"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Philippians 4:8

Sunday, January 23, 2011


 I purchased a large sweatshirt for $4.00 on sale. I took the clasps off of an old vest before I threw it away. I crocheted the carnation with some red scrap yarn, and the petals of the flower are from an old wool skirt that belonged to my daughter.

If you are interested, the directions are below:
Cut off the bottom band on the waistline of the sweatshirt.
Cut straight up the middle of the sweatshirt.
Turn the sharp corners of what looks like a collar, and sew them under to look curved.
Use an ice pick or a large needle to poke holes all around the waistline, the cuffs, and the front of the sweatshirt where you have slit opened the front.
Crochet in those holes to make your own border. If you don't crochet, you could sew on some sort of trim.
I chained the stem of the flower by crocheting it.
The black and white checked petals are just cut-out circles with the blanket stitch around them.
The leaves are made from an old shirt. If you don't want to turn them under to sew them on; use Wonder Under (iron on fusible) purchased at any fabric store. I used green embroidering floss and the blanket stitch to sew the leaves on.
I just sewed on the clasps. If you don't have any, you could sew on snaps or buttons.
To make the carnation (middle flower) Crochet a ring: 8 chains then join the ring, now chain 10 and join inside the ring. Continue chaining 10 and joining until you think the ring is so full, you cannot fit anymore inside.

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