So, working on a “woodland” collection (I know, I know.. I am always working on some sort of collection; it actually never stops round here….) I had to make many accessories and this came to mind promptly because it is:
a) immensely easy to make
b) conversation starter and makes head turns 🙂
Let’s roll up sleeves and get to work!
What you need to make this brooch:
1) A lace piece
2) A piece of white tulle (you can almost miss it in the picture)
3) Crocheted leaves (pattern below)
4) A plastic / (mine is) styrofoam mushroom
5) A small cone
Not shown but necessary
– a needle and thread
– hot glue / liquid silicon glue
– a brooch pin
– (optional) a round felt piece to cover the messy stitching of the pin at the back.
Step 1: Take the lace piece and fold it as shown.
Step 2: Have the threaded needle ready and sew the folds together.
Step 3: Crochet the leaves or make them out of felt.
Pattern for leaves: ch 13. Starting from 2nd ch from hook, hdc1, dc1, tr6, dc1, hdc1, sc1, sl st 1 (one side made) next repeat the pattern in reverse for the other side: sl st 1, sc1, hdc1, dc1, tr6, dc1,hdc1, sl st. Chain 13 more and repeat the leaf pattern for the second leaf.
Sew leaves onto the lace.
Step 4: Sew (glue) the mushroom.
Step 5: Fold the tulle similarly to the lace and sew it at the back. Sew the pin too. Glue the felt piece to cover the brooch sewing.
Step 6: Glue the cone. Mind that the cones should not be heavy; if it is, it will pull on the whole piece.