I like to have a bit of crochet on the go. I'm not a great hand sewer, so for the nights in front of the telly and the fire, I need a bit of crochet or some knitting. I crocheted this blanket for my nephew and his wife for their wedding present.
When I wrote out my Winter Stitching List, I clean forgot about my crochet flowers that I started 12 months ago, or more maybe. I don't know if you know the african flower pattern.
African Flower Hexagon Blanket, 2. Beginnings of something hexagony...closer 1, 3. AfricanFlower Halter Top, 4. africanflower, 5. my first african flowers...., 6. African flower afghan, 7. new project #5, 8. african flower blanket, 9. african flower, 10. African flower hexagon blanket. finished 015, 11. African flower bag almost finished, 12. Afrikanska blommor, 13. Backside of my pillowcase14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available
And of course, there is a flickr flickr group
Here's my take on it, using up some balls of cotton that I've had for ages.
|A pile of african flowers|
|Lots of lovely bright colours, randomly selected|
|This is how many I've done so far|
Looking over the mosaic now, I must admit I prefer those that are co-ordinated colours, rather than just random like this. But they're done, and I'm not changing them now! I have been crocheting away without any clear idea of what to do with them, but now I'm thinking I could use these to make the baby blanket for my friend in Oz (item number 15 on my list) Do you think they'd make a good baby blanket or is it a bit too loud? What colour would look good to join them? Any suggestions would be appricated