Crochet does not cease to amaze me !! Although I have crocheted applique before, it is only recently that I discovered the fascinating world of motifs and applique. This is pure creative indulgence in yarn !!!!
The best part of it all, is that these are instant gratification projects 🙂 When you are down and tired, crocheting a quick ten minute mouse or a bird can give you that feeling of achievement making the day worthwhile 😉
So, I decided to crochet as many patterns as I can and serialise them, starting with this post. Most will be a mimic of the patterns culled from the net but I do intend designing some on my own too. Ah ! me a designer …I like the sound of that 🙂
Now, this mango pattern – that is what I am going to call it, ( it is more commonly called paisley), has been eluding me for nearly a year !!!!! I hunted for the right pattern (free ofcourse !) for sometime and after a few failed attempts at ‘designing’, finally gave up.
It came haunting again today. I googled and binged all over and found something closer to what I had in mind but there was no pattern as always.
I decided to go the Kokeshi way. Using the picture as a guide, I designed this paisley pattern. I need to work a few more of these to get the pattern in my head and on paper 🙂
I am happy the way it turned out except for its jumbo size which needs some scaling down ! I need to change my hook size and yarn.