Friday, September 19, 2014

Flowered dishcloth and a confession.

                          This two balls of yarn are Rico cotton essentials dk.It has sat in my stash for a very long time.
My beautiful daughter bought me this gorgeous orchid and it set me thinking about the colour combo. Nature is the perfect place for inspiration .Just look at all this for inspiration
. I have really loved this pattern I had the perfect yarn .so I set to work

Now ,I am sure you have noticed that the original pattern has 6 petals and mine has seven .I would like to say I did this on purpose, that I cleverly altered the pattern  but I can't, the truth is I crocheted this with a large glass on wine, whilst watching last seasons Downton Abbey .Downton abbey is back and starts on sunday and I have now vowed not to hook during it .

Even though this isn't quite right I like it. I am quite partial to  a little imperfection.

I reading this I have just started so  I can't say very much
Joining in with  Ginnys yarnalong


  1. It looks perfect to me, I love the colour combination. Beautiful orchid. Have a great weekend.

  2. Your flower looks lovely however many petals it is meant to have! Great colour combination and your orchid is beautiful.
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

  3. Hi Helda, I'm just catching up now that I am back, I have been reading, just not commenting. I loved the scarf you made in your last post, you arranged the colours so well together. Your flower is very pretty too and goes really well with your lovely orchid!! xx

  4. Well now you have gone and done it, if I wasn't obsessed enough with washcloths now I have this beauty to make. I love it. Thank you for posting the link, and I like the seven petals.

  5. Thanks for sharing this pattern. You really are making some pretty dishcloths even with an extra petal.

  6. Oh that's sooo pretty! ♥ Doesn't matter if there are 6 or 7 petals ;-). Thanks for the link & have a cozy evening!
    Nata xxx

  7. Hi Helda! Thanks for posting this, I love your version, it is unique!
    Since I also still got some Rico Cotton, I thought I would give this a go and I did it this morning after breakfast! Well, I made one and it taught me to pay attention to the pattern and keep counting, and I love the way it turned out! I love little challenges, because I want to keep learning and you can only learn from practice! There are so many ideas and so little time, and I often say to myself, I will make this later and then probably forget about it! Sometimes the time to do something is right now!
    (I'm glad I did!)
    Thank you for providing me great inspiration this morning!!!
    Ingrid xx

    1. Hi Helda,
      In addition: I have just blogged about your post and the pattern, and have linked it back to you here! :)

      You can read about it on my page:

      Thanks again!
      Ingrid xx

  8. ha, this reminds me of a flower brooch I recently crocheted that mysteriously ended up with 9 petals instead of 8! Cheers to inadvertent modifications that turn out well, like your dishcloth did. It is lovely, as is the orchid.

  9. Hi Helda
    Just popped over when I saw your link on Ingrid's blog. What a super flower cloth. you have some gorgeous crochet designs, I will be taking a look through for inspiration!
    Best wishes