Nothing New Under the Sun

One of the main reasons I don’t charge for my patterns is that I don’t believe anything I do is actually 100% original.  Despite doing a fashion course 15 years ago where we were told that just changing a pocket on a blouse adding or subtracting it, placing it in a different position etc created a new design, to me they was still the chance that someone else had done it before.  It’s the same with my knitting and crochet.

I know there are thousands of combinations of styles, colours, yarns, even changing the needle size changes the design, but I still see them all as a variation on a theme and here is just another.

I’ve seen crocheted flowers made from a circle of trebles and then increasing numbers of trebles worked in to each stitch to make things frilly.  The same method has been used for ra-ra skirts for children.  Here is the same thing again used to make a shower puff.

2015-10-30 09.59.14This pattern is taken from ideas on Ravelry,  I’m using UK terms.

Using a ball of Drops Paris (100% cotton in aran weight) 50g ball and a 5mm hook.

Ch 5. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Ch 40 and slip stitch into the ring (this makes the cord you would use to hang it up).
Round 1: ch 1, 25 htr into the ring. Sl st in the first dc to join. It doesn’t matter if there’s a hole. (25sts)
Round 2: ch 2, 3h tr in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first tr. (75sts)
Round 3: ch 2, 3 htr in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first tr. (225sts)
Round 4: ch 2, 3 htr in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first dc. (675sts)
Quick, simple and a lovely gift.  Why not add a bar of pretty soap to complete the package?
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