I started making these little flowers in January 2015. I’m using Valdani Perle 8 variegated threads and a 1.75mm hook.
I’m still relatively new to crochet and they freaked me out, but I love them. I’m using a variation on the African Flower motif as published by Petals to Picot (great site, by the way!). My inspiration has come from Sophie Digard’s work – I just love her palettes and sense of style – she’s the reason I’ve taken up crochet. I just wish I could keep up the patchworking while crocheting…
In mid-March I gathered enough courage to start joining the flowers together – my first attempt at Proper Crochet Joining. How scary! It looked like a dog’s breakfast before I blocked it. I did it though, and must say it’s a lot better than sewing the things together like I did for my granny square scarf and my other granny square/circle scarf.