My daughter is a little heater. She takes after her father, who wears shorts in the winter. She’s never cold. She just wants one small blanket when she sleeps and she refuses to wear sweaters.

hand knit sweater with crochet flower applique

Her Grandmom loves to knit her sweaters, the warmer the better. Every time we talk, she expresses concern over my daughter not wearing her sweaters. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s afraid our child is really cold or she’s disappointed that all of her hard work isn’t getting worn.

hand knit sweater with crochet flower applique

I decided to do a little experiment and crocheted a flower appliqué for her pink fuzzy sweater. My daughter LOVES the flower, but when I asked her if she wanted to wear the sweater, she said no. Meanwhile, I’m wearing a sweater and bundled up in a blanket by the fireplace. Just looking at her makes me cold! I’m going to keep trying, though.

hand knit sweater with crochet flower applique

The only pink yarn in my stash was wool, so I had to make the applique easy to remove for washing. I stitched the petals on with a large piece of yarn and tied a bow in the back. It will also be easy to move to other sweaters in the future.

flower details: Flower is an Irish rose and the middle is a vintage button.

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5 Responses to the flower appliqué experiment

  1. That is a great flower! Very Nicely Done!

  2. Kelly says:

    Looks great! She’s so lucky to have so many crafty and talented people in her family!

    I’ve got a little heater here, too. She’s happy running around “naked” (not totally, but close); meanwhile I’m chipping ice off my nose!

  3. Cioci Ingrid says:

    When my soon to be 15 year old Granddaughter was a little one, I wanted to buy things to keep her warm. She, too, was like her Dad who wears short sleeves in the winter. I did not knit but I wanted to buy warm sweaters, blanket sleepers, and corduroy. She would say too hot Grandmother. I think for those of us who are always chilly, like me, it’s hard to imagine.

    Also, I think it’s a protective instinct. We need to match up chilly little ones with chilly Moms and Grandmothers.

    That really is a gorgeous sweater.

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