This stunning Dragonfly is strip 11 of our Garden themed CAL, and is the fifth pattern submitted by Saleha Waseem of Crochet Karma and our designer from Pakistan. We thank Saleha for all of her time, effort and enthusiasm in providing us with five amazing patterns in all. This one is such a regal looking dragonfly! It is sure to add charm and class to your gardens. It is the last of the flying creatures for the blanket but if you really, really love it you can always make a blanket with just the Dragonfly, like Suzanne did. Her blanket and choice of colors are a sheer delight to behold!
In doing a little research on dragonflies, I learned that dragonflies eat insects as adults and eat lots of mosquitoes, something quite beneficial to humans. They spend most of their lives as nymphs below the water’s surface for up to four years and come up when they reach maturity. They actually only live as a true dragonfly for about 6 months. They are symbolic and represent change and new beginnings, living life to the fullest, and growth, maturity and wisdom. They are found in all parts of the world and like to live in warm climates, near water. No wonder we find them fascinating and purchase all sorts of things dragonfly related. How many of you own a dragonfly brooch? I may have a few…
All of these beautiful and colorful dragonflies by our Makers depict the dragonfly’s unique beauty.
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So far for this Garden themed blanket the patterns are
Strip 1 – Flamboyance by Lana Ignjatovivc
Strip 2 – Picket Fences by Suzanne Lively Boren
Strip 3 – Falling Leaves by Carola Herbst
Strip 4 – Roselyn Motif by Carolann Tuffo
Strip 5 – Springtime in Aotearoa by Jenness Fulton
Strip 8 – Butterfly by Saleha Waseem
Strip 9 – Happy Hibiscus by Sarah McGill
Strip 10 – Bumblebee by Saeha Waseem
Strip 11 – Dragonfly by Saleha Waseem
Click below for the Zig Zag Envelope Border by Moira Douglas of daisyknots