Saturday, 5 September 2015
Last year I inherited a large box of wool, tapestry kits and many skeins of tapestry wool from a family friend. J had been a very creative person making a range of cushions, beautifully knitted garments and handcrafted gifts.
Initially, I sorted through the kits and decided it may be possible to sell some of them on ebay. They went surprisingly well and made a tidy sum for J's favourite charity. Friends had a good morning rummaging and choosing what they could use. The pile was getting smaller but what to do with all those odd skeins of wool that were left?
Attic 24 and Lucy's wonderful, colourful, crochet world and inspiration struck.
Would the tapestry wool crochet? It had been ages since I picked up a crochet hook, so time for some experimentation. A 5.00mm crochet hook worked well as the tapestry wool was similar to DK wool. I had spotted a granny square pattern in Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers by Nicki Trench, which looked like it may work well with the range of colours I had.
It was possible to make 6 squares using 8 skeins of wool, 3 for the centre flower, 2 for the middle round and 3 for the outside. This was not a project I sat at, but did as and when mood and time allowed. It was quite handy to transport around as 8 skeins and a hook fitted easily into a small bag.
I worked a simple double crochet edge to each of the squares and it was amazing what a difference the blue border made.
The colours are a bit random but they make me smile with their bright cheerfulness.
I have now caught the crochet bug and currently have an Attic 24 ripple blanket and a granny square cushion on the go. More about those another time.