Pinbacks make interesting centers for crocheted flowers. Pictured above are several examples of crocheted flowers decorated with pinbacks and other embellishments.
The pinbacks shown in this photo were purchased as a set at Walmart; the logo on the packaging says "Next Style."
Upper Left Flower: This flower was crocheted using Peaches & Creme cotton yarn, and then embellished with a felt flower by Petaloo. The finishing touch is a Next Style pinback that says "Rock N' Roll."
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Upper Right Flower: This flower was crocheted using red wool yarn using the same flower pattern. Then it was embellished with ribbon, as shown in the tutorial. The pinback with hearts is the finishing touch.
Middle Flower: This six-petal flower was crocheted using Peaches & Creme cotton yarn. In the center are two felt flowers by Petaloo. A pinback with rose motif is on top.
Lower Left Flower: This flower was crocheted using red wool yarn, and then embellished with a skull pinback.
Lower Right Flower: This flower was crocheted using two different colors of Peaches & Creme cotton yarn. The flower center is a pinback that says "love" and features a bird plus a heart motif.
There are pinbacks commemorating just about every imaginable theme, event, holiday, sports team, political party or slogan. If you'd like to use your crocheted flowers as a means for expressing a specific theme or idea, pinback flower centers are a fantastic option. Just pin them on your crocheted flower, and then use the embellished flower in the craft project of your choice.