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Announcing May Flowers Month! Get Inspired with Flower Patterns All Month Long

May 3rd, 2012

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As the weather gets warmer, flowers are blooming everywhere. This May, we’ll be bringing you flower-inspired designs all month long!

First, be sure to check out our newsletter, The Weekly Stitch, each week for featured designs from the new book, Crochet Garden by Suzann Thompson.

Click the photo (right) to see the directions for the European Rose, our FIRST excerpted design from this book.

Plus, for even more flower designs, be sure to check out our StitchFinder, where we feature 20 flowers from the book, 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield including…

Knit Poppy Crochet Lily of the Valley

We also have directions more generic floral motifs like this Six-Petal Flower or even these Felted Flowers…

Crochet Six-Petal Flower Crocheted Felted Flower

Wondering what to do with these flowers once you’ve made them? Why not turn them into barrettes for your hair, a broach, or even an embellishment on a hat or scarf? (Click on the highlighted text to see examples of patterns.)

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  • Dctrinastic

    poppy pattern does not specify yarnn weight nor needle size

    • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

       Hi Dctrinastic, most of our StitchFinder directions do not specify yarn or needle size because they are generic motifs that can be worked larger or smaller depending on what you want. Here’s what the introductary FAQ says on those two questions:

      What yarn do I use with these stitch patterns?

      The stitch patterns and motifs in the StitchFinder can be worked in
      any yarn you wish. Since these stitch patterns and motifs are general
      directions, they can be made in any yarn. Some use a little bit of a few
      colors and are a great way to use up scrap yarn. They are also a great
      way to try out new colors and types of yarn to get a sense of how they
      work up.

      What size hooks or needles should I use?

      Start with the hook or needles recommended on your yarn label or the
      size that you’re most comfortable using with your specific yarn. You
      can also experiment with different sizes; a larger hook or set of
      needles will produce a looser fabric while smaller tools with the same
      yarn will produce a denser fabric.

      For the entire FAQ, go to: http://cache.lionbrand.com/faq/543.html

      Hope that helps!

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  • Mrivera82870

    Hola, muy bonitos todas las labores. Les felicito por compartir sus conocimientos con nosotros, bendiciones, chao