As an early harbinger of Spring, I made Amazing Grace – a soap scented with a Lilac fragrance. That’s the fun thing about soap or rather the fragrances in soap – it can calm you, excite you, or invoke memories.
Lilacs bring to mind one of my earliest memories. When I was a wee little lad (maybe 3), my father took me to the Lilac tree to say goodbye to our family dog. Mind you, I cannot picture the dog, but what I remember is that lilac bush and the gentleness of my father.
And I love Lilacs’ verification that Spring is fully here and Summer is riding on its’ coattails. I don’t discriminate though. I enjoy the tulips, irises before the lilacs and love my Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth along with poppies and teddy bear sunflowers.
One flower thought begets another and I was soon remembering a pattern for knitted flower washcloth that was on my to-do list. It sent me on a pinterest search and the ultimate inspiration for this blog post and a whole bunch of flowery spring thoughts.
Just like the flower, this washcloth pattern is made up of layers of crocheted petals. But it is a quick project taking about 3 hours. Love dahlias and love this pattern! Beautiful! Available for purchase at Craftsy.
The afghan is made up of solid granny squares with either a 6 or 12 petal daisy flower. You can turn the squares into washcloths instead of an afghan. I love the contrast of the flowers with the solid squares in this pattern. The textures appeal to me with the applique layer, seams between the blocks, and grit stitch in the solid colored squares. Beautiful design that makes those flowers pop and relaxes the mind. Pattern is provided by Repeat Crafter Me
This pattern is provided by Premier Yarns and a sure way to brighten your morning with a series of 3 crocheted washcloths. Who doesn't like to watch the flowers grow while drinking a cup of coffee! Made for beginners, the washcloth is first crocheted and the motif is added using cross stitch. Lovely!
Photo by Premier Yarns
I had a hard time picking just 5 to make the list but a grand time scouring pinterest for some contempory ideas. If you would like to see the other 45 that didn’t make the list, head over to our Flower Power Washcloths Pinterest page to see them.