- Stay at home wife. Work gets in the way of sewing! Transplanted to Utah because of husband's job. I love all things home and sewing/crafting. I always have a notion to sew, but sometimes other home endeavors take my sewing time. I will also share the results of those efforts while still focusing on my notion to sew.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Here's a close up of the crochet flower that I used on this trivet. The pattern is from a leaflet I purchased about 4 years ago at my local quilt store. The leaflet is titled Crochet Candy - Embellishments & More.
I used pattern #2, Moss Rose. The actual size of your crochet flower is determined by the size of your yarn and hook. I used Martha Stewart extra soft wool blend yarn in color #500, bakery box white. My hook was a size H/8. The trivet was almost 14" in diameter so I needed a good sized crochet flower to balance out the size of the trivet. The circumference of my flower is 4 1/2".
And it is almost 1" thick. I must really like this pattern because out of the 7 patterns in the leaflet, this is the only one I've made so far. I used it here, here, and here. Perhaps the next time I feel the need to embellish with a crochet flower, I will choose one of the other patterns. I have a tendency to be a creature of habit, so time will tell. :)
I am on track with the Colette Patterns Hawthorne Sew Along, so that will continue to be the focus of my sewing attention this week. Have a productive sewing, knitting, crocheting, painting, whatever-it-is-you-enjoy week, my friends.