Today is my very first post on It's A Creative World.
I made a crocheted brooch. It's easy peasy if you can do basic crochet.
You will need a few scraps of leftover yarn. The thickness is totally up to you. I used chunky which I believe is called bulky in other countries. It gave me a brooch of approximately 3 inches in diameter. You could use thinner yarns doubled.
I used a 6mm crochet hook.
Using the magic circle method (explained here) chain 3 and then do 10 double crochet (explained here) into the circle. Join with a slip stitch into the top of the chain 3.
It should look like this:
Chain 3 and then do 4 lots of double crochet into each double crochet from the previous round. Slip into the top of the chain 3. Weave in your ends and your crochet part of this is done. The 4 lots of double crochet makes it slightly ruffled. If you prefer it to be flatter then simply substitute the 4 double crochet for 3 double crochet.
It now looks like this (yes I was naughty and took the picture before I got rid of the ends):
Now comes the fun part. Grab some buttons and beads and let your creativity loose. I used just ordinary sewing thread doubled for attaching the embellishments as some of the items I used were too small to fit yarn through. Invisible thread would be great for this part.
Sew a pin to the back and you are done.
There are numerous other ways of using this project. It would be great to dress up a bag, for fastening a scarf, as a hair accessory or on your papercrafting projects.
Thanks for looking at my design. I've linked it up to Ravelry here