Although we are trying to get away from thinking that crochet is something that your Grandma would do, one of the best crochet projects to do on the go is Granny squares. These are one of the ultimate portable crafting projects. All you need is a ball of yarn and a crochet hook and you are good to go. The great thing about granny squares is that they are really versatile – sew them together to make a blanket or a scarf or make a larger square to form the front of a cushion cover. They are also pretty simple to make and good practice for all the basic crochet stitches. See the step by step instructions below:
First round 1 – Make a slip knot 2 – Chain 5 3 – Insert hook into 1st chain to make a circle. Connect with a slip stitch. 4 – Chain . . . → Read More: Crochet on your commute
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So, crocheting a flower is not only relatively simple but quick too! I just love craft projects with an instant outcome! Crochet flowers are also great because they incorporate all the main crochet stiches in one handy project. They are also really versatile and I am planning on turning my crochet flowers into funky broaches, adding ribbon and beads to provide the finishing detail.
For now though, the step by step of a five petal crochet flower.
To begin: Chain (ch) 5 and join with slip stitch (sl st) to first chain to form ring
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 double crochet (dc) ) and work 15 dc into the ring, sl st to beginning chain
Round 2 *Ch 4, skip 2 dc, sl st into next dc. repeat from * 4 more times ending in last stitch . . . → Read More: How to crochet a flower