Needlework Tuesday: Crochet flowers

The last weeks’ productivity was extremely low. I only finished making the crochet flowers for my next necklace. I will use grey and light blue and the number of flowers should be enough for quite a long necklace. Maybe next week I will be able to show you the finished piece.

Crochet flowers

Also I got this book from the library:

Zauberhafte Häkelblumen

It looks a bit old fashioned (it is from 1998, but the design looks more like 70s to me) and I am not really interested in creating crochet flowers for home decor. But there are quite a few nice ideas in there for “flat” flowers that I could use in necklaces or even in 100% crochet bracelets. That would be quite cool, I think.

The book also mentions a technique called “Hairpin-Lace” (German: Gabelhäkeln) which I had never heard of before. Has anyone of you used that technique? It looks a bit complicated or rather fiddly. I’d love to get some opinions before I start yet another new project.

Join us for Needlework Tuesday which is hosted by Heather from Books and Quilts.

7 Comments Write a comment

  1. I love the idea of the “flat” flowers for your necklaces. Can’t wait to see what you do with the gray/white ones. Beautiful work.


  2. Thanks, Tami. There are so may ideas floating around and so little time, unfortunately.


  3. I have the supplies and instructions for hairpin lace, but no, i have not tried it either. There certainly are some lovely items that you can make with it.


  4. Hi!
    Your flowers are really pretty. Like the color combination you used. I’ve always wanted to do hairpin lace but never tried it. Have a great day!

    Just Books


  5. Thanks, Heather and Sherrie. Yes, those hairpin lace items are very nice and look so delicate. Maybe I will give it a try soon, not sure.


  6. Hi Rikki, I have made hairpin lace and found it very easy. Once you get going you’ll develop a rhythm and the work will just fly. I had made a shawl for my mother-in-law as my first project. It turned out very nice.


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