I have been crocheting a lot of flowers recently, partly because I like them and partly because I wanted to crochet a flower garland. I like winter but I’m a bit bored of it now. It takes too long to get myself and the boys bundled into coats and hats and stuff whenever we need to go out and bus stops are chilly places. I spend a lot of time waiting at bus stops.
So here is a spring garland to tide us over until the real thing arrives hopefully in a couple of weeks!
To make the garland, I used 14 crocheted flowers and 12 leaves. With one exception, all the flowers and the leaves I have posted about previously and the tutorials for them are here:
Crocheted Flower Hair Bobble (I just used the flower and not the elastic, obviously!)
If you prefer, text only pdf versions can be downloaded here:
Crocheted Flower Hair Bobble
Also the pdf for the pink lace flower can be downloaded here: Pink Crocheted Lace Flower
1. Make the flowers and leaves. I made 6 of the hair bobble kind, 2 white and 4 purple (the white ones used the same pattern but the yarn was thicker so they turned out larger), 3 with lace petals, 1 purple and 2 yellow, 2 with pointed petals in yellow, 2 with contrasting centres and 1 pink lace flower.
Here is how I made the cord:
4 ch, join with ss.
6 dc into ring. Join with ss.
Sew round the end of the cord and pull tight. Fasten off and weave in ends.
I didn’t add any ties to my crocheted flower garland but if you wanted to you could crochet some ties, or sew on some elastic or ribbon.I’m participating in some linky parties. To see which ones, the list is here!