And here we have...
... my first attempt at an African Flower. Made yesterday afternoon during N's nap.
That evening I then made another one. I also realised I'd made a mistake in the first one which I then frogged & fixed.
And this morning I made another two while encouraging A & N to watch Cbeebies (I'm going to join as you go, hence why I've not made the last round).
I got the pattern from Flickr via Elizabeth Cat's blog (which I discovered via The Garden Bell). As Elizabeth says, they're quite addictive. Up until the 4th round they just look like fairly ordinary crocheted hexagons. It's not till the 5th round (the final one on the photos above) that they become a little bit special.
There is a group on Flickr devoted to the African Flower with many examples of other peoples work made using this pattern. I love how different people using the same crochet pattern can produce such a variety of unique projects. I especially enjoying mixing up my colour combinations, I think that's why they become so addictive. Eventually I will make mine into a blanket.
In the meantime I will try and finish N's cushion.
I've only another six rounds to do though I think a few more African flowers will appear before I complete the cushion cover! N won't mind if it's delayed, he's not even 2 yet and is oblivious to it all, I tried showing him the flowers but he pushed them out the way as they were obscuring his Noddy book. Ah well.
We've finally had a couple of warm sunny days, Special Teddy got a well deserved wash.
My garden dragon fly has been sparkling in the sun. May is quite an exciting month in the garden, I've lots more garden photos to select from to make up another garden post soon.
On Sunday, A & N were at a birthday party at a nearby farm. From his parents the birthday boy was given these...
Duckings (can't remember which breed), so cute!
Just a reminder: my giveaway closes for entries at midnight tonight. I hadn't realised at the time that my giveaway draw would coincide with the General Election. I voted earlier this afternoon after dropping A off at Nursery. Now to wait and see what happens...