The "flowers" are a variagated yarn worked in a string of popcorn stitches. The "grass" is green eyelash yarn worked into the backs of the popcorns. Isn't that clever? I'll have to find a way to use this idea in my designing somewhere...maybe as a unique edging??? She showed me another one that she bought rather than made in which the popcorn/grass combo was worked around an inner cord of somekind in a spiral so that it wrapped around it. This made a thicker lei. The one my mom made for me has 2 strands to it that she twisted together a little. I think she said it is actually one long strand, but you skip a few chains in there to make a spot to tie on the closures. The "beads" used in the closure are some variety of nut that she informed me is also used as a natural laxative in Hawaii....nice....
|A litte more close-up pic|
I am glad that my parents got to enjoy their cruise together. I wanted to share this interesting use of crochet with you.
Aloha, and happy crocheting!