Friday, 15 June 2012

My first crochet center-piece (N.B.: my own design)!

I continue my adventure with crochet and I'm having real fun! Every day I would like to try new and different things (many so tempting!!)...In the last week I've even found a tutorial on YouTube about rectangular grannies...

So I watched it a couple of times (maybe more, to be honest!) and then I had a go! I liked it so much that I decided to crochet something very simple, without following a written pattern because the pattern was forming in my head little by little while crocheting this thing :

I would like to share some elements with you :
  • I've used a 4ply worsted weight 100%cotton yarn using a #4 hook (British hook size)
  • I started with 30  3 double crochet shells (american terminology)
  • I worked 4 rounds
  • the border : between every space I've chained 5 and every 5chain is attached to the work with a single crochet. Then every arch is decorated with 5 double crochet each. In each corner, instead, I did : 3 dc, 2 tc, 2 ch, 2 tc, 3 dc.
  • actual measurements : 88x16cm (more or less!!)
I hope I've been clear....!!!! If not, just email me (here), ok?

Other details in pictures :

Well, what do you think? I know that this is not a piece of art!! It's a simple project, but I did it all by myself and I'm so well-pleased (even of the! eh! eh!)...You know, even little things can be considered as big achievements somehow...!!!

Remember to visit (Creative Friday). I'll be there,too!! Thank you!

See you sooon, xxxxx


  1. Well done you, this is lovely and looks great sitting up there on your should be suitably pleased with yourself...maybe treat yourself to a sit down, a cup of tea and a biscuit...that's what I do - when I don't have to take the huffy dog out for a walk :o) Have a great weekend. xx

  2. Oh it is lovely! Such pretty colours and looks fab with the red candle holder.

  3. It looks very nice!
    Love, Miriam


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