If you follow my I Love Crochet board on Pinterest (and why wouldn't you?! I'm a pinning rock-star! LOL!) you have probably seen that I went crazy pinning crochet rose patterns a few weeks ago. I was crocheting a cadet hat for my sister, and I wanted to add a little extra to it, so I went looking for roses. The pattern that I liked the best (THIS one from Kati Crafts) was designed with small hooks and crochet thread in mind, but I wanted big, full blooms! I used a size H hook and some worsted weight yarn and POW! I got some giant roses!!!
I ended up using one on my sister's cap, and I LOVE how it turned out! It looks SO good in person. I got the pattern for the cadet cap HERE from Sick Lil Monkeys. It was so much fun to work up.
But THIS is what I'm the happiest about: I turned one of the roses into a giant pincushion!!
It's heavy enough to sit nicely on my sewing table, and the petals stick up nicely for me to poke the pins into easily. I adore it!!! I used to have a magnetic spot on the front of my old sewing machine, so I've never worried about pincushions before, but with my new machine I've been keeping my pins in a little dish which has resulted in more finger pokes than I like to remember! Now my fingers will be nice and safe, and my sewing table is extra fancy!