Stampin’ Up! Baker’s Twine: Crocheted Flower

Oh, my goodness my dear friends; it really seems like forever since I’ve posted!  I’ll be back for a while this week and hopefully next. I held my first workshop since the house fire and I have to tell you it was wonderful. I owe so much to my ladies who attend my workshops. Thank you girls from the bottom of my heart. I also want to thank all of you as well, who continue to email and follow my Lakeside Stamper blog; even though they’re hasn’t been much activity here lately. I’ll see what I can do about that as I slowly get back into stamping.  It’s still very hard to focus, because we are not in our home yet, but stamping and blogging makes life feel a bit normal for me. Well, let’s get down to business.

 

This is a project I came up with using Stampin’ Up!’s Baker’s Twine.  I love using Baker’s Twine wrapped around cards and boxes, but I decided to see if I could do a little more with it. I decided to try and use the Baker’s Twine as crochet thread. Well it worked perfectly. I used the crocheted flower and leaf on a GIANT paper-clip! These can be used as party favors, attached on cards or a bookmark. The choices are endless… I would suggest you try this project if you have a little knowledge of how to crochet. I’m including directions, but I’m no authority on writing, “How to Crochet” directions, but I’ll gladly share with you what I did. The illustrations are various copy-right free ones I found. I hope they help.  You can always EMAIL ME with any questions.

 

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Crochet Flower

For the flower I used Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine and a #0 crochet hook.

I began by chaining 7 stitches.  To chain make a knotted loop with the twine, slip the hook through, wrap the twine around the hook and pull the twine through.  Do this 7 times.

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Crochet FlowerStampin' Up! Baker's Twine Crochet Flower Chain Stitch

 

When the chains are completed connect them with a slip stitch to form a loop.

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Flower

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Crochet Flower

To make a single crochet, insert hook into the center of the ring, wrap the twine over the hook and pull through the ring center. Wrap the twine again over the hook and pull it through the loops on the hook. Do this 14 times.

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Flower

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Flower

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine FlowerNow for the actual petals of the flower. When you finish  the 14 single crochets in the ring, make a slip stitch to end that round of stitches.

 

Chain 4 and make 2 treble crochet stitches in the next single crochet and 2 more treble stitches in the next single crochet (4 treble crochets in all) Chain 3 and single crochet in next single crochet stitch.  One petal is completed Now chain 3 again. Repeat this 4 more times until 5 petals are formed. End the round of petals with a slip stitch.  These directions sound complicated, but they really aren’t. Reading the directions won’t make as much sense as reading them and crocheting! Trust me on this

 

Here’s how to make a treble stitch: Wrap the twine around theStampin' Up! Baker's Twine Flower hook twice, insert the hook in the next  single crochet on the ring, wrap the twine over the hook and carry the twine wrapped through the single crochet. (There are four loops on the hook) Wrap the twine over the hook again and draw it through the first two loops on the hook. (now there are three loops on the hook)  Wrap the twine over the hook again and draw this one through the next two loops on the hook. Wrap the twine over the hook for a third time and draw this one through the last two loops on the hook. One treble stitch is made.

 

For the leaf I used Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine and a #0 crochet hook:

Chain 12 stitches and crochet up one side of the chain stitches as follows: slip stitch in 2nd and 3rd chain, half-double in 4th and 5th chain, 1 double crochet in 7th and 8th chain, 1 half double crochet in 9th and 10th chain and slip stitch in 11th and 12th chain. Repeat this up the other side to form the other half of the leaf.

 

This photo shows only one side done.

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Crochet Flower

To make a double crochet stitch do the following: Wrap the twine around the hook once, insert the Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Crochet Flowerhook in the next  single crochet on the ring, wrap the twine over the hook and carry the twine wrapped through the single crochet. (There are 3 loops on the hook) Wrap the twine over the hook again and draw it through the first two loops on the hook. (now there are 2 loops on the hook)  Wrap the twine over the hook again and draw this one through the last two loops on the hook.  One double crochet  stitch is made.

To make a half double crochet stitch Wrap the twine around the hook once, insert the hook in the next  single crochet on the ring, wrap the twine over the hook and carry the twine wrapped through the single crochet. (There are 3 loops on the hook) Wrap the twine over the hook again and draw it through all three loops loops on the hook. One half double crochet stitch is made.

Below is the completed flower and leaf after crocheting:

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Crochet Flower

Here is a detail of the flower and leaf with a Calypso Coral Printed Brad in the middle:

Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine Crochet Flower

To adhere the Baker’s Twine Crochet Flower and leaf to the paper-clip, simply punch out a piece of card stock (I used the x-tra large oval punch), place some glue dots on the back of the flower and leaf and stick to the card stock. To secure the card stock to the paper-clip I used a bit of sticky tape.

 

I know this is a complicated blog post, but the flower really isn’t very complicated at all. As I mentioned earlier it’s helpful if you know how to crochet. For those of you who don’t I hope you give it a try!!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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