a little bit of lacy loveliness…
I’ve been doing quite a bit of repetitive back and forth crochet recently – the granny cushion cover back is just straight rows of treble crochet and the ripple blanket, although nicely undulating, is still rather monotonous. All this repetition was leaving me a wee bit bored and I felt in need of a change. In particular, I was craving something lacy and interesting so….. I made this:
A little coaster-cum-doily. It was fun and very quick to make – a perfect little crochet pick-me-up! It was based on a japanese coaster pattern but as I used 4-ply rather than thread, it’s a funny inbetween size – too big for a coaster but too small to be considered a doilly – but it’s perfect for under a jar of flowers and I love it!
The yarn used was some Rowan Purelife Organic 4ply Cotton which I picked up on my mini-holiday in Malvern. It is lovely yarn which is almost linen-like in it’s look and feel with a nice degree of drape-ability.
It claims to be an eco yarn – the cotton is certified organic and organically grown natural dye plants are used to dye it (the shade I used has been dyed with rhubarb). Even the ball band has been made from recycled FSC paper – so extra brownie points for that!
I foresee many of my vases and pot plants sitting on one of these little lovelies very soon!