Okay, it’s a little early to be planting flowers, but oh I am so anxious!  There just is nothing like the hope of Spring … it always comes, doesn’t it?  I used to live in Colorado
where the sun shines almost every day!  I thought I’d never live anywhere else … especially Ohio
with all its gray, dreary winter days.  There is something to be said for living close to family and that is what brought me “home”.  I wonder if those of us that live in these types of climates don’t appreciate Spring even more than those that have nice weather all the time. I love getting outside, feeling the sun on my back, working in the soil, and subsequently seeing things grow.  I’m thinking of knitting some flowers since it is too early to plant!

The pictures below are knitting patterns that I found on Etsy.

Love Felted Flowers Knitting Pattern

Knitted Flower Pattern

These are Crochet Flower Appliques by Lisa on Etsy.  Wouldn’t they be cute as embellishments on a sweater, purse, or scarf?

Crochet Flower Appliques

A very simple crocheted flower is the Five Petal Daisy on this headband.

Daisy Crochet Pattern

There are lots of FREE flower patterns available.  Just name the flower and you will probably find it on one of the following websites.

Over 100 Free Crocheted Flowers Patterns
Crochet Pattern Central
Knitting Pattern Central
Knitting Spring Flowers

100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories, and More

 This book by Leslie Stanfield offers basic, intermediate and advanced designs, along with basic instructions, materials needed and more. Patterns cover flowers, leaves and fruits and veggies, buttercups, bluebells and bumblebees!

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Noni Flowers: 40 Exquisite Knitted Flowers

 This book isn’t even on the shelves yet!  It
will be released on April 10th, 2012. The book is available for pre-order now.  Designer Nora J. Bellows’s extraordinary Noni® bag and flower patterns have earned her acclaim and endeared her to a loyal following of knitters all over the world. Now, in her first book, she offers lifelike knitted flowers that rival the beauty of true botanicals. This is a collection of luscious designs and essential techniques that knitters will turn to again and again. Inside, you’ll find:

• 40 exceptional knitted and felted flowers, from Angel’s Tears Daffodils to ylang ylang
• 6 beautiful yet practical garment, accessory, and home projects perfect for floral embellishment
• Clear instructions for knitting, felting, wiring, and finishing your work

The book is gorgeous! Stunning! Beautiful! Just take a look at the pictures! You might have to remind yourself that these are KNITTED flowers. The only thing missing are droplets of dew from the morning mist.

Wedding Bridal Lace

It’s always fun to shop on Etsy, you never know what you might find.  In my search for knit and crocheted flowers, I found this beautiful piece by Lilithist in Istanbul, Turkey.  I think it is absolutely gorgeous!

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