Oya Crochet Flower


"This is a tutorial for a "cheat" oya flower. I say cheat, because I didn't use the traditional technique to make an oya flower by using a sewing needle; instead I used a regular crochet hook and DMC embroidery thread. Now again, the crochet hook isn't as small as it should be for the thread. It is a 1.7 mm hook, but it worked well for me and I like the size of the flowers I got with it. I used 3 complementary colors of thread. Let's make it!"

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Crochet Hook7 or 1.65 mm hook (steel)

Yarn WeightOther

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Flower patterns for me are always some of the best. The patterns when complete can be utilized in so many ways. This beautiful Oya crochet flower is no different. I am glad the designer decided to share her cheat pattern.

Not unlike any other time that I find myself looking over crochet patterns on my favorite site, not only do I find more projects than I will ever complete I learn something new. This pattern is a "cheat" of the original. Now I want to learn not only how to create the cheat version but the original.

I made a pair of crochet curtains for my bathroom. The window is frosted but I hated the bare look. I crocheted them and put them on an expansion rod so no nails. But they still looked blah. Thn I saw these. They are the color scheme of my bath. I am going to make them and tack them onto the curtains!

I had never heard of these flowers before, but a quick trip through the Google set me straight. The original Oya (aka Bibilla) flowers take a LONG time to create as theyre made of knotted thread and a needle. Just gorgeous but way beyond my skill set. This crocheted version is almost as pretty, and Ill bet further variations could be worked up. Ill have to look through my tatting books to see if theres something similar there.

These oya flower appliques would look amazing on your plain white bed sheets/pillowcases. How beautiful when used for the top edge of your flat bed sheet, too. How about purchasing a cheap plastic headband and embellishing it using these crocheted flowers? Also, you could add them to your crocheted ear warmer headband for extra interest. So pretty!

Lovely flowers and lovely colors. The flowers are sweet and dainty and delicate. They look like a bouquet of fresh spring flowers. This could be made into so many different things such as a necklace, bracelet, bunting, banner. String it down your stairway banisters or drape them over your curtain rods.


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