Some pretty sparkly cotton caught my eye at the local wool store yesterday and after buying myself a few balls of it, I got to work that night on a Christmas table runner. It crocheted up super quickly and although a teensy bit frustrating to use (the silver metallic thread snapped about 10 times) I'm so happy with the end results. I think it took about 5 solid hours all up - yes, I stayed up far, far too late.
Sadly the true 'Christmas' red isn't showing up as I'd like in these photos, but it's really pretty and not half as glary as it's looking here. The pattern was an easy one and very suitable for a beginner - just double crochet, single crochet and chain.
Here are the details, incase you would like to make one too:
- Pattern: Table lace placemat (free)
- Bernat Handicrafter Holidays cotton, 10 ply, red sparkle
- 4mm crochet hook
- Size: 51cm length, 34cm width - a great size!
- I used about 1 and a quarter balls of cotton for this project & left off the last round because it was already a perfect size for me.
Ideally I'd like to whip up a couple of these in different colours for handmade Christmas gifts, but I really can't see that happening this year as I've still got quite a few projects to finish and wrap. I guess we'll see how many more late nights I can squish in.
Oh, and a quick dishcloth update too - I have been waiting on the final three packages and two of those arrived today. Fingers crossed that the last one is in tomorrow's mail and if that's the case, I'll be mailing them all back out in the afternoon. Hooray! xx