Oya Flowers by Maya Kuzman

Oya Flowers

May 2019
1.75 mm
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $10.00 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

Oya edging, which appears all over Anatolia in various forms and (flower) motifs, has different names depending on the means employed: needle, crochet hook, shuttle, hairpin, bead, tassel to name just a few.
In this tutorial, we are going to use a crochet hook to make some wonderful oya.

There are 8 patterns for flowers along with a couple of variations shown in step-by-step tutorials, 3 ways of making necklaces / bracelets/head decorations, as well as useful tips on using crochet / embroidery thread in making these lovelies.

On hooks and thread
In making the oya for this tutorial I mainly used my 1.7 mm hook (USA: 5/ UK-), even for the crochet thread which according to the label required smaller hook. Please bear in mind that smaller hooks work magic with crochet thread and the look of the oya would be more compact, sturdy and appears “tighter” (see pictures on this page), whereas with cotton, the look is more softer and not as sturdy.
To make the oyas, I used embroidery thread, embroidery floss, crochet thread (different sizes) and even sport yarn.
Stitches: chain (ch), chain space (ch-space), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), picot. American terminology used.

Other materials: all sorts of beads- I mainly used seed beads. You will also need a tapestry needle to finish the work.