I am currently making a few crochet corsages to embellish some crochet coat hangers that I am making for Christmas. To see some that I have made earlier, check out my post The first crochet coat hangers.
These corsages are easy to make and I think they are really effective. I have been using a pattern that I received while attending the craft group Coffee, Cake and Create last year. It is one of my favourite patterns. Unfortunately, I am not sure what book it comes from. But here are the instructions if you are interested in trying it out. Happy crocheting!!
- 8 ply yarn (approximately 5g)
- Size 3.50mm or size 4.00mm crochet hook
- Make 47ch.
- 1st row: miss 2ch, *5tr in next ch, 2ch, sl st back in same ch as 5tr, sl st in next 2ch, rep from * to end. You should have 15 petals.
- 2nd row: 10ch, miss 2ch, 1tr in each of the next 8ch, sl st in last sl st of 1st row (right side should now be facing you), sl st in all stitches along base of 5 petals, 2tr in base of all remaining petals. Fasten off.
- Curl up into a spiral to form a corsage.
- Sew to secure (I have been using transparent thread but you can use yarn if you want).
- Attach to coat hanger (or garment, brooch clasp or whatever the case may be).
- I have been adding some beads to some of my corsages. They add an extra something.