When we first started talking about adding picture squares to the original geometric squares I had developed, I sketched out a whole page of various flowers, trees, bugs, leaves and other nature inspired items. I came up with the idea to layout the squares to make a flower garden picture afghan and settled on the 5 here, plus the Sun Square (which the editors thought fit better in the Space Square chapter).
|Square #17: Tulip|
|Square #18: Daisy|
|Square #19: Stem with Leaf|
The Step with Leaf is a fun one. Because of the reversibility of the fabric, you can flip every other leaf square over (to put the leaf on the other side) as shown in Grampa Kit's Garden afghan. This one also shows off the smooth lines possible in the technique when worked in simple, upright color changes.
|Square #20: Stem with Grass|
This square is deceptively the most difficult square in the book! Those 4 rows of grass involve more color changes than any other square. And even with my tricks for avoiding extra ends to weave in (included in the book), there will still be a large number of ends. The biggest trick is managing to weave those ends in ONLY under and through stitches of the same color.
|Square #21: Dragonfly|
For more information on Reversible Color Crochet, see: http://www.interweavestore.com/reversible-color-croc...
So beautiful. Love them. 17, 18 and 21 or 18, 19 and 20 could be framed as sets of three and hung as wall art too!ReplyDelete
My son did a triptych last year as a school project for Mother's Day, with the Daisy flower square, attached to a ball of yarn with a hook, repeated three times. It hangs on my studio wall.ReplyDelete