Yes its official, I am a crochet lover, the colours the yarn the patterns they are just so gorgeous!
I started to teach myself crochet just before Christmas, I managed to finish these pincushions over the last few weeks, don’t you think the colours are just yummy and scrumptious? I do, they make my heart sing everytime I see them. I love the gorgeous colours in crochet, how you can mix lots of different colours together and they still look fabulous. (more photos below)
I chose DMC crochet yarn from the Natura range with the exception of the red and white cushion which was made from Sirdar Baby Bamboo yarn which is also a beautiful thread to use.
I found the tutorial for the crochet granny square at the Little Tin Bird Blog, it was really helpful especially for a beginner, there is also another tutorial made by Lucy over at Attic 24 blog which I found later,if you like crochet you really need to check out Lucys blog she has some wonderful creations on there.
For the pin cushion I made two granny squares and stitched them together, I also made a little cotton square pillow for the inside and filled it with rice.
Unfortunately I have been unable to do much cross stitching or sewing as I am still in quite a bit of pain from Shingles, I am hoping the pain will eventually disappear as it is wearing me down now, although I am on pain killers they don’t seem to last that long before I need to take more. Thankyou for your comments and emails over the last few weeks, they are all appreciated.
I am hoping to be fully recovered in a few more weeks time so that I can get on with my stitching!
I am due to send out a Valentine Heart Swap at the end of January, I am so glad I nearly finished this before I became ill or I would have been delayed in the finishing. I have also signed up for a birthday swap on Ravelry, each person signs up and receives a gift from a swap partner in the month of your birthday, I am really looking forward to it, I have plenty of time to do this as my birthday is not until April.
I am in a swapping mood so I have also signed up for a mini quilt swap on Cheryls blog over at Gone Stitching Cheryll has some great swaps going on through the year.
This Sirdar thread is a pleasure to use, it feels very soft and the crochet stitches appear clear and well defined, it also has a lovely sheen to it.
Until next time – happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching. Lynn B
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