Caroline Bawn is the owner of online yarn store, Gorgeous Yarns. She’s made a new year’s resolution to learn to crochet, and we’re documenting her journey in the magazine and here on the website:
“I’ve really been enjoying getting to know different crochet stitches. I can now single, double, half treble and treble crochet, with different stitches on the same row! This month I’ve made the grey cushion from issue 59 [original pictured right], by Eva Wincent and Paula Hammerskog. I chose it because I love it, and Skandi is very on trend!
“As you can see from the pictures, I have an issue with keeping the sides straight, and mine doesn’t look quite like the pattern picture of the original. Even so, I am delighted, I want to brag about how much fun it has been, how clever I feel and how lovely it looks on the chair in the lounge at home. I used Kettle Yarn Wimbledon DK in blues and greys, together with a cream DK from John Arbon, and I think the colours are beautiful together. It is a 1 star pattern, ideal for a beginner like me, easy to make, and the effect of the stripes is stunning! Did I say I want to brag about it?!
“I’m not quite sure what I’m doing wrong to make the sides so ‘wobbly’, I carefully count the stitches, so this is something I will have to practise. I noticed a tip in the How to Crochet section of the magazine about using stitch markers to keep edges straight, so I’ll try that on my next project…
“I’m having a great time learning to crochet – dare I use the tired cliché and say I’m truly ‘hooked’?! Let me know what you think, and any tips, advice or pointers you have will be gratefully received!”
Look out for more of Caroline’s projects over the coming months. You can visit Caroline’s Facebook group at www.facebook.com/gorgeousyarns and the Gorgeous Yarns Ravelry group at www.ravelry.com/groups/gorgeous-yarns.
Did you miss part 1 of Caroline's journey? Catch up here: www.insidecrochet.co.uk/blog/getting-hooked-/
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