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My Glorious And Awesome Summer Of Crochet
I can’t believe it’s autumn. Not just yet. I suppose it’s still in the transition phase, isn’t it? I decided it was time to show my summer and all the yummy yarn and super simple crochet projects I took on. I love crochet and always feel a bit sad when the weather gets that bit warmer. When I started to crochet I thought it was all about blankets, scarves and beanie hats.
How wrong was I? I’ve seen so many amazing crochet projects on sites like Ravelry and Pinterest and I love to crochet pretty simple projects that could be finished in a day, so finding lots of little homewares, accessories and amigurumi was a real treasure chest.
The fact that I was sad about the warmer temperature, meant that I must really love crochet. As all I want to do in the evening is cozying up and working on a project!
Why do I love crochet? Is it how serene it makes me (due to the focus)? The fact that it was so easy, I managed to learn it?! The final results? Perhaps it’s a mixture of all 3 answers.
This year, I discovered how much I love 100% cotton yarn.
I then decided to invest in some Rico cotton, with great plans to make a cafetière cozy from Nicky Trench’s book ‘Cute & Easy Crochet’. Needless to say, I got a little sidetracked and the pretty yarns make a lovely display in my fabric cabinet. I absolutely LOVE my lemon Sun Jellies bag! It’s a great yarn tote.
This summer, my household decided to have a paperless kitchen. For frugal reason, sure, but really it was more for environmental reasons. My summer crochet projects were all dish cloths. Super simple dish cloths.
Crochet 14 rows
I was using acrylic yarn for these little dish cloths because I didn’t mind the thought of scrubbing dirt with acrylic yarn. My 100% cotton stuff? No way!
I had some chunky yarn in my big yarn filled laundry bag. Only one ball, of course, and no labels. I decided to make a little basket, as it’s a pretty simple, one skein project.
The little loop is a great little addition to a traditional basket pattern.
The gorgeous crochet phone holder from the pattern in Handmade Happy 2014 magazine!
I really liked these colours. The Rico Creative cotton feels gorgeous and I’m looking forward to trying a crochet project using this yarn. I can’t wait to see how it feels as a pair of mittens or a scarf.
After learning how to knit earlier this year, I decided to practice on double-knit yarn (as I learnt to knit with 15mm needles and insanely chunky yarn). My knitting was too tight with the skinny yarn and I gave up. The same for my friend who wanted a pretty picture of her progress (above).
Why do you love to crochet? Answer in the comments below!
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