Wednesday 17 June 2015

Trying some different crochet

Hello all - how has your week started?  The usual busy one for us here, but at least it's Thursday tomorrow (i.e. the weekend is getting nearer lol!).  It's my son's last GCSE exam tomorrow (yippee!) and then on Friday they are having their 5th year prom - and as he's at a boys school they have this as a joint 'do' with the local girls school!  So we've done the suit shopping (£) and the new shoe shopping (£) and new shirt as well (£) - and he looks very dapper when he's all dressed up! I'm going to do my best to get some nice pics of him and his friends when they're all in their finery - if I get a good one (without silly faces being pulled!) I'll share one with you!  At least he'll be able to use his suit for 6th Form in September!

Not long ago I bought some Drops cotton yarn from Wool Warehouse and it's been sat looking at me - so I decided I'd better do something with it!  I've seen quite a few mandalas on the web on various blogs and websites, so thought I would have a go at making one, and I'm quite pleased with the outcome!

It's a mix of different basic crochet stitches and there are patterns for many more elaborate ones, but I thought I'd start with something a bit more manageable! It measures about 18cm across, so quite a nice size for a table mat

And I quite like the mix of summery colours

I'd love to know what you think - and if you've made any of these please let me know!  I'm going to make a few more - and possibly add a couple to my Etsy shop. I think they would make a cute addition to a tea table! 

Back soon,
Kim x


  1. Lovely crochet project Kim.

  2. This is gorgeous Kim, I love the colours.
    Thank goodness the exams are nearly over!
    Sue xx

  3. really pretty Kim, great soft colours. xx

  4. Fabulous as usual Kim. Very pretty colours x

  5. Such a beautiful creation Kim and very handy.
    Hope your son doesn't do any more shooting up before September. They seem to have a lull and then shoot again before you know it.

  6. So very pretty Kim, love the colours
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  7. This is so lovely Kim love the colours you have used have a great weekend huggles Sue xx


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Kim x