|Ideal yarn from Bergere de France from left: |
Cyklamen, Girolle, Everest, Dinosaure, Gerbille, Calanque, Danseuse, Brouilly, unknown, Olivine, Belladone.
A stripy crochet pillow has been added to my collection. The old ones are getting a bit worn out and most of them need some repairing of holes and broken yarn threads... Hmmm. But this new stripy friend that I started on a few weeks ago, is cheering up the league.
I used 10 different colors of Ideal yarn from Bergere de France and one odd color from my "this and that unknown scraps" basket... It is hooked on a hook 3,5 mm with treble (UK) stitches only in the back loop which gives the ridge effect, 5 rows of each color.
To make it a pillow I made a white pillow cover with a simple envelope backing and hand sew the crochet front on it with slip stitches.
The only tricky part with this project is to make sure your edges are even. It is one of those basics you really should know as a experienced crocheter but I have to admit I constantly forget and fail on this one. Therefor I have prepared a small tutorial regarding this that I will post soon.
Well, dinner time is getting closer. Time to let go of blog land for now. See you again soon.