3D Crocus Granny Free Tutorial
By AnnooCrochet Designs
Seeing The Crocus peeking out in my Yard makes me so happy, I wanted to Capture this moment with this Crocus Granny I just Created, and share the new beginning and hope which spring Brings with you all my Fellow artists.
Did you Know That the Crocus is a flower that was actually used for the Saffron Spice?
Crocus sativusFamily: Iridaceae Saffron is mentioned in a writing on papyrus about 1500 before Christ. It was widely grown from Crete to England, where its stigmas were used for herbal and medicinal purposes. The crocus was greatly valued in the ancient world. In India it's called kesar and highly prized. A flower of ritual and ornament, it was also used as food and as a source of dye and was connected with ceremonies. Its petals were scattered on the ground at social gatherings and on the matrimonial bed after a wedding. Crocus essence was used as a perfume and the stamens of autumn-flowering Crocus sativus are the source of saffron.
According to legend, young Crocus was a shepherd boy of fine and noble spirit. He fell deeply in love with the lovely nymph Smilax. The gods were so impressed with the depth of his devotion, that they granted him immortality and turned him into a flower. To ensure that they could be forever together, Smilax was transformed as an evergreen, the yew. More about Flowers and their Legends here