It is springtime, my favourite season! The season of flowers! Appropriately, today’s post is the first installment in a series of posts that I am calling “The Feast of the Flower”. Now, this series involves creating 50 different flowers using 10 different techniques or media over the course of 10 posts (not necessarily consecutive)! Exciting! I don’t know how long it will take me. Months I suspect… It is a way of embarking on a discovery process into new media, seeing what is possible with the technique or material, discovering whether or not I enjoy it, researching what has been done in the past and attempting original designs (some of the reasons for this blog too), and ultimately creating a wall-hanging using the 50 flowers! Soooo…
LET US BEGIN!
Today’s 5 different flowers are all crocheted and made from leftover yarn. I am a very novice crocheter (probably not a word, eh?) but I am really enjoying dabbling in this old art form.
Flower #1: My very first crocheted flower ever! I used this Basic Flower pattern which was uploaded onto Samantha’s blog in 2006. I used only one colour but the pattern is written for two colours. Not bad for a start, eh?
Flower #2: Love this very very basic Chain Stitch Flower pattern. And you could easily alter the look of the flower by changing the number of stitches in the chains. I will be making this one again and again. Simple but effective, am I right?
Flower #3: Isn’t she pretty? This flower is meant as an applique, but I am fascinated by how the petals can be shaped and made to add dimension to the flower. I had to start this one over a few times but finally got it right on the third attempt. Learning takes time I guess… I cannot seem to find the pattern for this one. It has disappeared into the ether!
Flower #4: Basically the middle of a granny square, the pattern of which is… well… everywhere! Just stop after the first three rounds!
Flower #5: I really like the look of the centre of flower #3, so I made it into this sweet little round flower using two contrasting colours.
And here they are all together… TaDa! The beginning of The Feast of the Flower!
Check out The Feast of the Flower Part 2!