Crochet brooch

Crochet brooch

Few accessories are so versatile as brooches. You can pin them on a blouse for a more formal look, you can dress up a bag with them, pin them on a hair band, or a wrist band. I am sure there are more uses to brooches than I can think of.

Crochet brooch

This is a super-easy to make one, even the most inexperienced crocheter can do it. It also makes a great handmade gift, following with my theme of handmade gifts for Christmas. This brooch takes very little yarn, so you can get several out of just one ball of yarn.

Crochet brooch

Different yarns will produce different effects, this variegated salmon pink yarn gives it even more dimension, I love how it turned out. The leaves are made from felt, I put a felt circle behind it to which the flower and leaves are stitched. Then you just need a pin and some glue to finish the brooch.

If you want to make one the instructions are simple. Make a chain about 16 inches-long, then make 2 double crochet in every chain, turn and make two double crochet into each of the double crochet below (doubling the stitches with every row). End it and wrap, making a spiral.

Crochet brooch

Stitch with a large needle and some yarn. Glue or stitch the leaves, then a felt circle on the back. Attach pin.

This is the kind of gift that you know won’t end up in the donation bag the day after Christmas. Or maybe it’s just me, I like brooches.

Have a great weekend, people!

Aunt Clara
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  • Maca January 31, 2014, 11:50 AM

    It´s lovely!

  • wendy September 26, 2013, 8:33 AM

    this is lovely, thanks for sharing the pattern.

  • Taya November 23, 2010, 4:38 PM

    I love it so cute. Also love the white shirt where is it from?

  • Charissa November 23, 2010, 7:04 AM

    Beautifully done and styled. Thanks also for adding it to The Gifted Blog Flickr pool! Honored to have it. :)

  • Cheryl November 20, 2010, 2:28 PM

    So pretty. I really need to learn to crochet to make some of these.

  • purplehomes November 19, 2010, 6:16 PM

    gorgeous!

  • Travel_with_a_purpose November 19, 2010, 5:28 PM

    What a cute idea! I have several leftover yarn chunks that will make great brooches. Thanks for the suggestion and instructions.

  • Clara in Paradise November 19, 2010, 5:06 PM

    Yes, it's the type of cotton yarn that doilies are usually made of.

  • Juliejaz November 19, 2010, 4:41 PM

    That is pretty! I have questions too. Is the yarn the cotton type that is used in making a doily? I think I'm going to have to make some of these for Christmas gifts.

  • Clara in Paradise November 19, 2010, 3:56 PM

    I used a hook no. 7, the cotton yarn is old so I am not sure what size it is. I'll post it if I find a similar one with the label on.

  • Megilon November 19, 2010, 2:47 PM

    Questions…what sized hook? and what sized yarn?