Hello, I'm joining with 'Finish for the Weekend'. It's late Sunday afternoon in a very overcast and damp Lincolnshire, UK, but with the Grand Prix on in the background, I thought I'd post this quickly. I'm so glad that Jill at Emerald Cottage has decided to run this Link Party as it's spurring me on to finish some craft things.
These 2 poppies are to be handed over to the local WI craft group when we next meet. Everyone in the group has been busy making some poppies ready for attaching to the Remembrance Sunday wreath.
It's amazing when you go in search of patterns for poppies, just how many different types there are available. I was given a pattern for the frilly looking one which is here, it's available in both knitted and crocheted instructions. I chose to crochet the 3 petal poppy but there are instructions for a 2 petal poppy if you'd prefer. The pattern instructs you to start in red and attach a button at the end but I just started the first round of dc (UK terms) in black yarn. Then changed to red for the petals.
The second crocheted poppy is from this book here. I'd purchased this book a while ago now and thought this would be a good opportunity to make something from the book. This book seems to have different front covers depending on when it was purchased. My copy ' Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers by Nicki Trent' looks like this, with the flowers on the front. This particular pattern was for a flower decoration on a crocheted purse.
I may find another crochet pattern to do for the wreath before meeting to hand them over. In the meantime I'll return to knitting these socks for my husband. He's getting a bit anxious that he'll ever see them finished, as he mainly sees them being unpicked.
Have a good week.
Finish for the Weekend