I ran out of wool in one particular color on my 48 point round ripple. So I ordered some more. But I live in Melbourne, and my wool supplier is in Bendigo. So I waited about a week for the new wool to get to me.
In the meantime I started playing around with my next project.
The Sweet Roses Granny square
I found a number of squares with roses in the centre that I thought were pretty. But non of them quite hit the spot for the look I wanted. So I created a square with a 3D rose that is half attached and half free, that gets swirled and and sewn in place.
A few weeks ago I had my 14 year old niece come and stay during the school holidays. I planned a crochet surprise lesson for her. She said she had learned before but didn’t really remember how to do anything. I chose a pattern that was small, quick, easy and really pretty.
The Floral Trellis Scarf by Ann Budd in Scarf Style
I bought enough wool to do two, so I could make one as well. The original pattern calls for a knitted ruffle to roll up and make the rose. I decided to create a crochet ruffle instead. I used the basic pattern from that, and attached it to a base.
Here are my planned colors
I’m using Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury for this. It is really soft. It does have a tendency to split a little, but if I keep the tension right I don’t have a problem
I have created a crochet symbol pattern. I will probably need to post a tutorial to help you understand it though, because it is really hard to explain the 3D aspect in symbols.
30/7/2016 – I edited the chart as I realized there was a 3-treble cluster missing. I also placed a 3-chain symbol next to where each starting double crochet is to be placed, although if you wish you could just use the 3-chain instead. So just to be clear don’t put in both a 3 chain as well a double crochet, choose either a starting double crochet or a 3-chain.
I’m intending to put up a tutorial for my starting double crochet stitch. I call it the fat starting double crochet, as it is a little thicker than a normal stitch.