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Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 12 6:17 pm    Post subject: Quick knitted or crocheted flower / heart etc patterns Reply with quote
    

Can anyone, please, point me in the direction of any good patterns for this kind of thing?

I'm supposed to be making some things for my nephew's school fete; they will probably sell for thruppence and be down the back of sofas by the end of the day so I don't really want to spend years (I'm a slow knitter) on them.

They'll be attached to things (eg brooch backs, hair bands/clips, maybe keyrings or something like that) so purely decorative. Would rather not stuff but I have some proper stuffing if necessary (eg for something like these little hearts https://mochimochiland.com/2007/02/free-pattern-hearts/).

I'd prefer to knit but will crochet if it's the only way out.

gil
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 12 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Have you tried looking for motif crochet patterns ?
The centres of them can be good as a basis for flowers.

I think most crochet books will have a section on flowers etc. with/without extra rounds of petals, using different coloured wools.

goldy1



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 12 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Have you looked at https://www.ravelry.com free to join

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 12 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks for the tips Gil and Goldy. Sorry, I should have been more clear. I have lots of patterns, from Ravelry and Lesley Stansfield's knitted flowers, but I have a limited amount of time and skill, so the ones I've made so far (below) are a bit too elaborate in construction/attention required - even the rose below is a bit awkward, although I like it the best. Leaves aren't a problem but I had hoped that someone would be able to suggest a tried and trusted pattern or two. Not to worry.

Thanks both for your help.

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goldy1



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 12 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

says its quick not tryed this one yet .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwK4hxUd07s

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 12 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

might i suggest something like this instead?

https://craftybitchzoe.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/felt-flowers.html

https://paper-and-string.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sunshine-flowers.html

i made loads ages ago for a similar purpose, you can make them in about 5 mins and sew onto broach backs and hairbands.

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