Is it weird to have favorite words? I really like the word bloom. I like that it can be a thing when referring to an actual bloom or flower. And I like that it can be an action, watch the flower bloom. Or watch the person bloom. Similarly, I also like the word blossom.
I think I very often think of it in regards to people, or myself. That idea of ‘bloom where you are planted’. I want to bloom. I want to grow. And I want to encourage others to do the same.
When the weather is warm it’s hard for me to get excited about knitting/crocheting hats, scarves, and gloves. But I can certainly get excited about crocheting flowers. Crocheting a bloom if you will.
This particular bloom has 6 petals. You start with a magic loop and within that loop create the first 6 petals. After that first group of petals you work the rest of the flower from the backside adding additional layers. I used extra bulky yarn for this flower and it is pretty big (and heavy).
When the flower portion itself was finished I added some buttons to the center (I just attached them with hot glue).
I wanted this bloom to be one that I could hang on the wall. So I paired it with this yellow duck cloth. I lightly sketched the word bloom with pencil on the cloth and then put the fabric in an embroidery hoop larger than my finished flower. With a pretty pinkish/purple embroidery thread I stitched the word bloom onto my fabric. I really like how the two colors look together and with the gray bloom.
Once the embroidery was done I could add my flower to the hoop. I stitched my flower onto the yellow fabric to make sure it was stay (remember I said it was heavy). Then I finished off the back of my embroidery hoop. I also added some glue around the edge of the hoop to help keep the fabric from slipping due to the weight of the flower.
Now my Bloom Embroidery Hoop Crochet Flower is ready to hang on the wall!