It's been a rainy, dark and miserable today.
Perfect weather to get out your crochet hook and some leftover cotton yarn in a candy floss pink to make scatters of tiny little cherry blossoms to brighten things up.
If you're then brave enough to go outside in the rain to find a twig you're half way there to having the perfect spring decoration for your house.
All you have to do is glue on your blossoms (I used a hot glue gun) and that's it: instant spring and cheerfulness.
The idea came from this post over at Naturkinder, but I was a) too clumsy to follow the pattern given there and b) thought the blossoms a bit too round and not flower-shaped enough (if you know what I mean) for what I had in mind, so I made up my own.
This is what I did (using US terminology):
- Ch 3
- Dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in same ch (= 1st petal made)
- [ch2, dc, sl st in same ch as 1st petal] x4
- Join with sl st to close round
- Fasten off and pull the foundation chain strand tight to close the whole in the centre