Friday, February 18, 2011

And I Went With . . .


. . . none of the options I was considering in this post. Instead I made this giant crocheted flower for the center of my table. I used this vintage potholder pattern and just kept adding rounds until it was the size I wanted. It's definitely bright and cheerful! And this pattern is really fun to work with not to mention, a great way to use up scraps of yarn.

36 comments:

  1. Love it! I used to think that crocheted things like that were "old lady" and all, but there's so many beautiful modern designs. Makes me want to get going immediately to color up my place! :)

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  2. That is amazing, it's so cheerful and springy and lovely!

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  3. Beautiful....you have inspired me to crochet again

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  4. Wow! I'm floored! that is so beautiful, bright, and cheery, and happy!

    Thanks for linking up to Fibers on Friday!

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  5. this is so colorful - exactly how I love it :)

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  6. Absolutely beautiful - what kind of yarn did you use for this project?

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  7. So cheerful and bright. You made a lovely table topper.

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  8. That is so beautiful. Do you continue with the 15 increases each round or do they vary. I tried it and it became a little too ruffley because I increased every other stitch or every third stitch.

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  9. Hi - Sorry I forgot to clarify that. Yes, I did vary the number of increases. After the first few rounds of 15 increases I just started making it up as I went along - definitely doing fewer increases. Some rows I didn't increase at all. If it started to seem to ruffly, I would do a few rounds with no increases. If it started to become too concave, I would add more increases. Kind of imprecise but it worked.

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  10. this is utterly fabulous....been looking for just such a pattern for an AGE, I have this idea to crochet a round flower cushion cover and this will be perfect!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing, I'm off to hop a little through your blog now!!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. Love this flower! When I clicked on the link you posted for the pattern it said it could not find the link. Do you have another link? I would love the pattern.
    Thank you,
    Diane

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  12. Diane - the link was working for me but it took a minute for it to load. Here's the link directly if you want to try it that way -

    http://web.archive.org/web/20071227052119/http://www.angelfire.com/folk/celtwich/Prettypetals.html

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  13. hopped over from a link at Attic24 and I am glad I did!! you have done a marvelous job!!!! Amazing!

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  14. I am amazed! Have looked at the pattern, but until I saw yours I thought it might be boring(?). You have inspired me. Ta muchly, Kat from Aussie

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  15. I think you just completely railroaded a sweater I'm working on because now I have to make one of these for my kitchen table!

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  16. Just popped over from a link at attic24 and love this pattern. I have a stool seat begging to be covered by this! Thanks for sharing.
    Becky x

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  17. Becky J is brilliant - my sister is looking for chair covers!

    Thank you very much,
    Janey
    janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca

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  18. This is beautiful! I love those subtle colours.

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  20. i love it, wonderful job, for so many ideas, thank you so much for sharing
    mary christmas
    Dalia

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  21. I feel like wearing it, so beautiful it is, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Have a grand weekend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  23. Beautiful! What size yarn and hook did you use?

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  24. i'm having a little trouble with round 6. although it says not to increase from round 5; when i stitched the next 45 tr, they rolled up. almost as if it needed to increase but... i'm a little confused. it's a beautiful pillow and i'd like to make several for gifts. what am i doing wrong?

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  25. Here was someone who had a similar question and my response:
    Do you continue with the 15 increases each round or do they vary. I tried it and it became a little too ruffley because I increased every other stitch or every third stitch.
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    twobutterfliesFeb 23, 2011 07:10 AM
    Hi - Sorry I forgot to clarify that. Yes, I did vary the number of increases. After the first few rounds of 15 increases I just started making it up as I went along - definitely doing fewer increases. Some rows I didn't increase at all. If it started to seem to ruffly, I would do a few rounds with no increases. If it started to become too concave, I would add more increases. Kind of imprecise but it worked.
    And also check out Lucy from Attic24's pattern - she wrote it out a little more specifically
    http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/blooming-flower-cushion.html

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  26. what size yarn and hook did you use?

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  27. It's been so long since I made this, I'm not totally sure. I know I used crochet thread but I'm not sure about the hook size.

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  28. That thanks for replying. I'm trying to make a pillow for my daughter. I'm using 4 ply yarn and also red heart buttercup yarn. I'm using a L hook. The buttercup is making it hard but I'm adjusting those rows to a different stitch because the petals are to big. Right now I'm just doing a single stitch row of buttercup in place of petals. I'm doing peddle row every other time. It's not bad, but not sure how much I like it just yet. Any suggestions?

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    1. Check out this link -
      http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/blooming-flower-cushion.html

      She has written out a bit more specific instructions.

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    2. Thanks I will,

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  29. I found this today while searching for something on the internet. It is so very beautiful and colourful. I love these kind of projects. They are such stash busters. I plan to do one using up my stash. Hope I have enough to make a bed cover say 90 inches by 90 inches.

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  30. LOVE it! Can't wait to try it and add it to my "Mandala wall" and make some for family members!! THANK YOU!

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    1. Yours seems to lay flatter than the potholder pattern and the Attic24 pattern and both patterns use different stiches, which one did you use to make it lay flat?

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  31. This is beautiful; I love your gigantic rise placemat! :)
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    Lee Ann
    Crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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