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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Crochet Flowers and Rick Rack Roses

A few little projects I've been playing with.
I've found that I enjoy crocheting flowers and I'm making a batch of them using vintage crochet thread. I could sit for hours and crochet these...

I have an idea and I need a lot of these. I'm using different shades of ecru thread...
I'll just keep crocheting until I think I have enough and then I'll show what I'm going to do with all of these flowers...if it turns out!

My good friend Stephanie introduced me to rick rack roses...

After Christmas I removed the mercury glass balls from this little mini cloche and while looking for something to put inside I spotted the roses. They look kind of good here...for now...


Stephanie gave me the instructions and beautiful cotton rick rack in pinks and soft yellows but I decided to practice with some old polyester rick rack first. They turned out okay but I've moved on to the cotton which is so much easier to work with and they look even better. I'll show them in another post...


Thanks Stephanie, for getting me started on these! I love them!!!! So many fun things to make I'm afraid I need about 5 lifetimes to do everything I plan to do!

Update...here's a link to a more recent post about my rick rack roses.
On that post you will find a link to a to a blog that has a DYI on making the rick rack roses.

The crochet roses are just Irish crochet. Almost any vintage crochet book, and some new books, will have patterns in  them for this style flower. I used a few different sources and came up with my own variation for this design.

Thanks for stopping by!


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18 comments:

Tete said...

Fun projects! My grandma used to crochet flowers. She did large ones on afghans and dresser scarves. She could make anything from a pattern, knittingn or crocheting. I can do both but not from a pattern.
Hugs- Tete

Custom Comforts said...

Oh I love your little roses!!! Please share how to make them. They are precious. Newest follower.
Cindy

Sharon Wengel said...

Yes , I hope you'll share how you make both of your roses.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

oh my - such pretty little snippets. Are you up for sharing the 'how to' on those ric rac roses?

Ella said...

I love roses, these are so lovely; can't wait to see what you will make.
Please share...

The Vintage Attic said...

what fabulous crochet flowers, would look great on a hat, jacket or handbag..the uses for them could be just endless.

Melissa

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful crochet roses. I use to make them years ago. It has been so long I cannot remember how they were done. The rick rac roses are adorable too. You are very talented. ~~Sherry~~

Terry said...

I hope you will share the instructions on how to make these beautiful rickrack roses.

Susan said...

Beautiful flowers! My grandmother loved to crochet and I take it up every now and then, too.
Thanks for sharing such lovely creations, including the rick-rack roses.
Happy WW,
Susan

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love to crochet...right now I am making an afghan. I have never seen these little roses before, what a fun projet and I can see them used it so many ways.(-:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are so pretty. Thanks for joining my party this week.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

They are so pretty!! I love the picture of them in the little dish- perfect! Stopping by from Kim's party today- nice to meet you!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Faye~ So glad you came on over and joined Feathered Nest Friday! I love these darling flowers- they are just adorable! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

heartfelt.prayers@gmail.com said...

I would love to learn how to make these as well.. :) They are super sweet.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I adore those crocheted flowers!! How big are they? Do you sell them??

Marianne said...

Hello, Faye...
I came upon your blog while looking up vintage embroidered table runners. By the way I love the one you have with the spray of spring bouquets on it.

Your crocheted flowers are beautiful!! I love to crochet, too, and I also love vintage items especially kitchen linens..really anything that's bright and cheery. I am glad all of these things are coming back in style.

Just thought I'd leave a note 'hello'.

Blessings,
Marianne

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

Lovely flowers! I love your blog! I just found you via Pinterest and am now following! A lot of what I've seen matches with the style I want to have in my soon-to-be new apartment when I get married!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Sônia Maria said...

Belíssimos trabalhos e fotos!
Beijos