Monday, September 2, 2019

Wheat Harvest Table Cover

I finished this project in July 2019. I started this early last year. It took me over a year to finish. I have been crocheting very intermittently over the past couple of years. This is from a pattern called Wheat Harvest by Miyoshi Kuroi published in 1993.  

I used 1.25mm crochet hook and crochet cotton 10. The pattern calls for smaller hook and yarn but this is what I have. I made the cover to fit our table. The skulls are from our pigs. The table cover was starched to protect it from dust and dirt and to help keep its lace design and shape.

The wheat motif squares are delicate and beautiful and may be incorporated into other projects. I am thinking it may do well for garments, such as a cardigan.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Mixed Shawl

This shawl is made up of modifications of 2 different patterns: Iris by Lucille LaFlamme and Oval Wonder by Glendola Hodges. Both were published in Magic Crochet Magazine 1993 and 1995 respectively. I used a 4mm hook and acrylic yarn from Zugbu Gradient Yarns in Cebu.

The shawl is worked from the top down. I started with the Iris Pattern, then mixed in the Oval Wonder pattern, then finished with the Iris Pattern. I am thinking of adding fringes to the shawl so that it would have more weight and as a result, better drape. I am also thinking that this is probably better in plain colour yarn.

I started this project in July 26 and finished in September 1.