"Crochet Flowers"

For most of the twentieth century, particularly the first half, the popularity of crochet flowers was enormous. You’d find bedspreads, tablecloths, placemats, hats, sweaters and especially doilies adorned with almost any bloom you might have admired in a bouquet.

Renewed interest in handcraft projects, especially crocheted items, has created a new demand for these patterns. Crochet flower patterns used as accent pieces, are again very fashionable. These beautiful designs range from simple stylish motifs used in edgings and tablecloths, to 3d crochet floral patterns worked into doilies, bedspreads and placemats.

A red rose symbolizes a romantic Valentine day gift.

Thousands of people enjoy the art of flower arranging, the outdoors and gardening are so popular nowadays. This interest spills over into crochet. Stand your vase on a doily edged with beautiful blooms, or on a carnation tablecloth.

The crochet roses shown above are to form the center of the doily. In contrast, the centerpiece at right has the rose crochet pattern worked as a featured edge. Rose crochet patterns are many and varied, from the 3d crochet flower designs shown here, to flat crochet floral patterns.

The pansy doily shown at left is an example of a 3d pattern, compared to the flat pansy motif shown at right.

The crochet daisy motif shown at left can be used as a decoration on a hat, headband, sweater or scarf. On a crochet hat, a ring of crochet daisies may be used as a decorative band, or position just a couple of blooms on one side.

Add a dash of sunshine to a shawl, sweater, tote bag, shoulder bag, or hat with a happy sunflower motif. Pretty up a baby hat or blanket with a rosette.

If you want a change from flowers, maybe monogrammed letters or zodiac symbols are more to your liking!

Free patterns for zodiac symbols - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Sun, and Moon.

Click on the links above for Free Patterns.

If you would like to learn how to crochet quickly and easily, my “CROCHET MADE EASY” e-book gives complete step by step instructions and photographs to help you master this beautiful craft, along with tips and information on caring for your finished projects so you may have years of enjoyment from them. HAPPY CROCHETING!

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