I saw these cute Rosettes that are made by twisting scraps of yarn, I decided they’d be a great way to use up scraps and partial skeins – but I’d make the base yarn by chaining rather than twisting the yarn. I think that would create an even prettier and more textural look. What do you think? You can find the original directions for making these pretties at Hani’s Blog.
Now, I know this next idea of Hani’s will be sacrilege to many crocheters, but it’s a nifty project that might work for you. Hani explains that this particular crochet piece is special to her and she wanted to use it to update a pretty tray. I do like the look, but I’d feel bad cutting up a vintage crochet piece to use it this way. Instead, for this project, I’d be more likely buy a Dollar Store mat or use a thrift store find. Either way, the out come is charming. You can get the instructions here.
While you’re visiting Hani’s blog, take a minute to check out her lovely burlap flowers and see how you can adapt her idea to use some pretty crochet flowers in a similar fashion. Really pretty!
By jd wolfe