When I first fell in love with crochet, I thought I would make only amigurumies. They were completely adorable to me, and they became my first (crochet) love. But then, I discovered other interesting stuff… like pillows, scarfs, blankets… and I started making them as well. After a while, I stopped making amigurumies. To be honest, I hated that part of putting them together. At the other hand, I made some of the things I though I would never make. Like this doily. Or these potholders.
I found the pattern for these potholders in a Japanese crochet book. There is something really magical in the Japanese crochet books. I love absolutely everything about them. I love their concept of crochet, the way the things are presented, the colors, design… everything. So, when I saw the pictures of these beautiful potholders, I couldn’t resist them. I grabbed my crochet hook and threw myself into crochet for a few hours. I so enjoyed making them.
For this one (above) I used 100% cotton yarn 125m/50 g called “Tango” from St. George (Manufacturer from Serbia)
And for this one, I used 100% cotton yarn 184m/100g Classique Cotton DK from Stylecraft.
Now, I’m thinking about making several more potholders in different colors, because they are cute, useful and very easy to make, which makes them the perfect Christmas gifts.
I’ve already started on my next project, which I’m very, very excited about. It’s colorful and cute and happy, and… You’ll see… Soon, I hope.
Crochet wrist warmers
I intended to make wrist warmers for a while, since I saw these beauties, and when the cold weather arrived, I took my crochet hook, some beautiful yarn, and made these warmers, in a day, last Sunday.
For these warmers I used 100% cotton yarn “Cotton cable” 95m/50g from St. George (manufacturer from Serbia who unfortunately doesn’t sell online) in worm, autumn colors. I really love how they turned out.
The pattern is wonderful. It’s very simple, which I particularly like.
Now I’m thinking of making a matching scarf using the same colors. Maybe something with flowers.
Christmas is coming. Have you thought about making some presents, yet?
I think wrist warmers are great Christmas gift to someone special.
Two years ago I didn’t know anything about crochet. I know. It sounds strange, even to me. I feel like I have always been crocheting… But, 2 years ago I was painting and drawing… pictures for kids, like this one black sheep. The quote is one of my favorites, from Oscar Wild of course “Be yourself! Everyone else is already taken.” So cute and true.
I painted girls with butterflies, like this one
I also kept an illustrated journal, and enjoyed tremendously drawing and painting in it
but when I fell in love with crochet, I became totally addicted to it, so I stopped drawing and painting… And to be honest, I don’t miss it. I know that at this time in my life, crochet is the thing which inspires me the most, and where I can express my creativity in the best possible way.
I know for sure, that one day I will be back to my journal and paints, paintbrushes and pencils, and I look forward to it.
In the meantime, I spend my days in the best possible way. With my crochet hook. The pink one. And some sunny days, with my camera. My trusty Nikon D40.
I also have been thinking recently about how I don’t like to write about myself very much. It crossed my mind that maybe I should try to make my blog a little more personal. But then, I realized that creating something is personal. The more personal than the fact that for example I have a very, very, very cute black & white Tibetan terrier (which of course I adore), or that I studied law, or that my teenage son makes me crazy every single day (but who of course I adore nevertheless)… So, I realized that my blog in fact is very personal.
And at the end I want to tell you something very important. Do what you love, every day! Just like I do.
P.S. The pattern for these lovely motifs you can find here.
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