Posted April 3, 2014on:
I love crocheted flowers, they are pretty and easy to make. Not long ago I found a really cool pattern for a beanie that included a separate pattern for a flower, and I decided to use that pattern to make a couple of brooches.
The pattern is called Crocodile Stitch Flower, by Brittany from B.HookedCrochet. I followed the same instructions, but I used a G/4mm hook, and only made 60 stitches in the chain instead of 80. I didn’t want the brooch to be too large.
To embellish the flower, I used beads I found at the floral section of the craft store, some felt, and bar pins I bought at Michaels. I love these pins, they have a plastic top that makes it easier to glue on the brooch.
Once I crocheted the flower, I rolled it using a glue gun instead of sewing. I found it much easier that way, but if you prefer embroidery, then that would work as well.
Once I finished rolling the flower, I flattened it with my hands to give it its shape. I Glued the bead in the center front, then cut a circle in some felt (I picked blue to coordinate with the color of the flower), then glued it on the back. to finish the brooch, I glued the pin on top of the felt, and voila!
This is a very easy to make, and the result is lovely. I use these brooches to pin on my beanie, my scarf, or a sweater.
Another cool thing about this pattern, you can use the base to make a collar instead of a flower. All you would have to do is add stitches in the chain to have enough edge to go around your top.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and that it will inspire you to make your own crochet brooches and accessories. It can be a lot of fun!