Wouldn’t you smile if you covered your teapot with this Tea cosy? I would. I have made it for my kitchen and I think it ummm goes quite well with all the colours. This is the happiest place in our house and where I spend most of my time on the computor as well as cooking ,making, chatting and drinking lots of tea 🙂
I have made this crocheted flower garland to go in a shop window along with lots of crocheted flowers to give a lovely Spring/Easter feel, but I actually like them over the fire place…I may have to make a few more! (don’t look to closely at the paint job it was going to be temporary, I am not very good at painting walls )
The runner under the teapot was designed by Arthur and we painted and printed it together at a local art class last Saturday, I am going to add some crochet around the edge to finish it off.
I have been having fun this week testing out lots of different crochet stitches from a vintage How To Crochet Book, then adapting them to suit my style.
As you can see from the picture I started with a basic crochet background which is great for weaving in various materials to give a more solid material. I chose to weave vintage fabric into the centre with a couple of rows woven with 4 strands of wool, I also added the mesh style stitch to the edge of the cushion and wove in contrasting wool.
I really enjoyed doing the bobble stitch with lots of different colours and will be using this in quite a few designs.
The raised stitch is also fun to do and I love the squiggly effect. There is also puff stitch and cable (which I did with 2 colours).
It goes very well in my new crochet corner..a perfect place to sit with crochet hook in hand and a basket of wool by my side.
I am now working on some wrist warmers for my 6 year old son, he has told me which stitches to do and which colours, and keeps asking me when they will be finished..so I think I better go and finish them.
I’m making more flowers to be made into hair bobbles, thinking of lovely spring colours and Easter eggs. Willing the cold grey days to hurry up and go away 😉
These were crocheted with 2 balls of yarn, cream DK and a multicoloured 4 ply.