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Free African Violets Pattern for Mother's Day!
theknittycat wrote in weloveamigurumi

mothersday comments, mothersday graphics

It's been ages since I've posted (or commented on your brilliant creations, I'm sorry to say), I've had so many ami's to make, but finally I'm getting something up here!  Yay!  And a pattern too!!  WooHOO!  I'm on a roll!  ;o)

No Water No Worries African Violets

Happy Mother's Day to all! 
 I wanted to make an African Violet for my sister for Mother's Day, remembering how much I used to enjoy growing them.  They're a bit fussy as to moisture and light needs, so they aren't the easiest plant to grow successfully and I thought that a nice knit one would be a great substitute for her.  :o)   No worries about watering or humidity or feeding or how much light it gets. Yay! 

(cross posted to my blog

My dear friend, who also loves to knit (check out her creations here, liked my wee plant so much that she wanted to make one of her own, so I wrote up this pattern for her, while I still remembered what I did and while I still had the plant, so I could count rounds and stitches.  And as a nice Mother's Day surprise, thanks to my friend, you all get to have the pattern too - so you can all have African Violets on your windowsills, or wherever you'd like to have them!  :o)
No water, no worries!  Yay!

 African Violets are very simply constructed plants and lend themselves well to a fabric or yarny interpretation.   The construction of my knit/crochet version is also very simple.  I've given detailed instructions on assembling it, but don't let the length put you off. You can put it together faster than it took to write up the instructions! I normally dislike making things with lots of pieces to attach, so I wasn't looking forward to the assembly,  but this turned out easy and quick to put together. Yay!
While most of the plant is knit, I did crochet the flowers. I may experiment with a knit version of the florets, when I get a chance, for those of you who
know how to knit but don't know how to crochet yet.

I hope that you enjoy this wee cutie. :o)   I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and if I can squeeze it into my peep making schedule (sadly unlikely), I'd love to make one for myself!! 

Wishing joy on this day to all the mothers everywhere.  And the hope that they all have peace in their hearts over their children.

Happy Mom's Day!
 from theknittycat and Mr. theknittycat

(go to the patterns and tutorials link for the pdf)

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Oh, thank you for the wonderful gift idea! Such a splendid pattern, and how generous of you to share it with us! I hope it'll make many a monther happy - they're such charming little flowers.

Thank you legendancer. :o) Can you believe it?! I not only finally posted, but I even wrote up the pattern! ;o)
okay, now back to hibernating with my needles & yarn, and nursing my sick kitty boy.

What beautiful knitted flowers! I love how neat the leaves look. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Thank you, littleyuzu! :o) I'm so glad you like it! I've just finished another flower (and a pattern! woohoo!) a big pink daisy with a smiley face. Will post it as soon as I can.

I made two of these for Mothers day for neighbors of mine, They were a big hit as they loved them, as I loved working them up. Thank you dear friend for providing the pattern for all to enjoy! :O)

Edited at 2012-05-27 05:06 pm (UTC)

I LOVED your flowers, chiwaluv! You picked such pretty colors! And did a much better job on the colorwork than I did. :o) I'm so happy that you enjoyed the pattern, and that your neighbors enjoyed the gifts! Hurray!

(see chiwaluv's african violets, and lots more cuties here:

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