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Friday, January 31, 2014

February's Frivolite flower!

The African Violet
I know I need a manicure, But isn't this a pretty one!
Love this color because it is gently variegated 

I tried to remember the color of African violet that my mother used to grow.
This is Lizabeth size 80 #177 called Elderberry Jam
with size 11/0 of Czech yellow beads.

The pattern is simple, and starts with 3 beads on the back of ring thread, ring of  2 double stitches slide 3 beads and 2 ds. and close ring.
 Then the petals start with ring of 5 ds. separated by 3 picots close ring.
Then a chain of 6 ds. connect to picot of ring and 6 ds. continue all way round ring, connect to complete petal. Chain 3 and start next petal  go all way round beads till you have 5 petals. (If look close I made a mistake but left it and continued on)

Can't let you go with out a quick picture of the thread I won from Handy Hands I am very grateful to win all this thread I have never won any thing so valuable can't wait to show you all what it becomes!
the one I named it on top!
   

15 comments:

  1. Your african violets are wonderful!! So bright, what a delight!
    Congrats with winning the thread!! So, inorder to win at hh , you have to NAME a thread? You don't have to design the color? Any way , i like mermaid lagoon!! Have fun!

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    1. This elderberry jamn color is bright but very dark and rich I had to take this out side for to capture the color good!

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  2. I did both picked the colors and gave it a name. I thought it would be variegated but they choose to twist the colors giving it a striped look.

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  3. My favourite aunt used to grow African violets. I would have to stick to the tatted version, I certainly am no good at growing pot plants. How wonderful to win the thread!

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    1. I know what you mean, I gave up and someone told me to try growing herbs out side because herbs are weeds and it worked! That all I can do as far as plants goes :)

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  4. Love your African violets flowers, thanks for sharing your pattern, I think they will be mist useful fir lots of different items.
    Congratulations on winning the thread, I look forward to seeing your new thread colour way. I must pop over and have a look at handy hands thread list.
    Margaret

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  5. Grandma Jones had beautiful African violets. Unfortunately, I have managed to kill every plant that has ever come in to my house. Perhaps some tatted flowers would be perfect.

    Thanks for sharing the pattern. They're beautiful!

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    1. I know what you mean it is easier to tat them! :( :)

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  6. They're so delicate. That must be very thin thread.

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  7. Forget the manicure I can't stand the pictures with great long square nails. I always feel drawn to see what is under those nails and not the actual crochet. Sorry really meant to say I love the delicate african violets.

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  8. Congratulations with winning the threads.
    I simply love the violets.

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  9. Congrats on the winning of thread! I too won with the color of Patriotic #400!
    Love, love, love the African Violet. Thanks for sharing!

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