Colourday: Stripes,stripes and more stripes.

There seems to be lots for stripes at the moment from Black and white to multicoloured. From Fashion to interiors. Here’s just a few of my favorites.

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None of these pictures are mine, if you click on the photograph it will take you to the source of each one.

If you liked these and want to see more stripes you can check out my pinterest board

Happy Colourday 🙂

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Colourful Handmade Crochet Cushion.

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.

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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.

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I really enjoyed doing the bobble stitch with lots of different colours and will be using this in quite a few designs.

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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. 

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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.