What a FUN project I have to share with you today!
Archie & I have been making crochet poppies!
I got the idea to do a makeover on the poncho I made in 2009 because I just did not feel it was me. :)
I guess it did not have enough color!
The poncho was made from a free pattern I found on Lion Brand Yarn.
It is such a great pattern and the poncho is so warm and comfortable that I really wanted to make it "me" so that I would be excited to wear it this Fall. :)
At the time, I added white bobbles decorating the neckline so I thought they would be the perfect centers for some flowers.
I pulled out some orange wool yarn and made up a quick flower.
Here is the free pattern of how I made it:
Crochet Poppies Pattern
You will need:
G HookWorsted Weight Yarn
Written in US Terms:
Ch = chain
Sl = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Tr = treble crochet
Round 1: ch 10
Round 2: Join w a sl to form a large ring
Round 3: ch1, 10 sc into ring (=10sc)
Round 4: (to form petals) sc, dc, tr, dc, sc in each one of 10 sc stitches. (10 petals made) sl st to join end. Weave in ends.
Here is a PDF version of the poppy pattern for you to easily download, print & save.
I made 18 flowers for the poncho and one more for my new bobble hat to match! :)
If you do not need a large center hole just chain less than 10 before you join it into a ring and then make 10 sc into that ring you do create. :)
Here is my poncho before the makeover...
... and here it is after!
I love how it turned out! :)
R-Chee had so much FUN helping me make our poppies that he gave me a big kiss when we were done! :)
Please let me know if you make any of these crochet flowers for your projects.
I would love to see them!
The possibllities are endless.
You can change the kinds of flowers they are by changing the number of petals and/or the colors.
Wouldn't it be great to spend an afternoon making white & yellow daisies? :)
You can also change the size of your flowers by changing the hook size and the yarn weight for your project.
I cannot wait for Fall to arrive so I can wear my new poppy makeover creations! :)
Have a Super day everyone!
Melissa & R-Chee