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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

flowers to knit and crochet


Mom had noticed how much I enjoyed making the granny blanket.
Therefore she brought me a present she thought I certainly would like.
The book '100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet' by Lesley Stanfield.
It's a lovely book filled with challenging knit and crochet flowers.

100 flowers to knit and to crochet
 
Beautiful flowers in red and pink



white and yellow

knitted flower
 
Flowers to use for decoration

 
I got my cotton ready to get started.
But first I've to figure out how to read a crochet pattern!

100% cotton
 
Thanks mom, you're right..i love this book!
Groeten,

31 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh lucky you! What an amazing book. I'm also a beginner in crochet but I'm sure you will be able to make some of them. Love your cottons. I'd just love to look through the book whether or not I made anything from it.

His said...

Prachtig boek! Nou moet ik alleen nog leren haken...

the dutch purple rabbit said...

ow wat een geweldig boek. hoe zijn de patronen om te lezen.

nynke

julieQ said...

I know you will really enjoy your book! I have loved watching your granny square afghan come together, it is beautiful.

quiltycat said...

The flowers are beautiful and your cottons are perfect...I love them!
nichi

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Corry, I got that book last year and its great, your going to love it! :)
I love all your cottons.
Vivienne x

LiLi M. said...

Ik heb vorig jaar voor het eerst sinds lange tijd weer eens een paar bloemetjes gehaakt en na wat klungelige beginnetjes ging het ineens weer. Dit is een mooi boek zeg! Lijkt me hartstikke leuk, al zou je er maar een paar dingen uit haken om op een cadeautje te doen, ik zie direct toepassingen!

rebeca said...

Corry this looks like a great book to have AND your granny blanket turned out beautifully! So much work, but the feeling of having accomplished something so monumental is the greatest feeling in the world. :)

lheurebleue said...

leuk he! heb het ook gekocht.

Levin said...

hey corry,

it looks like such a beautiful book. one of the things i find most rewarding about crafting is the process of sitting down and working out how to do things and then being rewarded with success! enjoy making your flowers - you are so clever, i'm sure you will master it in no time ;-)
l
x

RosaMaría said...

what a lucky daughter!!! that books looks so beautiful!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I would love it too. Cute flowers and I love your granny square blanket it's just beautiful.

The Garden Bell said...

Have fun with this one. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Have I told you just how much I'm lovin' your grannie blanket. Stunning. Great fun border.

Hugs,
Kate - The Garden Bell

branchhomestead said...

oh my, thank you i am in love. must figure this out!

Frances said...

What a lovely mom you have to give this book to you. I have bought it for myself, and admit that it did inspire me to try some crocheting variations on the book's patterns. I know that eventually I will actually crochet or knit some of her designs.

Let us see what you do create. xo

Anonymous said...

How beautiful flowers !!! A really amazing book. I whish you much fun with the book.

Annegret

Karin said...

Ooohhhh wat een mooi boek!
Moet een feestje zijn om aan de slag te gaan.
Succes!

~X~ Karin

Ebi said...

Wat een heerlijk boek he? Ik ben er ook in aan het werk en vooral de rozen zijn mijn favoriet....wel om te haken, breien gaat me niet zo goed af1

Veel plezier ermee!
Ebi

kim said...

Zo grappig! Ik dacht er vanochtend nog aan! Leuk boek inderdaad!

anne from finland said...

Great! I have the book too and I just love it!

tineke said...

Hoi, ik heb het toevallig van de week ook gekocht. Maar ik heb nog nooit gehaalt en snap er niks van.. Ik ga mijn schoonmoeder maar even om hulp vragen want er staat zoveel leuks in!
knap hoor als je dat zo kan doen!!

Bietje said...

Leuk boek, misschien ga ik ook door de knieën.
Enne, haakpatronen lezen is niet zo moeilijk. Op internet staan legenda's voor deze patronen zat. Bijvoorbeeld hier: http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/haken_haakpatronen/alle_haaksteken_haken_illustraties_uitleg_hoe_haak_je_die_steek_haakles.htm

Al moet ik zeggen dat ik ook wel betere gezien heb. Maar ik kon ze zo snel niet vinden.
Succes

anka said...

It's such a great book. I have it on my wishlist for a while now, and I think I'll just go ahead and buy it.
Enjoy your crochet!

vidertextil said...

Geen nood hoor, zo'n patronen zijn heel makkelijk te lezen ; eens je er eentje hebt gemaakt, gaat je haakpen er vanzelf tegen aan ;-) Je kleurkeuze van katoen is allerszins veelbelovend ! Ik kijk uit !
Viviane

wilmi said...

Mooie uitdaging! Succes, en we zien het resultaat vast wel hier op je blog ;-)

Patrícia S... said...

Uau, such a beutiful flowers! I have no dout - you will make nice works with that book, as usually.

:)

Cerejeira said...

Hi Corry , I have that book too!!!
It is beautiful and instructions are very easy to follow.
You will find a delight.
Happy crocheting!!!

Femke said...

Wat een gaaf boekje! Ik heb hem meteen besteld, kan niet wachten tot ie binnenkomt!

claudia said...

Hi Corrie, I have the same book (the Uk version is always available in Amazon at discounted price :-) and it's beautiful, the best I found so far..
(and I have bought a few ;-P)
I have tried both emboidery cotton for small flowers, and soft, DK cotton for larger flowers, which I have then attached to a cushion...children's t-shirts...cotton shopping bags...have a look: http://picasaweb.google.com/claudia.cherin/Handmade#

IT'S ADDICTIVE!!!

Duyvken said...

Gorgeous!

sewkalico said...

It looks like a gorgeous book. I am just sorry I cannot seem to get to grips with crochet :-(