Monday, June 20, 2011

What do you do with that leftover wool yarn??

You make felted wool flowers of course!!

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I have been making baby shower gifts (tell you more about that later) and had a scrumptious piece of this felting yarn left over.  I played around with it a bit and decided I should crochet it into a edging for some thing, not sure what, but hate to just toss it!

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I then felted it in the washer with the shower gifts I made and it came out ready to swirl and sew into this flower!  I think it looks rose-ish. 

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Here is the pattern if you are interested in trying this out yourself. 

Crochet a chain…make it as long as you want, since you re going to felt it it can be any length.   Use any size crochet hook, I used an H and I used Bernat Felting Wool Yarn.  I love that stuff!

Single crochet in the third chain from your hook, chain 3,  *skip one chain and triple crochet in the next chain, chain 3, skip one chain and single crochet in the next chain. Chain 3 and repeat from the *. 

You can make it as long or short as you want.  After felting my project was about 36 inches long.   It was really quite easy!

Ellen

11 comments:

Deb said...

That is so awesome. I think even I could do that! It would make a lovely brooch wouldn't it!

Sarah said...

What a great scrap busting idea!

Robin said...

I love the yarn. How completely beautiful is it and how completely genius is the upcycle! RThank you for linking up to Upcycled Awesome! I really appreciate it.

Lovely Light said...

Hi there- found you through the Handmade Tuesday hop and am a new follower. I've been doing some yarn projects myself and Can't wait to try your pattern out. I've never made a flower. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

Have a great week!

Analog Girl said...

This is so beautiful! I might just have to take up crocheting!

ElisabethAndrée said...

Oh I really like this idea!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

So cute! Thanks for linking up to "It's a Party"!

Jenn Erickson said...

Ellen, your felted wool flowers are beautiful and are all the more special and artful because of the way they are crocheted before being rolled into flowers.

Thank you for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

very merry vintage style said...

What a great way to use up your yarn. These are so sweet! Thanks so much for linking to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week!
Mary

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

Teal is one of my favorite colors! Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday. Hope to see you this week!

gail said...

so sweet! I love the color.
thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!
gail