Not having the finer crochet thread, I opted to use some of my Peaches and Creme pink and purple yarn. It is easy to work with and 100% cotton. First I worked some trellises (pretty much just chains and single crochet--dramatic and yet simple). They looked pretty cool, but it was a little too big open for me using the larger hook and yarn combination; plus, I really wanted this project to be skinny and if I had two rows of trellis, a row of violets, and two more rows of trellis it would be pretty wide. So I scratched the trellis work and opted for a row of single crochet to work the violets into. (That is one nice thing about crocheting--if something doesn't turn out how you'd like all you have to do is unravel it. No biggie.)
Once the two rows that create the violets were finished I mirrored the beginning rows and finished with slip stitches all around.
Overall, I like the finished product! I think it is cute (and if you don't agree with me, that's okay!). I do think that I would like to try this project again with a finer yarn and smaller hook. I also think that these violets could be pretty worked into an afghan. But that is a project for another day!
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