Fun with flowers and permutations

With so many partially completed projects to choose from, it can be difficult to pick just one to work on, but today, I did just that andĀ again turned my attention to my groovyghan, and used the math I used to teach to middle school students to figure out the flowers and permutations.

Choosing from the seven Red Heart Super Saver colors I had used in the dot motifs (cherry red, shocking pink, pumpkin, bright yellow, spring green, delft, and dark orchid), I decided to move onto the flower motifs.

Composed of 3 colors each, the potential arrangement of colors for the flowers number 210.

Despite that daunting number, I was able to settle on the first three colors I would use, the order in which I would use them, and with my trusty 4.5mm Etimo hook in hand, I got to work

I started by making a shocking pink center, and from there, I used the pumpkin for the multi-layered petals of the flower:

textured crochet flower for the center of a crochet square
My first crochet flower motif for a crochet blanket

After weaving in all of the ends, I got out the delft and began the transition from dimensional flower to granny square. Here is a detail of the work I did:

Detail of my first of seven crochet flowers and permutations
Detail of my first of seven crochet flowers and permutations

and here is a more comprehensive view:

crochet blanket crochet flower motif
My first groovyghan crochet flower motif

I enjoy the elegant simplicity of this design; each new element I work on is my favorite.

I can hardly wait to see how these pieces come together.