In my first crochet diary I thought I had shown you all the crochet books that I own. But then I remembered that I have two other books, which I think of as knitting books, as I had only used the knitting halves of them. The 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield, is the book that enthused me into resuming knitting, after not doing it for a few years. And the 75 Birds, Butterflies and Beautiful Beasties was one of my leaving gifts when I moved jobs. Although I have knitted quite a lot of the projects, the crochet sections of both books had been completely ignored.
|These Hellebores took several attempts|
The 100 Flowers book divides the patterns in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. So far I have manly stuck to basic, and still have to sit with my other book open to remind myself on how to do some of the stitches. Annoyingly most of my favourites are in the intermediate and advanced sections of the book, but hopefully I will get to some of them in time.
|Lazy Daisy and Flared Rose|
These two both have errors if you looks closely. I spiralled the rose the wrong way, and the daisy is one petal short.
|Forget-me-notes and Primrose|
I really like these ones, perhaps because they are some of my favourite flowers in nature, and the primrose has a 3-D quality.
I thought it would be really fun to make a bunch of these to hang up at Christmas.
This cloverleaf was made in a hotel room in Bruges. I thought maybe I could crochet on the train, but this was just too hard.
|Narcissus is the only one I have managed to make from intermediates.|
I love these projects - partly because they are small, so not too daunting. I'm not quite sure what I will do with all these little flowers and leaves. I definitely think I am getting past the fear stage of learning - particularly of the diagrams. So I may be working myself up towards a granny square.