These little crocheted flowers were always intended to become part of a bouquet of hydrangeas. It was a last-minute idea I had for a friend’s birthday, but when I started making the components, I discovered a crochet hydrangea was absolutely not a last-minute-appropriate idea.
So in the end I used a few of the flowers and crocheted a leaf to make a cute curly flower pod at the last minute for my friend.
My crochet journey began with knitting.
I learnt to knit when I was about 8 years old. A Dutch friend of my mother’s taught me along with my older sister because although my mum could knit, my left-handed sister struggled with learning the English method which clearly favoured the right-handed. I found knitting a useful skill, particularly to while away the many hours in the car as my family travelled around Australia with a caravan when I was 10 (see below for some pictures of my beautiful country – taken by my 10 year old self on my old film camera).
Our caravan – home for 3 months
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Old Police Station Waterhole
Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park
Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park