Those limpets have now made their way onto the pages of Interweave Crochet Home 2015...
...as the Limpet Chair Pad:
|Limpet Chair Pad by me. (Interesting book choice in the right-hand photo!)|
The Limpet Chair Pad was a fun project, both in the designing and the stitching. There's something about limpets - those cheery, little-known sideways shells - that makes the crochet seem to fly off the hook. Alternating rows of front loop slip stitch and single crochet add to the pretty texture, and the cheery zigzag edging seemed the perfect finishing touch.
Though the magazine sample was worked with double strands of a worsted weight yarn (Wool-Ease by Lion Brand), a chunky weight yarn (such as Wool-Ease Chunky) may be substituted.
Other options for this versatile design: go for super texture with Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (or another super-chunky yarn) - just size up your hook, do a bit of quick swatching, and adjust the starting chain as necessary to end up with the size you want.
For a smashing pillow, make 2 squares (without the picot edging), then use the edging to join the squares over a contrasting lining.
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Interweave Crochet Home 2015 is a beautiful issue, full of blankets and pillows, potholders and toys, bowls, baskets, and more.
Check out these stylish, reversible Spiral Coasters by tapestry crochet genius Carol Ventura:
|Spiral Coasters by Carol Ventura|
Or these perfectly adorable (and practical) Tunisian-stitch Jam Fest Trivets by Interweave Crochet editor Marcy Smith:
|Jam Fest Trivets by Marcy Smith|
Or the absolutely stunning Stained Glass Rug by Jennifer Raymond:
|Stained Glass Rug by Jennifer Raymond|
To see all the lovely patterns and purchase a copy, visit CrochetMe's Interweave Crochet Home 2015 page. Patterns can also be viewed on the Ravelry page here.
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Speaking of limpets, here's a sneak preview of an upcoming free pattern...
...which (in case you hadn't noticed) will be featured in my very first Crochet-Along ever.
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