Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Who loves ya Daisy???


Hi everyone,

Two posts in two days!  I think this long bank holiday weekend is bringing some inspirational magic...  To be honest I intended to draft this post and publish it when I had nothing to say, but I just can't wait!!!!!

This daisy square came about because of a free gift in a magazine.  This came with an edition of 'simply Homemade' a few months ago now.


A flower loom isn't something I would probably have bought myself, but in a fit of boredom I decided to give it a try.  I got onto youtube to see how it worked (as the magazine is long gone) and made a couple of flowers.  I thought they were quite nice, but I didn't know what I would do with them.

 Then the 'what ifs' started...  you know the 'I don't like the middle of these flowers... what if I crocheted a middle?' what ifs...  I think all my patterns come from 'what if' moments.  So began my quest to create a flower loom crocheted square which utilised the best bit of the flower made from a loom - the petals - with a crocheted middle and an attached square.  And 'Who loves ya Daisy Square' is the result!



They're a wee bit fiddly to make, but oh so worth it I think.  You don't even need a fancy flower loom to make them; I found a great link to make a homemade flower loom here.   So if you fancy giving them a try here's a tutorial to get you started...

Who loves ya Daisy Square



I NOW HAVE A NEW WEBSITE AND THIS PATTERN CAN BE FOUND AT -


http://psicrochet.com/portfolio-items/who-loves-ya-daisy/



Enjoy!

I'm back at work tomorrow, so you may not hear from me again for some time!

Happy crocheting!

Karen
xx

41 comments:

  1. A cute little flower. I like it.

    Lisa

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  2. Oh wow, that is very pretty. What a great idea to make a square around the flower.
    (sorry I have to say something nice again, I can't help it ;-)

    Groetjes, Monique

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  3. Wow, it is great! I´ll look for the loom here in Czech Republic, may be it is also available here. Thanks for the inspiration!!! LenkaH.

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  4. ależ to jet ładne,pracochłonne ale piękne
    pozdrawiam
    http://szydelkoizy.blogspot.com/

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  5. That's beautiful and very clever.

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  6. hello Karen
    Very neat!
    haven't seen one of those gadgets before... was that very fiddly?....love this flower motif though.

    Amanda :-)

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  7. What if you'd grabbed green instead of blue? A field of pretty Daisies. But blue grass is just as pretty.

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  8. Wonderful - i'll have to give it a go!

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  9. That is really great. I think I might use them to make a blanket. Lots of work but winter has start here so lots of indoor time. Thank you for taking the time to right a tutorial and sharing with us.

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  10. this tutorial is simply fantastic!!! Thank you so much!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  11. Thank you. I have one of these so now I know how to use it. Great !!!

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  12. Oooooh...I used to play with a flower loom at my granny's house when I was wee, I think I need to go digging in her attic to see if she still has it! Great idea, thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Sencillamente ¡Preciosa!
    Saludos...

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  14. Wonderfully simple idea and very effective. Great tutorial :)

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  15. GREAT!!! I love this daisy!! Unfortunately here in Italy I've never seen this flower square...
    thanks for the tutorial!

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  16. Preciosa. A mi amado Kroft le encantaban las margaritas así que el tutorial es perfecto para mi. Mil gracias
    Un saludo

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  17. What a novel and lovely idea for little girls:
    afghan possibilities as well as tie backs for curtains and a cute patch to add to a scarf or
    crocheted bag or knapsack!!!! Wonderful share thanx so much!

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  18. This is fabulous! I had a flower loom and I made tons of them a couple of months back. I have no idea what to do with them, wish I'd seen this first!

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  19. your idea to attach the daisy flower to a square is wonderful...now I need to think up what I could do with them!

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  20. I absolutely LOVE this daisy!!

    So pretty...

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  21. That is so cool. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  22. Awesome!!! I must try this! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  23. That is fantastic! I would never have the same 'what-if' moments. :)

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  24. i used some loom daisy as decos on a little girls sweater some time back. never thought to take it to this extent! good thinking! wud make a cute afghan....
    barb

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  25. This is incredibly inspiring!
    I want to try it too. Thanks for sharing.


    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  26. Bedankt voor het delen van je square.
    Ik heb een link geplaatst naar dit patroon op mijn blog
    http://knutsel-dekentje.blogspot.com

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  27. Warm Greetings!



    Today, I visit your website and after reading your blog i realize that it is very informative. I'm highly impressed to see the comprehensive resources being offered by your site.


    Thanks and Regards




    Niddle loom

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  28. Ohhh, that daisy is so beautiful!!!!!
    Blessings,
    Nadya

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  29. I love them daisies!! gotta get me one of those looms, thank you for the tutorial and links!

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  30. I have had a loom since I was a kid and ran out of ideas how to use them.of I go again, thank you!
    ,PS raffia makes good flowers

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  31. I have had a loom since I was a kid and ran out of ideas how to use them.of I go again, thank you!
    ,PS raffia makes good flowers

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  32. I have had a loom since I was a kid and ran out of ideas how to use them.of I go again, thank you!
    ,PS raffia makes good flowers

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