I look at inspiring images all the time, whether it be of nature, stitches, patterns, colours or designs. These are just simply enjoyed, or get stored away in my mind for future reference, or sometimes they even spark an idea straight away!
There have been many images of the Rustic Lace square in the crochet world, but strangely there doesn't seem to be an origin to this patten. I've admired all the interpretations I've seen but it was only when I saw an image by Susan on IG that I sat up and really took notice! She had only made the centres of the squares as she was working out her colour layout. I immediately could envisage these centres being joined together to create a different pattern altogether.
The colours that I chose were inspired by the Sweet Williams that we'd seen on holiday, at Heligan.
All I had to go by was a crochet chart
Most of it I found straightforward, but one of the set of lines I had to look up and then remind myself how to decrease, but I didn't mind, as learning as you go makes it more interesting and fun.
I joined my first three flowers together
But as it leaves quite a large gap in between, I decided I needed to come up with a filler. The hole formed a natural triangular shape, so a little crochet triangle was made and slotted in.
After making a few of the components, I was unsure how they were going to slot together.
I decided I needed to make more pieces so I could plan.
So I made some of the centre circles
And continued on with the second round
I'm looking forward to continuing on with this pattern to see how it progresses, and seeing how it starts to look as more of the pieces combine together...