Navrathri this year has been very different. There was a still quietness in the season. No silk saris came out. Nobody gets invited and no little girls running around in their pavadais.
Though it was so, we did manage to learn a new way to share the joy of the bommais on the golu padi.
The virtual navrathri
Since the pandemic and we being the vulnerable group we decided not to invite anyone for this season. Does that need to stop sharing the thambulams? Never !!
We sent out images to our dear friends who are the usual ones who frequent us. Doing so, I felt that I should also share crocheted symbolic vettali paaku, so I can put them in post.
The vettali paaku set
The vettali paaku set is an arrangement of items that we usually gift to the ladies who visit us during the season. In this platter, I have arranged crocheted betel leaves, kumkum, turmeric with fruits and bangles. Except for the mirror and the plate the entire set is crocheted.
For the betel leaves, I have used a 2.5 mm stitches with acrylic thread and hook number. Here is a close-up.
1.Chain 7. Reverse
2.Leave first chain d Sc in all 5 chains last one 6th
4 Sc .reverse3.Ch1.Sc twice in all……total 8 Sc reverse4.Ch 1 twice Sc in all eight…..16 numbers.reverse
5. Ch1. Sc in all 16 reversed crochet 3 more times 16 each reverse
6. Set in first d 14 Sc d last slst d reverse
7.And repeat that till it reaches one Sc.tie d cut.
I will cover the crocheted bangles in a separate post and the amigurumi fruits later. Do keep checking.