I am so tired after my day teaching the children that all I want to do is fall into bed. But I thought you might like to see our main raffle prize for this class. One very cute bunny with floppy ears and a crochet flower necklace, that a little girl could also use as a bracelet. I heard the name 'Belinda" being used when the bunny was won.
The little crochet flowers are very simple to make. Here is a short tutorial.
I used some left over Appleton's crewel embroidery wool and a 1.5mm crochet hook.
Leaving a tail about 20cm long I made 15 chain and then made a treble crochet into the 4th chain from the hook. ( This made 2 treble crochet stitches.) I then did a further 3 treble crochet into the same chain stitch making 5 trebles altogether.
I continued along the chain making 5 treble crochet into each chain stitch. By the end it made a very curly piece of work. I finished off leaving a 20cm tail on this end as well.
After twisting the piece into a rose shape, I then used a needle and the beginning excess thread to sew the base of the flower together.
Then using the finishing thread I took the needle to the front of the rose to secure the centre.
To finish, I took the finishing thread back through to the base and tied both threads together with a knot. (You can use these threads to attach the flower to what ever piece you want to decorate.)
Then one crocheted rose. These little flowers take me less than 5 minutes to make each one and the kids love the bracelets I attach them to. There are also a good use for those left over pieces of embroidery wool.