LITTLE FLOWER BULB VASE
It‘s cold outside and fresh flowers nowhere to be seen? Just crochet yourself a little flower bulb vase and but some artifical flowers inside! Once spring finally arrives you can easily replace them with real ones since there‘s an orchid tube/water tube inside which provides your flowers with water.
Of course the vase can be done without such a tube (and then can be used with artificial flowers only of course).
The face is optional, too, of course. So if you‘d like it pure and simple just leave it out.
Bonus: Except for the cheeks there‘s no sewing involved! :)
All steps are explained in detail in words and pictures, so this pattern is suitable for (practiced) beginners as well. This pattern contains 10 pages of crochet instructions and 17 pages of detailed step-by-step instructions.
Used techniques (US crochet terms): magic ring, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, increases and (invisible) decreases, crocheting in front loops and back loops – explained. The figures are crocheted in continuous rounds/spirals as well as back and forth in rows.
The bulbs get to be about 10.5 cm tall (from bottom to top of the inner vase-part – without leaves) (with 2.0 mm hook and Sport weight yarn like Catania Originals).
You need it smaller or bigger? No problem! Simply use lighter or heavier yarn. The orchid tube I used here won‘t fit then though.
MATERIAL For bulb and leaves you need about 20 g each of Sport weight yarn (e.g. Catania Originals). For the roots, cheeks and the mouth you only need a bit of leftover yarn. For the eyes I used 6 mm safety eyes. The orchid tube has the outer dimensions of 16 x 80 mm (without lid) and has a tapered end. For stuffing I recommend poly pellets, fine gravel or something equaly heavy.
FORMAT -pattern in PDF format (with watermarks) - to open and read the file you need a specific program, e.g. Adobe‘s free Acrobat-Reader (www.adobe.com)
COPYRIGHT ✿ The pattern is mine. Do not (re)sell this pattern, including translations to other languages and modifications; do not redistribute, including publishing on the internet. ✿ The finished figure/item is yours. :) Feel free to sell the finished products, handmade by yourself (no mass production). I'd love it if you would refer to my pattern/shop when doing so. Thank you! :)
- suitable for (practiced) beginners
- 10 pages of pattern
- 17 pages of step-by-step instructions
- lots and lots of pictures
Materials you need at home:
- about 20 g Sport weight yarn (e.g. Catania Originals) each for leaves and bulb
- some WHITE for the roots
- optional a bit of PINK and a tiny bit of BLACK for cheeks and mouth
- 2.0 mm crochet hook
- optional some soft stuffing
- heavy stuffing (e.g. poly pellets, fine gravel etc.)
- optional 6 mm safety eyes
- optional 1 orchid tube/water tube with the outer dimensions of 16 x 80 mm (without lid)
- tapestry needle
patterns by steph
I'm Stephanie, mother of three and I live with my family in Germany.
I've been crocheting for a while now. My kids got me to it. When there's no merchandising on the market for the current favorit comic figure you just have to make it yourself. That's how my first crocheted figure came to life. And with that my crochet addiction. :)
My patterns are for beginners and advanced crocheters alike. Stuffed with photos and detailed step-by-step instructions (I think you could call them photo-tutorials). I learned crocheting by myself and often found it quite frustrating to get stuck in the middle of a pattern just because some key-information was simply missing (as a beginner pretty much everything is key-information). That's why in my patterns almost everything is explained with words and photos.
I'm currently converting my older patterns into a new layout. Here on Makerist you can find all the patterns that already have the new layout plus all my new creations.
Have fun browsing through my patterns and happy crocheting!
- Steph :)
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