Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Creative Space

My Oma gave me her Dutch burda Plezier Met Handwerken (pleasure with handywork?) magazines from the 1970s last weekend, they are super and I feel spoilt! I don't speak any Dutch, but luckily the pages had nice diagrams so I managed to learn some new hooky stitches. I practiced a spot of 'Tunisian Crochet' - where loops stay on the hook for a whole row and are worked off once you reach the end. I had never seen this form of crochet before and... ermm 'I am hooked!' :P Ive always wanted to know how to change colours amidst rows. I have tried using normal crochet stitches but found it looked a bit messy. I'm thinking that Tunisian Crochet lends itself to neater colour changes within little squares. The back does not look a treat though.These flowers took hours to work out (the loooong car trip came in very handy!) and involved way too many moments of pulling out rounds.
I could really still use the instructions in English for these flowers, the back of the blue flower looks pretty iffy.
Please do help - do you know of any decent crochet flower patterns with lovely instructions (in English) online? Thank u muchly in advance xx
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13 comments:

  1. I think I could become addicted to making those flowers. Very nice.

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  2. Your hooking is looking wonderful.

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  3. You have done a fab job of following patterns in another language - impressive!

    I would love to know if anyone shares any english flower patterns with you.

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  4. ah, a fellow crocheter...have you tried ravelry? It is an online pattern resource and community with patterns for zillions of knitted and crocheted things...

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  5. it looks amazing. love the flowers and the tunisian piece looks like the sky and clouds. very clever

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  6. You have a gift! They look amazing!!

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  7. Looks like you pulled it off, they look great!!!

    I often search for free patterns on ravelry or here...

    http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/flowers.php

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  8. Try Attic 24 http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/ She has some patterns on the left hand side of her blog - I think there are some flowers there!

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  9. i love the blue flower ... it's hard to imagine it's not so wonderful on the reverse side. i can't wait to see more.

    My Creative Space

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  10. Really? I think the blue flower looks great. How can it look any better?

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  11. These are just fabulous Tracey! Love all of them. Re joining new colours you really should discover the amazing world of Attic 24... I see someone else has already suggested thsi one but I absolutely second it. This link:
    http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2008/10/granny-squaring.html
    if you scroll down has a tutorial and pictures on exactly how to do it.
    Have fun and thanks for visiting my blog - so lovely to discover another crocheter! :) K

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  12. Loving your Tunisian crochet ... I'll be sure to head off and google that ;)
    Your flowers are lovely too. Can't help you with a good pattern or tutorial though - I haven't crocheted flowers... yet!

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  13. They are just beautiful - such gorgeous colours! I wish I could do that!!!

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