Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Heather's Rose

With the tiny amount of yarn left over from my simple shell shrug, I made up this flower pattern. I wanted something three dimensional to compliment the fluffy yarn. I turned this specimen into a brooch to give to my mother, who's name is Heather.
Heather's Rose designed by Teena Sutton Murphy
I first learned how to crochet when I was a child, maybe aged 7 or 8. My mum taught me, who learned how to crochet from her grandma Elizabeth. Elizabeth Jackson's parents owned a tailor shop, and she was very skilled in crochet, as well as sewing, which my mum also taught me. I'm lucky enough to have some specimens of my great-grandmother's exceptional crochet doily work. My son's middle name is Jackson, after this maiden name in my mother's family. We also live near Jackson Road, another reason why we chose this name.

I hope to write down the pattern for this flower I've designed and named for my mother. If I can get some friends to pattern test it, I'll share it with you as soon as I can!

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