Locker hooked Dahlias and Peonies have to be one of the fastest and prettiest things you can create with this craft. In honor of Mother’s Day, Color Crazy is offering free shipping and making it easier for you to give it a try. You can begin by using the Explore Color collections to get started. Step-by-step instructions below…
Locker Hooked Flowers in a Basket
You’ll be pulling up long loops with your locker hook–a technique that’s covered in my Locking Loops book–and you won’t be needing locking medium. Best of all, each flower can be completed in under 15 minutes!
Step 1: Cut canvas 2 – 3″ square of either 5-Mesh or 3.75 Mesh (depending on width and weight of the fabric strips or ribbon you’ll be using)
Step 2: Paint canvas using Lumiere paint to secure edges, or use a bead of Quick Grip glue around edges. Let dry. I do like painting the canvas in case it peeks through all you’ll see is a pretty metallic glimmer. You can also leave extra canvas exposed at the back if it’s painted.
Step 3: Choose your flower fabrics or ribbon strips. Note: You can actually use wider strips on the 5-mesh canvas when pulling up long, fluffy loops of ribbon. The 3/4″ wide strips should work well.
Step 4: Begin with the flower center by locker hooking a 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 square in the very center of your canvas. Pull up 1/2″ to 3/4″ high loops, or higher if you want a fluffier center.
Step 5: Start the body petals of the flower outside the center by pulling up longer loops–from 1″ to 2″ long. Make them longer as you locker hook each circle around the center to end up with about 2″ long loops at the outside circle of your flower. Sew-in tails or clip and plan to glue on a backing to secure.
Step 6: Voila! You have yourself a locker hooked Peony or Dahlia or your very own flower creation. Use them as pins, attach to baskets, tote bags, gift boxes, or place anywhere you’d like to see a beautiful flower. Once you realize how easy this is, you’ll want to try different kinds of ribbon, yarn and combine them with fabrics.