Saturday, 13 March 2010

Mother's Day Flower Brooch

Today in the UK its Mother's Day, and this crocheted flower brooch is for my mom.
The flower could also be used to decorate a card or present, added to a ribbon for a pretty neck tie or to a hair tie, try different colour combinations & yarn weights
DK yarn/worsted weight
4.25mm - 4.5mm UK/ (6/G USA) hook

(I used Patons Morocco
DK colour - Papaya and Coral Mix shade 83a its a new cotton/polyester mixed yarn in pretty colours, but any DK/ worsted weight yarn can be used also for mini flowers try a lightweight sock or lace-weight yarn)


(how to make the stitches plus more at NezumiWorld main site)
st – Stitch sts – Stitches
dc (UK)/ sc (USA) – Double Crochet (UK)/ Single Crochet (USA)

tr(UK)/ dc (USA) – Treble Crochet (UK)/ Double Crochet (USA)
ch – Chain

picot -
to make a picot make 3 chain than slip stitch into the 1st chain


Ch 27

Row 1:
2 tr(UK)/ 2 dc(USA) into the 3rd ch from the hook,
2 tr(UK)/ 2 dc(USA) into every ch to the end, 1ch, turn
Row 2:
[1 dc(UK)/ 1sc(USA) into the tr, 2 tr(UK)/ 2 dc(USA) into the next tr] repeat to end, 2 ch, turn

Row 3: [1 tr(UK)/ 1 dc(USA) into the next tr, 1 picot, 1 tr(UK)/ 1 dc(USA) into the next tr] repeat to the end
Roll flower together and sew, add brooch back

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Busy, busy, busy

Thanks to everyone who emailed why I was not posting, I have been teaching 6 days a week, trying to develop some new designs, plus my poor mom had a very nasty accident in the nursing home (the stitches were removed last week and she is healing well now), so the blog and website have been very neglected.
Hopefully from now on I will be slowing down a bit (for a short time anyway) and can start blogging more.
Here's some photo's of the the students work I thought it might be nice to show what we do together.