When Pinterest was first introduced to the world, I was enthralled. For a DIY enthusiast like myself, it was the best thing to ever exist and I perused it day in and day out. Browsing through all the cute crochet patterns on Pinterest was what motivated me to learn how to crochet. One of the very first things that I saw that made me think “I want to make that” was this image of a floral necklace. The necklace was created by Spinu, a Japanese crochet designer who sells her work online.
This was a couple of years before I learned how to crochet, and now that I know how, I decided to finally revisit it and make my own crocheted necklace. I began by experimenting by crocheting flower appliques inspired by Ontario wildflowers. However, these appliques felt a little bit too flat for me, so I went back to the drawing board.
After creating a couple of pansy appliques and feeling completely uninspired by them, I finally landed on an idea that felt a little bit more personal to me. I decided to create a necklace featuring some of my wedding flowers (billy balls, blue thistle, baby’s breath) so that I could wear it on our upcoming wedding anniversary. The result from that idea is this flower necklace.
I love this necklace, but after a short wear-test, I realized that gravity was working against me and that the necklace would fall forward whenever I had it on. I tried a lot of things to combat that, but the solutions I came up with were not actually permanent solutions (a lot of adjusting after you put it on). So instead of sharing a very incomplete necklace how-to, I decided to switch gears and create a tiny bouquet instead.
My wedding bouquet was obviously a lot fuller, but I love how dainty this tiny bouquet is. This crochet bouquet looks great on its own; just tie it all together with some burlap and twine. It also looks really cute when placed into a tiny vase.
To make it easier for me to post and for you guys to navigate, I’ve separated the crochet bouquet into FOUR parts, one for each of the components.
- Billy Ball Flowers Crochet Pattern (Part 1)
- Blue Thistle Flower Crochet Pattern (Part 2)
- Eucalyptus Leaf Crochet Pattern (Part 3)
- Baby’s Breath Crochet Pattern (Part 4)
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Here’s what you’ll need/need to know to make the bouquet:
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TERMINOLOGY USED IN THE PATTERNS
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
sl st: slip stitch
(…) x # : repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc/hdc/dc/sl st: one sc/hdc/dc/sl st in the following # stitches
sl st #: sl st # of times in the next st
THINGS YOU NEED
- Knitpicks Curio Thread **
- 1.25mm & 1.50mm Crochet Hooks
- 24 Gauge Floral Wire
- Wire Cutter
- Optional: Needle Nose Pliers
- Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue (or any fast drying, tacky glue that dries clear)
- Polyfil for stuffing
- Darning Needle
- Cat Slicker Brush
**KnitPicks has discontinued the colours I used in these patterns, so here’s what I would suggest you swap to if you still plan on using Knitpicks Curio #10:
- Spearmint –> Jalapeno
- Cornmeal –> Canary or Tumeric (Tumeric is a very close match to what I used, but I feel like the brightness of the Canary would make the bouquet look more cheerful and fun)
- Sagebrush –> Pistachio (it’s not the best match, but it’s the closest to what I used that is currently available)
- Bluebell –> Blue
- Ciel –> Clarity