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Remember these? A couple of weeks ago I told you about my playing around with flowers. This is what I came up with for my idea of a corsage with a bit of a difference.

I wanted the layout to evolve organically and all by itself, rather than planning it all in minute detail before starting. So I set to work with some yarn scraps from my stash (all worsted weight), a 5mm hook and some beads, and this is the result…

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…do you like it? It’s a quick little project! You can whip it up in an afternoon or evening, ready to wear the next day or as a last minute gift for someone special. Do you want to make one?

Here is how:

You need: Yarn scraps and corresponding crochet hook, some beads to decorate and 1 brooch pin.

Ch5, ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch1 (counts as dc), work 9dc into ring, ss to join.

Rnd 2: *Ch3, work a 7-st tr cluster in next st, 3ch, ss in next st; repeat from *4 times, ss to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make as many flowers as you need for you corsage (I made seven for mine), assemble in a way that pleases you and stitch together. For the final icing on the cake (or flower in this case!) add some beads and attach the brooch pin to the back.

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Try different yarns for different looks! I would love to see what fabulous creations you come up with, so please mail me with a photo.

Have fun creating and wear with pride!

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dear diary,

Saturday saw another Glanrafon workshop. This time it was all about decorative knitting and I got up fairly early to get everything ready.

 

Workshop Table

Six ladies arrived eager to learn various techniques to spruce up their knitting and were soon using the yarn and other goodies from their workshop packs that I had made up for them..

We made Puffs…

Hazel’s Puff

…worked on a sampler all day, trying out pin-tucks and frills, some applique and beading as well as simple lace borders.

Part of Sampler

and finally made a jazzy corsage to finish the day off in style.

Oh-La-La Corsage

Everyone left in high spirits, already looking forward to the Glanrafon Christmas workshop, making a decorative ornament. Watch this space!

Decorative Knitting Collage

 

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