I learned how to crochet when I was 8 through my churches girls program. It was fun, but I couldn't get my tension even and the granny squares I made were all different sizes even though they were ...
I learned how to crochet when I was 8 through my churches girls program. It was fun, but I couldn't get my tension even and the granny squares I made were all different sizes even though they were made exactly the same. Out of frustration I almost gave it up.
Enter my Grandmother who crocheted beautifully. She taught me that there was a rythm to each stitch and that if I could feel it my tension would be even. She was right and I was excited again. I crocheted for a while but as I got older I had less time.
When I became a mother and life started getting overwhelming I began to crochet again because it helped me relax in the evenings. I spent a lot of time crocheting with my grandmother as she got older. I treasure these memories and am passing them on to my children.
I have been enjoying my "cheap therapy" for many years now. I love untangling the stress of my day and creating something useful and beautiful in the process. I have always enjoyed challenging patters along with mixing stiches and patterns. I began creating patterns on my own last year when my daughter needed a gift for a friends birthday. I made a kitty and then several other animals as my daughter had more parties to attend. I have enjoyed the challenge of creating new things ever since.
I love these flowers! Its simple elegance and quiet beauty belies its hardiness. They will grow in any soil as long as there is some humidity and will last for 7-10 days after it is cut. Calla lilies represent purity, rebirth and resurrection.
This is a pattern that I created because I could not find one I liked or that had a stem. This sweet flower is about 5" x 2" x 2" and works up in about an hour
By changing the weight of the yarn and the size of the crochet hook you can make this beautiful flower in any size you want.