Wednesday 7 January 2015

Hyacinth Pot

There's nothing like making the most of a spare hour and working on a really simple, fuss free crochet project.
I had the luxury this afternoon...... I made myself a big mug of tea and spent my time whipping up something rather cheery! Something that would brighten up my apartment and fill some of the void thats been left since taking down all of my Christmas decorations. 

When grocery shopping on Monday, I spotted this little pink pot of Hyacinth bulbs and had to pop them into my basket. I thought it would be nice to have a touch of Spring at home, to keep me energised through the grey days. 
The bulbs already came in a rather jolly coloured pot, but I thought there was room for improvement and challenged myself to add a little touch of crochet creative flare!

I had a search through my yarn box for my stashed stylecraft yarn and picked an array of glorious rainbow colours. (1083-Pomegranate, 1132-Shrimp, 1081-Safron, 1065-Meadow, 1422-Aspen, 1068-Turquoise, 1432-Wisteria)

Armed with a size 3.5 hook, I crocheted a foundation chain of 40, then joined with a slip stitch to form a circle.
I then single crocheted in rounds. in the beginning I would change colour every round, but later I would change colour every 2nd round. I did this until I had a rainbow sleeve big enough to slide over my Hyacinth pot.

For an extra homemade touch, I found a nice shiny red button to sew onto the middle of my crocheted sleeve. I thought it would add a little extra flare to my pot cover.

There we have it! Bright, bold rainbow colours that compliment the natural green shade of the leaves.

I'm excited to see my Hyacinths grow and look forward to them opening up to reveal which colour flowers they will have.
It was rather lovely working on a small project! Something I could make relatively fast and have results to show for it within an hour of starting it.

Hope you are all having a bright and happy week!?

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  1. Such an adorable project. I love the button!

  2. That sure made the little pot come to life. Looks great!

  3. Hey Matt

    Happy New Year to you. Simple project but so colourful. Makes the place so bright... Lovely

  4. That looks great! I love how everything you do is always so colourful - it makes me smile!

  5. This is really sweet. I have an ugly pot holding my budding hyacinth so I think I may well have been inspired to jazz it up! J9 x

  6. Perfect as always! And is anything really complete without a shiny button? I think not! :) Have a lovely day!

  7. A lovely idea, and a big improvement on the plain pot. The bulbs have really nice dark skins, so they should be a good colour.

  8. Happy New Year Matt! I love this - so bright and cheerful - perfect to brighten these dull January days!
    Maria x

  9. Oh my gosh, I love your rainbow sleeve! It made me happy just to see it wrapped around your pretty little hyacinth pot, and I loved seeing the process step by step. You have the most lovely and creative ideas and your photos are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing, you made my day. Take care.

  10. I love it! There's nothing like a bit of colour to cheer up the greys of winter :)

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