Learning New Crochet Motifs

Now that I can make granny squares, I’ve started learning how to make other crochet motifs. The first was hexagons and today I started learning how to make simple flowers. I love the thrill of learning something new and then practising to refine your technique. I’ve been enjoying looking through crochet blogs and come across some wonderful tutorials, two of which taught me the two motifs below.

The flowers are in the order in which I made them, starting at the top, the same with the hexagon motifs. With both, I’m not 100% spot on with the technique, but I’m quite pleased with my progress so far. I haven’t blocked any of my crochet motifs yet, something I really should learn how to do.

For the Hexagon motif, I used the tutorial from Life on Laffer and for the flowers I used a tutorial from Attic24.

Do you have any favourite crochet sites or tutorials you’d like to share? Please do! I’ll include them in a new post with your links plus a link to you, then we can all explore fabulous crochet sites together.

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Update: More flowers! Wheee, I’m on a flower kick:

I played with the pattern and instead of doing 9 dc in the circle, I do as many as fit to make a tight circle, then add the petals. The more dc the more petals, it seems.

4 thoughts on “Learning New Crochet Motifs

  1. 2paw says:

    Oh such lovely crocheting. I have no tutorials but I borrowed a book with lots of crocheted squares in it from the Library. Your flowers are lovely!!!

  2. Crochet with Raymond says:

    Oooh, I just came back to visit after seeing your comment and the first photo is not visible to me! Yay!
    I love the hex’s, I’ve never tried one yet, but lust after all the hex blankets in the blogworld…
    As for double pointed needles, do you know what? I think thats a good idea…
    my mum is a sock knitter and uses bamboo needles in a 4 needle circle, I think I’ll give it a go before I try the circs!
    There go the days of my knitting on the bus! I don’t know if 4 needles will fit in my bag!
    XX

  3. 'Joyce' says:

    Hi Alysha, how great are these! I haven’t done a hex, yet. lol, but I would love to do a hex rug. I think they look stunning. As for fave crochet blogs, you already know Alice, then there is Pip at Meet Me at Mikes which I just saw on your faves list. If you go to iCrochet, (it’s on my blogroll thingy) you can find heaps more delish crochet blogs as well.
    Saw what was on your table yesterday too. oohhhhhh those colours, get my fingers itching. Love them and can’t wait to see your rug come to life. xx

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