Perfecting the peanut blossom

Buoyed by my success with the new and improved homage to Lemonades™ crochet cookie, I spent much of yesterday’s crochet time making more cookies for the cookieghan.

After making a couple of gingersnaps and a few more of the cookies with a jelly-filled center, I made a couple of the multi-colored candy cookies. After finishing two of these rather end-intensive cookies, I then decided to try my hand at the crochet peanut blossom cookie:

Here is the prototype from which I was working:

peanut blossom crochet cookie
The first peanut blossom crochet cookie

I did not find my rendition of the cookie totally inspiring, so I searched the internet for a fresh perspective. I found these from Hershey’s:

Hershey's peanut butter blossoms
Hershey’s peanut butter blossoms

(along with this recipe), these from Pillsbury:

peanut blossom cookies
PIllsbury peanut blossom cookies

(along with this recipe), and these from Land O’ Lakes:

peanut blossom cookies
Land O’ Lakes peanut blossom cookies

(along with this recipe).

With these images in my head, I got out my 4.5 mm hook along with my Red Heart Super Saver yarn in coffee and gold, and tackled this cookie once again. In short order, I had come up with a new, and (to my mind) improved crochet peanut blossom seen here:

peanut blossom crochet cookie
My latest peanut blossom crochet cookie

here:

peanut blossom crochet cookie
A sideview of the improved peanut blossom crochet cookie

and with the crochet cookie where it all began:

two peanut blossom crochet cookies
Peanut blossom 1.0 ( left) and peanut blossom 2.0 (right)

With the details of this new and improved cookie sorted out, I had what I needed to keep myself busy while I waited for my son at his orthodontia appointment, and when we got home, I was able to get this updated photo of my cookie bar graph:

crochet cookie bar graph
Crochet cookie bar graph as of May 24, 2012

I still have a long way to go, but I am beginning to feel more confidence that this is a journey I will be able to see through to the end.

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3 thoughts on “Perfecting the peanut blossom

  1. YUM!!!!!!! Looks good enough to eat!! Will you be making any of the patterns you’ve made up, available to buy? Your blankets are just so cool & I really like your Perry the Platypus.

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