Having finished my lengthy blanket project it’s now time to get back to the broomstick crochet- a jacket/cardigan that I started a little while ago from a pattern by Stitch Diva Studios. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hourglass-jacket
It took a little while to get used to the technique again but now I’m back into it and making progress – it’s really great to be doing a project that grows so quickly! I’m at the stage where I only need to add sleeves and the edging so I may even finish it this week. I took it down to the beach and managed to crochet while the children (and Salty) enjoyed the sea…
The school summer holidays have now started (I work term-time only so am very lucky to be joining my three children for a long summer break) and fellow blogger at Postcard From Gibraltar https://postcardfromgibraltar.com/ set herself a ‘summer craft challenge’ to do something crafty on every day of the school summer holidays. She invited anyone to join in so I have. This won’t be too hard for me as I pick up my crochet hook most days but it’s good to think about it and maybe try other crafts too.
On Day 1 I completed a craft job that I’ve been meaning to do for a few weeks. Remember the cushion I made for our garden bench which I shared in a blog post a few weeks ago? https://coastalcrochet.com/2016/07/06/a-day-off-work/
Well, we had another bench and another piece of old foam so I set to making a second cushion and cover. First I cut the foam to size…
Then I measured, cut, pinned and finally sewed the fabric- such a quick project and the benches are now so comfy to sit on 🙂
I hope you are enjoying your summers (or winters) wherever you are and manage to enjoy some crochet (or any craft) too 🙂
By the way, I got the results back for my blanket from my assessor as part of the diploma course and got really great feedback with top marks, yay! I’m definitely getting there and the end of part 1 is in sight… 🙂
the sneak peaks look lovely 😉 i am impatient to see how it looks finished !
Nearly there Marion! Hopefully I’ll be able to share it next week 🙂
I love that stitch… I must learn it!
You should Jennifer- I totally recommend it! 🙂
Yay, well done to you! I hope you enjoy your summer break and look forward to seeing your next finished piece x
Thanks so much Vicki 🙂 xx
Well done on your blanket feedback. The broomstick crochet amazes me, it’s so pretty. Can’t wait to see the end result 🙂
Awww, thanks Alida. Hope to be able to show you the end result next week! 🙂
Oh, my! That broomstick crochet is amazing!!
Thanks! It is a great stitch to learn 🙂
The cushions look lovely. And I know I’ve said it before, but I love that broomstick crochet 🙂
Thanks Bekki- it’s a great technique and if I’m out and about somewhere crocheting it I get a lot of interest! 🙂
I bet you do. When I have time I’ll definitely have a go at it. Of course when I have time may be quite a while 🙁
If only we had more time! 🙂
Wow! The end of IDC part 1 in sight – you’re really powering through! Well done you! Those seat cushions are fab. Like the orange one especially…
Thanks so much. I’m getting there but those last few things to submit might take me a while yet! 🙂
Wow what lovely photos, and well done on the broomstick crochet x
Thanks so much 🙂