Cherry pie has to be my most favorite pie.
And I got it in my head that I would make one. From scratch. So after pitting about 400 cherries & smelling the pie bake in the oven I couldn't wait to cut a slice & enjoy this delicious treat.
After pulling it out of the oven I realized something extremely obvious.
This was not going to be a delicious pie because the cherries were swimming in red water. Yes, bobbing up & down like apples in a wash basin at Halloween time. Ugh. I mean! --it was awful all the way down to saturating the crust into a wet, soggy mess....
Okay. So making a cherry pie in my kitchen is just not happening. But.....I could crochet a potholder that looks an awful lot like a cherry pie, right?
This didn't start out as a 'hey! why don't I make a potholder that resembles a cherry pie?!'
It just began with putting colors together from scraps of cotton in my stash & using a G hook...
....and of course, I had to look up a motif in one of my most favorite books:
..and did you know? Edie Eckman has another you-must-add-this-to-your-collection book:
So I sat and paged thru these 2 delightful books, & decided on motif # 24 & border #21.
Then by continuing to crochet round after round in either red, white or butter yellow, this became 'potholder-size' rather quickly.
And the back of this cherry pie potholder was just as easy -- simple sc, hdc or dc crocheted in a circular pattern.
My culinary skills may be lacking, but hey! ---> I can replicate a cherry pie with just plain ol' crochet cotton & a hook.