Sunday, 12 January 2014

My first pot holder !!!!

While keeping company to my boys at the hospital, I had with me a little purse with inside just one ball of cotton, a hook, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle!

It was enough to start few motifs (taken from a japanese book!) …….





…..yes, they are the 4 suits of a deck of cards : hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs!!!!
Honestly the clubs are still missing a couple of pieces……..!!!!!



Yesterday afternoon, I decided to collect some neutral colours to crochet a pot holder for the diamond…



I was in doubt if to add a border all around, but I decided to keep it simple even because the sides came out straight and neat….. unbelievable!!!! ;oD

I took some pins to fix the right position for the diamond….


….. and then with a 3,5 mm hook and a thin variegated cotton I sewed it on, using a simple slip stitch chain….



My first pot holder crocheted by me !!!!!! I'm quite happy with it, so in the next days I'll crochet the remanent ones!!!! A simple craft, so rewarding and so useful!!!!! ;oD

xxxx Alessandra

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27 comments:

  1. Dear Ale, great potholders! How are your sons? Send them my love! Love from Holland, Tinie

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  2. In effetti le presine sono utili...Me lo dico sempre che devo farmene un paio!Brava Ale,anch'io porto uncinetto e gomitolo ovunque!:-)Buona domenica!

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  3. For the first potholders crocheted by you.... they are really CUTE!! :) best wishes from Holland

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  4. @ Franciens : thank you !!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  5. Hello lovely Alessandra,

    I think it is absolutely lovely! And the colours marry perfectly.

    Warmest wishes from France,

    Stephanie

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  6. Hello lovely Alessandra,

    I think it is absolutely lovely! And the colours marry perfectly.

    Warmest wishes from France,

    Stephanie

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  7. I love the colours, and the method you use to applique the motif is really effective!

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  8. @ Zelna : thank you so much!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  9. You are so busy! I hope this means that your sons are getting better....
    Lovely crochet work Ale!
    Love from Mirjam.

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  10. @ Stins : my boys are doing great, thank you Mirjam!xxxxxx Ale

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  11. It's a lovely design, Ale...love the idea nd the choice of colours is perfect! I have just been catching up on your blog and was so sorry to learn that your boys had both been so ill....what a lot for worry for you! I'm glad they have both recovered so well and hope they will soon be back to normal health again.
    Wishing you a happy 2014.
    Hugs Helen xox

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  12. Alessandra this is lovely, you are so clever, I wish my crochet skills were as good as yours, I am still struggling along with my granny squares. I think the colours are fab, lovely post as always Alessandra. Have a great day
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. Lovely potholder and motifs! My best wishes and I hope your boys are happy and feeling well very soon!

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  14. just adorable ♥♥♥ hugs jenneke
    http://creaties-jenneke.blogspot.nl/

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  15. I love your new potholder Ale - it looks great. I hope your boys are feeling a lot better now. :)

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  16. @elisabethandree : thank you my dear!!!!
    my boys are getting better day by day! ;oD
    xxxxxx Ale

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  17. @ Jenneke : thank you!!!!!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  18. @ Debi : my boys are really fine, thank you!!!!!
    tomorrow they are going back to school!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  19. Ciao Ale !Le presine servono sempre e comunque e secondo me è anche bello tenerne un po' da parte per regalini last minute .Una buona domenica e a presto
    Maddalena

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  20. Hi Ale,

    Just read the previous post:

    congratulations for making it into the top 100!
    You must be SO proud.
    I myself even am proud about your achievement.

    I also like the game of cards you made for your cooking pots.
    Well done!
    Your imagination really is unstoppable!

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  21. It's beautiful! I really love the colors. I hope your sons are doing well. Have a good week. :)

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  22. @ Brigitte : You are really kind with me!!!! how I love your funny way to say thinks "i like the game of cards you made for your coking pots" !!!!!
    xxxxxxxx Ale

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  23. Your first potholder looks pretty!! Good to know that your kids are doing fine now.

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  24. hope they are well on their way to recovery now, maybe home? I'm glad you found a way to pass the time, it's a handy hobby to have. I like the cotton and design. Take care, Heather x

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  25. Love the orange specks in the background yarn.

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  26. Cute! Just love those Japanese books!! ;)
    Kate :}

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