Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Hawaiian flowers


A little tv project going on at the moment... some bright colourful hawaiian crochet flowers, pattern courtesy of the wonderful Sarah London - go see her blog!! Colour and crochet heaven!  The flower pattern was part of a mystery motif month last year and this link will take you to day one. Four days in all and on the fifth day, there are gorgeous photos to get you thinking COLOUR!


Every so often, I get a hankering to start a longer project, like my ripple blanket from a few years ago. Projects that are in units are ideal as I can work away and feel I am making progress with small completed motifs. Okay, I'm trying not to think just how many motifs it will take to make a throw or blanket/snuggy the size I'd love to make, but at the moment, I'm happy to pick up my flowers and crochet in a bit of downtime.


I've not put the final edging on my flowers as yet as I want to link the motifs as  I go. For now, I can crochet a pile of flowers and play with the layout - that's the fun bit for me! Once I have them done, I can balance them with the final coloured edging. All is happy in the land of crochet;))

14 comments:

  1. sehr schöne farben und schöne blüten . was wird das ? ein kissen oder eine decke ? gruß martina

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  2. Thank you Martina. I'm not sure what it will be as yet. It may grow big enough to be a blanket but it may turn into cushions or a baby snuggly blanket instead!

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  3. So pretty, love the colours

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  4. Gorgeous...did some swap squares using the Hawaiian flower as the centre a lovely pattern with drama
    Look forward to seeing the final choice project
    Hugs Suz x

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  5. I love your crochet flowers - I am so wanting to do some crochet work again - I haven't crocheted for many years. Your work is inspiring.

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  6. Thank you all. The flowers are coming on apace - 46 so far.Got to the stage I have to decide whether I want a full sized blanket now or opt for a smaller project. Hmmm....:))

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  7. That's a nice idea Suz. Using the flowers as a central panel of a larger piece would give me a lot of design options to play with. Do you have any pics of how your swap squares turned out? I'd be interested to see how they were used.

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  8. Hi Marilyn, I tend to dip in and out of crochet too but I enjoy how versatile a technique it is and I do get swayed by lovely colourful projects and motifs every now and again:))

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  9. wow elaine i think these are fab the photo i recived didnt give me a very good colour (will have to show you) so when i saw these i was blown away... you have such a fantastic eye for colour there beautiful xxx

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  10. Thank you Lisa! I think its just my camera's picture quality is a bit poor. You can see the real thing next time you are over - maybe it will be a bit bigger by then too:)

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  11. Great to see you back around. Live these London flowers very colorful. can't wait to see the finished blankie.

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  12. Thanks Kate! I'm getting all excited now I can get an idea of what it's going to look like bigger:)

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