Pub: Search Press(UK)
This lovely book provides 20 contemporary, stylish designs for crocheted corsages – large, eye-catching floral designs that can be worn in different ways: as a brooch, buttonhole, on your wrist, shoes, bag or belt, for example. The flowers are made in a variety of sizes and styles, with different types of flower, all worked in various colours, yarns and crochet stitches. Some feature added embellishments such as buttons and beads.
Some of the flowers are based on real ones, such as the pansy, lily and hydrangea, while others, such as spectrum, roux and rainbow are fantasy flowers designed by Anna. There is more variety in that some of the flowers are quite flat, while others are distinctly 3-D, giving them added appeal. The patterns are easy to follow and there is a beautiful photograph of each one, suggesting ways of wearing them.
All of the materials used are widely available both here and in the US. Examples of the author’s work can be found on her website, http://www.moochka.co.uk.
The ’20 to make’ series is an amazing collection of books based on all kinds of crafts.
I love the ’20 to Make’ series and crochet is one of my favourite crafts.
Each design is different and very beautiful.
Each project comes with a crochet stitch guide for the relevant stitches and although you do need a crochet knowledge, the flowers are simple to achieve.
The crochet Know-how, is clear and full of tips, even how to include beading in your creation. Each project is a double page spread and is beautifully photographed.
Crocheted Flowers to Wear is inspirational and range in skill level.
The 3D designs are just gorgeous, and can be used as accessories for hats, bags and much much more.
I have a few favourites, the Snowdrops being just one, but I can guarantee I will be making them all for my friends.
I just adored the ‘Leila’ design so I had to make it..
Because each flower is of a small design, a few scraps of wool can be used.
The ‘Leila’ design is a leaf with three pretty flowers.
This was a simple creation so it didn’t take too long to do.
Now to make a hat for it to go on.
Happy crocheting x
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