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Pointillism Posie


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In sixth grade my art teacher taught our class about Impressionism and the skill of pointillism--making little dots in a pattern that creates an image. This Pointillism Posie is inspired from that concept. Each little "dot" motif in a range of colors creates a beautiful picture of a posie--clearly seen better at a distance--just like with a pointillism painting. I love the art of it, and creating it was so much fun as the Posie "came into view". The pattern is a simple little octagonal motif completed with 29 different colors of worsted weight yarn. This is a super stash buster as most of the colors are used to make only 1 or 2 motifs. Only two colors require more than one skein of yarn. And the join-as-you-go method makes for ease in assembling and weaving in ends. The pattern includes a PHOTO TUTORIAL with many pictures showing the pattern in more details. Pattern is written in US crochet terms. It's size is perfect for a wall-hanging or small throw to snuggle under. It would even make a nice shower gift for bride or baby. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did creating it! This pattern gives you PERMISSION TO SELL your finished items. It is appreciated if you credit for the design to Felted Button. Text and images Copyright (c)2012 by Susan Carlson, all rights reserved. No pattern may be reproduced or distributed mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying, without written permission. Finished products created with this pattern may be used for commercial sale. Please follow me by visiting: Facebook: Etsy: Blog: Pinterest: BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Read a pattern Stitches: sl st, dc, hdc, sc, ch Follow a color pattern diagram GAUGE Each motif measures approximately 3 inches (7.6 cm) with the piece measuring 20 motifs wide and 20 motifs long. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 60 inches X 60 inches (152.5 cm X 152.5 cm)

Supplies Needed

  • G hook, F hook
  • 29 colors of worsted weight yarn--great stash buster as most colors are used to make only 1 or two motifs and you can get creative with your color choices
  • tapestry needle

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Cheerful, Creative, Crocheter and Collector of all things Colorful describes me to a C--er, I mean a T. My sweet, left-handed granny taught me (a righty) to crochet when I was but a youngster. My first project was a hideously long scarf for my dad. It seems I just didn't know when to stop--something my teachers told me in school, too! Although crochet and other craftiness have always been part of my life, I channeled my energy and creativity into teaching Jr. High and High School sciences for many years. When I am not "yarning" (as described by my youngest), I treasure time with my family, friends, running, thrift store shopping, and learning new creative skills. You can also follow me at: Facebook: Blog: Pinterest: Etsy: