#sheepishbloomdrop Yarn Bomb
I’ve been wanting to yarn bomb for quite some time now, and I finally got the opportunity to do it!
I came across the #sheepishbloomdrop a couple of weeks ago, while blog surfing. Meredith from One Sheepish Girl organized the yarn bomb and I absolutely loved the idea! I instantly emailed the link to Lidia from The Paper Lens and asked her if she wanted to join me, of course she said yes!
We bounced around some ideas, and finally we decided on making yarn flower “gardens” (consisting of 5 flowers) and placing them in popular parks of Los Angeles, CA. Surprisingly, there are quite a lot of parks in Los Angeles; but we narrowed it down to two parks: Barnsdall Art Park and Echo Park. Barnsdall Art Park is a little park that’s hidden up on a hill, the nearest cross-streets are Hollywood Blvd and Vermont Ave. And it’s the cutest little park! Now Echo Park is quite the opposite, it out in the open (near the 101) and is quite large. Echo Park has a lake in the middle (with paddle boats and canoes!) and has tons of areas around the lake to lounge and enjoy the beautiful California day :)
Now for the actual yarn bomb…
After racking my brain for days, we decided on making some pretty simple flower designs with complementary colors. And I have to admit our “gardens” came out really pretty!
Here are the materials we used: yarn, crochet hook, yarn needle (not pictured), wooden popsicle sticks, and green pipe cleaners.
We chose our favorite crochet flower patterns, I found many patterns on Pinterest. For the stems, I made a tube like shape (crocheting a circle of 4 dc). I place a pipe cleaner and 2 wooden popsicle sticks (stacked on top of each other) in the stem tube.
The leaves are a little more complicated, but they are not hard at all… Then just use a yarn needle to attach the leaves to the stem, and then the stem to the flower.
Leaf Pattern: (US abbreviations)
1 sc in the first ch from hook, 1 sc in the next ch. 1 hdc in each of the next two ch. 1 dc in each of the next two ch. 5 dc in the last ch.
Turn (start crocheting on the other side of the foundation row). 1 dc in each of the next two ch. 1 hdc in each of the next two ch. 1 sc in the next 2 ch. slip stitch through the first sc and cast off.
<<< Barnsdall Art Park >>>
<<< Echo Park >>>
I really enjoyed this project! Thank you Meredith for the awesome idea! I look forward to more yarn bombing adventures :)