Monday, 14 February 2011

A Few Flowers for a Happy Valentine Day

Had a play with the Japanese Flower pattern  found via a French crocheter using a wonderful Japanese pattern book
Lucy did her own version of the pattern using her own inimitable style and gorgeous colourway 

l stuck with the original pattern by 

Mayuko Hashimoto (橋本 真由子)from the book

but l have used a blend of 2 yarns in pastels
sorry the photographs aren't brill it got very dark here this afternoon

I'm Making a Chunky Flower Lap Blanket
2 blended strands of Acrylic and using a 7mm hook
Lovely easy and fairly quick 4 round pattern...
with some changes...2strands of DK yarn and a 6mm hook
Making some layered ones too:
l'm using up to a 10mm hook and the small ones are made with a 3mm hook

I've seen it made up in one colour two colours and in multi colours like Lucy......all are looking fabulous
Normally made up with dk and a 3/4mm hook making a palm size flower motif, mine is some what bigger and take about 25minutes to make one motif

I have a hold up with the squares for the chair cover as l've run out of my soft pale of the joining yarns...gggggggrrrr

Hope you are all having a romantic fun time tonight 
Hugs to all xx


  1. Ahhh Suz they are lovely. I have been trying them myself today but I am having trouble with the chain loop at the top. Where and how I make it. Do I make it on row 4 with the 4 dc and if so how cos I can't seem to get it right. Or do I do it on round 5 as a separate thing and if so how?? I just can't get that loop right! xx

  2. I get the feeling that there's going to be a lot of these made! I think it looks best crocheted as the original pattern so that the 4trs get separated out a little bit (yes I must admit to having a go at it myself!).

  3. I really need to learn how to read those symbols!!! The flowers are so pretty!

  4. I would love to make one but I don't know how to read the symbols. In need of some written instructions. Love love love the colors you chose.

  5. Lovely flowers and colours. Everybody is making Lucy's flowers at the moment. I already printed the pattern just in case.
    Have a nice day.

  6. Who can tell me where to get the pattern book? I have searched Amazon and Google and can't find it here (in Germany). Ordering in Japan is not possible - I can't read the language. Help would be appreciated very much!