While waiting in line at the check out the other night I aimlessly flicked through the latest issue of the Australian Better Homes & Gardens magazine (June). The page above had my attention in a heart beat, firstly I loved the concept of a rug littered with 480 crocheted flowers (yes! 480 flowers make up that rug), it requires 60 balls of wool to make and Tara has used one of my favourite brands of wool ‘Basics Pure Wool 8-ply’ (50g) which is available at Spotlight stores in Australia. Secondly I thought only a crazy person would make that, place it on the floor and let everyone walk all over it! Of course I was tempted to do crazy, if only I had a spare room, I’d cover the whole floor in a mass of crocheted loveliness. But no, no spare room to go crazy in so the next best thing was to hook a few flowers and cover a cushion with them.
I purchased a plain cushion from Best & Less for this project. I have also adapted Tara’s pattern to suit my on style. Tara begins her flowers with a magic circle and works a few rounds of htr. Htr’s to me are half there and half not, in between a dc and a tr. Useful when sculpting a nice crocheted rose petal, but for these flowers I was able to eliminate a round by working tr’s, and as for magic circle’s they have their place, but for this flower I began with 6 ch and continued as usual. My method produces a hexagon centre, where as Tara’s method forms a more closed centre. From there I worked the 6 petals and one flower was made!
If you tune into channel 7 this Friday night at 7.30pm you can watch Tara create a riot of crocheted colour for the floor no less!
Leave a comment and tell me, would you make this project and place it on your living room floor? yes/no.