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... Here is the pattern link.
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!