A few months before coming to Alberta I read somewhere people saying about the heat in Edmonton during the Summer, can’t deny my own thought:
“They do not know what a hot summer is like!”
I must take it back! So they were right! It is hot up here! The fan is on all day long.The only difference is that at night the temperature falls down a bit, and we get to sleep.
At times I do not feel like crocheting, I end up spending the days cooking, doing housework, or even some light reading, as I watch my daughter up and down playing with her friends, sometimes inside the house, or in her small poll in the yard.
There are some wild birds merrily chirping as they come by to gladly find their preferred food my husband daily feeds them, I already counted 17 little ones at once the other day. It is quiet, up here. Opposed to my life August last year in São Paulo. Of course it won’ be like this for long, as soon as her vacation is over I have some projects in mind. Should be fun, to say the least.
So as I said little projects like this is what I have been doing, the very same rose I posted here, and the very same leaf I once gave you the pattern, I sewn them in a hair band and my daughter wears it a lot! Hope you like it and do the same for your little ones too! I used handicraft and hook 5,00 m.
I do hope you are doing fine, as I am, today was my day off and I took it to organize a few things I have here, some of them are a few crochet projects that haven’t been finished yet.
I also took some time to read my posts backwards, I found a request of a reader, I hope she can see it as now I found the time to answer to it properly. she liked the crochet Rose pattern and asked me how to make a leaf and the spiral too.
I decided just for the matter of filing later, to split the instructions in 2, being the first the instructions on how I make the leaves.
I must let you know hat in case you are just a beginner you might find Annie’s Attic instructions really handy
any kind of yarn
a crochet hook compatible to the yarn you are using
chain stitch= ch
slip stitch= sl
half double crochet= hdc
treble or triple crochet=tc
Start with 13 chains. Row 1 – turn your work, make 1 more chain an in the second ch from hook make a sc,*1 hdc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains, 1 tc in the next ch -which will be your 7th chain- 1dc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 hdc in each of your 2 next chains, 1 sc 1ch *and turn your work, do the same stitches you did in the previous row. Row 2– 1sc in each of the next 2 ch and repeat from *to* . In case you want a “firmer” leaf, do one sl in each chain at the back of the initial chain, in its center, it will make the leaf looks even more realistic. I particularly like it.
Fasten off. Make a few and sew the cork/spiral adornment. This pattern is coming soon.
So as I said about two posts ago, I was intrigued about making a nice crochet flower for my Mama Africa lariat/necklace then I came up with this one which I think is nice and plain enough to go with it.
There it is:
I love the neutral color that won’t mix or call our attention too much and thus diverting us from the main attraction that should be the lariat itself.