Wintry days and crocheted flower pots

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Windyhill, wintry-wonderland greets you today, my friends.

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It’s a beautiful scene and we are all delighted that it snowed overnight. It is continuing to do so!

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The garden is lovely and tinky is running around like a young pup, snorting and chasing around in the snow….

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Big tree looks magnificent with his winter coat on….

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We fed the birds….

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And my beautiful unicorn, Mr bullfinch came to see us. Wow, I love him and his vibrantly, shy ways.

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Little b tried to catch the flakes…. It is her first year to walk upon the snow!! She was very unsure where her feet were disappearing to!

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And we made a strange looking snowman, with onions for eyes and a half eaten nose! Little b loves a carrot and she keeps pulling it out and taking a bite!!

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My secret project is finished! Are you ready? ….

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Hurray!! It makes me smile inside every time I look at it. I love it!

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You know when you just don’t have enough pretty plant pots and you don’t really want to stare at the brown plant pot they come in….
I thought I’d make a pretty, happy cover that I can slip off and use again when I plant these in the garden for next year!

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I can see that I am going to make all sorts of these as they are so cheerful. I can hear my basil plant in the kitchen calling me, begging me to cheer him up with one!

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I thought it a good idea to show you how I change colour when I’m crocheting. 

Ready?

So, I have finished with blue and want some red!  I take my hook out and leave a loop….

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I get my new wool, red, and create a loop….

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Slip my hook through the blue wool that I am finished with…

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Tighten the blue loop onto my hook by pulling the blue tail,

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And pick up the new red loop with the hook….

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I pull the new red wool through my blue loop….

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And pull the blue tail really tightly to trap the red….

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I then pull the red tail to tighten the red and single crochet in place….

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Carrying on and hey Presto…. A very neat colour change with no knots.

Keep your tails long enough to weave in on the inside when you’ve finished and then you can tie them together on the inside neatly if you wish.

The cover itself was really easy….
I just single crocheted a chain that fit the base of the pot and slip stitched it together…

Each new round you need to start with a chain one before single crocheting around in order to give it some new height. I changed the colours here and there to make it interesting and when it was the height of my flower pot I added a simple shell edge.

I did this by single crocheting in a stitch, then in the same stitch add the following…. Double crochet, chain 2, double crochet, single crochet, then move on to the next but one stitch and  repeat. 

I’ll do a separate post about the flower later on.

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Right…. Little b keeps wrapping her toys up in dusters and tea-towels, so I am going to think about a mini granny square blanket for her to use instead.

Much love to you all…. Pop by and see me on my facebook page xxxxxxx

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