Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Crochet for Flowers


Hello Lovelies ,
So glad you're out there ,popping over here, leaving me so many sweet comments. It really is truly special to read all your messages.
I'm still crochet obsessed , hope it never goes away as I get a lot of pleasure from creating stuff and being able to share it with you all.

I've been playing with yarn and felt again this week . Great fun :0)

What have I been making ? well my own take on the crochet jar jacket.
There are lots of  lovely versions all over blog land. I particularly like these and these.

Anyway, for my version I decided to go with polka dots , Emma Bridgewater style Polka dots.....



What do you think ??! Just a pasta jar and couple of hours work.
This was certainly fun to make. A cheap and cheerful project to display my cheap and cheerful Daffodils , it made me smile :0)
I used half double crochet (U.S.) as it creates a neat "solid" finish but is quicker than single crochet, and simply sewed on the felt dots.



Checking out Emma's site I also "spotted "( ha , ha ), this , very seasonal, now we are getting closer to valentines and I love hearts any time of year so this was my second jar jacket ...........



This one looks pretty displaying a lovely silk rose found in a charity shop......



I'm not finished with these designer inspired jackets just yet . I'm currently hooking in blue and white . Can you guess the gorgeous crockery I'm imitating ?  All will be revealed very soon :0)

Jacquie x

31 comments:

  1. Oh Jacquie, they are fabulous! So cheerful.
    x

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  2. I love them, what a brilliant idea! I have a Emma Bridgewater mug with hearts and I love it - you jar cover is a perfect match!

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  3. Those are really lovely. What a fab way to pretty up a jar.
    A x

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  4. I love these! I feel all inspired now :)

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  5. lovely makes, so bright and cheerful! xxx

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  6. Wow, love them. Fabulous idea and soooo easy to do.

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  7. They look fabulous! Simple but very effective! :) x

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  8. Super cute! I really like them.

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  9. Pretty pretty! I like the idea of the well known blue and white china............hmmm bet that works up well!

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  10. I love simplicity! Thanks for the great idea!

    Cheers! :)

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  11. Hey Jacquie, gorgeous Daffs, they looks so sweet in the jar , the cover is cute as...............
    Love the felt hearts and spots.

    Just realised I could make a cover for the tin that holds my scissors. It sits next to my sewing machine and is very handy, but don't tell anyone it's a recycled cat food tin......

    They'll never know once I crochet a cover for it!

    Claire :}

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  12. ooohhh those are fantastic and soooo very cute, i love spots what a great idea ;-)) dee x

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  13. Very cute:) Love the dots!
    Kisses,
    Angie

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  14. What a clever way to use up yarn and make a vase the colour you want.
    Jo x

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  15. Great idea Jacquie ~ I love them both ~ the spots and the hearts and am looking forward to seeing the blue and white one too :O)xx

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  16. I love these kinds of simple projects! Making something like that too!

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  17. I love Emma Bridgewater kitchen ware...but I love your jars even more! I have made quite a few myself recently so I can imagine o so well that more will follow from your hook....have fun!

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  18. They are beautiful, love the spotty one!!
    You can never have enough crochet around the house. xx

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  19. They're gorgeous, especially the spotty one.

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  20. Hello Jacquie! These are so beautiful!!! Great idea to have new decorations! I'm sure you have many other with defferent colours in your mind!
    Sunny wishes! Teje

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  21. Hi Jacquie, i'm telling you, George is so pleased with his new drawers he now wants other furniture to match.
    Fantastic jars by the way, like you said... great minds. pixie x

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  22. Inspiring! Will have to have go!

    Helenx

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  23. Bright colors on white -- is there anything better? It kind of reminds me of a Wonder Bread wrapper. Very kitchen-y!

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  24. wow i would have never thought of a crochet vase cozy. it would be perfect to cheer up a sick person.

    ~*unique crochet blog*~
    http://www.hotpinkhook.com

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  25. It is just amazing how a small little jar cover can really brighten your day.

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  26. They are gorgeous, really bright and cheerful x

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