Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Crochet: Pretty Posies (Tutorial)

When I make something this cute and this simple I wonder why I don't do it more often! These little crochet posies take less than five minutes a piece to make and just a few minutes more to sew on a t-shirt and isn't the shirt transformed? Much improved I think. It gives a cheap t-shirt a boutique feel.

It took me MUCH longer to get a few photos of Scarlett wearing her new t-shirt than it did to make these posies! Some days she is feeling more "spicy" than others.

Pretty Posies are the perfect litte extra to add to dresses, hats, kerchiefs, bags, baby blankets...whatever needs a little something. And they are a great way to use up yarn scraps. I am throwing some leftover skeins in my bag with a hook to make some more in the next few days. Maybe they're the answer for the mismatched tops and shorts in my girls' drawers.

If you want to learn how to make this simplest of crochet flower click to read more and view the tutorial.



"I" Crochet Hook
A length of worsted weight yarn (the fiber doesn't matter)--5 yards is plenty for the large flower.
Tapestry needs to weave in ends.
Needle and thread for sewing on.

To Make the Small 3-Petal Posy:

Chain 3.

Slip stitch into the first chain to create a loop.

*Chain 2.

Double crochet into the loop 2 times. Chain 2.

Slip stitch into the loop.** You have completed one petal!

Repeat from * to ** 2 more times to create two more petals. (You may need to "scoot" the stitches togehter aroudn the ring to make room for all three petals.) Fasten off. Weave in ends. Your posy is ready.

To Make the Large 5-Petal Posy:

Chain 5.

Slip stitch into the first chain to form a loop.

*Chain 3. (You will be working into the ring with your stitches--it is marked in the photo below with the white pin.)

Triple crochet into the ring 2 times. Chain 3.

Slip stitch into the ring.**  You have formed your first petal.

Repeat from * to ** four more times to complete your five-petal flower. Fasten off. 

Weave in ends.

Make a bunch and sew them onto a crochet item with matching yarn, or use needle and thread to sew on an article of clothing.

P.S. You can make a small 5-petal flower (pictured above) by chaining 5 to start and making 5 petals....


generationSue said...

So very cute! Love it! And yes, definitely makes a simple shirt scream with cuteness! Thanks so much :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Resmi... said...

Lovely! Scarlett's expressions are cute :-)


Stitchknit said...

It's all in the details!
Very cute!


Anonymous said...

I'm a beginner and would love to see exactly how you sew these onto the shirts to get them to sit so nicely!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous and i love the colours you have used. I have just learnt to crochet so must give these a go :-)

Elasha said...

Darling. Thanks for posting.

Kathy said...

So cute! It's amazing how something like that totally does transform a plain t-shirt. I added some fabric flowers to a camp shirt for myself and what a difference it made!

CrochetBlogger said...

Very cute way to dress up a top!

Arte said...

Very good tutorial. Very easy to falow. Thanks for share.

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