The pansy isn't quite finished. The pieces are completed but they aren't assembled.
There's the purple flower, two short leaves, one long leaves and the tiny green pieces are the calyx. The only problem I had with the pattern is the formatting. It's hard to keep track of where you are with the way the extended stitches are written so I had to write it out in a slightly different format that was easier and a little bigger. The next part is the finishing - I have floral wire so I'm going to use that instead of millinery wire.
I spent about two hours last weekend and one hour yesterday working on taking apart the chair and documenting the pieces as I went. Today will be a little too hot to work in the garage so no work on the chair today.
As of yesterday all of the fabric has been removed from the back of the chair including the buttons. It took about two hours to remove the staples.
I found some fabric I like but I don't know if JoAnne Fabric had enough of it. It was in their clearance sale at $15.99 yd. They won't cut swatches for you so I bought a yard thinking if I didn't want to use it on this chair I could cover one of our ottomans with it.
I have a couple of other things I'm thinking about changing.
The inside back is done in pieces with the buttons at the corners. Is the piecing important or can I just do one piece with buttons? I think the piecing helps with the structure so the buttons don't pull and tear the fabric. But, it looks much so more complicated...
Can I leave the pillow part of the back out? It's a separate piece that sits on top of the piece with the buttons.
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.