I've been crocheting the last little bits n bobs for my Autumn wreath today. A few more leaves, a couple more acorns, a toadstool, and some clumps of delightful little Michaelmas Daisies. Do you know these flowers? I just did a Google image search for them and my heart leapt when I saw the purple haze fill my screen. So pretty!
Michaelmas daisies are named after the Feast of St Michael which falls on 29 September, so are always associated with the start of autumn. I love them very much. They take me instantly back to my childhood, to the garden behind our small terraced house in London when I was 8 years old. We had a huge clump of them growing there next to the shed, and I used to love the colour of them even as a child. I've realised lately that so many of my childhood memories are colour-coded.
I enjoyed some lovely, peaceful hooky time today, it was a very nice way to spend Saturday morning. The Little People were happily entertained in front of the screen (a Minecraft Addiction has taken hold here), and I set up Hooky Camp at one end of the dining table. Good coffee, beautiful yarn, and purple daisy production.
I managed to work out a pretty simple way to make a daisy flower, I'm pleased with it! Each thin petal is simply made by chaining 3, then making two slip stitches into the chain. A wee bit fiddly at first, but once you've got a few daisies under your belt, it does get easier.
The little green bit that looks like rabbit ears is a little daisy leaflette. You know what I mean, right?
The idea is that you stitch it onto the back of the daisy flower, then when you turn the flower over, the leaves sit nicely in place and add a good bit of greenery to the whole ensemble....
I wrote up this little pattern for you, if you would like to make yourself some daisies.
You can find the pattern HERE.
Right.......on with my wreath, a glorious Autumnal Ta-dah is imminent!!