When I started this blog I had plans of sharing lots and lots of my crochet makes, but looking back there have been a lot more “Family” and “General Ramblings” and a little less “Crochet” than I thought there would be.
Mainly because I’ve been so busy making Crochet Cushions that I’ve had less time for other crochet projects. Now, I’m not complaining about that at all – I could sit and make crochet cushions all day, that’d be lovely………..oh, sorry, I drifted off to a land of crochet cushiony lovlieness there for a second……….but I haven’t completed any other crochet projects pretty much all year! And, I think it’s important to make time for my own projects otherwise I might just go crazy.
So here’s one I worked on between Christmas and New Year, in the evenings, whilst eating ridiculous amounts of chocolate, crisps, cheese and crackers and mince pies!
I used the popcorn stitch that I used for my Nanny’s cushion in the summer and an Aran weight yarn from the stash that my sister gave me on our visit to her in May. I used a 6.5mm hook and then made it up as I went along.
The back looks almost as pretty as the front!
There was some unravelling as I wanted a circle but got an Octagon. And I ran out of yarn.
I found a small amount of a lighter yarn and instead of uniform increases, I went for random increases and this is what I ended up with – A Popcorn Stitch Crochet Rug (a small rug!)
The shape is still not perfect but it’s getting there and the size is a bit smaller than I hoped, but it was a stash busting project and this was all the yarn I had.
The colours match our bathroom, so that’s where it’s going!
Have you been working on any special projects over the Christmas break?