Are they appropriate for everything? NO. But they have their place. So here is a little tutorial with a simple free crochet flower pattern, and how to add layers of fabric flowers and rhinestones to finish the look.
Now - I'm not referring to the yucky fake kind of flowers that are trying to hard to look real, mind you, made of vinyl and fake silk looking junk. I'm talking the chiffon, the real satin, and the various prints and textures you just can't do with yarn.
Yes, these are all available in both The Gimpy Hooker for smaller quantities and mixes, and the Shabby Peacock Shack for bulk orders at a discount. The reason I started supplying these is because I love them so much, and my clients do to!
Materials: You need any worsted weight yarn, a fabric flower (or two), a rhinestone button (either with a shank or flat back), thread and a needle. If using a flat back rhinestone, you will need hot glue and a glue gun. I used a 5mm hook and pink Red Heart Soft. The baby beanie is a free pattern from The Dainty Daisy that I embellished a bit.
Notes/Abbreviations: MR = magic ring, dc - double crochet, ss = slip stitch, ch = chain. US terms. Work in the round, no turning. For great tutorials on sticthed used in this pattern by other people, see my Beginner and Crochet Resources Pinterest board.
1. Make the "Easiest Flat Flower EVAR":
Find a collage of other embellishments available in The Gimpy Hooker below! Enjoy!