The Big Acorn Race

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Big Acorn Race Update: Podge’s Garden

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Podge in her gardenI have had so much fun crocheting everything for Podge’s garden over the last few months. This particular project stretched my crochet skills to the max. Every detail, from the pumpkins to the strawberries, was done freeform, without a pattern. I just made it all up as I went along. Having just finished creating the patterns for the book, this was actually a welcome change. I really enjoyed the playfulness and freedom of winging it and not having to worry about keeping track of a pattern. Although, I did jot down notes for each plant in case anyone is interested in crocheting a garden of their own. Let me know if you’d like to see this and I’ll work on a pdf download to release after the book early next year.

My practice of miniature crochet last year really came in handy, as each one of the plants in Podge’s garden is pretty tiny. I used mostly sock-weight yarn and a size B-1 hook or smaller. Here are the yarns I used:

Soil: Plymouth Merino Superwash DK in Brown
Pumpkins and Carrots: Lion Brand Bonbons Beach Collection Orange, and Plymouth Merino Superwash DK in Peapod
Strawberries: Lion Brand Bonbons Beach Collection Red, White, and Yellow, and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Grass
Lettuce: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in Peapod
Cornstalks: Lion Brand Bonbons Beach Collection Yellow, Lion Brand Bonbons Nature Collection Green, and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Grass
Sunflowers: Lion Brand Bonbons Beach Collection Yellow, Lion Brand Bonbons Nature Collection Brown, and Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in Peapod
Tall ‘n’ Fast Flowers: Patons Grace in Sunkissed, Orchid, Lemon Lime, Lotus, Aquifer, and Snow, and Plymouth Merino Superwash DK in Greenlake
Watering Can: Lion Brand Bonbons Beach Collection Turquoise

Now that we have those details out of the way, Podge would like to show you around her garden…

 

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18 thoughts on “Big Acorn Race Update: Podge’s Garden

  1. Reblogged this on Squirrel Picnic and commented:

    Join Podge as she shows us around her garden…

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  2. i love the brassicas and the strawberries. would love the patterns.

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  3. Love the garden, you are talented indeed! Yes, please provide all of us admirers with a PDF to download. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden!

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  4. Yes please, a pattern would be wonderful. The garden is gorgeous and l enjoyed the pictures very much. Especially the idea for the little carrots made me smile!

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  5. What a great garden! I loved every vegetable and was pleased to see even a wee watering can. ❤

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  6. 😀 😀 😀 I can’t focus on any one thing to say other than I LOVE EVERYTHING!
    Also I am interested in the patterns. Wow just…what amazing work. I congratulate you 🙂

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  7. Hodge and her garden are fabulous! You are so incredibly gifted. Every single item is a work of art all by itself, and when put together, it’s a joy to look at. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. :~)

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  8. Oops. Podge’s garden…

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  9. I love everything about Podge’s Garden! You have brought me joy today; thank you for the crochet inspiration and keep it up! 🙂

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