Tag Archives: crochet plant pot

Fairy toadstools

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I absolutely love red toadstools, I love the magic of them and the way they adorn beautiful illustrations in childrens books.  I had the bright idea of making a toadstool inspired plant pot cover….

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Ah. Isn’t it sweet!  I made the circles by simply chaining 4, slip stitching into a ring and then I made about 12 UK treble crochets USA double crochets into the middle, then I joined them with a slip stitch.  That’s a really easy way to make little circles, I then sewed them on top.

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Here are the merry little medley of plants so far, my spindly basil being the latest victim.  But look……

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They’re out! Honestly, every time I look at these plants they have changed. Maybe because they are toasty near my fire!

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I know someone else who is as well…. Sometimes I think that tink hasn’t moved from this spot for days! 

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It’s still bitterly cold here.  It was minus 7 the other night. That’s cold for here.  Today, the whole of the UK has been blanketed in snow. Airports and railways are closed and roads are terrible.  We really are pretty dreadful in our country at coping with the snow!

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These pictures are taken from my wonderful friends front door. She lives on the edge of Sherwood forest, it’s a lovely view isn’t it….

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And fantastic for her young boys to play in.  as I drove down this road to her house the other morning, I was absolutely swept away with the beauty of the place. The snow covered firs were glistening in the sunshine and it reminded me of skiing in Bulgaria a few years ago.  It also reminded me how incredibly lucky I am in my happy life. I love beautiful moments like that.

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May you have a beautiful moment today as well.

Xxxxxxx

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I love plants and I love crochet…

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Well, it’s absolutely true!  I love, love, love plants and I love, love, love to crochet, so this little project is delighting my cockles!

I’ve made another one!

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I think I love crochet because I love colour. I love seeing things grow and I love the cosy comfort of wool. I am also a big believer in the effects of colour on your mood and emotions. I practise reiki and completed reiki level 1 and there is such a significant correlation of specific colours with our chakras. Perhaps this is why I love to be surrounded by rainbows… I’m inadvertently keeping my chakras balanced by seeing all the colours around me.

I’ve got a little bit swept away with my pretty plant pot covers. 

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And I absolutely love this calming green one with it’s pretty little crocheted star.

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And I love the little pearl in the middle.

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And I absolutely love the daffodils inside…. They are growing so fast!! They will soon be blooming and I can’t wait.  My orchid has also new buds ready to pop and I can’t wait to see those beautiful purple flowers once again.

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It’s not snowed since yesterday, but is very, very cold. It’s been nice and bright though and the snow looks wonderful against blue skies.

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I can see the church once again…. It was missing yesterday for most of the day.

The little star on my cover was made following a pattern on a blog that I love to follow called attic24.  there’s lots of lovely patterns on there…

Right…. I still have Christmas presents to finish! Yikes!

Lots of love xxxxxxx

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