Hello and happy holiday weekend!
I am rested up form my first exciting week of my new adventure and ready to post! See more about that here:
And, well, you probably know I love flowers…the colors, that shapes, the incredible beauty and detail…
The crochet African flower is one of my favorite patterns. So may options! Moogly has a dozen fun patterns collected here:
And if you haven’t seen Heidi Bears ADORABLE amigurumi designs…check those out on ravelry here:
Plotting my blog, I was curious. Is the design based on a REAL African flower? The answer seems to be no, but I enjoyed the search! Here is a lovely osteospermum:
And then the African national flower protea, also called sugar-bush:
So pretty! But not much like the crochet pattern.
The African flower pattern lends itself very well to scrap-ghans, using leftover bits to make dozens of flowers. Here’s my first gathering of Caron Simply Soft extras out of my bins.There is little I love more than rummaging through my piles of yarn to make new color combinations. Color makes me happy.
I like charts better, so I downloaded a handful of those and chose a hexie pattern, to start. If you are in need of a written pattern, here is a good one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/african-flower-hexagon-crochet-tutorial
Such pretty little flowers, and they work up quickly.
Now, how to join?
Another day, another gathering of colorful half and three-quarter skeins…to make MORE!
Ooo, found a bit of yellow! That will brighten things up a bit.
I plan to join them with a pretty white…some sort of lacy border…and edging motif.
Crochet flowers make me happy.
More next time! The blanket is nearly finished, but I must pace myself now that I am a working girl. 🙂
This hooker will settle in with her stash and crochet a quiet holiday afternoon away…after I finish my lessons…I hope!
May you have a lovely Monday. ❤