Monday, March 5, 2012

Stitched up

Never again should I have trouble trying a new stitch for a crochet rug, thanks to the book I bought today. See the blue, white and yellow cushion in the pic in the background? I've been wanting to make that cushion for a while but it was just a prop as the pattern in that book was for the ripple blanket (which I did make and was easy to follow).

Thanks to my new book, though, I now know how to do it.

And lots of other repetitions too.

250 in fact - and all in lovely UK/Australian terminology. And all in both words and diagrams. I almost punched the air in the bookshop but pulled myself together just in time. The colour combinations are fairly attrocious but I'll forgive this otherwise seemingly perfect book. Basic Crochet Stitches, $30, from Kinokuniya. Can be found much cheaper online, if you're that way inclined, but I personally had to have it on the spot.

I should never have trouble crocheting a rug again. But, as James Bond once said, never say never. Or was it Justin Bieber? That doesn't bode well...


  1. Stick with the Bond version [I can only hear Sean Connery's voice] and you'll be aces.

    Can't wait to see what you create!

    Happy day,

  2. It is suddenly the season for wool work, isn't it? I am looking forward to seeing your chic versions of these designs.

    You have ignited shoe lust in me too, now that I have seen the grey version of your gold shoes. Just wondering if I can justify them!