Button Flower

Quick little crochet project! A button flower with super fine yarn and size E crochet hook. Find a button that has holes big enough for your hook to go through and crochet through each hole with single crochet.

Foundation row – I did a 4 chain between each hole until complete circle around button.

First row – chain one, then single, double, triple, double triple, double, single in the 4 chain space, chain one, repeat sequence in each remaining 4 chain spaces. Chain one.

Second row – chain 3, single crochet in the double triple strand, chain 3, chain one in the chain one space between “petals” and repeat sequence with remaining petals. Chain one.

Last row –  single, double, triple, double, single in 3 chain space, single in the previous single space, single, double, triple, double, single in the next 3 chain space …. repeat all the way around. Finish off with slip stitch.

I’m off to sew … tons to get done today!

Button Flower

My sewing assistant watching the rainfall!

My sewing assistant watching the rainfall!

Nisse in the making!

For years I have designed a little tree for our hospital’s Festival of Trees and it is one of the few volunteer activities I still love to do! The festival is now called the WinterGala and I am designing another little tree. My theme this year is inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics and it’s a mix of mainly Swedish and Norwegian. I always strive to handcraft at least one element of my tree and this year I have a few: Nisse and Heart paper baskets.

I’m working on my little nisse right now! Although I really prefer to crochet, the size of my project looks best knitted so I have dusted off my knitting needles and turned my house upside down looking for the book on how to bind off! Sooo simple yet I always forget 🙂

I’m using Loops & Threads Woolike Super Fine in Red, Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles No. 1 (2.25mm), and a little wooden spool. Very simple cast on of 25 stitches and then plain old Stockinette stitch (knit, purl, knit, purl …. ). I have some other colors to add in when I start on the hats!

Here’s to the start of the holiday season! God Jul!!

knitting needles for nisse  nisse body

Miss Elli in bag

My sewing assistant hard at work!