Friday, October 17, 2014

Designer Craft Connection - Sullivan's Hebe Cord Blog Hop


Never having the opportunity to work with this product before, I did enjoy working with Hebe Cords by Sullivans USA,  and look forward to trying more crochet, knitting and knotting ideas with these cords.

Using the two colors I received from Sullivans USA, I created a knitted necklace embellished with crochet flowers. 


Use a French Knitter/SpoolKnitter and make a knitted tube approximately 24" long.  Leave several inches of cord at the beginning end and also at the finished end.  On one end, make 9 to 10 chain stitches with a crochet hook.  Attach this chain to the end by inserting the crochet hook into the end and pull through to knot.  Feed part of the leftover cord through the knitted tube to hide.  Thread the other end cord through a large eyed needle and thread through a bead (this will be the closure) and then through the end of the tube and knot.  Feed leftover cord through the tube as above to hide.


To make the flowers: Chain 5, join with a slip stitch.  Make 5 single crochets in the ring, join with a slip stitch.  Chain four, two treble crochet in one single crochet stitch, chain four (this creates one flour petal) into the same SC.  Make four more petals in the same fashion, end with a slip stitch in the bottom of the first flower petal.  Leave a length of cord for adding a bead for the flower center and to attach to the knitted tube.  Make two more flowers.


Pull the end of the cord to the front center of the flowers, thread the cord through a decorative bead.  Feed the cord to the back with a crochet hook or needle and tie the bead in place.  Feed the ends of the cords from the back of the flowers through the knitted tube and knot in place.  Feed the ends of the cords up through the tube to hide and cut.  To finish the flowers, cut three leaves from felt, for each flower, and glue to the backs.

Now take some time to hop through the other blogs for creative ideas made with Sullivans USA HEBE Cords.


10 comments:

  1. Thanks Lorine, it means so much coming from you! Love seeing the ideas everyone comes up with.

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  2. Madeline - these flowers are beautiful. This is a lovely variation on the standby velvet choker with cameo. I'm looking forward to giving this a try. I only know how to crochet a chain stitch so I could probably swing the flowers for some fun embellishments :)

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    1. Thanks Susan! I was just playing around with some simple crochet flower patterns. I really do like the look of the cord in the finished project. It is a little "slippery" but I want to practice with different hooks and knitting needles too.

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  3. I could see it with lots of different flowers on it, like a Hawiian lei.

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    1. I agree Lindsay - I would definitely like to try a variety of other flowers and shapes with the cords.

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    1. Thank you so much - I feel any flower would look very nice made with the cords.

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    1. Thanks Rita - it turned out pretty nice. Just various lengths of the knitted cords would make a nice necklace!

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