I thought we could all use an excuse to stop and smell the crochet flowers. These blossoms are for an upcoming collaborative installation by yarnbombers NaomiRAG and Caustic Wear (does it add to the mystery when I don’t use their real names?) They’re the two creative folks behind the crocus installation this winter.
Although Erin’s just learned how to crochet, she’s been whipping up ripples and granny squares and circles, and she made all the light pink flowers in these pictures. I’d like to say it’s because she has an amazing, talented, beautiful, humble teacher, but I think she might just have a natural talent for it. Mark my words, she’s gonna surpass me.
But don’t worry – when she’s not crocheting, Erin still has time to take plenty of photos. (You can see more of her awesome snaps on Instagram: @fcollected). I love how she made it look like the kids happened upon a fairy wonderland sprinkled with tiny pink blossoms… even though it’s just the park near our house. Since we all have insane allergies right now, this may be the last flowers we sniff for a while.
If you’d like to make your own crochet flowers for the Sakura Yarnbomb, there’s still time! You can find the easy-to-follow pattern on the Caustic Wear blog. The deadline is May 22nd, but they work up really quickly. The only rule is that they need to be pink, so you can be as creative as you like with your embellishments and yarn choices. You can see some examples of what folks around the world have done with their flowers in the #sakurayarnbomb feed.