Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Crochet Tulip-edged Baby Blanket

I've seen this Tulip pattern all over Pinterest in one form or another and wanted to see if it would work as an edging.

I think it does!

The main part of the blanket is made with 2x100g balls of Stylecraft life DK in Cream. I used a linen stitch and 4mm hook.
The edging is done in the same brand (in rose and fern - I think) and then finished with two rounds of double crochet (british) and a round of rope stitch, using a third ball of cream. There is plenty of yarn leftover in all colours.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Herdwick Handbag - Crochet

Do you like my new handbag?

I was recently on holiday in Patterdale in the Lake district and was greeted by this very tempting sign opposite the cottage where we were staying.

This led me to this wonderful little treasure trove where I purchased this little beauty.

Now Herdwick wool isn't soft. But it's tough and comes in the gorgeous natural colours of the herdwick sheep.

I decided that this made it just perfect to make a handbag. Now I didn't expect a 100g ball to go that far so I decided to make a small bag. As it turned out I could have gone bigger as I had 22g left.

But I like the size, it's just perfect for the essentials (Phone, glasses, purse, keys and lipstick!)

It's crocheted with a 4mm hook. I plan on writing instructions if anyone is interested?