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Topic: *NOW WITH PHOTO TUTORIAL* A great way to use up scrap yarn! Brooches!  (Read 79574 times)
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« on: February 22, 2009 11:17:48 AM »

After working on different projects I always, as you all know and do too, have all of thiese little scrap pieces left over so the other day I thought about trying to make a brooch. So they ended up looking more like corsages though! LOL! I still think pinned to a sweater and even on a hat or purse would be really pretty too.

Maybe I should have been a florist! LOL! I am having so much fun with these. I love to play around with color!

So I started them out by crocheting a circle in green with cotton yarn to make it sturdy, then did the individual flowers and leaves and sewed them onto the round cotton base. Then I covered the backs with felt and sewed the pins on.

I used cashmere and mohair yarn, but on the white one I was going more for texture than color so I also used angora and silk.

Anyways, here they are:

Now for the tutorial:

I start with a round circle in green cotton (because cotton is very sturdy)

Then I add fringe along the bottom with strands of mohair, I basically just use a yarn needle and tie it on in a knot.

...continuing with the fringe...

I make some flowers in different colors and textures

I like to make one flower bigger than the others to use as a focal point, the main color

I add more flowers and leaves

Now I just love the element of surprise with a bright color so i add these bright pink curls to it

now the small circle flowers need something in the middle so i add some green to it, and I also give the fringe a haircut

Then to finish it off, I just love the dangling ball things and curly doo da's so I add them to the design

Lastly, I need to cut a circle of felt to glue to the back of the green circle I started with, then sew on a pin, I think using a 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch pin works best, and it is finished!
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2009 11:25:17 AM »

Soooooooo beautiful!!
I've been meaning to crochet some flowers for the first time to turn into brooches...I hope I can come up with something at least half as beautiful as these. Thanks for sharing! Very inspiring...
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2009 11:27:39 AM »

Your brooches are stunning! I like the first and last ones best of all  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2009 11:33:15 AM »

These are wonderful!  I can't even pick a favourite.  They look like something from a very expensive boutique.

« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2009 11:35:37 AM »

All are sooooo beautiful and a perfect way to use scrap yarn. I love them!

« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2009 11:39:27 AM »

Absolutely beautiful. This could be a really neat idea for a wedding...
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009 11:50:25 AM »

It's nice to see scrap yarn turn into something so beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2009 11:56:05 AM »

these rock!


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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2009 12:14:51 PM »

This is sooo wonderful. I want to feel its fuzzyness on my face. I imagine it smells like wool and my grandmothers' favorite perfume... which I am sure it does not, but in the warm fuzzt place it took me when I first clapped eyes on it... that is where I went! Soo loverly. so nice. mmmmm. I want one... I'm wisting. Wisting I tell you!

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2009 12:33:43 PM »

These are so cute! They would love great on clutch bags too.
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