Tuesday, March 27, 2012

lil african voilet.


i really love african violet. i start to grow them when one of friend give one leave to me and ask me to grow it. eventhough it take weeks to month before the first leave grow into plant it grow with me in my office table for more than five years. during that time i have breed  the plant into many2 plants and give it to many2 people until i cound not remember how many.when i move office i leave the plant in the pantry of my old office. i hope it stay survive until now.At one point i become obsessed with african violet and collect many2 colors of them...every trip to cameron highland must return with one or two or three or more african violet. But the plant cannot stay survive for long in our weather unless we keep in the office which have more that 16 hours aircond on.some information i gather for this plant is available at melur.com
as many of you know...i love to crochet...so when both passion collide here is the result a crocheted african violet.  i have seen one of my fb friend posted a photo of crocheted african violet but i could not find a (free..:-)) pattern for it. so i invented ( huh ...such a big word) one of my own and here is the result. it is not so similar but ok lah...resemble lah...hahaha...so let me share the simple pattern with you all:

The Leaves (make 8)
  • Ch 3. Join with slip stitch to form ring. or perform a ring using magic loop
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring. Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn  
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn  Round 3: *sc in first stitch then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (18 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn
  • Rnd 4: *sc in each of the first two stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (24 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn.
  • Rnd 5: *sc in each of the first three stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (30 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn
  • Rnd 6: *sc in each of the first four stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (36 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round; chain 1, turn
  • Rnd 7: *sc in each of the first five stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat all the way around (42 stitches). Slip stitch into first sc to join round. 
  • keep on increasing if you want the leave to be bigger but i stop at round 7. fasten of
The Flower ( make 5 or  as many as you like)
  • with yellow color, Ch 3. Join with slip stitch to form ring. or perform a ring using magic loop.
  • rnd 1: ch1 , 10 sc in the ring.Slip stitch into first sc to join round. fasten off
  • rnd 2: with purple yarn ,(* ch1 ,hc ,dc,tr,dc,hc in the next sp. sc in the next sp). repeat from * until all 10 sp is occupied. you should have 5 petals flower . fasten off
The pot ( make 1)
  • Ch 3. and form a ring
  • rnd 1: 6 sc in in the ring
  • rnd 2: 2 sc in each  st (12)
  • rnd 3: [1 sc, 2 sc in next st] rep around (18)
  • rnd 4: [2 sc, 2 sc in next st] rep around (24)
  • rnd 5-7 (3 rnds): 1 sc in ea st (24)
  • rnd 8: [3 sc, 2 sc in next st] rep around (30)
  • rnd 9-11 (3 rnds): 1 sc in ea st (30) sl st to join at the end of rnd 11
  • rnd 12: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). In back loops only – 1 dc in ea st (30)
  • invisible join and Fasten Off



To assemble:
  • with tapestry needle and same leave yarn,  sew 3 leaves together
  • arrange the flower nicely on the top of the 3 leaves and sew it securely
  • arrange another 5 leaves evenly at bottom of 3 leaves.
  • insert the pot with polyester fiber firmly. put the assembled african violet on the top of the pot opening  and sew it around.

4 comments:

  1. My daughter wants to make some of these. She wants to know what size hook to use?

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    1. I use 4mm hook..but any will do depend on the thickness of your yarn

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  2. When making the pot, what row do you switch colors

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