A few weeks ago I was really lucky to have won a giveaway by Lemonade Yarns over on the Lemonade Yarns Facebook Page, where Emma, the very lovely lady behind Lemonade Yarns, was celebrating reaching 1000 likes – Yay!
My prize was the Stylecraft Hexagon Star Throw Pattern, all of the Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK needed to make the throw and a Clover Amour 4mm Crochet Hook! How Lucky am I? Very! That’s how lucky I am!
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really a bright colours kinda person so working on this project was really good colour therapy for me – the colours are soooo bright!
The pattern works up really easily and quickly. It satisfied the impatient crocheter in me because once I’d made a couple of the stars I’d memorised the pattern and was able to just crack on with it.
I worked one row at a time. Making the centre piece for each star first, then round 2 of each star and then round 3 and so on. You join each star on the final round so you can see the throw growing as you go – my kind of project. If I had to stitch the stars together at the end I probably never would. And then I’d just have a big pile of stars sitting around the house and then we’d start using them as coasters or something similar, and then the dog would pinch them and run around the coffee table with me and the kids chasing him and then… well, the throw just wouldn’t get finished!
The Classique Cotton is really nice to work with. Not at all splity like other cottons can be and there was plenty left over for me to use on other projects. I really liked the Clover Amour Hook but to be honest, I’m a bit of a chewer – pen lids & crochet hooks – and I had to make a conscious effort not to chew the end off this hook. The Clover Soft Touch suits me better.
I wasn’t really going to bother blocking this project – because, urgh! blocking is such a pain! – but it wouldn’t have done the throw justice if I didn’t. It really is worth doing to give the stars and the overall throw shape definition.
I just pinned the outside stars – although I did run out of pins so had to resort to safety pins for the last row.
At the moment the throw is living on the sofa in The Mr’s office. I put it here because I can see it through the window when I walk down the road towards the house and it makes me smile! Hopefully it has the same effect on other people that see it through the window. When the weather is better it will be joining us out in the garden.
if you are looking for a quick, satisfying make I would really recommend this project and I know that Emma would be very pleased to help you with everything you need. She is especially lovely and helpful and offers a friendly and personal service.
Let me know if you do make one!
This isn’t a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.