Friday, 27 October 2017

Some Bits & Bobs I've Been Making Part 1

I have been doing quite a bit of crocheting lately & here are some of the things I've made.

I was very excited with the news that my high school bestie Wendy's daughter was expecting her first child. I couldn't miss an opportunity to make something, so I asked if she would prefer pastels or brights. Pastels please! & she sent a pick of a beautiful ripple blanket in these exact colours. I did plan on making the ripple rug, & I did start it, but for some reason I just kept losing the plot with the pattern so in the end I threw in the towel & decided to go with a simple corner to corner rug. I felt it was probably the best option if the rug was to be finished this decade! Sometimes my brain just doesn't co-operate & this was one of those times. I used Patons 4 ply pure Merino wool, I'm old fashioned & like to use natural fibres for babies. It was lovely & soft & drapes beautifully.

I found a few odd granny squares I'd made & realised they'd make a great base for a vintage basket I take to my craft group. I joined them up added a border & voila!

An infinity scarf crocheted with a pretty variegated yarn.

'Betty' the Yarndale mascot & she couldn't have a better name. My Mum is Betty, & she taught me to knit & sew so I just loved it when I first saw Betty on Lucy's blog. 
Here is the link to Betty & the pattern to crochet her:

Lucy's seaside bag, I really am a Lucy groupie aren't I?

The bag above I made in Spotlight's Marvel 12 ply yarn & it worked well. 
The bag below is made using the yarn supplied in the kit from Wool Warehouse. It is a fabulous bag, just the right size, I use mine a lot & plan to make a few more in different colours.

A scarf I made for Emma, I forgot to take a pic after I finished blocking it. Doh!

I crocheted up a bunch of flowers & decorated a pair of IKEA scuffs, an IKEA cushion cover with them. These were a birthday gift for a dear friend.

This is where i found the pattern :

 I love making & using pure cotton facecloths. 
I use Mornington yarn & do a simple corner to corner (C2C) pattern. 

A phone cover I whipped up for a friend. She loves pink!

A cowl I made for Emma.

A heart brooch for a friend.

Loving the beautiful hearts that popped up on Lucy's page for Yarndale this year.

Slouch beanies I make for my vintage stall Carry On Vintage at 1546 Vintage in Tyabb.


Chookyblue...... said...

Oh they look great you have been busy....

Jan Quigley said...

Thank you Chookyblue! It's been a long cold winter here in Melbourne so I spent quite a lot of time crocheting. I just need to photograph the other things I've made. :-)