Making little crocheted flowers have been on my "learning how to do" list for quite sometime.
I never learned to crochet when I was younger, so even though I have friends that can crochet beautifully, it was still difficult to have the time to get together and actually learn the skills it takes to master this art.
Sure, I could do a chain stitch, and I learned a double crochet, but that was it. I mean, what am I going to do with that? All the books out there would intimidate me with their abbreviations and symbols. Sc, YO, Dc Cl, !!! I would just get frustrated and think that since I didn't learn at a young age I would never get it.
Someday I would love to learn to make those big beautiful "throws" with all the fancy stitches, but for now, I just wanted to make something "useful" for me to use in my art.
I also wanted to use fibers that gave me a more "organic" looking flower.
I watched YouTube video after video, but they all seemed over my head, until I finally found one that didn't use crochet terms, but just "told" me what to do with the yarn.
I couldn't believe I did it! So, you know me...I had to get out my hemp thread because that's the kind of natural fiber I like to use. I wanted something different than the bright, poofy look.
I did use a wool yarn here, which I like the color very much...I always called this color an "oatmeal" kind of color. They are the more poofy type, but I still think I can work with them on projects.
I still wouldn't say I KNOW how to crochet, but learning to make these little flowers have certainly encouraged me to keep an open mind and persevere!
So, what did you discover or do this weekend?
(if you are interested, let me know & I will send you the link to the YouTube video that helped me!)