Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Hyacinth Cuff


Hi, my lovely readers,

I've got a mid-week day off!  What a treat...  After working a lot of overtime lately I've got some time back.  I feel quite odd, and a little bit naughty, as if I really should be somewhere else.   And JOY of JOYS, the sun is shining!!!  So a meander into town was in order, and I was delighted to find the hyacinths back in the supermarket.



I just adore hyacinths.  One of my earliest memories of primary school was of a large, fragrant bowl of hyacinths in the classroom; the smell takes me back there now...  I get them every year, but I've never obtained a pretty planter to put them in.  Wherever I've bought my hyacinths, they are always in the same shaped plantpot; wide enough to take 3 bulbs, but just a tad squat!  And I've never seen a planter to suit (not that I've done much looking!).

So with a gorgeous, bright, work-free day, perfect for taking photographs, in front of me I thought I'd prettify my latest pot and share my pattern with you guys.

I thought a plant cuff would be quite a good idea; made in cotton it can just sit around the outside of the pot, leaving the bottom bare for watering mishaps!  And being washable I can bring it out year after year.  AND being quite natural and plain it lends itself perfectly to being made-over every year with a different coloured ribbon, or applique, or buttons, or crocheted flowers.........  I could go on and on!  So, if you are interested, read on...............

Hyacinth Cuff



I NOW HAVE A NEW WEBSITE, AND THIS PATTERN CAN BE FOUND AT -


http://psicrochet.com/portfolio-items/hyacinth-cuff/



These would make a very special, but very inexpensive gift; I think I may just be making some more!


Happy crocheting everyone!

Karen
xx

28 comments:

  1. Lovely project! Greetings from Hungary!

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  2. Hiya Karen, what a lovely idea. We usually buy lots of potted plants from morrisons to brighten our window sills, but the fact that the pots are just dreadfully dull can be off putting.

    Thank you for an inspiring post and I will be sure to make a few of these cuffs when our morries gets in some yummy bulbs in.

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  3. Oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing! What a great idea.

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  4. Love this project! Hyacinths always remind me of my Nan, she used to have them in the house every winter.

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  5. I love Hyacinths, and what a lovely idea for a holder. I love the natural look, the raffia looks so pretty. x

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  6. It all looks so lovely! Yes, perfect gift!

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  7. Lovely cuff for some beautiful flowers.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. this is a real pretty and kind gift !!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  9. Great, i was looking for un idea pour the present i offer to my sister in law for Chrismas ... I get it ! Thanks

    Laurence♥

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  10. precioso y saludos desde España, bessssssss

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  11. this is a great idea been stuck as to what to make my daughters teachers for Christmas and now i know thank you so much for your great ideas beautiful work x

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  12. Looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Marion

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, love it x

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  14. What a lovely idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. so simple yet so pretty! great job!

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  16. This is so sweet. What a lovely way to cover up those ugly pots. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial.

    blessings, jill

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  17. So beautiful, sadly crochet skills continue to evade me.

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  18. Thank you for this wonderful idea!
    I found your blog looking for crochet ideas, but I read that you are working in a beautiful castle in Schotland.
    We are also big Downton Abbey fans!
    We discovered your wonderful country a few years ago and have been back several times since then. London is our favourite city in Europe. We would love to visit Schotland in the (near) future.
    I just started my blog, it is in Dutch. I would love to keep reading yours.

    Thanks, Tina

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  19. Great project Karen adds that special something to your plants. We've got Downton Abby 2 (of which I'm a fan)on Spanish TV now. I've waited so long for it and at last it is here to enjoy over the Christmas season.

    Have a wonderful Christmas Karen and best wishes for a bright happy new year.

    Amanda :-)

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  20. just beautiful!!!I love this!!

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  21. Maravilloso!, de un gusto exquisito, felicidades
    Besos!

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  22. I LOVE this idea!! I have a big ole ugly pot, it's green and doesn't match my décor anymore, so this is a perfect plan to make it look nice!! thanks for sharing!!

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  23. Thanks for a great pattern. I've just finished making one for my mum for Mother's Day x

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