Freebie Friday: Crochet flower gifts

Here's a fantastic free download for crochet fans - the fantastic Flower Power Crochet project from Simply Crochet!

In this downloadable pdf article, you'll find the pattern for a beautiful bloom by Jennifer May - once you've got the hang of it, move to the next page and learn how to make a purse corsage, posh paperclip and flower gift ribbon.

Click here now to find your free Flower Power Crochet project. You have to sign up to The Making Spot to download the pattern, but it's quick and totally free.

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Inspire me: Stitch spring daffodils

It's still feeling chilly here in the UK, but the first spring daffodils are starting to appear in shops and in our gardens. Daffodil designs are wonderful to stitch - those bright shades of yellow and orange are a guaranteed mood-lifter. Here are four of our favourite stitched daffodil designs, just click on the images to find each project on The Making Spot!



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Crochet flower fun!

We're thrilled that so many of you have been enjoying our How to Crochet a Flower video on YouTube. If you haven't seen it, you can watch it below now!

In the video, Jenny shows you how to make a quick crochet flower - you only need a little yarn, and the pattern is simple enough for beginners.

Crochet-along winners!

Many thanks to everyone who shared photos and flowers for our big crochet-along! We loved seeing all your beautiful blooms.

Reach for your hooks! Crochet-along gathers pace

After our reminder this week, we've started seeing some lovely crochet treats cropping up from around the craftiverse as part of our Crochet-Along. We're getting together with crocheters all around the world to crochet flowers & beads. You can win prizes too - or join in the big crochet flower swap. If you haven't joined in the fun yet, it's not too late - find out where to get the free crochet patterns here, reach for your hooks & get started! In the mean time, here are a few of our recent crochet-alongers...

Crochet along

Send & swap your crochet flowers!

Fancy joining our big crochet flower swap? As part of our September crochet-along, if you send us a flower you've crocheted, we'll send it on to another crafter - and send you a crochet flower in return! We loved this fantastic example from Crochetime, check out the brilliant blog post!

Click 'read more' to find out how you can join in...

How to: Crochet-along flower

This week I've been busy making flowers for our big crochet-along! My favourite bloom to crochet is the large rose from the Anchor's free flower necklace pattern, so I thought I'd show you how I make the flower from start to finish. Download your free pattern, then read more to see how the crochet rose grows...

New Papercraft projects for September


Check out our all-new card making projects, fresh from issue 104 of Papercraft inspirations! Read on for more info plus links to each project...

5 crochet flower patterns

Crochet flowers are sprouting up left, right and centre in the craftiverse summer - it's easy to see why as they're quick to stitch-up and oh-so-cute! We couldn't resist adding a few new flower crochet patterns of our own with petal power to our crochet patterns collection this week. Read on to make these 5 new floral crochet projects...

5 quick flower crochet patterns

Tutorial: Grow easy ribbon roses

Our crafty chums in North America, Australia and New Zealand are enjoying Mother's Day today, hooray for mums! To celebrate, we wanted to share a link to one of our favourite floral-themed tutorials - easy ribbon roses. These quick blooms look great on all kinds of cards, and they're so easy to make.