September marks the start of the crochet season for me. I don’t generally crochet much in the summer, but when the season starts to turn and the evenings start drawing in, the urge to crochet hits me! I really wanted to start a new project this week and decided to crochet a simple cleaning cloth to ease me back into it. The stitch I used is either linen or moss stitch – I used this tutorial then added a border and hanging loop. I also went to my local “Crochet and cuppa” group for inspiration – and a chat!
We’ve had a busy summer holiday visiting family, camping and on the beaches of the South West. I haven’t had much time for creating – I sewed this case for my sunglasses, made a Scottie dog card for Minky’s birthday and spent ages sewing badges on her badge blanket. This job has been on my “to do” list forever so it is great to be able to cross it off – although her brother has loads more badges and I have yet to start his!
We have been redecorating and refreshing Minky’s bedroom with a new animal theme. The walls have been painted a soft grey and the new bed linen features a french bull dog print. I have been busy making a huge fluffy bean bag to create a cosy reading corner and I bound the remaining fleece to make a warm blanket. I also made a couple of cushions, a storage basket and a fabric covered picture using cool sausage dog fabric.
Spring has definitely arrived so here is a round up of my makes over the past couple of months. This is the second Mamachee’s Galilee Hat I have crocheted, experimenting a bit with the pattern, gauge and colour. The Two Zip Hipster bag from Dog Under My Desk was quite time consuming to sew but the pattern was easy to follow and I am really pleased with the result. The mess of cables around the house was driving me mad so I made a few of these cable tidies. Now I need to make loads more! The crochet flowers are from patterns by Attic 24 and are work in progress…
These cute zipper keyring pouches were gifts for a friend and my daughter this Christmas. Here is a link to the free pouch pattern which was really easy to follow. The only tricky bit was sewing the tabs in place. The keyring clips are from lanyards my husband receives every time he attends a business conference so this seemed a great way to reuse them.