Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Ta - Dah! Red Crocheted Carnations for the people in my life for Valentines Day.

Hi Everyone!

Well it's been particularly cold these last few days in the UK, but I was really brave yesterday (Monday) and went out into the garden to do a 'Ta-dah' on the famous bench.  The bench in the garden is the place I seem to display my crocheting once it is finished. Whether it's the flowers on top of the Bird cage, my ruffled Stork or even my Ripples.  Well Monday I went and lay my bouquet down for you all to see.

Now when I put the link on it doesn't work. I used the link for most of last year, for some reason it's not working this year. I have put instructions for what I call 'the long way round'. If you follow them you should get to the Crocheted Carnations pattern.

Go to Google Search.
type in 'StarGazer's Crochet Pattern Index'
The listing will come up
Go to 'Crochet Index' the Title.
The address underneath should be 'home.inreach.com/marthac/cochet.html'
so you know that's the one.
Then 'StarGazer's Crochet Pattern Index' should come up.
Click on 'Flowers'
Click on 'Carnations'.
Let's hope the pattern comes up for you.

I couldn't resist making a few Hearts and of course the famous Butterflies! Carnations especially red ones are very special to me because my Husband wore a red Carnation in his buttonhole when we got married.  I do wish I had been crocheting these flowers 26 years ago, I would have loved to have crocheted my bouquet. Then I could have kept them for years to come.

It was pretty cold outside and it was trying to snow at the time I took these photos, so it was a hurry job. I hope you enjoy them.

Crocheted Carnations, Crocheted Hearts and Crocheted Valentine Butterflies

Valentines Fun in the Garden!

I made 12 of the Crocheted Carnations and I also made a Crocheted Vase cover with dangly hearts.

Crocheted Carnations and Crocheted Vase Cover with dangly hearts for the people in my life

Valentines Love for My Husband and Daughters. Red Crocheted Carnations and Crocheted Hearts.

Great fun sprinkling a few paper hearts underneath the flowers and putting the little hearts in a Valentines Dish I had bought years ago.

I wasn't on Flickr last February so it's really nice for me this year to see everyone's Valentine goodies. There are indeed some beautiful hearts whether they be crocheted or in a quilt.  I think everyone has done a wonderful job.

I know I'm early for Valentines Day but I just wanted to share my Carnations with you. Wishing you all a very Happy Valentines Day for the 14th February!

I lost 3 lbs at my Slimming Club last night, so all is going great there. My Daughters birthday tomorrow (10th Feb Wednesday) they will be 24 years of age. Where does the time fly? So it's birthday celebrations tomorrow.

Have a good day everyone and I'll chat soon!

Thank you so much Kathy from Yarns from a barn in France. Your square arrived this morning. Such a pretty pink! Many thanks. (10th Feb).

Thank you Kathy! Your square arrived this morning.Such beautiful colours! Anyone wanting to help me make blankets for the Elderly. Please visit suesfavouritethings.blogspot.com  27th Jan post.


  1. No - all I get is this...

    Any other clues?

    Server not found

    Firefox can't find the server at www.home.inreach.com.

    * Check the address for typing errors such as
    ww.example.com instead of

    * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network

    * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
    that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

  2. What a good idea. Then you will have them forever. they look really nice in the vase and of course I love the butterflies.
    24 years ago hey? I bet when you look back on the first year you wonder how you did it. You must have been very busy.
    Hope the girls have a nice birthday.

  3. Of course, you have some RED carnations. I should have known that was what you were up too.

    Now, about that GREEN grass and your bench..... Jealous...that's for sure. I can't wait to get my goodies back outside to take my pictures. I'm feeling like I'm living in a small closet right now.

    Off and Running,

  4. oops! seems the site doesn't exist; those carnations are so lovely, well done!

  5. Oh Sue! Your red roses are so beautiful! I just love them on your white iron bench! Green grass? How is that possible this time of year? I just noticed sliding by me a photo of your kitchen with the dryer there as well. To this American, that is too cute for words! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day Sue! Elizabeth

  6. Oh those are beautiful thanks for braving the cold to get the pictures to share with us. It is hard to believe it is freezing cold with those wonderful Red Flowers blooming they must be of a special variety hehe ~Blessings Love Heather

  7. Was able to get the link, thanks so much!

  8. Your red carnations on your white bench is just beautiful. You are right about making your own bouquet, wouldn't that have been something. But I want the pattern for that green crocheted grass!!

  9. Love the carnations! I still want to make some, but it's so hard to make time between everything else I want to do. Ah well, some day.

  10. Wow...When I do have a minute to check peoples blogs I love to check yours to see what you are up to and I am never disappointed...lovely

  11. They look great, Sue. I particularly love the butterflies in red and white. The colours are so appealing

  12. Olá, estão lindas e lembram realmente o dia dos namorados, bjos doces

  13. They are adorable. I love all the details including the dangly hearts.
    Enjoy your celebration tomorrow and save me a piece of cake ;)
    Happy Valentines Day on the 14th.
    Feliz Dia Del Amor y la Amistad!
    Feliz Dia de San Valentin y los Enamorados!

  14. Sue, your red carnations are beautiful!

    Hope today will be a wonderful birthday for the twins!

    ~X~ Karin

  15. Such pretty carnations. They look really lovely in the vase. Love the bitterflies too. How clever you are. Enjoy your birthday celebrations! Our youngest of three is 24. It is really scary to see how fast the years have flown by. Have fun! Ros

  16. Wow! Have come across your blog via a comment you left on The Garden Bell's website. I am amazed at your crocheted items!! The carnations are beautiful. I have only just started to crochet but hope that one day I will be able to produce such wonderful things.


  17. Thanks for your comment on my blog. So far I have only received the first issue (a few weeks ago), but after the problems you've had I think I might get on the phone to them tomorrow to see whether the next lot have been sent out yet!!!

    I'll keep you posted on my progress!


  18. When you get the time stop by my blog and pick up the Sunshine Award button that I have given you. You bring so much joy to so many, you deserve an award.


  19. Hello Mrs Twins

    I keep finding references to your blog and your square collecting. I would be very happy to send you a few, my email address is blackcatgib@hotmail.com or drop me a messsage at my blog. Louise
    PS Loving the Carnations- Happy Valentine's day x

  20. Hi Sue! Greetings from Down Under where it it HOT. About 31'C or 88'F! Love your carnations!! Thanks for the link to my butterflies!! Cheers...


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