In order to improve my fledgling crochet skills I started making flowers, from 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Patterns and Ideas by Melody Giffiths. At first I thought this book might be a bit too traditional for my tastes (I lean towards the quirky, punky and alternative), but I enjoyed making these and I'm pleased with the results.
I made the larger flowers into brooches and mounted them on a card for my Nan, to wish her Happy Easter. I sewed the simpler flowers to another card, for my Dad and his wife. Sent them both off to Spain today, but no doubt too late to make it there for Easter.
So, I now know how to do the magic ring thing when crocheting in the round, which means I can start making Amigurumi. Just stumbled across this cute octopus, which I think I might start today...
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