Saturday, August 10, 2013

Crochet Flowers Continued...

I decided that I liked the Patons Grace yarn better for the crochet flower medallions. 

I created some of my own patterns for the flowers as well as using one of the patterns I found through Pinterest mentioned in my last post here

It's easy to create your own variations of the flowers once you get the feel of how the rounds are combined.

When finished, this garland will be for Fall. I have plans to make another one in shades of blue with a little bit of pink for my bedroom...and then I thought maybe a pretty vibrant one in reds & yellows for my kitchen...picture a daisy chain <3

The only drawback of using the Grace yarn, which I absolutely love, is that Patons keeps discontinuing colors and adding new ones and their palette of colors is somewhat limited too.

OK, so what did I decide to do with the new Bernat Cotton-ish yarn that I bought from Joann? I went back to Pinterest for more inspiration and found this beautiful pattern from BunnyMummy
here and here

For my garland I also made circles to go in between the hearts 

BunnyMummy sprayed her finished motifs with spray starch and luckily I had some "Stiffen Stuff" from Beacon so I sprayed mine with that. I've only done the circles so far. It really works well to make the medallions stiff so they'll make a nice garland with no curling.

Here's an idea of how the garland will look when it's completed. This will definitely be a Halloween decoration because of how all the colors combined.

I hope you enjoyed catching up with me and maybe I've inspired you to make up one of these garlands too :)

Smiles, Diane

1 comment:

  1. I love your garland - the colors are excellent and it's turning out so cute!