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.
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.
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.
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!