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fancycrafter
« on: July 09, 2011 04:11:23 PM »

I've just started to learn to crochet and I'm wanting to make some flowers. I went on YouTube and found lots of videos that show you how to crochet flowers and when I made mine they didn't look like what they did in the video. I had some yarn called Jewel Box that is a purple with little green and blue strands twisted into it. It is a bit thick and slightly puffy. But, it has a pattern for a crocheted throw on it, so I assumed it would work to crochet. Does it make a difference what yarn you use to make crochet flowers or should what I'm using work fine? I know there's crochet thread, which would be best. But, I'm just wondering if what I'm using now should be able to work for making flowers and it's just me messing it up and not just the yarn not working well for flowers.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011 04:56:47 AM »

Usually changing te yarn called for results in a different outcome. Often it's just a case of being a different size.

Other things should be taken into account:

Hook size: match this to the yarn, not the pattern.

Type of yarn: in smooth yarns, the material it's made of can make a difference (wool, acrylic, cotton, etc). Textured yarns will change things fairly  drastically, tha's usualy the whole point of using them :-)

I think that at this point you would be most successful with a smooth yarn, perhaps a worsted weight, or thereabouts.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011 01:30:19 PM »

I've just started to learn to crochet and I'm wanting to make some flowers. I went on YouTube and found lots of videos that show you how to crochet flowers and when I made mine they didn't look like what they did in the video. I had some yarn called Jewel Box that is a purple with little green and blue strands twisted into it. It is a bit thick and slightly puffy. But, it has a pattern for a crocheted throw on it, so I assumed it would work to crochet. Does it make a difference what yarn you use to make crochet flowers or should what I'm using work fine? I know there's crochet thread, which would be best. But, I'm just wondering if what I'm using now should be able to work for making flowers and it's just me messing it up and not just the yarn not working well for flowers.
practise makes perfect so my mum told me while i was growing up
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011 05:52:55 PM »

Thanks for the replies. I used a different yarn and made several flowers and now they are starting to look better. I think some of it was because the yarn was a bit too puffy for making the flowers I was making and the rest did take a bit of practice.
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