It's this lovely, tricky (well, tricky for me!), very grooooovy daisy square!
(this one was not made by me - details below the photo)
made by "meowy takes photos"
Let me tell you about this funky, free pattern and the great project going on behind it.
The pattern is available from Krochet Krystal. Krystal has a really cool idea. She will share the pattern with you for FREE! (You just need to register with her and then she'll send all the info to you).
There's just one, simple condition: you need to make her a square, using her pattern, and then send that square back to her.
And what does she do with all these daisies, being sent to her in exchange for her pattern, from people all over the world?
She makes them into blankets and donates them to worthy charities.
Like this one:
It's an honesty system, basically. In a world-gone-mad, full of accountabitily and lawsuits, there is someone out there still working on the idea of goodwill.
Makes me feel good inside, knowing that. And, as I am an honest person (really!), I fully intend to complete my end of the bargain.
Only problem: I didn't know until I got the pattern that she wants you to use worsted weight yarn. And I have so little of that kind of yarn! It's hard to find in Oz. But it gives me a great excuse to go yarn shopping, doesn't it? ;-)
In the meantime, I made this one with some of my left-over Patons Smoothie yarn, the yarn I used in the Event Plaid blanket. Pretty, isn't it?
I found the pattern quite tricky at times, but I think I've got it right. Good practice for the one that I'll send her.
This is going to become part of a new project. A small-ish, spur-of-the-moment project. These don't often happen to me - I'm normally planning and budgeting carefully for some time, thinking about the costs and amount of yarn, etc, etc. But because this is now officially stash yarn, I can go with the flow a bit more. It's nice. I'm liking it. :-)
So, if you are interested in the pattern, or are interested in Krystal's charity work, head on over to Krystal's blog. By making her a square, you get the pattern, and you get to help a good cause at the same time.
Of course you can do more than one square, if you like. But one square is all that Krysal asks for. That's it. Then the pattern is yours to use and enjoy forever.
Let me know if any of you give it a go. I'd love to see your daisies and hear what you think about the pattern.
Til next time,
P.S. Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that commented on my Event Plaid blanket. I'm so pleased with the finished result and it's great to read that you guys like it, too. I love reading your comments; they really make my day. :)