How to make cute 'Converse' style crochet flowers for your sneakers – tutorial

So you have a pair of hi top shoes that are in need of a little personality.  If you have a spare 30 minutes you can make yourself some interchangeable embellishments for your shoes.  These lovelies simply button onto your existing shoes, so when you fancy a change of style you simply button on another crochet cutie.

Converse-style Crochet Flower Tutorial

These little flowers are quick and simple to make and the tutorial will guide you through the steps with a few pointers.  Need a closer look at the action?  Click in the image for a close up view.  By the way, this tutorial is written in UK Crochet Terms.

For those of you just looking for the concise pattern,  it is at the bottom of the post.

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How to create cute 'Converse' style crochet flowers for your sneakers - Tutorial by Jane Burns

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Knitted Wedding Fever

The sun is starting to shine, the flowers are blossoming, it can mean only one thing – hayfever!  Only kidding, wedding season is upon us.

If, like me, you are allergic to fresh flowers, why not knit yourself a buttonhole?  In this months issue of Let’s Knit Magazine I have a couple of wedding themed projects.  Firstly, Chimes; a set of pretty rose buttonholes.


knitted buttonhole jane burns lets knit

knitted flowers jane burns

Of course these don’t have to be buttonholes, flowers look lovely anywhere.

chimes knitted buttonhole jane burns

Next I designed a cute mouse couple who are celebrating their special day.  This fun pair would make a great gift for a bride and groom.  Mrs To Be has a really simple yet effective veil and paper flower bouquet.  Mr To Be has a dashing tuxedo and gentlemanly whiskers.  This handsome couple are very quick to make, why not add some personal touches for the happy couple to be?

wedding mouse knitted jane burns

knitted bride and groom jane burns

The happy couple even made it onto the cover!

cover lets knit magazine

You can download your copy of Let’s Knit Magazine from the App Store here, of purchase from any good newsagent.

As always I would love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page.

Jane x