Saturday, 27 May 2017
Over the last few days I've been busy making the above balls of tarn. Nigel and I had a massive clearout of teeshirts and instead of chucking them I am sitting and cutting them up to make balls of teeshirt yarn. I found this YOUTUBE tutorial very helpful (although the woman in the video is a tad annoying at times). Another YouTube tutorial for joining strips of yarn can be found HERE .
The picture on the right is my tarn rug project, I'm using a big fat 12mm hook and single crochet and it is quite speedy to do although I can only do a couple of balls worth a day as it is quite hard going the makes my hands ache so its a bit of a long term project. I'll post more pics as it grows!
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
HERE is a youtube video tutorial for a solid granny square.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Here is a teacosy I crocheted for my brother Bobby who has a collection of teapots, including this Royal Albert Old Country Roses one. I didnt follow a pattern, just made it up myself using the dimensions of the teapot, working downwards from a chain circle using a basic puff stitch. I used a 5mm hook and acrylic double knitting yarn. I was quite pleased with how it turned out, my first teacosy.
Here is my latest finished project, a crochet handbag in ice blue sparkly wool, fully lined and padded, zipped and pop...