Caroline Bawn is the owner of online yarn store, Gorgeous Yarns. Sheâ€™s made a new yearâ€™s resolution to learn to crochet, and weâ€™re documenting her journey in the magazine and here on the website:
â€œIâ€™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 Iâ€™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!
â€œAs you can see from the pictures, I have an issue with keeping the sides straight, and mine doesnâ€™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?!
â€œIâ€™m not quite sure what Iâ€™m doing wrong to make the sides so â€˜wobblyâ€™, 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 Iâ€™ll try that on my next projectâ€¦
â€œIâ€™m having a great time learning to crochet â€“ dare I use the tired clichÃ© and say Iâ€™m truly â€˜hookedâ€™?! Let me know what you think, and any tips, advice or pointers you have will be gratefully received!â€
Look out for more of Carolineâ€™s projects over the coming months. You can visit Carolineâ€™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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