* knit and crochet flowers

Posted on March 31st, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Crafty Review.


Just by chance today at the library I grabbed 3 books with knit or crochet flower patterns:

Vogue Knitting from Fall 2004 and Holiday 2004 both have patterns. The Fall 2004 has 2 patterns with flowers. One of them is really ugly as done, with these horrible curly things hanging down from the flower. The basic flower looks nice enough, though. The second one uses little flower “accents” on a flower patterned sweater, but they’d be sweet by themselves.

The Holiday 2004 one is a modification of a scallop edging by Nicky Epstein. I like her Knitting on the Edge book (also at my library), although I never made anything from it. The modification technique looks like it might be generalizable, too, opening up a lot of possibilities since Knitting on the Edge has like >300 edgings. In the magazine, she made a bunch of flowers in metallic yarns and then sewed them together into a kind of scarflet.

Hooked on Crochet by Candi Jensen has a whole bunch of patterns. I wish they looked a little bit more modern, but they’re still nice. The book in general is kind of boring. A lot of the “patterns” are kind of obvious, like striped pillows and a scarf of granny squares (although I do like the colors in the scarf), and the more complicated ones are not so great. There’s a cute edging, though.

And it’s worth repeating that Cozy Crochet has some flowers in it too.



2 Responses to “knit and crochet flowers”

  1. amanda Says:

    Oh…thanks for all these flower finds. There’s also the knit flower in Stitch N Bitch Nation (on the scarf). I really like that pattern.

  2. Aldina Says:

    There is also this site with links, it’s wonderfull :)
    http://home.inreach.com/marthac/flower.html

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