Crochet Collage Garden Craft Book

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After a long cold winter, it’s invigorating to welcome March. Although it can be a brutal month, it still hints at nicer days ahead. Whether the temperature is cold or mild, March is the month we usher in Spring. The days are longer with more gorgeous sunshine and we can finally ditch the winter garb. Plus, the air has a refreshing earthy scent of plants and grass growing.

I love all kinds of flowers. They beautify our yard with their colorful grace and delightful fragrances. I also love crocheting them, and I’m getting lots of inspiration from my new craft book, Crochet Collage Garden. It’s filled with 100 different floral patterns from flowers to plants to petals. The collages encompass every season of the year from the delicate tender buds of spring to the frosty leaves of winter.

Crochet Collage GARDEN

Crochet Collage Garden Craft Book

A lot of us are inspired by nature, be it the colors, shapes, textures, sizes, or scents. And, flowers play a huge role in that because they can lift our spirits and have a positive impact on our creativity. Secret code: posy. A way for me to get into my happy place is to crochet, especially flowers. So I was quite delighted to hear about this blooming botanical book.

Collages

๐ŸŒบ Woodland Glade
๐ŸŒบSpring Awakening
๐ŸŒบ Cottage Garden
๐ŸŒบ Vintage Blue Bouquet
๐ŸŒบ Midsummer Daydream

๐ŸŒผ Flower Meadow
๐ŸŒผ Terracotta Pot
๐ŸŒผ Poppy Posy
๐ŸŒผ Autumn Wreath
๐ŸŒผ Midwinter Magic

Some of the patterns include many flowers we may grow in our gardens, but some are also imaginary flowers inspired by and loosely based on the colors and shapes of Mother Nature. Regardless of their motivational and inspirational source, they are all impressively lovely.

There are 10 blossomy collages that you can replicate or use as a guideline. They may spark your imagination and inspire you to create your own motley design using the various flower and leaf patterns from each collage. Change the colors, use different fibers, or change the crochet hook sizes. Let your artistic ideas flow and grow uninhibited just like the exquisite wildflowers in this book.

To get started, you will be guided in the Tools and Materials section on what supplies you will need to create your own floral designs. Here they share information on different yarn fibers, yarn quantities, hooks, and a note on size and scale. Then you can dive right into each collage and crochet the flowers that trigger a memory or emotion, or simply appeal to your senses.

Each collage has 10 floral pieces – the flowers, leaves, and buds or petals are numbered – no names are used – so you can find the instructions easily. Included with each pattern is the yarn used, special stitches, a chart, and a full-color finished design image and some also contain useful notes.

Crochet Collage Garden floral designs

All the patterns are easy to follow and so much fun to make. If however, you are struggling to make one of the designs, the back of the book has a bunch of helpful techniques to guide you.

Techniques

๐ŸŒน General Information
๐ŸŒน Crochet Stitches

๐ŸŒป Embroidery Stitches
๐ŸŒป Other Techniques

The General Information includes Abbreviations, Terminology in UK and US terms, and Symbol Keys for those working with the charts. The next sections share your basic crochet stitches, a few simple embroidery stitches, and finally other helpful techniques like attaching pieces, blocking and stiffening, making motifs, and the effects of using different yarns.

I love this book. You’ll be mesmerized and charmed by all the included fun floral figures. From embroidery thread to chunky yarn, these pretty posie designs can be added to any craft project like blankets, toys, hats, scarves, earrings, and even wall art. The possibilities are endless.

Please note: After you fill out the form below, you MUST answer the mandatory question to qualify!

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.

46 Comments

  1. What is Springtime without flowers? I am a flower and plant lover and would get a lot of enjoyment from this.

  2. My eyes lit up when I saw the cover on this book and I knew my cousin would love it. Then her words popped into my head “I have so many books. It’s your turn to learn and not give up this time.”

  3. I am a gardener who likes creating with fiber. I think this would be a nice challenge and may even look pretty appliqued into a quilt.

  4. I’d love to win this. I love crocheting and I love making the small little things. I’m always looking for new projects

  5. I’d love to win this prize because I’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet and I love the flower patterns in this!

  6. This would be fun to make the flowers for a granny square quilt. (Listening to Behind Blue Eyes by Limp Bizkit)

  7. I’d love to win because my daughter and I love flowers! I’d love to learn how to crochet them and make crochet flower art!

  8. I love crochet and crocheting flowers is very relaxing. Iโ€™ d like to make a spring garland ๐ŸŒป

  9. This looks like so much fun. I would love to try making an embroidery hoop with crochet applique flowers.

  10. If I could crochet my own flowers,I wouldn’t be so disappointed with my gardening skills ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

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