My sister is getting married in a couple of months, and I've been tasked with creating crochet flowers to use as decorations for her bridal shower. Because I need to make them in bulk, I decided to go with a very simple, two-round design. I experimented with a few different possibilities before landing on this version, which I'm calling the Wedding Day Crochet Flower.
Being the yarn hoarder that I am, I had ample shades of purple (one of the wedding colors) to use to hook up these simple crocheted flowers. I've used a mix of Scheepjes Catona and Schachenmayr Catania that I had on hand.
Raise your hand if you have a bad habit of putting off gift making until the last minute. [Sheepishly raises hand] I have the utmost respect for all of you non-procrastinating types who probably have actual to-do lists, with actual items on them, including "make gifts for your kids' teachers prior to the night before the last day of school."
That will never be me.
So here I am, the night before the last day of school, as previously mentioned, trying to figure out something cute and easy to gift to the individuals who have so lovingly cared for and shaped my children's education over the past year. I did manage to think ahead enough to purchase some Target gift cards, because I have to believe every teacher can appreciate free money to spend at Target.
Add in a handmade gift card holder that can later double as a credit card/loyalty card/business card holder, and we're in business!
It's the dead of winter (or at least it feels like it), which means that I've been seeking out bright and cheerful colors to combat the low daylight blahs. This motif was inspired by an intricate tile pattern, and evolved from there. It makes me happy, and I hope it lends you some cheer as well! Click below for the pattern details.
Well, here we are. January 20, 2017. I'm gearing up for the women's march in St. Paul tomorrow, and thought I'd quickly share my pussyhat pattern (a la The Pussyhat Project). I know it's last minute, and you probably won't be able to whip up a hat in time for events tomorrow, but thought I'd put it up here anyway in case anyone wants to make their own for future use.
Recently, my friend Susan Regalia (@suregal27 on Instagram) posted a photo of a sample crochet motif she'd spied at Joann Fabrics. Unable to source the pattern, I decided to try to design a similar one from the photo. Mine isn't an exact copy, but more of a riff on the original design. I hope you have as much fun playing with the pattern as I did designing it!