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Crocheting Flowers and Inspiring Others to Yarncraft

May 4th, 2012

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About two weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of attending SNAP!, a three day conference held at Thanksgiving Point, Utah which brought together hundreds of amazing D.I.Y, crafting, and home decor bloggers.  I was surrounded by creative women who have a passion for sharing things like  photos, projects, recipes, and parenting tips online; you could spend hours browsing through the blogs of these talented crafters.

While I was at SNAP!, Zontee joined me in hosting a crochet party after conference hours with the very talented and creative blogger Cindy, from Skip to My Lou.  We thought crochet flowers would be a fun project, since flowers can become great embellishments and accessories.  One simple crochet flower can be used for a broach, headband, and even a hair pin; there are so many different possibilities. A few of these bloggers already knew how to crochet, but most of them didn’t.  Lion Brand Yarn and Skip to my Lou thought that SNAP! would be the perfect venue to round up a few of these bloggers and teach them how to crochet.

Most people got the hang of it and were crocheting little flowers before the end of the event, and those who didn’t have enough time to practice and complete their flower, had a fun time chaining and thinking about the different ways chains can be useful (belts, necklaces, bracelets, garlands, etc.).  It’s always good to challenge yourself a little and learn something new – persistence pays off!


Cindy demonstrating to the crowd.

Heather from Whipperberry knocked out this granny square!

Mandi from Vintage Revivals crocheted her first flower & made a headband.

Marie from Make and Takes and Becca from Blue Cricket Design having fun crocheting.

 

A special thank you to The Chocolate for providing “yarn ball” cupcakes, Natalie of “Sweet” Hobby for providing yarn inspired and granny square cookies, and thanks to Utah Kernel for donating the gourmet popcorn!

Have you taught or inspired any to knit or crochet lately? Share your experience with us!

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  • Janetm52

    This event looked like SO much fun!  Is the pattern available for Cindy’s vest? It’s adorable!

  • Brandyce

    Hi Janetm52, Cindy’s patterns isn’t from LionBrand.com, but maybe you can find some inspiration from our vest patterns if you click here: http://lby.co/IRj6TI
    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.beingspiffy.com/ Jill @ Being Spiffy

    I’m bummed I was late, but it was so great to meet you and talk “shop”! I was able to teach a crocheting class the night before I left for SNAP. Teaching is one of my fav things!

    • Brandyce

      It’s ok Jill, we’re glad you made it, late or not! Yes, it was definitely great chatting with you; keep on teaching and inspiring – that’s wonderful :-)

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