Crocheted Embellishments is an original craft tutorial by June Gilbank.
Crocheting little shapes is a great way to make your own custom accessories – brooches and pins, hair decorations, and even jewellery. The best embellishments are tiny pieces (so you can use multiple pieces without looking over the top) – such as my Posy Blossoms, Love Hearts, or Basic Rose (especially in a finer yarn so it comes out smaller and daintier).
A little prep work is invaluable for attaching embellishments securely, especially if you need to attach them to something hard, like a hair barrette, brooch/pin back, etc, or make an appliqué or brooch from several crocheted pieces. There's no one 'right' answer for how to tackle this, but I'll cover some options and general tips in this tutorial.
And, because it's easier to learn by example, I'll also give you a couple of walk-throughs so you can see exactly how I assembled these pretty hair accessories - a forget-me-not hair clip and a posy barrette.
(Note: this tutorial is not a crochet pattern - both of these hair accessories are made using components of my Posy Blossoms pattern! It describes how to create clustered embellishments and attach them securely to hardware such as hair clips, barrettes, hairbands, pin backs.)
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