Saturday, 24 August 2013

crochet Peter Pan collar - my weekend project

Isn't the weather awful? Rain, rain and more rain - well it was here in Kent all day Saturday. We were decorating the front room all day or rather hubby was! All freshly painted now and after a day of housework I finally got round to reading this months Simply Crochet. I've only recently subscribed after my special 3 issue subscription ran out a few months back. I don't normally try anything just look and the lovely colourful pages and then pop it on m craft shelf.

But this evening I did try my first pattern - the Peter Pan lacy collar and I did it! I'm pleased with it and plan to crochet another one over the weekend for a friends birthday. It's almost finished as the ends need sewing in and the button sewn in but I did manage to follow the pattern and learnt a new stitch (htr) which I've been meaning to try;the magazine shows you and its so simple to follow. I used an odd ball of of Stylecraft Pure Luxury Merino in a soft lilac that looks more denim (a bargain from a few years ago), it will look nice with a cream top for my dads 70th birthday in two weeks. Maybe I will try a top next month! I also found this link on Pinterest, there are lots more free patterns on there too. I have a crochet, knitting and gardening boards - just look out for Eight-by-Six; but beware you can loose and hour or two just browsing! Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend. Amanda x

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