Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Crochet Loveliness

Crochet Loveliness
I found a couple of lovely crochet patterns recently and have enjoyed a little crochet fest.
First a beautiful collar from Emma at Lulu Loves (Free pattern, how great is that!)
It just looked so lovely I wanted to see if I could make it. It was surprisingly easy, my crochet is fairly basic but I followed the pattern and this came out! 
Crochet Loveliness
Crochet Loveliness
I did mine in white DK, and it took me about the length of a film to make (Iron Man 3 since you asked) Now I just need to find something to put it on. Do you ever make something "just because"?


Then, just the other day, I came across this lovely flower pattern from Alix at Kreativ-77. I love crocheting flowers, they just go so well together - like Marmite & Toast, Bread & Butter, Tea & Biscuits, Elizabeth Bennet & Mr Darcy....where was I?
Crochet Loveliness
I used this flecky blue-grey DK wool, I like the sort of Denim look it has. My hook was pretty enormous, a 5mm. I was just so eager to get started I just grabbed the first one I came to! My flower came out about 4.5" across and took me about an hour to make.
Crochet Loveliness
I've attached a safety pin on the back and used it to decorate a plain gift bag for a friend's birthday present.
Crochet Loveliness
I may write her name and a message on the bag, maybe along the bottom in a twirly way, it looks a bit plain now I see it here.

Finally I did a little more on my long term WIP. (work in progress) 
Crochet Loveliness
One day this will be a beautiful blanket, for now it's a very small blanket and a pile of circles!
Crochet Loveliness
It's such a great way to use up all those bits and pieces, the only wool I've bought is the grey/silver fleck that joins them all together. When it's finished I will show it off properly, but don't hold your breath!

Update: It's finally finished - horray! You can find out all about it here.
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I'll be linking up to all these great link parties, why not pop by!

31 comments:

  1. I'm so glad the flower turned out great! It look gorgeous and just like mine! EEEK! I'm so excited!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Alix, I'm so relieved that you approve. Your pattern was very easy to follow and came out just lovely, I'll definitely be doing it again.

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  2. Gorgeous makes. I love the collar. I keep thinking I'll have a go at making one but like you said I don't really have reason. It's not something I would wear. The flower is lovely I really like the contrasting demin yarn and red button. Good luck with your longterm WIP, I have quite a few of those :)
    Ali xx

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    1. Thanks Ali, the collar was just too cute not to make, I'm even wondering if I could adapt it into a circle and use it to decorate a bag or something. Or perhaps I just need a lovely vintage look dress or top to pop it on.
      I think most crafters have a long term WIP or two don't we? Got to have some thing that you can just pick up now and again to fill in the gaps between everything else!

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  3. I hear you on the small blanket and pile of circles - but when it's done it will be awesome!

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  4. Cute flower! Your blanket is really pretty - love all the colors - can't wait to see it when its finished.

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  5. I love grey with a splash of colour in a crochet blanket, looks fab :D

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  6. Hello, that collar is amazing, I feel like so many things are becoming a lost art! I am sewing Tea Cozy's right now. I would love to take a professional sewing class one day. Enjoy all your lovely projects!
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. Ooo Roxy, Tea Cozy's sound lovely- I love anything tea related! I'd love to be better at pretty much everything I attempt, but sometimes it just nice just to have a go. I think it's important that we don't not try just because the results might not be perfect (I'd never do anything if that were the case!)

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  7. What a colourful batch of crochet loveliness! Its great to have a hooky project on the go!
    Ali x

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  8. Gorgeous projects all :-) Learning to crochet is my next big project - probably for after the baby's born! The blanket will be gorgeous when it's done, so colourful!

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    1. Crochet is loads of fun, really portable and quick too. There are billions of great starter projects on the internet to get you all excited too!

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  9. Hi, visiting from the its Saturday link party. Love seeing others crochet projects.

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  10. Lovely! I have GOT to learn how to crochet!!!

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    1. Yes you have Artsy Va Va! With so many tutorials out there on the internet you have no excuse!!! (Except maybe all the other lovely projects you are busy with!)

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  11. cute, cute....love your projects...especially the little flower. pinning. found you at show and tell sat. Have a great weekend:)

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  12. Hi Julie, wow have you been busy creating a pretty blanket, flower and collar. I love everything you crocheted!
    Julie at Julie's lifestyle

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  13. All of your projects are beautiful, Julie! I love the colors you're using with your blanket. I'm in the middle of a large blanket project, too, and sometimes it's just nice to do some smaller projects for a break. :) I invite you to share in the current link party at GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mary, and thansk for the invite, I'm all linked up!

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    2. Thank you for sharing at last week's Go Crochet Crazy Link Party (for all things homemade and handmade). I hope to see you again for this Friday's link party at www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com !

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  14. That collar is lovely. As is the flower. And I love how you are using gray to tie together the blanket! I'd love to see you join us at the Inspire Us Thursdays link party on www.theinspiredwren.com.

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  15. I want to really learn how to crochet soon. These are great inspiration!

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  16. So cute! I wish I had the patience to crochet. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style!

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  17. Great crochet patterns. Love the flower on the bag...super cute. Thanks for sharing these.

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  18. Lovely crochet projects, that collar will look good on a plain jane jumper or cardi. You could also have your flowers as brooches. Blanket looks fab too.

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    1. You know I never thought about putting the collar on a cardie, that might be perfect, I have a round neck pinky red one that might work. Thanks

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  19. Some lovely makes, your WIP is going to be amazing when its finished. I also make things sometimes just to experiment.

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  20. I love the flour! I could make a flower pin for my head coverings. That would be perfect! Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations with us at Countdown in Style!

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  21. Hi, Julie! I love your ruffle bags! So cute, and maybe even something that I could figure out (despite my lacking crafty skills). Pinned!

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  22. I love the flower! Great idea using it to decorate a plain gift bag! And the blanket is lovely as well. Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

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