Since this is still a very new blog of mine, I thought a good introductory post would be my “Top Favorite Free Motif Patterns.” I literally spent days on end scouring the web for the prettiest, and free motif tutorials out there, and these are the ones I personally loved enough to crochet myself.
The patterns were easy to follow and pretty beginner-friendly, so I will share these along with their links with y’all. The shapes and styles of these motifs are so versatile that you can use them in many different ways. Add them to T-shirts (one of my absolute favorite uses!), make a “bunting” for a special occasion like a wedding or just for your room decor. You can apply them to purses, bedspreads, hell, even the wall if you like!
Note: These are mostly floral shaped motifs as I was going with a floral theme. If you like posts like this, I’ll continue to post others that aren’t theme-limited. Just leave me your feedback in the comments section.
*Another note, I crocheted all of mine in size 3 crochet thread. Obviously, using thread creates a whole ‘nother look. Experiment with any size/colors you like.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I have!
1. From “The Patter Family” Youtube Channel:
2. Medallion Motif (Scarf) Found on Ravelry, by Lion Brand. This has to be my top favorite of all. It’s the biggest of all these listed, but it makes a gorgeous “medallion” for any garment, blanket, etc. I adore this pattern! It’s for a scarf, but I just crocheted one for an applique.
|Medallion Scarf by Lion Brand|
3. Violet 12 Block, (download-able PDF), also found on Ravelry by Tigerbee’s Buzz. Using my crochet thread, this one came out small with an almost square-ish shape & a ruffle/picot edge.
|Image by Tiggerbee’s Buzz|
|Image source: Janet McMahon (Ravelry user and blogger at Yellow, Pink and Sparkly)|
5. “Maybelle Crochet Flower“ By A.B. McKenna (Downloadable PDF Pattern.)
|Image source: https://6ichthusfish.typepad.com/
6. “Adrienne Square” Video Tutorial by Yolanda Soto Lopez
Lovely motifs are one of my all-time favorite projects to crochet! They’re so versatile.
I spent days looking for the “perfect” floral motif and upon my hundreds of patterns I tried with, these were my top favorites based on these qualities: easy to follow tutorials, free, beautiful as can be! So, I thought I’d save others some trouble of searching and put a few of them here for you guys to come back to as you go.
I’ve actually managed to crochet quite a few of each of these beautiful motifs. Some of them will be attached together to make a little vest, others have gone into a top (which I’ll be posting soon), some went on the backs of plain t-shirts and others were sewn together to create a beautiful, white, bunting, which I think would add something pretty to gatherings, weddings, bedroom walls, etc. I’ll post photos of the projects I’ve made using these patterns later.
And before I go, I want to give a very special thank-you to each of the awesome folks who created these patterns and allowed me to show them off here at Laughing Flamingos. I hope you guys will be kind enough to go give them some blog-love since they did take the time to provide us with their work, for free. Now that’s awesome!
So, how do you plan to use your motifs?