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How do you turn crochet into Art - What are your thoughts?

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What is Art?  Art is an interpretation of something, adding your own unique twist.

It is a fact that fiber stitches and patterns have been around for generations. There are thousands of libraries of stitches from around the world, found on the Internet.  When you look at paint, the paint strokes and brushes have been around for generations as well.  Nothing unique about paint or brushes.  Look at the words in dictionary,  they are all the same.  What is unique about words?

One of my favorite activities is spending time with nature, at the beach.  I was out on the Tybee Island pier one day and these two young men were doing something in the sand with a rake. At first glance, I thought they may be maintenance people. The closer I got, I realized they were drawing something in the sand. Is it possible that sand is art?  Does anyone remember the bottles of sand?  Some have detailed images, where others were simply different layers of colored sand.  Here is a video example of sand art.

How to Crochet Flower Primus

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Crochet Flower Primus

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet Geek
Video Tutorial:  

Video Tutorial: 

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 9-14 WPI 
Scrap yarn will work
Tapestry Needle

Chain 5, join
Round 1: Work 12 Double Crochet through the chain. This is working around the chain.  Join with the beginning stitch.

Round 2: Work a single crochet around the post of the previous double crochet. *Chain 3, skip a stitch, Work a single crochet around the post of the next stitch.  Continue around from *.  There will be a total of 6 chain 3 loops.

Round 3: *Work 7 DC through the chain,  SC in the next stitch(single crochet on previous round), continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.  (6 petals with 7 double crochet in each petal)

Round 4: *Work 2 SC in the first stitch, work 2 DC in each of the next 5 stitches, 1 SC in the next stitch , slip stitch between continue around from *, join…