Hyacinth Pot 07.01.2015

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

Hyacinth Pot

There's nothing like making the most of a spare hour and working on a really simple, fuss free crochet project.
I had the luxury this afternoon...... I made myself a big mug of tea and spent my time whipping up something rather cheery! Something that would brighten up my apartment and fill some of the void thats been left since taking down all of my Christmas decorations.
When grocery shopping on Monday, I spotted this little pink pot of Hyacinth bulbs and had to pop them into my basket. I thought it would be nice to have a touch of Spring at home, to keep me energised through the grey days.
The bulbs already came in a rather jolly coloured pot, but I thought there was room for improvement and challenged myself to add a little touch of crochet creative flare!

I had a search through my yarn box for my stashed stylecraft yarn and picked an array of glorious rainbow colours. (1083-Pomegranate, 1132-Shrimp, 1081-Safron, 1065-Meadow, 1422-Aspen, 1068-Turquoise, 1432-Wisteria)

Armed with a size 3.5 hook, I crocheted a foundation chain of 40, then joined with a slip stitch to form a circle.
I then single crocheted in rounds. in the beginning I would change colour every round, but later I would change colour every 2nd round. I did this until I had a rainbow sleeve big enough to slide over my Hyacinth pot.

For an extra homemade touch, I found a nice shiny red button to sew onto the middle of my crocheted sleeve. I thought it would add a little extra flare to my pot cover.

There we have it! Bright, bold rainbow colours that compliment the natural green shade of the leaves.

I'm excited to see my Hyacinths grow and look forward to them opening up to reveal which colour flowers they will have.

It was rather lovely working on a small project! Something I could make relatively fast and have results to show for it within an hour of starting it.
Hope you are all having a bright and happy week!?

This post was originally posted on 7th January 2015.
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