“Something Old, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
And a Penny in Your Shoe.”
When my sister became engaged earlier this year, I immediately called dibs on creating her “something blue.” I immediately thought of making blue flowers, which made me think of Forget Me Nots. These beautiful little blue flowers are delicate and mean “true love that creates a connection that lasts through time.” They also mean fidelity in relationships. Sort of the perfect wedding flower, don’t you think?
I did a google search, and I immediately knew I could create these flowers on my own! So, I broke out my yarn and my tools and got to work, and I decided to share this pattern with the internet. It is a fairly simple pattern, aside from just being small. Each blossom is about the size of a quarter (which is, frankly, much larger than the actual flower, but I wanted them to be visible as flowers from a distance).
Just like with my previous pattern, click on the “Continue Reading” link at the end to get to the pattern itself. Since some of this pattern was hard for me to explain, so I also included pictures. Please, let me know what you think!
The excited MOH,
💖 Please do not sell or reproduce this pattern or the finished product! Thank you! 💖
❄️A Little Something Blue❄️
- Lightweight yarn (like DK, Baby, Sport…it’s marked with a 3 on the label and has a wpi of about 14, give or take) in blue and yellow
- The yellow (and green) are Lion Brand bonbons, while the blue is leftover from a baby project I did a while back, I cannot remember what brand it is…
- Lightweight or Fine weight yarn in light green (weight isn’t hugely important, but you want it to be about the same or lighter than the flowers)
- C (2.75mm) and B (2.25mm) crochet hooks (The B hook is only if you do the string)
- Tapestry/yarn Needle
- Beads (optional)
- Sewing needle and thread (optional, if using beads)
- ch – chain
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch (UK ss)
- sc – single crochet (UK double crochet, dc)
- hdc – half double crochet (UK half treble crochet, htr)
- dc – double crochet (UK treble crochet, tr)
- mr – magic ring (aka Adjustable Ring or Adjustable Loop, Here is a great tutorial!)
- Rnd – round
- beg ch – beginning chain
- YO – yarn over
- Picot – Ch 3, then sl st in the second ch from hook, sl st in third ch from hook. Picot made (this is only in the string)
- Surface Crochet – Click here for a photo-filled tutorial!
(Start with Blue Yarn and C hook)
Rnd 1 – 5 sc in mr, Join with sl st in top of beg ch-1
Rnd 2 – Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in same stitch as join and each st around to form 5 petals, Join with sl st in beg ch-1
That’s seriously it for the base of the flower. Have at! Make as many as you want!!
Now, grab your yellow yarn! You’re still using the C hook here.
Insert hook through the front of any sc st from Rnd 1. Pull up a loop.
Insert hook into center of blossom. YO and make a sl st. (Surface Crochet made!)
Continue this pattern for each of the sc sts in Rnd 1, ending in the same st you started in. After pulling through last st, drop the loop. Insert the hook from the back of the blossom (in the center), grab the loop and pull it to the back. Finish off.
Repeat this process for each blossom.
Since I planned to attach these to a long chain, I tied off the tails to make something of a loop back button sort of thing.
All right, so that is the basic flower. If you want to form them into a chain (like I did), feel free to continue on from here. Otherwise, it’s essentially done, unless you want to embellish it with beads. I used hematite seed beads for the center of the blossom, and glass beads for the contrast.
For the chain, you will need your green yarn and B hook. Just make a chain like you normally would and add the flowers as you go (I stuck a couple of sl sts into them to attach them). Every so often, add in a picot stitch (see Special Stitches at the beginning of the pattern) to make a leaf. When you’re ready, finish it off and tie a knot in each end.
Embellish it with beads, if you wish, and you’re done! I put a teardrop crystal bead on each end. In a lot of old beliefs, if you make something for someone, your energy and intentions are infused into the work. I put the teardrop-shaped beads on the ends to prevent any future pain. There is an old wedding superstition that if the bride sews anything for her dress, each stitch represents a tear of pain during her wedding! Now, as the Maid of Honor, this superstition does not apply to me, so I decided to take care of her tears in advance, so there will only be happiness in her marriage! 💖💖💖💖💖
I hope you like making these as much as I did!