Friday, 27 December 2013

Cushion cover

This is one of the gifts that seemed to take the longest time, and I finally finished it on the 21st!

I don't think I realised how long it would need to be!

I had been wanting to try a ripple pattern for a long time now, but I knew that a blanket would take me far too long (and probably never get finished.. I still have 3 blanket WIPs). Eventually I realised that I could use the ripple pattern to a make a cushion cover. Incidentally, not much after that I was gifted a crochet book by my mother-in-law which had a pattern for a ripple cushion.

I attempted to follow that pattern in the book, but I just couldn't get to grips with the way their ripple was constructed. I decided there must be an easier method, after a little searching I rediscovered Lucy's ripple pattern. I then just adjusted the stitch count so that it would fit the cushion pad that I bought in Wilkinson and off I went! When I finally finished the crochet I sewed up both sides with an overlap and dug out some pretty buttons. All finished!

Yarn - Stylecraft Special DK in Turquoise 1068 (darker blue) and Cloud Blue 1019 - 100g of each

And here it is:

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Catch up!

Its been a very long time since I have made a blog post here. I'm having that issue that a lot of craft bloggers have at this time of year though, everything I'm making is for Christmas presents! 
I'd love to show you what I've been up to, but since I don't want to risk people seeing what they're going to receive in a few days time, I thought instead that I'd show you a select few pictures from my honeymoon last month!

I'm starting to draft posts about the different things I've been making for people, so I'll schedule those to appear throughout January, and then hopefully I'll be able to keep a bit more up to date with this blog.

Now, on to the pictures I took in beautiful Prague..