When I bought 3 balls of Stylecraft’s new Mystique yarn, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it – make a “beach reads” bag. My vision was fairly simple; three bands of colour and a bag large enough to hold an iPad or Kindle, plus purse, sunglasses case, and a bottle of sun cream. Or, everything you need for an afternoon on the beach.
I finished my design on Tuesday and posted it on Twitter with the hashtag #clevercrafters – Stylecraft’s weekly search for knitted and crocheted makes. And I got picked!
I am so, so chuffed. This is stage one of my plan for world domination becoming a renowned crocheter. Stage two is that the pattern has been in for consideration to a crochet magazine.
So this is what I used my Paintbox Cotton DK (reviewed here) on: This is a free Paintbox pattern, available on LoveCrochet, though of course I had my own take on things – not least because my shades were different! … Continue reading →
Paintbox Yarns is a fairly new brand, only available from LoveCrochet. It comes as acrylic in DK, Aran and Chunky weights, and Cotton as DK. All weights come in a very generous array of shades, from soft pastels to eye-popping … Continue reading →
Yesterday the postman brought me two goodies – my monthly subscriptions of Simply Crochet and Mollie Makes. There’s nothing this crafty girl loves more than poring over projects and planning which to do! This month’s Mollie Makes comes with a … Continue reading →
One project ticked off the list! This little bunny lovely has been made for my granddaughter-to-be. The free pattern is by Amy Ramnarine, and I used Stylecraft Special DK in White, Apricot, and Duck Egg. I used strands of black and … Continue reading →