Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Rag Rug?

Hi every one, it's nice to be back again making things, but my other crafts suffer when I am on the stitching bug. lol hey ho. Well I found some Yarn at Hobby Craft. I loved it, it's like T-Shirt material on a roll very easy to use I used a 10mm hook for this rug.

I Didn't have a pattern so I made it as I went along all in the round and although it's not perfect I really like it and I love the texture under my feet (as it's in the bed room) I would like to make one for the bathroom But I would prefer to have a pattern next time I can follow.

I used a treble stitch, here's a close up of how it looks. It grows very quickly obviously, if I had one complaint about the yarn is that it's not always the same thickness throughout and so your project can look different in places ( it did on my rug) it was very thick on the dusty pink nearly all the way through on one ball, but the bright pink was thick and thin in parts on different rolls.

It took just three rolls for this rug £12 as they are 3 for 2 at the moment. Overall I really liked the yarn and I may make another rug & some matching baskets in the bathroom. I hope you can leave a msg so I can also visit you and see what you have been making. There are also lots of stitching blog in my side bar I think are of interest be it sewing, knitting, or crochet have a look around Dxx

Monday, 8 July 2013

Ripple & Granny

Here is Django (the D is silent) with an almost finished project. Yep this is for the back of a sofa (down stairs) so the cats and Django can lie on this and I am not worried. This is Robyn 100% acrylic yarn. It's squeaky when working with it, more so than I thought. I am also nearly finished a Granny square blanket in  the same yarn in shades of pink for the bed.

Yep Django like this one as well lol

Any way I am making some more yummy crochet things at the moment so the granny can go on the back burner again (the weather is so warm I don't need it yet lol) I am excited to be working with some new yarn more about this another time Thank you to Lucy from  Attic24 for the Ripple Pattern very easy to follow and so kind to share. Have a lovely week Dxx

Monday, 1 July 2013

Hexagon Crochet PJ bag

I am a subscriber to a couple of magazines and Simply Crochet is one. I think this pattern is in issue 3 or 4 I have left my mags at a friends house and can't check properly. Any way I used Snuggly from Sirdar in these beautiful bright's I bought from Hobby Craft when they had a special offer on of buy two get one free on all yarn. So I bought a few balls lol I really love the colours and yarn very much and I am really happy with how my very first Hexagons turned out. It shows that as a beginner the patterns in this magazine are really easy to read/understand. Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave Dxx