If you love houseplants but have an unerring ability to kill everything off, fear not, because this 'Holiday cactus' don't require green fingers!
For a touch of indoor greenery that will never need watering, re-potting or special plant food have a go at crocheting a cactus with Emma Varnham.
Native to Brazil, the 'Holiday cactus' (Schlumbergera bridgesii) derives its common name from the fact that it flowers in midwinter, adding some much-welcome vibrant colour to the season. Its spiky flowers are replicated here with pink pompoms.
The course includes easy to follow instructions, photographs, illustrations and clear patterns.
Emma says, “Even if you don’t have green fingers you can soon be the proud creator of a stunning indoor garden”
For the beginner to intermediate crocheter.
My grandchildren all collect cacti so they thought this would keep Granny engaged during lock down! First challenge to work out how to print off the pattern! All added to my pile of things to do- thank you yodomo as it lead to other ideas too!
Inspired by the imagination of children, Emma Varnam likes to make items that bring a smile. As well as writing a number of popular crochet books including Granny Squares Home, Crocheted Keyrings & Charms, Cute Crocheted Animals and How to Crochet, all published by GMC Publications she has had a number of successful collaborations with the celebrated knitwear designer Debbie Bliss. Emma regularly shares her design inspiration on her award-winning knitting and crochet blog, emmavarnam.co.uk. Emma lives in Greater Manchester, UK with her husband and young son.