In third grade, my neighbor's grandmother taught me to crochet and a crafter was born. I made everything and anything that could be created with the basic chain stitch and that my pets at the time (a dog and two cats) could wear. I created blankets, scarves and even hats for my pets and they enjoyed wearing them. By fifth grade I had moved onto needlepoint and never had a chance to learn any of the more advanced crochet stitches or techniques.
Years ago, when crochet flowers started showing up on hats, scarves and clothing I was determined to learn how to make crochet flowers. I checked out books from the library, but couldn't find the time to re-introduce myself to crochet and figure out how to make these cuties. One night when I was randomly cruising Etsy, I typed in "crochet flowers" and found a wonderful quick fix to tide me over until I can find the time for crochet. My daughter enjoyed laying the flowers and petals out on a long sleeve T. I sewed them down and then added some of my beloved blanket stitch to the collar.
With Spring right around the corner, we will have to find some more shirts!