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

By jd wolfe




Comments

37 Comments so far

  1. Denise on June 7, 2012 3:00 am

    this looks awesome!

  2. ChrisB on June 7, 2012 3:36 am

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

  3. T.Pike on June 7, 2012 8:15 am

    Is there a link to go to? How do I get the book?

  4. ambar on June 7, 2012 9:06 am

    very nice… :)

  5. Wendy on June 9, 2012 2:42 am

    Great book. Awesome assortment of flowers.

  6. Carol on June 15, 2012 3:27 am

    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.

  7. Ellen on June 15, 2012 4:55 am

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

  8. Tracy on June 15, 2012 7:52 am

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

  9. Marlene Hansen on June 15, 2012 6:44 pm

    I loved the first book – can’t wait to see what is inside this one!!

  10. lu on June 16, 2012 3:52 am

    flowers are so timeless, they never go out of style — perfect for all ageless

  11. Karen on June 16, 2012 5:03 am

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

  12. Carolyn Kotlas on June 16, 2012 5:11 am

    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.

  13. Karen B on June 16, 2012 5:28 am

    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!

  14. Carrie on June 16, 2012 5:43 am

    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 ……….

  15. dottieM on June 16, 2012 6:24 am

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

  16. Janet Lindstrom on June 16, 2012 6:28 am

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

  17. Christine Bolin on June 16, 2012 6:36 am

    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?

  18. becky on June 16, 2012 6:42 am

    So cute! I see a wreath made out of these flowers.

  19. Kim B on June 16, 2012 6:48 am

    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!

  20. Paula T. on June 16, 2012 7:11 am

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

  21. Mary on June 16, 2012 7:37 am

    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.

  22. Linn Plous on June 16, 2012 8:28 am

    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.

  23. Dianne Van de Carr on June 16, 2012 8:41 am

    I like to make crochet flower scarves. It would be fun to have new patterns.

  24. Kris Riddle on June 16, 2012 8:43 am

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

  25. Dana Hale on June 16, 2012 11:25 am

    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!

  26. Jane Jones on June 16, 2012 1:30 pm

    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.

  27. Diane W on June 16, 2012 1:47 pm

    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!

  28. Adrienne Forsyth on June 16, 2012 2:21 pm

    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

  29. Jen W on June 16, 2012 2:49 pm

    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!

  30. Sue on June 16, 2012 7:28 pm

    I love crochet flowers and I would love to win a copy of this book.

  31. Linda (from McKinney) on June 16, 2012 9:34 pm

    where can you purchase the book?

  32. Cindy S on June 17, 2012 2:18 pm

    I’d love a crochet refresher!

  33. Bea on June 18, 2012 4:34 am

    This is awesome!! I’d love it!!

  34. Carol on June 18, 2012 8:36 am

    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.

  35. Stephanie B. on June 18, 2012 11:37 am

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

  36. SheilaSchnauzies on June 21, 2012 11:46 am

    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!

  37. tammy algiere on June 21, 2012 7:07 pm

    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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