Designs in The Making

After making my crochet cushion my head was buzzing with ideas for using all the colourful textured stitches. I thought they would work well as funky gloves. So I decided to make some for Arthur as a test, he chose the colours and where he wanted the stitches.

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Arthur loved the fact you could draw a design and in a few hours it became real. ( I say a few hours it actually took 2 days which was a day to long for him to wait hee hee) He’s not taken them off since he got them.

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Yesterday we spent the morning in the garden which was fab, and actually dug the 2 small veg patches ready for putting new seeds in.  Then spent the afternoon designing together.

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We were designing Tea cosies, I love the one with the flowers sticking up out of the cosie, I will be experimenting with all of these ideas. Amazing for a 7 year old to have that sense of design and colour.

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I am experimenting with colour and stitches again with this design and writing everything down as I go.

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I can’t wait to see this finished, I am sure it will take quite a bit of tweeking before I produce it as a pattern.

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9 comments on “Designs in The Making

  1. I always love seeing the little ones involved in the process. The colors are vibrant, and I love seeing excellent uses for new stitches.

  2. Can’t wait to see the end result, I’m new to crochet but I’m already addicted and excited at the prospect of what I can create. I’m in love with the idea of a more free style, self designing style but as it’s only been a week since I started I’m playing around with different stitches before I start an actual project.

    • Playing around is the best bit 😉 you never know where it may lead. The possibilities are endless with crochet. I do a lot of freeform crochet to using lots of different textured yarns. I think the hardest bit is following the patterns, sometimes it takes a few tries, but crochet is sooo easy to undo and start again. Have fun 🙂

      • I am a big fan of mixing textiles, I already felt and do contemporary embroidery etc so I’m hoping to bring crochet into the mix. I tend to choose the colours I like rather than worry if its chunky/DK etc it drives my friend nuts lol but I love it

      • I know exactly what you mean re chunky/Dk I do the same its much more interesting to see how the different textures go together, I needlefelt to and use a lot of fabric in my crochet. Its great to mix it all up and see what comes out 😉

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