An open road that knows no end
Pattern: Super Simple Tawashi Flower by Marte Fagervik
Yarn: Leftover dishcloth cotton, solid and multi
Hook: H (5.0 mm)
Notice anything unusual about that list of pertinent facts just above this paragraph? Like, instead of “needles,” there’s an entry for “hook”? There’s a first time for everything. And this is the first thing I’ve ever made with a crochet hook instead of knitting needles or a tatting shuttle.
Look. Those are crochet stitches up there. Surrounding a “magic ring,” twenty double crochets. Surrounding that, single crochets and double crochets worked into the same stitch to create petals. A week ago those words wouldn’t have made any sense to me. Crochet twisted my knit-ordered brain and left me in a panic about where to put the hook and what came next. But after an intense read and an hour or two of practice yesterday, I picked an easy tawashi (Japanese for dish scrubby) pattern and decided to try to turn out an actual finished object, despite never having crocheted a circle before.
The hole in the middle is about twice as big as it was when I finished it. That’s because Cady Gray appropriated it as a gift and a talisman, and spent the whole day sticking her little five-year-old finger through the middle (“like on a doughnut,” she mused). As you see it here, it’s not just my creation, but also hers. A first that I can claim, and a collaboration that enhances its worth.