Sunday, June 8, 2014

May Flowers

These flowers were made from a pattern in Crochet Bouquet: Easy Designs for Dozens of Flowers.  I used the same yarn, but I used 3 different sized hooks for each one thus getting slightly different sized flowers.  

I tried out a new stitch (for me) called the lotus stitch.  The first time I tried it I broke the yarn, because you have to do a 5 stitch decrease purl wise.  It is a time consuming and slightly hard stitch to do, but if you purl loosely on the purl only rows, then the lotus stitch rows become easier to make. I had wanted this to be a dishcloth (I cast on 33 stitches), but it ended up being the size of a coaster.  Here is the free stitch pattern

May Dishcloths

Doctor Who The Angels Have the Blue Box Dishcloth - free pattern.
The Eye of Ra Dishcloth - free chart.
Bobble Rocket Dishcloth - free pattern / crochet chart
Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Square - free pattern
UFO Bobble Dishcloth - free pattern
Bobble Cactus Dishcloth - free pattern