When you finish a project and you are in love with it? You know the feeling? The last one is always the best isn’t it?
I’ve been working on my crochet primulas for what seems like an age. I had this idea to use one of those twiggy heart decorations as a base for a new spring wreath. Then it proved quite difficult to find the kind I wanted until I came across this one from Gisela Graham. Perfect!
I love primulas with their gorgeous variety of cheerful colours which bloom over a long time. Simple primroses have their own charm and then there are much fancier doubles, frillies, two colour and my absolute favourites the auriculas.
I’m trying to grow auriculas and the plants are full of flower buds so fingers crossed for a good show. This is one of last year’s. Isn’t it beautiful?
Anyway I didn’t want anything too complicated to crochet so settled on a pattern for a simple small flower with five petals. You can find them all over the internet and they really do look like primulas.
Crocheting flowers is so enjoyable. You can make them from scraps of yarn and choose all the bright colours you really like. Leaves however are something else. I can’t say I enjoy making leaves but the flowers look nothing without them. I just made up my own pattern for these and got them done as painlessly as possible.
Once all the pieces are ready then the fun part begins. This is my favourite part of the creative process when making a decorative item.
It didn’t take long to stitch everything in position. I can’t bring myself to glue them on which might be the quickest method. There is something about wool and glue together which doesn’t seem right to me. Daft really!
So here is my finished spring heart wreath. It will cheer up another spot in the B&B ready for our next crochet retreat guests.
Enjoy your crochet,