Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lesson Learned

Remember when I showed you a new 3D flower I created........

Darn it, I'm on a new MAC and this color still looks red.  It IS Hot Pink!

Wellllll, did I write anything down....did I put it on Ravelry to track my progress......did I get right on making more?

That answer is a big fat NO.

And guess what? 

My computer blew up.  

Along with any bookmarks or notes.

And the notes in my mind?  HA!

So, last night I sat down to make another 3D flower granny square.  I got the flower made.  I love it.

And then.

I noticed.

I used an "E" crochet hook.  

Yet I saw an "I" hook sitting "out", indicating I had recently used it.


Yes.  I did.  Here is the evidence:

I know this is deceiving, because one already has the granny square added, but needless to say....those 3D flowers are different sizes.  Here is why:

Turquoise flower sitting ON TOP OF first granny square.

Just a slight difference, eh?  lol

Guess I'm starting over using the "E" hook because I like it are more photos:

I tried to get a photo that really showed the depth....

This is the back/underside...isn't it cool?

I plan to turn this into a granny square like the first photo BUT I got to thinking....this lovely flower could be used as adornment on a scarf....on a headband.....on anything!  Wait and see what I come up with...I'm inspired!! guess what Cheri learned?

1.  Write everything down as I go.

2.  Enter projects on Ravelry, ASAP.

3.  Back up computer weekly.  LOL

I tweaked the floral pattern from this website:


I added a 3rd row of petals and then the granny square part, I played around until I found something I liked.  I did not understand or ever figure out the rest of the Rosehip instructions.  (I tend to have crochet written instruction

I WILL get this done and the pattern on here sooner than later.  I want to make the pillow or purse....haven't decided..and so many other projects to get on to....

Hope you enjoyed!

I may be linking to THESE parties.



  1. Oh Cheri, I am so glad you shared the pattern! That little flower is absolutely lovely. My favorite size hook is:"G" and boy, let me tell you, when I can't find it, I'm fit to be tied. Went out and purchased a few of them just in case.

    That flower would make an awesome adornment on anything!!! Hugs~M

  2. I like the E hook better too - the flower has more depth and dimension. But both are gorgeous.

    I lose project notes too - only mine are on scraps of paper floating around the house. And of course the ideas I don't write down are the ones I most want later on!

    That flower would be adorable on a hat.

  3. I'm not into crocheting...did many years ago. I am on a iMAC and the color comes through on my computer as deep hot pink.

  4. Very, very pretty! you are so talented! :-)

  5. Fabulous photos as always!!
    Have you tried submitting them to craftgawker! I think they'd love them there!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. I love the idea of using the flower as an embellishment --- it's so pretty!

  7. Sew a 2" long bar pin (I get 'em at Rings & Things, #38-306) on the back and pin to a suit jacket or dress or t-shirt or hatband. Very cool!

  8. Just yesterday I found these in white thread in Archivers -- the scrapbook store. When I saw them I knew I could save the money and make them myself.

  9. Okay so I'm new to your blog and I LOVE it! But how do I find the pattern to this flower? I can't wait to try to make it, thanks for sharing it.

  10. Donny and Tonita, the link to the flower pattern is up in the blog - the word ROSEHIP...that's the link.

    Have fun!

  11. Your flowers are gorgeous! I think that they would make a neat jewelry accessory, several together would be a statement necklace indeed. You could always have a giveaway...hint... if I won some I would have a great time making something with the those!

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    June giveaway

  12. Gorgeous flowers! Beautiful post...thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  13. Very cute! I can see a pillow of these, or just in a corner of a crocheted blanket, or on a hat! Good job. Can't wait for the pattern!

  14. These are so pretty! I can totally see them on a headband for a little girl, or as an accent to a purse! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  15. Beautiful crochet flower and your photos are fantastic. Do you use a light box? I'm thinking of ordering one as I think it really makes small items like this POP.

  16. I cannot wait to try this!! Love crocheted flowers. We found your blog through a linky party and are your newest followers! We would love for you to follow us, too! We have an awesome giveaway going on right now. Come check us out!

  17. Sandy, YES!! I put a comment on you blog but here it is too: my husband made me a lightbox and the tutorial is right here on the blog:

  18. Thanks so much for the quick reply Cheri! I will have to take a look at your tutorial. We may be too lazy to make one...yesterday we found two online that are made out of fabric and fold up.

    And yes, I did read your comments on using Word Verification and was thinking about turning mine off based on your feedback. Just as soon as I get done blog reading that is.

  19. I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    come strut your stuff

  20. No matter what size, your flowers are beautiful! I love adding flowers to things, no not things, everthing!!!

  21. Love you photos and color of the new flower. Thanks for sharing at A Marvelous Mess!!!

  22. Love the new flower, looks so pretty. Lovely pics too. Glad you shared at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays. Thanks!

  23. Both the crocheted flowers are beautiful.. whether or not they are the same size! Love the colors you chose and can't wait to see the whole blanket together! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

  24. I think I'm glad you used a different size needle or hook ( I don't crochet) :)
    I think the two different sizes look so pretty together. I could see them on a handbag, lampshade, throw, sweater, hat. I could go on and on.
    Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at beColorful
    Have a great week

  25. Gorgeous flower. clever girl ! Love your photo's too. you need to submit these to a craft magazine, as you are far more talented than the average person xx Ava

  26. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you link this week!

  27. I really like the flower using the smaller sized hook, too. I actually don't think it looks like a flower at all using the larger hook. And I've done that too many times to count - screw up the hook size, lose my notes on a new design, not take any notes at all... etc!

  28. Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday. Hope to see you this week!

  29. I love the new flower!!! I'll have to get out the old crochet hooks I could use these with my cardmaking designs. Great fun on your blogposts.


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