I am a real believer in William Morris’ edict: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” But oh that can be a tricky proclamation to follow, especially when faced with so many exquisite threads, fabrics and yarns out there. So many ideas, so many frivolous projects. I’m not one to make countless wall hangings or stacks of cushions.
So when I happened upon some beautiful King Cole Bamboo Cotton yarns, and found coordinating Tilda fabrics, I had to find an excuse – a useful excuse – to make something with them and justify the spontaneous purchase!
I created a granny crochet hook roll. I wanted to develop a pattern for my crochet students that would showcase the basic techniques learned in the course, including colour changing, joining motifs and the beloved granny stripes and squares.
Inside is a simple fabric lining, with pretty lace trim, hook pockets plus a little extra space for stitch markers and scissors.
This was the prototype, and I’m pleased with the size and the ease of my pattern. But I want to make a few minor alterations, some tweaks here and there that will make it just a little bit more polished and pretty. For starters, I found an even prettier shade of pink in the Bamboo Cotton range. I’ll show you the new-and-improved model soon!
I love the yarn, the colours, the fabric. It is beautiful...and above all, it is useful!
Wishing you a joyous Summer Solstice!