Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Purple Flower Power

Here is a cool way to hook this flower.  In this picture below your probably wondering how the heck you'd hook those dainty flower petals.  Could you imagine hooking them from the flower part outward with a tail, loop or two and then tail?
Oh no, there is a cool way to hook this flower and it is with the 'beading technique'.  So first I hook the inside part of the flower.
Then using a strip of background color and flower petal color you hook one color at a time altering the color.  If you are a knitter then you know about working two strips of wool yarn at a time and this is the same.
Above is how the left side flower looks after using this technique.  Isn't that the coolest ever?

Yes, there is a hooker's rule (I prefer to call it 'guideline') where we aren't supposed to 'cross over' our hooking.  Yes it does weaken the wool when the rug is used on the floor, but this rug isn't going on the floor so it will be fine.

There is still water in my backyard and into the woods.  The rest of the yard feels like I'm walking on a sponge it is so saturated with water. Yet there is the threat of the hurricane.  Honestly, I'm frightened and tho I don't wish harm on anyone else sure hope it doesn't hit the eastern shore.  Let's hope it heads back out to sea.

Have a good evening everyone.



  1. I love how the flower turned out. It's pretty cool. I have seen that technique somewhere and I think it was in an old issue of Rug Hooking Magazine if I'm not mistaken.
    I sure hope that you'll be spared from the hurricane.
    Stay safe.

  2. Hi Saundra,
    Thanks for sharing that technique, though I would probably have to actually see it done, since I am a visual learner with things like this! Sadly, I could never get the hang of crocheting or knitting, but think I could do this!
    I'm sorry you are dealing with weather issues and will certainly keep you in my prayers!!! Stay safe, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~

  3. Very cool way of hooking flower. Thanks for sharing.
    Stay safe and dry.
    Hugs :)

  4. What a great idea! I've done a little beading, but only on borders, etc. never thought of for a flower! Thanks for sharing with us! We've been watching the Hurricane, stay safe!

  5. What a great idea... thanks for sharing. Now I have to hope I remember it when I need it. I haven't tried beading but think I could do it.
    Prayers and best wishes that the storm misses you guys.

  6. Love your flower and a great idea! I hope that storm stays away from the east coast. they are saying that they don't expect much of anything here in NH so that is great. We wouldn't get a lot where we are anyway we are so inland.
    prayers to all in the path of Matthew.

  7. Thanks for sharing that tip,,,,, would not have thought of that,,,, stay safe,,,,, take care,, love that mat,,,,

  8. Smartest person E-V-E-R-!~ How very clever to use beading for that flower - I never would have thought of it!


Thanks for taking the time to visit and I always welcome comments.