In this video, I continue to share stories of my crafting side of my life with you while I'm in New Hampshire. I have temporarily moved in with my son and his family to help out with their newborn baby aka my first grandchild. I continue to embrace this change and am counting my blessings daily. In this video I share the current state of some of my past projects and my progress on some of my current crafty projects. Thanks for stopping by! It's always a pleasure to chat with you.
1) I am wearing my version of the Yvanna Vest by Clarisabeth of crochetcakes.com in collaboration with We Crochet Official. I used a Dk and a laceweight held together. The yarn blends include cotton, silk and merino wool. I made the size 4 in a 5 mm hook. My only modification was to add a ribbing at the bottom using scbklp. The pattern can be purchased from the We Crochet Official website. https://www.crochet.com/yavanna-vest/p/18550D
2) I enjoy working up bookmarks! So quick and cute. This time I choose to combine two patterns: a shell patterned bookmark with a vintage tassel. https://freevintagecrochet.com/tassel-patterns/spool34/tassel-and-cord-pattern-304b An Easy Shell Bookmark Design by Sue Childress https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-shell-bookmark/comments I used yarn left over from my Yavanna Vest: the dk cotton/silk for the bookmark and the laceweight wool/ silk for the tassel. I used a 2.75 mm for the bookmark and a 1.25 mm for the tassel cap.
3) I have been flirting with filet crochet for the past weeks and it has been a pleasure. If you are unfamiliar with the technique or need a refresher, here’s a pair of helpful references:
4) I’ve been working on two filet crochet projects:
a) A filet crochet bunny in an egg coaster- paid for pattern. I worked this up in the left over yarn from my Yavanna Vest and a 3.5 mm hook. I added a pom pom nose and tail. My version is not a coaster (17.5 inches by 19 inches), but it eill make a pretty doily or wall art for Easter. https://www.etsy.com/listing/686628901/easter-patterns-free-crochet-doily-bunny?ref=shop_home_active_28&crt=1
b) A Crochet Filet Heart Motif… This pattern can be used in different ways. If you make two pieces and join them, you have a big heart with two hearts inside. If you make 8 pieces and join them you get a round table topper. My plan is to make one piece and use it as a book mark. I worked this up in DMC embroidery thread #5 in white using a 1.5 mm hook, but ran out of thread. So I will be frogging what you see here and remaking with a smaller hook. (a 1.25 or 1 mm)