Thursday, September 6, 2012

Better Hydrangea Flowers

I want to thank you for your comments and suggestions on how to improve my hydrangea flowers. Alipurr from Kitten Yarn improved my original pattern and came up with a lovely flower, which her daughter turned into a hairclip. You can see it here.

And Cheri from Crochet Partners Yahoo group sent me a link to another hydrangea pattern shared by Camelia Shanahan on her blog. I loved that pattern and quickly set to work on my new hydrangea flowers.

I tried the same purple yarn, but it didn’t work so well for this pattern. My flower came out too big. So I switched to purple and lilac cotton thread and liked the result much better.




The pattern is fairly easy except for one thing – clone knots! I’ve never heard about them until I came across this pattern. I had to search the Internet to learn how to make them (I will make a post about clone knots later).

Once again, thank you all for your kind help. And big thanks to Camelia Shanahan for her pattern.

Crochet Hydrangea Flowers Free Pattern

I am linking this post to the following link parties:

Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits at Stone Gable,
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Potpourri Friday @ 2805.


11 comments:

  1. Oh, I almost forgot! I started a FB page too, I am going to try to set up at local markets in my community and sell little things. You can like it if you want. :) I'm not putting it on my SarahSweethearts blog though. Its Facebook.com/Bellasbowsandgifts

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  2. Maravillada super románticas!!! besitos.

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  3. It's beautiful!!! I can't distinguish it from the real one!!!

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  4. Congrats, Olga!
    Well done! I love to see how people are dealing with my instructions.
    Sorry about the clone's knot. It's true, it's not something you can find in crochet books, but I'm glad you sorted that out. I should write my own set of abbreviations, I know that, but when I decided to start the 365 Crochet Flowers Project, that was the last thing I had in mind.
    Anyway, just wanted to let you know I'm delighted you're using my patterns. Tomorrow I'm designing the 100th flower. I can't believe it!!!

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  5. very nice! thanks for the pattern! Mariella

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  6. very pretty!! so glad you found a pattern that is what you are looking for :)

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  7. I'm not good at crocheting with embroidery thread and steel hooks. I'm really good with regular yarn and hooks. Can you make these with regular yarn?
    Penny from Michigan USA ♡ :)

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  8. I'm not good at crocheting with embroidery thread and steel hooks. I'm really good with regular yarn and hooks. Can you make these with regular yarn?
    Penny from Michigan USA ♡ :)

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