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!
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…
I made this crochet poppy earlier in the week for Remembrance Day from Bella Coco’s pattern. These giant poppies have appeared all round the village and were quite striking in the sunshine today.
I have been working on different crochet booties and slippers for a few months and these are the results so far! I purchased the pattern for the lovely Mamachee Galilee slippers from Etsy which was fairly easy to follow with lots of possible colour variations. I found they worked up a bit small (though that’s probably just my crocheting). The Toffee Apple baby booties were from here with an easy to follow video tutorial.
Another crochet owl! This one is from here.
I have been practising circles! I used this tutorial from Attic24 for the banded circle. A Back to Basics Crochet You Tube video was useful for the grey circles and one from Lisaplus3 demonstrated a seamless joining method I used on the dark grey one.