Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mollie Makes Flower


Actually I should title this “Jane Makes Flower” :o)
Sometimes you just have to walk away then then come back to a problem on a new day…preferably a sunny, warm day when one’s mind is clear and ready to function.  You may recall that I wrote how I was stumped by the Free Mollie Makes Crochet Flower that arrived in the post earlier this month and that I was looking for advice on how to understand the pattern.  Thimbleanna was kind enough to have a go and see if she could clarify the pattern.

Well, it seems it even stumped Thimbleanna and that is saying something because Thimbleanna is so clever!  As there were no Youtube videos that could offer help, I took to looking for inspiration on Flickr.  It didn’t take long to find a completed flower that LittlestLass made and the conversation that followed.  There were a couple of us that were still confused and then PurplePolkaDot piped up with the key information,
There was a correction posted on the Mollie Makes blog here:molliemakes.themakingspot.com/blog/mollie-mak es-issue-12-...
Basically once you have done the the first 4 rounds turn it over and work around the outside and then through the backs of the loops towards the centre of the spiral (round 5). Once you get to the middle turn the work and then work towards the outside of the spiral in the stitches you have just made in round 5 (round 6).

AH-A!  Suddenly (ok…maybe not that quick) I got it!  Looks almost like the one in the picture and I’m thrilled.  I have a denim bag covered in pins and brooches so it will live on there looking pretty!

Until next time....

6 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

I did mine last night! I think it's funny that we were stumped on separate parts of the pattern. Goes to show there was more wrong with it than the correction! ;-D Your little flower is cute as can be!

Timi said...

It's a beautiful rose and with the bag: it's perfect :o)!

Shirley said...

Very pretty and it does help if you have all the correct info.

susan said...

Sounds very complicated and the magazine should have got such a small project right in the first place one would think. But the resulting flower is very pretty!

Liz said...

Perhaps you could write to them and offer your services as a pattern tester. Very pretty flower, it was worth persevering.

Lynda said...

Although I would be the first person to admit that mistakes can happen, it's so annoying when there are errors in printed patterns. I know we both try very hard to write clear instructions for patterns, and check and recheck, so why can't the big boys do this?