Crochet Garden by Suzann Thompson

Do you like to crochet flowers and other small things?  Suzann Thompson clearly does!  In this lovely follow-up to her charming book, Crochet Bouquet, Thompson provides many more motifs.  I especially like the leaves she has created for this book.  There are flowers and leaves based on ‘real’ plants and some that are more imaginative than real.  Every design is worked in widely available yarns and run from truly simple to only slightly more complex, both flat and 3D.  You’ll want to add these little lovelies to all kinds of projects as appliques on garments, hand towels, and placemat and as brooches just as they are.

Thompson will show you how to turn a cascade of flowers into a pretty scarf, how to use up small amounts of your novelty or exotic yarns, and how to layer designs to add texture and interest – taking simple elements to create a lavish piece.  You’ll especially enjoy her Byzantine Beauty, her 3D Iris and Orchid, and sweet dogwood petals, her multi-sized mums, and the wide variety of leaves of all shapes.

Book Specs:

Lark Books, May, 2012

132 pages, Soft Cover

$16.95 USD

Comments

  1. ChrisB says

    I love crochet flowers! Oh if this new book has dogwood petals… I love dogwood! :-)

  2. Carol says

    Wow, these would look awesome around the neckline of a plain tank top, or linked together and sewn onto the tiny straps of a camisole, the bottom of a top that could be “just a little longer”, on the legs of jeans or a few added to a pair of shorts. How about a pillow with some of them in your favorite colors? They don’t have to be the same colors as real flowers if you want to match them up to your own decor. Why not form them into a rectangle, free-form and make yourself a table scarf? A nice “doily” for your nightstand? A larger one for the dining room or kitchen table? I can think of so many uses. Decorate that plain picture frame or white dry erase board with a few that you’ve hot glued onto it? Velcro them onto a lampshade, a window blind? There’s no end to what you can do with these gorgeous flowers.

  3. says

    I use your flowers on the hats and booties I donate for preemies in Florida. Thanks for the great designs in your first book.

  4. Tracy says

    Where’s the link? How do I buy the book and how about the one titled Crochet Bouquet?

  5. Karen says

    oh i would love to put these flowers on all sorts of projects i love croched flowers

  6. says

    I love crocheting flowers. I crochet scarves with left-over yarn and instead of sewing in all the loose ends, I pull and knot the ends through a crocheted flower so that they look like pistils in the center of the flower. The results are lovely and I avoid the tedium of sewing in yarn ends.

  7. Karen B says

    I knit & crochet and these flowers would be great for embellishing hats
    and other clothing and gift items.
    Handmade flowers on baby hats…too cute!

  8. Carrie says

    I would embellish tote bags with the flowers! And belts and shoes and greeting cards and shirts and pillows and headbands and picture frames and ……….

  9. dottieM says

    Wow, some good ideas here. I love making flower motifs and using them in unexpected ways in embellishment. Would love this book.

  10. Janet Lindstrom says

    I could see these flowers as earrings and bracelets too. Love crocheted flowers.

  11. Christine Bolin says

    The flowers on the cover are so pretty! I would love to crochet all of them and stitch them together for a garland, maybe put it on a Christmas tree?

  12. Kim B says

    Living in Washington State I know flowers are the sign the rain will be stopping. With this book I could make the flowers all winter long!

  13. Paula T. says

    I could you these on pillows, scarfs, placemats, really there are so many uses for them. Great giveaway!

  14. says

    I like real flowers, fake flowers and crochet flowers. I have made headbands and currently working on a pillow top of loom and crochet flowers.

  15. Linn Plous says

    I would love to win this book or see it in my local library.
    If I win, I will donate my copy to library after committing contents to memory.

  16. Kris Riddle says

    I love to crochet baby hats and this book would be perfect for adding flowers to!!

  17. Dana Hale says

    I am a flower fanatic real and otherwise, and these are beautiful. I would love to make them and add them as elements in some of my fiber art/mixed media art work!

  18. Jane Jones says

    I can see some of these flowers made from a cotton yarn decorating the bottom of my little grandaughter’s t-shirt with grand leaves and grass.

  19. says

    Fantastic! Looks like a new twist on crochet flowers … just what I’m looking for!Always love a touch of crochet to cardmaking and scrapbooking projects … well a lot of other projects too!

  20. Adrienne Forsyth says

    I’ve been thinking and thinking about this book – there are so many ways to use the flowers – I have some t-shiatrts that need to be perked up so that would be a start!
    A

  21. says

    I am loving this book and want to be able to add it to my library soon (its been on my wish list for a while now). My first project would be to crochet some flowers and leaves and maybe a little vine to attach to a lampshade. My beautiful lamp fell over off the table one day, and fortunately the lamp is fine and still works, but the shade cracked underneath the fabric and you can see it when the light is on. I think the flowers would conceal this and look beautiful at the same time!

  22. says

    Wow, these would look awesome around the neckline of a plain tank top, or linked together and sewn onto the tiny straps of a camisole, the bottom of a top that could be “just a little longer”, on the legs of jeans or a few added to a pair of shorts. How about a pillow with some of them in your favorite colors? They don’t have to be the same colors as real flowers if you want to match them up to your own decor. Why not form them into a rectangle, free-form and make yourself a table scarf? A nice “doily” for your nightstand? A larger one for the dining room or kitchen table? I can think of so many uses. Decorate that plain picture frame or white dry erase board with a few that you’ve hot glued onto it? Velcro them onto a lampshade, a window blind? There’s no end to what you can do with these gorgeous flowers.

  23. Stephanie B. says

    I would embellish anything I think would use flowers, placemats (one int he corner), hats, headbands, even t-shirts.

  24. says

    There is nothing I like to crochet more than flowers! And it’s always nice to look at someone else’s designs for a change! Count me in!! Thanks for such a nice giveaway!

  25. tammy algiere says

    Oh this looks wonderful! Im always looking for patterns for flowers to embellish things for my grandchildren. This looks like the thing to have!

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