So, if you are already into this hobby (or profession, as the case might be) one of the biggest worries could be how to make the best use of the leftover yarn. It is a criminal waste to throw away so much beautifully colored yarn. Even if it might simply be less than a meter in length, the wisest thing to do is to learn how to crochet flowers out of it.
Crochet flowers have gained in popularity because they can add to the beauty of anything they are put upon.
Making crochet flowers is not quite difficult if you are adept with the needle, have good vision and have, of course, a sense of esthetics. For those of you who are beginners, crochet comes from the French word croche, which actually means a hook. And, a hook is the most important part of the crocheting art.
If you learn how to handle the hook, you will be a good artist. The hooks are generally six inches in length, but some of the Tunisian and Afghan hooks can go up to a foot or even more. They have a twisted end, where you hold the yarn and weave it to get your pattern. So, in a way, crocheting is very similar to knitting.
You need to also consider their lengths. It is good if you have small yarn pieces of bright colors, because these can be put into making the accents to make your flowers more attractive.
Crochet flowers have different layers, and it makes best sense to keep them in different colors. You can have as many layers as you like, though the norm is three. You will also need to crochet in a central piece to give the flower an enhanced look and to hide the final weaves. The base layer is what you begin with.
It is best to turn out the same pattern with the subsequent layers as the base layer, but a little smaller in size. Complete this layer in the same manner. Then begin working on the next layer. Carry this out till you prepare all the layers.
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Women love using crochet flowers on their handbags, scarves, sweaters and almost every part of apparel they use. But even men are flaunting them on scarves, jackets, and the like. That is why learning this art and using it can be quite a satisfying hobby in more ways than one.