Tonight’s tutorial was brought on by a suggestion to add some cutie little black crochet flowers to my purple and black snood to bring the two colors together. Since I ran out of the purple and adding the black was a last ditch effort to get it done without getting a whole new skein of purple luscious face-rubbing yarn.
So I found this fantastically done picture tutorial/pattern to make this little bugger!
So off I went. Reading briefly over the instructions (more just looking at the cute pictures) I got started. Shortly after starting, I had to pause to rinse the hair color from my hair and I just had to pause a take a picture at what step I was stopping at:
So once the hair was rinsed and I stopped playing “What Does My New Shampoo Smell Like?” I got back to it. Super easy, simple pattern. Its going to be a win, right?
It looked like a totally depressing starfish, not a flower. I supposed I should have read the instructions and not just look at the cute pictures. So I frogged back and tried again.
At least it actually looked a little cute, if small. So I see how the instructions say you can stop here and have a completely cute, adorable and perfect little flower OR you can make it a super fancy ULTRA FLOWER!
I opted for ultra flower.
This was a mistake.
Maybe its just too much black and it would be cute if a) I actually got the right number of petals on the second layer or b) I made the second layer out of the purple of the snood to make them stand out. But if I had enough yard to make cute purple flower petals I would have just finished the damn snood in all the same color and would have effectively avoided this whole mess in the first place.
Lesson: Quit while you are ahead when it comes to super cute crochet flowers. Ultra Flowers will only cause trouble.