I have been searching for the perfect crochet flower pattern since the day I was born, and I do believe I found it this morning. As any crocheter will know, this is A Big Big Thing. I am neither clever nor patient enough to design my own, so I have to rely on the brilliance of others. Enter Solveig.
She is Norwegian and crochets the most beautiful things and creates wonderful blogs and tutorials. I can’t remember whose blog led me to hers, but thank you thank you thank you.
Currently nursing a broken toe, I feel perfectly justified in taking things easy at the moment. I am propped up in front of my pc with wool and hooks and coffee and camera (and, as it’s cold in Cape Town today, wrapped up in an old, tatty, worn, ripped-at-the-seams polar fleece dressing gown), and have attempted to follow Solveig’s tutorial. My first effort is pretty bad:
The petals are skew and I think I’ve managed to crochet on the wrong side of the first ones, and also I don’t know how to do a magic loop and can’t be bothered to learn. So I am being stupid and impatient and rushing it. I want to make a million Solveig flowers and I want them now.
To be continued…