Wednesday 23 February 2011

The Flower Bed Japanese Style!

I can't tell you how much I have been enjoying crocheting those pretty flowers.  

They are so so quick to make up and the size with my aran yarn and just a 4.50mm hook is already 6 inches across.  you could easily use a 5mm or a 6mm hook if you wanted them bigger than that.

So many of us have been enthralled by the variations of these flowers that we have started our very own flower blanket crochet-a-long. We aim to crochet a blanket together - big or small in whichever flower motif you choose.

We would love as many of you as possible to contribute and if you would like to be able to post to the blog yourself you need to contact one of the admin (Suz, Hazel or myself) with your email address. Full instructions are on the site.

Here it is:

Everyone is welcome, beginners and advanced.  If you've never crocheted before, we would like to help :)

If you don't want to join the CAL please feel free to follow the blog to see our progress as the project takes off.  I'll be posting how many flowers I have done, the variation of flower that I am using and any other details on the site shortly. Feel free to post on your blog to let anyone that might like to join know we exist.

Hope to see you there.

Rachael Xx


  1. I do not do much crocheting...but these have captured my attention...makes me want to sit and make a few!

  2. great project Rachael! Love your work and colors, and of course I will check out the referred to site. Have a great evening,
    love Maaike

  3. The flowers are sooo cute <3 love them!!
    Thank you for following my blog :-)
    Where in Norway are your grandmother from?
    Do you have the pattern for the flowers?? ;-)

  4. I absolutely **LOVE** the colors you used in these! Mine are rather crazy colored in retrospect. I love doing these flowers, but am doing the border on my granny stripe so I can get it *finished*.

    Hugs, Teresa

  5. Amazing flowers and your work is amazing in the flesh!

  6. they are lovely and the colours are faboulous !

  7. The flowers are just so beautiful. Do you have a tute for them?

  8. Oh my Goodness!
    This is crochet paradise! I am drooling over the beautiful threads on your blog!

    I am yet another avid crochet lover...can't seem to put my hook down! Ever!

    Come by and click my index at the bottom of my blog to find the crochet category .. What fun it is to share!

    Gorgeous work!

    Ciao Bella!

    Creative Carmelina

    Ps...I tried to follow you, but for some reason your button wouldn't go through for me...or did it? Please do let me know! I don't want to miss any of your sweet posts!


  9. Beautiful flowers...Beautiful colors.

    Peggy H.

  10. Really, really beautiful, well done, so much patience!

  11. So pretty, the blankets going to be stunning!

  12. love youre colors , i cant wait to see more off all the blankets we all make

  13. I love the colours you've used!

  14. Thank you for the compliment....I like your colours so much...I live in a very small town and so difficult to buy lovely material.....


  15. Stunning flowers Rachel...I love the idea of the Flower bed. I will definately have to check that out :-)

    Hope all is well your way?


  16. awesome work here :)) love youre color combo

  17. prachitge bloemen
    groetjes anita

  18. Beautiful! Can you mail me the pattern you used? I want to try it myself!



  19. I just adore these! The colors look so good together. You really could use these for so many things!

  20. Your flowers are the nicest I've seen yet - even better than mine(!). Beautiful colours.

  21. Oh my, such pretty flowers! Happy spring to you!

  22. oh my have I missed your wonderful blog..I have been making this flowers and they are so delightful.. what lovely crafty goodness you make! I have added myself as a follower from across the pond in BC. CanadaIwillbe checking in often! :)

  23. This are great colors together and the flowers are BEAUTIFUL !!
    Do you have also a tutorial for me I hope so .
    This is the first time that I visit your blog and I am make me your folower
    Love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥
    Bad English , I know .

  24. Sono meravigliosi questi fiori!
    Adesso che ti ho scoperto ti seguirò sempre!
    Daniela -Italy

  25. love the flowers. do you have a pattern for them?


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