Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Cherry Blossom in the Snow





 Inspired by Clarens, a delightfully quaint little hamlet nestled into the hills of the eastern - Free State in South Africa. This is square two of a series based on my favourite towns here, special places for different reasons which have touched my heart or inexplicably moved me in some way.

Our stay in Clarens was magical, with a liberal sprinkling of Fairy Tale about it, especially since it spanned over the unique winter months there. Clarens is unlike any idea someone may hold in their minds of Africa. There, a few feet or at least a dusting of snow each winter is almost expected. Our backyard , with its Apple and Cherry Trees , was the prettiest I’d ever seen, particularly when the fruit trees bloomed .

In early Spring, while the kettle boiled water frozen overnight, I’d gaze out over our small yet picturesque back yard and marvel at the display of blossoms, daydreaming about the potential of each one…a ripe, delectable fruit. One morning shortly after this as I stood barefoot on the icy stone floor arranging mugs on a tray for our morning coffee ( and hot chocolate for the boys ) from the corner of my eye I noticed a change, the same yet different, but change it was.

It had snowed overnight! My heart almost stopped with the overwhelming beauty of it all. Still barefoot, not even noticing the cold ground, I stepped outside to walk between the trees , inspecting each one in turn, ascertaining whether damage had been inflicted. Unbelievably all was intact, each blossom and their leaves delicately frosted and at my feet one single Cherry Blossom in the Snow.
Now you know. :D


Although this pattern isn't so original at first glance it was a challenge for me as a novice crocheter to design a 5-petaled flower motif, round it off, and then square it too. My calculator came in handy as well as grade school math. :D

The instructions are in US TERMS only.
Please feel free to contact me here or FB if you get stuck. My pattern explaining and writing skills are still in training. :D

Here is the link to the FREE PDF PATTERN. Good Luck!



Jen
xxx

4 comments:

  1. great square !!! pity nobody takes time to write a comment :(
    love it, and Thank you!!! I have just finished Snowdrops and butterflies :) and it turned out super !!!

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  2. Thank you so much! :D And thank you too, for taking a moment to comment. I hope my amateur pattern writing "skills" were not too difficult to follow? I'd love to see your finished square! If you like, you can post it to my Ravelry designs? xx

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  3. This is so pretty can't wait to try it! Please keep Sharng your work is beautiful

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    1. Hi Gammie1 I'm so glad you like this square! It's close to my heart! My pattern writing was a bit rubbish then as it's an earlier square. I am busy updating all the older patterns, so if the pattern is confusing PLEASE let me know! :D XX

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