I can't remember what led me to Little Treasures shop/blog on Thursday, but whatever it was it led me to purchase a lovely pattern for crochet snowflakes, which I spied previously. I know you can get lots of free snowflake patterns on the internet, but her patterns are so beautifully written and illustrated, they really are for keeps :) I wasn't disappointed with my purchase, and it came with a freebie 'holly and berries' pattern - how cute was that!
It was great to just get on with some self-indulgent crafting! I set to making the snowflake (there are two in the pattern BTW) straight away, using some 4 ply cotton yarn from my stash. Later in the evening, I couldn't resist having a go with the holly and berry pattern, using some DK acrylic yarn and a 3.5 mm hook.
A little close-up of both creations (the berries are filled with polyfil stuffing) . . .
and the snowflake (I used a 3 mm hook and Lyric Puppets cotton 8/4) . . .
Just for info - I spray starched the snowflake once it was finished using Dylon spray starch - it worked quite nicely.
Some possible uses for the holly and berry decoration - adding them to one of my crochet slippers perhaps, hehe . . .
A little bit OTT, but I was having a bit of fun by this point!
A little summary . . .
I had a little play-around with adding one snowflake to a card, which worked quite well too :)
I'm so chuffed with both these patterns! Great for adding to Chrismas gifts, or just to add a little festive touch around the house - I'd definitely recommend trying them out.
It's a stunning, calm day here in the Hebrides - you can see the Scottish mainland hills very clearly, just gorgeous!
Wouldn't it be nice to get some lovely, mild winter weather - we'd better make the most of today in any case!
Cheerio an Drasda :)