The lovely people over at Stitch Craft Create are launching a blog hop today to showcase some of the beautiful crochet patterns prior to the books release at the end of March. I was so pleased to be featured on day one of the blog hop, so please click here and if you are really lucky you might win a copy of this amazing book........................
The book has been written by Michelle Delprat and her two daughters Cecile and Sylvie. The motifs are bright vibrant, quirky and lots of fun to make.
I adore the look and layout of the book, the illustrations are beautiful every page has been styled so simply but with great impact. I guarantee that by the time you have flicked through you will have a very hard task deciding what to make first. It's one of those books that at every page turn you exclaim oh I must make that, so by the time you get to the end you have a must do list as long as your arm.
The majority of the motifs are made with fine yarn and hooks as teeny tiny as 1.00 mm but Michelle advises that you can use any yarn and appropriate hook combination. I mainly used 4ply cotton and a 2.5mm hook but for my bluebird coaster I experimented with a DK cotton.
Some of the patterns are a little tricky but lots are very straightforward so it really suits all abilities. I would start with a little smiley face motif, so simple and will brighten up any day. I'm planning to stitch them onto some cotton draw string bags and they would also be great as mini brooches
As Valentines Day is just around the corner I had a lovely time making some little crochet hearts, I think I will string them to make cute heart bunting or maybe a little brooch for my mum.
You will already know I am a keen baker but these calorie free cupcakes are a sweet treat...............
One of the more quirky design was my blue bird coaster, you can make small, medium and large birds. I chose to make the largest and use it as a coaster for my favourite coffee cup. I used DK cotton yarn and I think a 3mm hook. I think the bird shape looks sweetest when made as a smaller motif but my chunkier large blue bird does make a great coaster.
Michelle,Cecile and Sylvie's simple moto is always to crochet with passion, something which is dear to my heart too. I have had such fun looking through this delightful book and creating some lovely motifs which has been a new form of crochet for me, I now have to think of all of the lovely things I can applique them onto.
In case you're interested, the folk over at Stitch Craft Create have just launched a crochet competition! Show them a photo of a motif you've crocheted and you can win a bundle of crochet goodies. You can upload your image to the competition share board to enter, or just put it on Twitter or Instagram – making sure to use the hashtag #mycrochetmotif (so they can find it). If you need more info, check out their blog. Good luck!
Hope you have a lovely Monday
Talk soon x