Magical Flower Child Flip Flop Basket by Pan Perkins
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Magical Flower Child Flip Flop Basket

March 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in not important
4.5 mm
50 - 100 yards (46 - 91 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download
Hello again to all crocheters out there!
Easter is almost here.
And that reminds me of baskets of flowers…..
And baskets of flowers remind me of “Flower Children”.
Maybe some of you will remember the “Flower Children”.
Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s was a magical time.
We had the greatest music ever.
And San Francisco was filled with Flower-Children.
I remember the sidewalk-kiosks on Telegraph Avenue.
Hippies and the like would sell their handmade wares:
Beaded-jewelry, toys, hats, tie-dyed clothes 
      and lots and lots of crochet items.
And everyone wore flowers in their hair.

I have always had a fascination with Flip-Flop Dolls.
And this little crocheted Flower-Child can transform into           
                  a  beautiful flower basket.
Years ago, I saw a picture of one similar to this, 
                but I could never find a pattern.
So I created my own.
And I would like to share it with you.
She would be a great Easter gift.
Or maybe a bedside pal for someone who might be ill.
She folds easily into her basket and out again.
I used Easter colors, but she would be cute in any color.

Life can be hectic.
Take time to stop and smell the roses.
And enjoy the pattern.
A big “Thank You” to Dedri!
If it were not for her, 
I would never have been motivated to share my patterns.
I am having so much fun.
I hope you all are, too.
Anyway I am off to my next crochet adventure.