Archives for the month of: May, 2014

This is a bit of an experiment. I made a flower using 20 DMC crochet cotton and a 1.5mm hook. The pattern showed the leaves on either side of the stalk but to do that I think I would do a second layer of double crochets (Am: single crochet) so initially I thought I would trust the lace to make it look right
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Then I wanted to practice linking lace stiches so I crocheted a filet frame
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Then dithered and finally decided to complete all 4 sides
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First I used the same hook to fiddle with various methods to link the flower to frame
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To the left of the picture I used the filet as a guide to make a zig zag back and forth, to the right I used 5 chain loops secured with double (Am: single) crochets. As you can see that looked a mess in the bottom corner where I spiraled inwards, a little better in the top corner where it was in rows.
Then the whole lot was unpicked and I used a 1mm hook to put the flower in place using a zig zag
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Still not happy with the top and the stem untwisted so both leaves ended up on the same side, in future, I’ll crochet the frame at the same time as zig zagging

It’s a bit big for him, but he’s sprouting like a beanstalk. I used a circular needle and chunky wool and it just grew before my eyes. If it wasn’t for that pesky job that I have to do to pay for things like food, housing and wool, it would have been finished sooner!

Big thank you to Dee Irwin for her one piece any size/any yarn v-neck vest which I adapted to make the edging narrower and to Theresa Vinson Sterneson for her fab instructions. I’ve always been a little inspired by the account of Jesus having a robe with no seams and now I’ve made a tank top!
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http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-169526-1.html

Theresa invisible knitting graft seams instructions

I bought a 7mm hook to work with this fluffy and chunky yarn. However, my husband can’t remember where he put it! Too excited to wait so I used a 4mm to create this little 6 petal flower.
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The sepals in the centre are puffs. On looking at it, it reminded me of a Tudor rose so I wiki’ed the red rose of Lancaster and have more created this
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I’ve decided now to use flowers that have sentimental meanings to me, so the official flower of Lancashire, where my husband comes from and my children are born, next up well be to create a hibiscus or Bunga Raya, the national flower of Malaysia. I’ll have to include a bee and a Raffles butterfly too