Crocus in the Snow - Starflower Hexagon Phone Sock
This project satisfied two aims - to make a new phone sock and use the Starflower Hexagon by Julie Mnemosyne pattern. I printed off the pattern which is free on Ravelry and was delighted to find instructions that covered every angle. I particularly liked the table and the visual diagram on the last page.
I wanted a my phone sock to look like a Crocus in the Snow and thought the pointy petals would suit my idea - so I gathered my yarn from stash and off I went.
Here is the centre finished - this is Rounds 1 and 2 - nice and simple so far, in the background you can see the fabulous pattern table.
Round 3 - the start of the purple petals.
Round 4 - the petals are more defined.
Round 5 - the purple petals are done.
Round 6 - for me this represented the leaves. This round included an embroidery type stitch to get the little loopy bit - Julie's instructions were very easy to follow.
Round 7 - the snowy background has begun - you can see the visual diagram underneath.
Round 8 - the hexagon is complete and the snowy background is done.
Two motifs completed and my phone is waiting patiently.
Here you can see I have sewn up five of the six edges - I then crocheted a round of half trebles around the opening edge.
For the final finishing touch I crocheted a chain using three strands of yarn and sewed a little leaf bead to each end. This was then threaded through the half trebles.
And Hey Presto .....................
A new phone sock.
I have already earmarked this pattern to make little gift bags for next Christmas - I shall replace the purple with red and this will make a Christmassy Poinsetta gift bag.