Art + pink = win

Our daughter is enrolled in art class since the beginning of this schoolyear. She learns to experiment with different materials, which is big fun. Sometimes she brings work home, like she did at the end of this schoolyear with this selfmade cactus.

It came in a little plastic flowerpot, and so we quickly decided that it needed something pink to brighten it up. Little yarn projects like this are a great way to get rid of some leftover yarn.

To make a cover for a flowerpot, you just have to crochet a magic ring, and enlarge the circle untill it’s big enough to fit underneath your flowerpot.

I always use the basic pattern most amigurumi’s or hats use as well:

  1.  Magic ring with 6 sc’s in it
  2. Place 2 sc in each sc
  3. Crochet 1 sc, and two sc’s in the next stitch. Repeat untill end of round.
  4. Crochet 2 sc, and two sc’s in the next stitch. Repeat untill end of round.
  5. Crochet 3 sc, and two sc’s in the next stitch. Repeat untill end of round.
  6. Crochet 4 sc, and two sc’s in the next stitch. Repeat untill end of round.
    etc…

Once your flat circl is big enough, crochet in the round without multiplying your stitches and you get a nice bowl shape.

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For this project I wanted the cover to look chunky, so I used two threads of Bravo yarn I had lying around. Febe loved it, and I was happy with the result as well. It’s been standing on our garden rack for a month and a half now, and still looks great (no rain can fall on it).

Do you love quick yarn projects as well?

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