Monday, June 3, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern...Travel Blooms


Crochet a couple of these cuties for your summer travels. A simple bloom with a pretty strap makes locating your luggage or bag at the airport super easy. Also cute on tote bags, backpacks, or beach bags too! These make thoughtful gifts for all of the world travelers in your life if you need a quick present.

This pattern was inspired by a knitting pattern I did a while back, the Luggage Blossoms Knitting Pattern, a dear reader asked for a crochet version, so here it is!



Travel Blooms
By Jennifer Dickerson

Materials:

  • J (6.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Worsted weight yarn of your choice (For the blooms shown, I used Vanna's Choice Baby yarn in Pink Poodle, Duckie, Goldfish, and Sweet Pea)
  • Tapestry Needle 

Instructions for Flower:

Chain 16, dc in 4th chain from hook, then work 1 more dc in that same chain. Work 3 dc in each chain until you reach the end. The flower will coil up on it own as you work, then fasten off and seam it together.

For a step by step photo tutorial on how to crochet and seam your bloom, click here.

Instructions for Strap:

Chain 24, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, then work a slip stitch in each chain across until you reach the end. Fasten off.

You can make your bloom with or without a leaf...if you'd like a leaf, click here.

Finishing:

After making each part, and before weaving everything in, use the tail ends to seam everything together. It's kind of like a layered sandwich...I did these by layering two leaves, then the strap, then the bloom. Now you are ready to add it to a bag and head off on a fabulous adventure!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2013

18 comments:

  1. What a terrific idea and I love the name 'travel blooms'! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

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    1. You are so welcome! And thank you too!

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  2. Thank you so much for making the crochet tut! Love. Love. Love it. I fell in love with your knitted version when I saw it, but I do love to crochet! So very cute and clever. Can't wait to sit down and make some. Let's see...bathe the dog or crochet.....??

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    1. Crochet, definitely crochet! Giving my doggie a bath is one of my least favorite things to do! :)

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  3. That is such a cute idea, quick to make and would be an amazing little gift! Would love it if you'd share the project on my international linky party, craft schooling sunday, which is packed with crocheters most of the time! Hope to see you there! the party is open until Wednesday.

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    1. Thanks, will do! By the way your challah bread looks amazing!! :)

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  4. Travel blooms, so that's what they are this time!!!! Splendidly, amazingly, excellently perfect, Jen! I'm sooooo honored to be that "DEAR READER" in your blog. :) With your pattern now, I got a new focus--- perfecting the craft!

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    1. Yay! Thanks for your kind words too! :)

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  5. I would love to make this as a favor for a luncheon. If the strap on the flower is sewn closed how do you attache it to a purse handle?

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    1. That is a great question! You can either put it on the handle and stitch it on, or you can just put the bloom on the purse by drawing the flower through the loop, kind of the same way you would make a slip knot. (I did it this way in the first picture). Then give it a slight tug to tighten it up.

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  6. Lovely! Thanks for sharing them! I'm your newest follower :D
    Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ana! Loved seeing your vacation photos...very lovely!

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  7. What a lovely idea!! Happy I found your blog!!
    www.thehookinphotographer.blogspot,com

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  8. Thank you for posting this, I have been searching for ideas for our quilt guild give aways for the annual quilt show. This is the perfect little something to attach to scissors, rotary cutters etc. to mark as "mine". lol thank you again

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  9. How is it attached to your luggage? Do you attach the leaves using the same color as the rose then make a chain long enough to tie that onto the luggage?

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