Hello my fellow crafting peeps.
Back in September I had a lovely email from Red Heart UK asking if I’d be interested in a sample bag of some of their product (Red Heart have recently started selling in the UK though have been established for years in the US). Of course never would I turn down the offer of free yarn so I replied with a postal address and a couple of weeks later this arrived…
…different varieties of their yarn, sample cards and a measuring tape all in a sturdy project bag!
I fell in love with the Soft Baby Steps aran yarn and immediately thought of a project to use it for – a cover for my Kindle.
I wanted to try out a new stitch so I flicked though the Handbook of Crochet Stitches by Betty Barnden.
This book contains loads of yummy pics of different crochet stitches as well as info on crochet techniques. I decided to crochet a relief stitch – relief trebles to be precise.
I followed the pattern on the right hand page but after a while I looked at what I’d done and thought that it looks more like the photo on the left page?! I’ve spoken to a couple of a friends about this and they say that the publisher may have got the photos and the patterns mixed up. Most likely it’s probably the fact I’ve used a multicoloured yarn and it’s creating some sort of optical illusion on my eyes 😉
So here I am crocheting with one of my gorgeous kittens, Flynn. She loves watching me crochet, the other kitten Luna isn’t really fussed, it’s funny how they’re different.
Anyway…. here is the finished Kindle cover.
I just crocheted a rectangle in my pattern of choice, folded it up a 1/3 then crocheted up the 2 sides, sewed on a big old button from my stash and crocheted a chain to use as a loop. The yarn was so soft and a pleasure to use and a 100g ball was enough for this project. I would definitely recommend it to fellow crocheters/knitters and would love to make some clothing with it in future.
A close up of the thick textured stitch…
I have a couple of ideas for the other yarns. I gave the green one to my friend Sarah as she was lusting over it..no she really was. I look forward to seeing what she makes with it.
Many thanks to Red Heart for thinking of me.
I hope to pay it forward to some of my fellow crafters – watch this space.
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