There is something about crochet that I love. I don't do as much as I used to when the girls were babies. I make things we need and we simply can't face crocheted trousers! The thing I love about crochet the most is the way you can create shape which I think is so much more difficult with knitting.
I made this with no pattern whatsoever, just feeling my way, throwing some shapes, adding a bit here and there with the knowledge of a few different stitches - popcorn stitch, back of the post rib, double crochet and chains. I find it totally wondrous that crochet can be as free as this.
I made a little piece every night for a week. I have made it for my dad's wife as she has a display of cactus and succulents in their conservatory, however my dad does not like them much, consequently we 'rib' him about it so I thought this was a bit of fun for her birthday present.
I can't give you a pattern or a link because it all came out of my tiny mind but I encourage you to have a fiddle, break free from the constraints of a pattern and see what happens when you just crochet for the love of it.