Saturday, January 18, 2020

Hooks at work with the past

 I went back to crocheting. I had a very small amount of yarn left from the Sears skein. I had just enough for this little pumpkin. After finishing that, I went about gathering all my "yarn" and getting them organized. Going through the craft closet, I got side tracked and began empty the many bags of randomness. In one of the bags, I came across a very old crochet project of mine.
 It is a bit dirty, but I'm sure a little bath will help it. I began this when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, so it's about 10 years old. It has a very nice drape to it. The pattern is a simple stitches and shells . I'm trying to figure out how I worked it, so I can finish it. It is made with size 10 crochet thread, but I don't think it's cotton. It's very soft feeling, not rough textured, so I'm thinking maybe bamboo? Then again, it could just be soft because it's so old. It's size is about a receiving blanket size.
The main design is 10 shell rows followed by a combination of 3 shell/arch rows. Those arches help air flow so it doesn't trap heat too much. I think this will make a nice chair cover for my MomCave. Here, Butter's chair modeling it:
 The need to finish this is strong. I began with some regular crochet cotton thread, size 10. I'm using a size 1 (2.75mm) crochet hook. The new start is 67 inches in width, only about an inch shorter than the original.
Outside has a nice coastal feel to it right now. Time to go make some tea, and kick my feet up for a crochet day. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the shell pattern and will be fun to see color after the bath😃

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