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Embellishing the Crocheted Flower
Red Wool Crocheted Flower With Ribbon Bow Tied in the Flower Center

The Next Step Is to Embellish the Flower. I've Tied a Bit of Coordinating Ribbon in a Bow and Stitched It to the Flower Using Sewing Thread. There Are Many Other Possible Ways to Embellish the Flower.

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You can really let your creativity shine when you put the finishing touches - the embellishments - on your crocheted flower. There are many different possible ways to embellish these flowers.

The photo above shows a simple, pretty, and inexpensive way to embellish the flower motif. I simply tied a bit of ribbon in a bow, and stitched it to the flower using coordinating sewing thread.

If I were going to use this flower to accessorize a washable item like a hat or scarf, I'd consider treating the cut edges of the ribbon with something to prevent the edges from unraveling. Dritz makes a product called "Fray Check" that would work, and there are other options as well.

If you'd like to learn more, Lesley Shepherd, About.com's Guide to miniatures, has written a review of Fray Check.

The next page of the tutorial explores some other possibilities for embellishing this flower.

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