Most people would choose to do a Grandmother’s Flower Garden throw in the beautiful colors that flowers typically come in. I love those colorful throws and blankets, but I also wanted to coordinate with my neutral living room décor. So I had to go a different way.
Zip had to get in the picture.
I found Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn on sale, and I liked the neutral colors they had. They go very well with the colors of my sofa and pillows, and match one of my dogs perfectly!
I have no idea how dog hair gets into my crochet!
The colors I chose: Burgundy, Aran, Heather, Soft Taupe, Chocolate, Fern, Forest and Deep Forest. I also picked up some Red Heart Soft in Toast, because the color was just right and they didn’t have something close to it in Impeccable.
Started – still a long way to go.
I am arranging the flowers and green background in a unstructured style, spacing and placing wherever my whims take me.
Using an H – 5, 5.00 mm hook with the Impeccable and an I hook with the Red Heart (the recommended hook sizes for those yarns). I did some slight tweaks to my Simple Little Hexagons that I made before. The only changes is that I sc instead of slpst into the space to start the round. I think a sc, ch looks more like a dc and sometimes just seems to work better for me. A new diagram to help clarify what I mean…
I am sewing the motifs together, through the back loops only, and weaving in ends as soon as they are done, the thought of a pile of those with all that sewing and weaving is enough to make me want to give it up right now! This way means I have to be sure I like it, no going back (or not so easy to go back). I did the first bits without weaving in at first, so I could see it and take it apart if I didn’t like it.
I used approximately the following length tails to sew and weave (a generous amount for me)…
1 side: 8 or 9″
2 sides: 11″
3 sides: 14″
4 sides: 15″
5 sides: 16″