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Free crochet pattern/embroidery tutorial - flower meh hoop

Free crochet pattern/embroidery tutorial - flower meh hoop

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The other day I felt really burnt out after making 2 llama planters (amigurumi is the bane of my existence), so I decided to take a little creative break. After I finished making the totoro hoop a couple of weeks ago (now a couple of months as of this posting time, whoops), I wanted to make something else with the other 4" hoop I had left, but couldn't decide what to do with it. So while I was feeling very blah, the idea came to me: part crochet, part embroidery!

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This little hoop works up really easily, the only thing you need is time.

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All of the flowers are crocheted with embroidery floss (you can also use crochet thread #10 or super fine yarn), and the leaves and text are embroidered. I used a simple back stitch because I don't really know anything else hahaha. But it came out super cute, so I don't think anything fancier is necessary.

Supplies

  • Embroidery floss, crochet thread #10, or super fine yarn, in pretty flower colors

  • 2.75mm hook. Or slightly larger/smaller. Whatever you have is probably fine.

  • More embroidery floss in black or preferred text color

  • Green embroidery floss for leaves, or just double/triple up on regular thread

  • White paper to print or draw on

  • A printer (optional)

  • 8x8 fabric square

  • appropriately-sized needle for embroidery thread

  • regular needle & thread

  • 5x5 felt square or other non-fraying fabric

  • Water soluble fabric pen or pencil or chalk or...something to write on your fabric with!

Flowers

First we'll make the flowers. There are 2 different flowers.

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Multi petaled flower

Make a magic ring

Into the magic ring, make as many petals as you like.

Petal: dc 3 times, sl st

Finish off and leave tail for sewing onto fabric

Round flower

Make a magic ring of 4, 5, or 6 hdc, sl st to first hdc

R1: 2sc into each st through the back loops only (8/10/12)

Finish off and leave tail for sewing onto fabric

I ended up sewing on my flowers before I traced on the "meh," but I think it's a better idea to trace it first, THEN arrange your flowers.

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How to embroider the text

So print out the image here (print at 8.5 x 11), or hold up a piece of paper on your monitor and trace over it. Make sure you color over it with a dark black if tracing it. Then, tape the paper onto a bright window, and your fabric over that. Now you can trace the image onto your fabric. I couldn't find my water soluble pen at the time (I ended up buying a new one a few days later haha), so I just used a mechanical pencil. Since I used black thread, it was fine. If it ever gets wet, the pencil lead might run though, I'm not sure.

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Once that's done, get your fabric into your hoop. It doesn't have to be exactly where you want it, just get it nice and tight so you can embroider it!

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Use a back stitch to outline the entire thing. Once that's done, go back in & fill in the rest!

This will take some time, but it looks sooo nice when it's done.

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Now play around with your flowers and decide how you want it to look. I did mine off center, but maybe you want to center yours? Maybe you want a bunch of flowers around the text? This project is so customizable. Be sure to move your fabric around in the hoop to see how it looks with your word & flowers in different areas.

Once your flowers are laid out how you like, sew them on, then add a few little leaves. I only added leaves to the round flowers, but feel free to do it however you like.

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Finishing the hoop

Now you'll need to finish your hoop! Follow the instructions below.

Trim your fabric around your hoop, leaving anywhere from a half inch to a full inch. This is about an inch. Now sew a running stitch around the edge and pull it tight & knot off.

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Finally, cut out a piece of felt and sew it onto the back. You can add a custom label or embroider something if you like.

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Aaand you're done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & have fun making your own crochet + embroidery hoop! Tag me on social media if you make one!

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