

    I just posted a link to a crochet flower tutorial on twitter about 20 minutes ago. 🙂 I will be posting another one now to your tutorial. How awesome all of these ideas are. Great job by all the designers.

  • 2
    Julia Aston says:

    What great ideas for easy embellishments! I love your crocheted flowers Nichole – thanks for all the details on ‘how to’ – maybe I can give it a try!

  • 3
    Anne Lawrie says:

    Thanks so much, Nichole. I had already asked my mom to teach me how to do such flowers. Now she won’t have to re-invent the wheel.

  • 4
    Linda C. says:

    Thank you, thank you for the step-by-step instructions for the crochet flowers! Great ideas & great inspiration!

  • 5
    Karen says:

    Thank you, Nichole! About a year ago, I stopped buying premade embellishments and decided to focus my crafting dollars on supplies to make my own…..whatever I want to make with it! I have oodles and oodles of premade embellishments and while so many of them are simply devine, they often are either not exactly what I am looking for at the moment or I just forget that I have them! So, I think it is FABULOUS that you have challenged your DT to show us their fantastic ideas for ways to make our own embellishments…..with PTI’s great supplies, of course! :>

  • 6
    Deepa M. says:

    THANK YOU for sharing the pattern for the crochet flowers!! I’ve loved that look but it’s just not in my budget right now … love that I can make my own. Now if only they turn out as pretty as yours …. You are a doll 🙂

  • 7
    Katie says:

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Now all I need to do is practice! Hopefully I’ll be able to get mine looking just as nice as yours!

  • 8
    Tamikko Gordin says:

    I love love love these! They’re actually the nicest ones I’ve seen. Thank you so much for sharing these with us. Crochet flowers are so expensive. I think they’ll be fun to make too.

  • 9
    Leonie - Australia says:

    How cute, Thank you for sharing how to make them. I was wondering if we are going to get a tour of your new craft room you were doing a while back, I would love to see it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 10
    Kim P says:

    Hi. Love your tutorial. I’ve made a few of my own embellies as well, probably not so much because of the $ factor, but more to do with not being able to find exactly the right colour, style etc. A short while ago I came across an idea on the web to create paper casting embellishments using rubber stamps. I think you will like this idea too.

    http://kimsprice.blogspot.com/2009/05/cp-sketch-13.html

    Just finished making another card using this technique which I’ll post tomorrow when I photograph it.

    Here’s to making your own embellies 😉

  • 11
    SueB says:

    Nichole – you are the BESTEST!!! I have been looking for a crocheted pattern for several months and could never find one I liked or the size I wanted. Thank you for doing this for me! I just love these little crocheted flowers.

  • 12
    Janelle says:

    Wow! After looking at each blog I’m feeling very inspired. Also wondering, Nichole, if you’re going to add Kelly to your sidebar along with Maggie — which would be helpful to me (and I’m sure others!) as I often jump from your blog to those of the DT. And now I just need to learn how to crochet…

  • 13
    Kacey says:

    WOW – thanks for all the hard work on the tutorial for the flowers – I can’t wait to try it (I have never crocheted in my life!). I love the DMC list too – again thank you! I have found a lot of inspiration here today, from you and the other designers – thank you all!

  • 14
    Conniecrafter says:

    Love all the embellishment ideas, especially the flower, I too have been working on doing my own, I appreaciate you sharing your flower pattern!

  • 15
    Monica says:

    Great topic!
    I love making my own embellishments! Always surfing around the net to find new ideas and inspiration. Actually put a post on my blog yesterday, showing some cute strawberry charms I made the day before.
    And today you have this great topic about homemade embellishments! Great! Love it!
    Once and a while I get the taste of croching flowers and as I am, I am fully into it LOL!! And guess what: have been croching flowers for days! I do them before sleeping LOL!! Just a few every night… I am weird, I know! But….I really like your tutorial on this flower chroching and I will sure try this recipe! It seems to taste great!

    Happy Srappings,
    Monica

  • 16
    cindi says:

    Those flowers are beautiful!!!
    Now I need to learn to crochet! 😉

  • 17
    Jessica says:

    Lovely embellishment ideas!!! I learned to crotchet flowers a little while ago. I used Learning to Crochet by Klutz (yeah, the kids book) If you are looking into learning how to crochet this book is fun it has cute projects (plus a similar flower) and is kid friendly (if you have a little girl you’d like to teach). Thanks again ladies for the inspiration 🙂

  • 18
    BethieJ says:

    I LOVE EVERYTHING.. THANKS for sharing such INSPIRING goodies with us! I am off to peek closer at the teams goodies!
    Have a GREAT day!

  • 19
    conniemelancon says:

    Thank you for the instructions. Love your flower and the other embellishments.

  • 20
    Nimue says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, Nichole. I’m really looking forward to making up a bunch – Nimmy

  • 21
    Mary Duffek says:

    Nichole!!! Wowzers…love, love this pattern and will have to try it. I have been searching and searching for the perfect crochet flower pattern to use on my cards and you did it! Sweetness for me. thanks for sharing.

    I also purchased some DMC floss this morning….There is a discrepancy on the color chart. Sweet blush is DMC # 225 (not 3804) and Raspberry Fizz is DMC# 3804 (not 225) looks like numbers were accidently switched. Thought you’d like know.

    Many Blessings and thanks ALL of the continual inspiration!

  • 22
    erica m. says:

    I just learned how to crochet flowers the other night. I saw the ones that Melissa Bickford’s mom makes and decided to learn for myself. I had never crocheted before, so I looked for tutuorials online and ended up learning from a video on you tube. I say this because I wanted everyone to know they can do it, too, even if they haven’t crocheted before. It just takes a little patience. Thanks for the new pattern. I will be trying this one today.

  • 23
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Oh, I love crocheted flowers. Thank you for the pattern I am going to have to sit down and make some.

  • 24
    BarbW says:

    I love your crocheted flower pattern. I’ve been trying out various patterns I found online and nothing suited me…until now. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this flower and I plan to make many of them in all of the coordinating PTI colors. Thank you so much for sharing. You’re the best! 🙂

    Barb

  • 25
    amymom24 says:

    GORGEOUS!!!!!! You are so insanely talented;)

  • 26
    Dizzy Broad says:

    What a clever idea to use DMC floss!!! I have been crocheting similar flowers using the limited colors of crochet thread so I’ll be sure to pick up some floss next time I’m at the craft store. Thx for the DMC/Papertrey Ink color comparison! You’re amazing!

  • 27
    Jean in NH says:

    PERFECT project to work on while waiting in the carpool line at school, dentist office or at the lake this summer!! Packable, portable and pretty! I can’t wait to pick up my crochet hooks again! Thanks for the very clear instructions!!

  • 28

    Awesome ideas all around– thanks so much for putting this post together.

  • 29
    trina says:

    OMG!!! the crochet flowers are ingenious and thanks for sharing how you made them and the step by step instructions. Can’t wait to try them, gonna stop at Michael’s on the way home tonight.

  • 30

    My g’ma used to make me crocheted flowers before they were so popular now! I wish she was alive to teach me.

    Thank you so much for sharing how to make these. I am going to have to give it a try!

    I love that you used embroidery floss! I would never have thought to do that and I have LOTS of colors from my cross-stitch days!

  • 31
    Vina says:

    I love the pretty crochet flowers! I have some pink DMC & a ton of crochet hooks in my stash. I can’t wait to make a few tonight. Thank you for sharing the tutorial!!

  • 32
    CarolLynn says:

    Thanks for sharing your pattern. I really enjoy crocheting flowers. I use the DMC No. 5 Cotton Perle.

  • 33
    Tamara says:

    I love these flowers! thanks for the tutorial, now I just have to learn how to crochet, or convince a friend to make them for me.

  • 34
    Heidi S says:

    Oh my Nichole! You’ve outdone yourself again! Wow!!!!

  • 35
    Julie Masse says:

    Beautiful card and flower!! I love making them – although I never thought to try using DMC floss – I have a TON of that too!! 🙂

  • 36
    ChrisTea says:

    I am in heaven. I think I might just melt right here into the floor with all these AMAZING ideas!

  • 37
    Ree says:

    OMG! Thank you so much for the crochet pattern. This is too funny, because I recently taught myself to knit. I made a friend a baby blanket. Then I decided that I’d teach myself to crochet…why not right? I had seen the book on knitted and crocheted flowers and thought maybe someday…scaned the internet for hours searching for free patterns. I went to the store just today and bought a kit to teach meselfself to crochet. My Grandma had taught me a few things when I was little. So, I am picking up crocheting faster than knitting. Long story cut short….Thank you for the crochet pattern. It is just what I’ve been looking for and wanted.
    As always, you do such amazing things.

  • 38
    Julie Sokolowski says:

    Thanks to the entire DT for all the inspiration today! I will definately be duplicating several of the ideaas. Thanks a ton for the crocheted flower pattern. I don’t know how you always do it just exactly the way I would want to do it. I searched extensively online for just the right flower pattern and tried several without much success. I mean, I made the flowers but they weren’t the right size, couldn’t find the right color yarn….yada, yada, yada. It never occured to me to use DMC floss. To bad it’s almost 10pm and I can’t run out and buy thread now.

    What a round about way to get to it, but your a genius!

  • 39
    Jacque (SCS: Petals) says:

    Thank you so much! I struggled a bit to get the second layer done and in the right position. But, after a few trial/error attempts, I got it figured out. It’s great, and you’re right, now that I’ve got it down…super quick! Again, many thanks for taking the time to make this and share the pattern!

  • 40
    Andrea McCulley says:

    Thank you so much for the instructions and resources on crocheted flowers. This is EXACTLY what I have been wanting access to!! I really appreciate you sharing!

  • 41
    Paula says:

    Lovely ideas. If only I could use a needle!

  • 42

    wonderful post – i too love to make my own crocheted embellies! the tutorial was really well done!

  • 43
    Diane says:

    LOVE the idea of using embroidery floss for these! I recently started making my own flowers and found several colors of crochet thread, but they are such large spools, I will probably never use all of the thread. Plus, embroidery floss comes in a ton of colors. Thanks so much for sharing these awesome ideas!
    Diane

  • 44

    Nicole, thank you very much for this great tutorial and pattern. I have been haunting the web for a good crochet pattern for a flower like this. I have so many DMC yarn I can make a boatful of flowers.
    Eveline.

  • 45
    Tamara W says:

    Ohhhhh – I can NOT wait to get home! I can not believe I have floss, crochet hook and PTI vintage buttons. You are SOOO talented and I am going to make flowers to fill a jar. Thank you so much. Tamara

  • 46
    TishSch says:

    Love all these tips! I think I love making my own embellishments as much as card making and scrapbooking itself. I love the challenge! By the way, I tried your crocheted flower pattern, and it’s wonderful! As usual, my tension was a little too tight on the first couple I made (a common problem I have) which caused the ‘inside’ flower to poof up a little bit more than yours, but since I was making them in yellow (just happened that was the first yarn I picked up) they ended up looking just like daffodils!! Such a totally cool accident! But, I fixed my tension problems and the others turned out great and look just like yours! It’s a great pattern-fast, easy, and pretty! Thank you thank you thank you!

  • 47
    Elizabeth Beasterfield says:

    Nichole, dear, this ROCKS!! I’m a crocheter but didn’t have time to find a pattern nor am I advanced enough to create my own – so this ROCKS!! I’m going on a road trip in a few weeks and this will be the PERFECT take along project for me and my sister to work on together perhaps by the pool! 😉 Thanks soooo much!

  • 48
    Cheryl says:

    I am going to try these flowers; they are soooo cute. Can you tell me if the hook you used is a stainless (my grandmother had a set and not sure they even make them anymore) or aluminum, which is what I have purchased in the past. They have letter markings and not numbers. My grandmother’s set does not have a size 2. Thanks for any help in locating the proper size.

  • 49
    Kathie in Vegas says:

    Nicole you are awesome, PTI is awesome, your design team is awesome! I spent an hour last week looking on the web for the flower pattern. I sort of gave up for the time being, then there you were with an even cuter one! I tell everyone about PTI. Thanks to you (an the deisgn team) for the great ideas . Month after month you guys give us super new ideas using different products to create unique and fun things!

  • 50
    Britiney says:

    Did you use regular crochet thread, like you would use for counted cross stitch – with the 6 threads? Or did you use the DMC pearl cotton? I bought the pearl cotton today (which looks like a giant version of the other) and am going to give it a try. Hopefully I bought the right thing! Thanks!

  • 51
    Kristina says:

    HOLY MOLY is all I have to say! I have been thinking lately about how I could make my own crochet flowers and I am not good at crocheting, AT ALL. I come here and YOU have the perfect tutorial on how to do it and it looks so simple! I can’t thank you enough! Have I mentioned that YOU ROCK?!

  • 52
    Karen Rose says:

    Nicole … you are so very good to us, PTI fanatics! I can’t wait for your posts and you’ve got such a great design team! I wish I had 8 more hours in a day to try all the projects and this one I’ll be trying real soon… I think I have almost 70% of DMC colours already! Thanks loads!

  • 53
    Angela says:

    Dear Nichole…

    Thank you! Yesterday, my six year old daughter watched me do the happy dance after reading your blog, and I was in the best mood all day because I have been looking and looking for how to easily crochet a small flower and there you were with the answers. I bought all of the yarn colors (though I didn’t see my favorite Aqua Mist on your list) and last night, I crocheted my first flower.

    I’m especially happy because I’d forgotten everything my grandmother taught me years ago, so that first flower is in memory of her. Thank you so much for taking SO much time to put this together – I appreciate the links, the tutorial, and the outcome. Your products are fabulous, but you and your team are the buttercream icing on any kind of cake.

    I hope you enjoy your week as much as you’ve helped me to enjoy mine. Thanks again.

  • 54
    Vina says:

    Ok, I’m addicted to making these little crochet gems! I made a bunch in pink last night & now I NEED to pop into Michaels for more DMC colors! Love this crochet pattern! Thank you!

  • 55
    Willireb says:

    I’ve tried the crochet flowers demonstrated by Nicki Estes in her April 6th blog. They turned out well if I don’t say so myself, and I’ve gotten a lot faster. To get them to match my papers, I died them using distress reinkers. I haven’t tried any other reinkers, but I bet the Palette and the StayzOn will work well. Oh, I do love this hobby!!!

  • 56
    Katy says:

    TFS! I love the flower! I have not cared for them,but you definitly sold me on this one!

  • 57
    Allison F says:

    Gorgeous crocheted flower. I’ll have to give that a try – I’ve just started learning how to crochet!

  • 58
    Emmy says:

    I am so excited you gave a tutorial on this. I have been wanting to do this for a long time! Many thanks! Your flower is gorgeous!

  • 59
    Cindy says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the simplicity and that flower! I will be making some of these tonight in front of the tube. I have gotten my flower patterns from various sources and have been experimenting too. Thanks for the great tutorial!

    XO
    Cindy

  • 60
    Margo says:

    I have been following your blog for almost a year now. We have a small card club and I am making crocheted flowers for their Christmas in July presents…thanks for another pattern I can use for one more flower for each of them! I too use the embroidery floss for color choices–the varigated are beautiful!

  • 61
    Laura P says:

    I have never crocheted before but my mother is rather nifty in the field, so I’ll be passing your instructions onto her so she can teach me! Thanks so much, the one on your card is divine.

  • 62
    Rose says:

    Really cute idea! I’ll have to give it a go!

  • 63
    Giovana says:

    Awesome ideas!!! I am a “zero” crochet person, but after this I will give it a try.
    I love all the ideas!! Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

    God bless
    Giovana

  • 64
    TishSch says:

    I love your pattern! I’ve been making them like crazy out of all kinds of yarns and crochet thread and using different sizes of needles. I’ve got these little flowers of all sizes and colors now! They are just so super easy and fun!

  • 65
    HeidiQ says:

    wonderful instructions for crocheting a flower – i’m new to crochet and i just finished one….it was easy the way you explained it and showed the pictures 🙂
    thanks!!

  • 66

    WOW! Thank you so much for the crocheted flower instruction – I am off to look for yarn as we speak! All of the designers ideas were just fabulous!

  • 67
    Jeneen Lloyd says:

    Nichole,
    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I’ve tried several times to learn to crochet and never had very much luck. I tried your tutorial and my flowers came out really good.
    Thanks, Jeneen

  • 68
    Michelle Payne says:

    I was so excited to see this post. My grandma is here visiting and she crochets! I printed off the directions, went and bought all the DMC colors, and grandma has been making flowers like crazy for me. Thanks Nicole.

  • 69
    kjo13 says:

    Dang! I so love your flowers but I knit & never learned to crochet. Yours ARE the best! Awesome of you to share. I have searched for knitted ones online, & like you, I don’t see just want i want. I WANT yours in KNITTED form! Maybe some kind soul will see this and post one. I will keep checking.

    And I LOVE your products. I always get my white cs from you and of course some other ‘extras’ (wink) when i order!!!

    Thank you much!

  • 70
    Jan Brooks says:

    Hi Nicole, Great flowers!

    I have a question for you. You said you used DMC cotton embroidery floss. How do you prevent the 5 threads from unwinding as you crochet with it? I’m having a heck of a time keeping them all together.

    Are you by chance using DMC Perle Cotton instead?

    Thanks,
    Jan

  • 71
    Roxanne says:

    Thank you so much Nichole! I sure hope this pattern turns into a quick link from your site. I’ve been really wanting to find a pattern and give it a try myself. It’s been forever since I’ve crocheted but this just makes it too easy not to “just do it”! Amazing how you just “know” what’s on my mind and what is of interest to me. So awesome!

  • 72
    Beth R. says:

    Great idea! I’ve been looking for a nice small flower to start with my very limited crochet skills. Thanks so much. Hey have you ever tried to dye string to match the PT colors? I’ve never tried it but seems like it would be very cool.

  • 73

    Hi, thanks Elizabeth for the inspiration for others. I am a senior who has crocheted for years and I have an etsy store(karensneedle) with some crochet flowers and other embellies in it. I have tried and use several different types of fiber to create unique flowers and I do sell my flowers rather inexpensively depending on the design,the above comments re store are for those who do not crochet or do not want to take the time to crochet. I sell these to supplement my social security and to have extra $$$ for scrappy supplies. It is so much fun to create your own embellies. Thanks to all the gals who created great embellies and tutorials for this thread. BTW the tutorials are fantastic. Thanks again.

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    Amy Kilbreath says:

    This is amazing!! Thank you, thank you!! I don’t know what I’d do without PTI or your blog! And your post of “sharing my bliss” makes me so happy… life is good!

  • 76

    Nicole, you are utterly fabulous! Thanks for the amazing instructions, and the idea of using DMC floss for more color variety! I can’t wait to give this a try!

  • 77
    Lisa says:

    Love the crocheted flower. I’ve made a dozen and can not seem to stop. These will add to all the cards I’m making nowadays. 🙂

    Thanks so MUCH

  • 78

    Wow, nicole, love this! thanks for taking the time to put the photos and intructions down! I’m bookmarking this!

  • 79
    merry says:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial…what a beautiful simple card you have created with the flower.

  • 80
    Suzanne Deyarmond says:

    I LOVE your site! So far everything I have seen is Beautiful!!! There is sooo much to look at! I think it is great to see people sharing ideas and tips etc. My husband says I should put things up but first I would have to get one of my kids to all of the computer part. (also I’m alittle intimated by others…I’m my own worst enemy. Once again GREAT ideas…
    God Bless you & yours
    Suzanne

  • 81
    Suzanne says:

    Beautiful, I Love your site. THANKS

  • 82

    This post is very innovative you saw the quality was so great, it’s good to be use also as a gift no doubt very nice work. Keep up the good work!

    ford

  • 83
    rac says:

    thank you! I’ve been bugging my mom for this pattern, but she has not have time….

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  • 85

    Amazing project!How did you do that?such a great idea.

    ~Ashley~

  • 86
    Nerina says:

    I’m pretty late here, but wanted to say that this post is *awesome*! Thanks for sharing this!

  • 87
    Term Paper says:

    What a interesting Challenge,I like it.And There is much important information about that how to make this artificial flower I like it so much.

  • 88

    Just wondering, if i can use this information for my research paper’s project. However, i admire the way you present your words … Thank u anywys..

  • 89
    Harpa says:

    These fowers are buitiful.

    So I decided to translate it to Icelandic, mostly for my doghter living ín Denmark but also for my scrapbook freands at http://www.scrapbook.is.
    Hope you don´t mind.
    Please let me know if you don´t want me to post this.

    Here is a link to my blog and there is another link to the pdf document I created.
    http://harpahauks.blogspot.com/2010/03/hekla-blom-crochet-flower.html

    hope this all will turn out to be ok on the web.
    Best regards
    Harpa in Iceland
    e-mail: harpahauksd@gmail.com

  • 90

    Great!
    Those result – flowers are so nice!!!
    So now I have to learn what is crochet!

  • 91
    Johnah says:

    What an awesome site!!!!

  • 92
    Vivienne C says:

    My Mum just taught me to crochet flowers two days ago, using your tutorial here. I’ve now already made 3 flowers! Thank you for sharing your instructions.

  • 93
    Dianna says:

    LOVE this crochet tutorial! I just started crocheting a few weeks ago and have been searching for a flower tutorial that I could follow. I’ve found it! Your pic’s are awesome, but even better than those are the instructions with them. Super easy to understand even for me! Thank you! There’s one thing that I can’t figure out still. Could you clarify in step #9 exactly where to crochet the pattern into the 1st loop? Thru the same little hole as before or what? Help, please!

  • 94

    Oh you are an enabler. I pointed these out to DH and he said that Hanukkah isn’t that far, Maybe if I waited they might show up. I can wait. Maybe.
    Ooooo! Thanks! I have been looking for just this thing!! I am going to order right now!!! Bye!

  • 95
    Laurel says:

    Please help!! I am trying to follow your instructions here. But am having difficulty moving from step 8 to step 9. Can you give more guidance as how to transition from making the 5 loops into making the larger petals? I’m lost. Thanks for any assistance you can provide. Very cute embellishment!!

  • 96
    JenniWren says:

    awesome, now I can combine my two favourite past-times – crochet and card making… I’ve given it a go and it looks great… thanks for this…

  • 97
    Julie says:

    Thanks a “bunch” I’ve had so much fun,got a bit confused with the first by doind trbl by mistake for my first but will soon get the hang of it. Thanks again,Julie.x

  • 98
    Lindy says:

    what great ideas!! Love your crocheted flowers, I have listed them on my blog with the things I want to try. Thank you for sharing!!! A way to use up all that embroidery floss I have stashed in a drawer!

  • 99
    Marion says:

    Thank you so much Nichole for the pattern. I have tried the pattern and I am so pleased with the result. Only difference for me in the Uk is it costs 79pence for a skein of thread so not quite as inexpensive as you can do in the USA.
    Marion

  • 100
    Khin Hnin says:

    Hello (: Thanks so much for the lovely tutorial. I was wondering for 3dc to make the small petals, does that “3dc” stand for 3 of double crochets or three double crochets in same stitch? I used three double crochets in the same stitch, but my petals are awful 😛 So I’m guessing it should be 3 of dc. (: I just want a confirmation. hehe thanks so much!

    Hugs,
    Khin

  • 101
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  • 102
    reviewsant says:

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  • 103

    Thanks for the tutorial, Nichole. I’m really looking forward to making up a bunch – Nimmy

  • 104

    my daughter likes such stuff and me too!

  • 105
    Tamara says:

    Such a great idea! Found you via a series of links back on Pinterest, and linked direct to this page on my blog this afternoon – http://tinyurl.com/unpinning-pinterest if you want to check it out. Thank so much for sharing!

  • 106
    Lisa K says:

    So, I am a few years behind the rest of the world in creating embellishments. I love to crochet and just found your tutorial on these wonderful flowers. I would love this tutorial is an easy to print format, which for me is a PDF file. I copied down the instructions and will give them a try. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.

  • 107
    Mike says:

    It’s true one fine detail can make all the difference. What separates great art from mediocre art is those little differences.

  • 108
    Debi Y. says:

    Thanks so much for your flower pattern. I have made one to put on a hat for my daughter. 🙂

  • 109
    vaz05@yahoo.com says:

    Thanks for the easy flower tute. I found you on Pinterest. I used worsted weight yarn and it came out just the right size to put on a headband/ear warmer. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • 110
    Alyssa says:

    Thanks so much!! How did you attach the flower to the card. Was it a hot glue gun?
    Thanks!

  • 111
    Linda says:

    Thank you so much, I was looking for an easy yet beautiful flower to use!

  • 112
    April says:

    I tried to find an email to say “thank you” personally for the embroidery floss flower pattern. I love colors and have always thought maybe embroidery floss would work for small things such as flowers. Still, I wanted to SEE where someone had done it before neatly. I’m now very excited about this new prospect! So, thank you from the bottom of my colorful heart!

  • 113
    kamoe fiu says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial..i’ve just finished making this flower and it looks beautiful. it is for a thank you card for the people at my work for my recovery.

    Thank you once again.

  • 114
    Polina says:

    The pattern is wrong written. Step 5 – if you keep creating [sc, 3 dc, sc] in every other sc – you will end up with 10 petals, because the pattern said to make 10 of them. You, however, have 5 petals obviously. So something is wrong with the pattern.

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