Friday, 10 May 2013

crochet without patterns - striped photo frame cover

I spent yesterday wondering which of unfinished works in progress I would attend to next...  my blanket of knitted squares or the one in stripes?  Or my needlepoint tapestry?  But somehow I kept coming back to crochet.  It had to be something simple, so I didn't need a pattern.  I figure that now I know I can make pretty striped rows, that was all I needed to do!  I remembered a basic frame I had that could do with a bit of brightening up...
It took a few tries to get it right.  I crocheted another few lines first, but the colours weren't quite right and I donated the piece to Sophie, who has now requested something to go around her neck.  I will be measuring her up for my version of a cowl...  tonight's project!  Anyway, back the work above...  I made four separate pieces, sewed them together and then then attached the cover to the frame with extra wool.
It really was an episode in persistence because I sewed one of the shorter pieces on the wrong way TWICE!  Firstly I sewed it on back to front, then I sewed it on to the other short piece, instead of the long one.  Joe was very proud that I didn't throw the towel in and walk away from the job!  So there you have it, a crocheted photo frame cover...  I'm still not sure whether this is the equivalent of a crocheted toilet roll holder, but I think it's pretty cute all the same!

PS This is Sophie's first clay bird - it's so cute with the feathers sticking out.  It was even more gorgeous before it fell on the floor of the car and received a flattened beak!

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  1. I like it. It made me look around the room wondering what I could cover...nothing is safe!

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    1. I can understand what you mean! Nothing should stand still, you never know what will happen!

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  2. It's amazing Lucy 0 I love it and am so inspired!!!!

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    1. Glad to hear I've inspired you lovey! It was great to talk today and I'm looking forward to tracking down the new Jane Green...

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  3. Great idea! And looks great! Love Mrs A

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