Friday, 21 March 2014

Little Crochet Projects, Egg Cup Pin Cushion, Crochet Basket, Key Ring and Crochet Cards.

I have been busy with lots of little crochet projects in the last couple of weeks.

I made this boot egg cup pin cushion for my mums birthday.  It's just an egg shape crocheted out of cream yarn, stuffed and popped into the egg cup. Ta-dah!

I made this little blue basket-thingy for mum too, and popped a couple of sewing bits in it (new pins, pretty ribbon, buttons).  I made the pattern up, using 2 strands of dk wool and 1 strand of 4ply held together and a 6mm hook.  

I whipped up a quick key ring from black and grey wool.  I was aiming for a ball but it turned into an egg.  It will still do the same job though.  I have given my boy my spare keys so I thought it would be nice for him to have a new key ring for them.

I also made a couple more rainbow cards, a mum at my Rainbow Guides unit saw the other one I made and asked me to make them for her, and I was happy to oblige.  Although I do wish I had written down the pattern I made up for the first rainbow, I can't quite get it the same again.  I made a birthday card with a crochet flower on it too.

I'm trying to use up a lot of my wool and yarn stash this year.  I didn't buy any wool to make any of these projects and so far I have finished 2 balls of wool.  I'm tweeting my stash-busting progress with the hash-tag #stashbust14, find me on twitter and join in if you have a wool 'situation' on your hands too!

What have you been making?


  1. I love your crochet!! I wish I had more time for Crochet, but with finishing up my bachelors degree, I'll hardly have time to sleep much less crochet! So I shall have to live through you! :) My favorite is the rainbow cards... gorgeous, and the flower card too...
    I hope you're having a fantastic weekend,
    Much love to you,

    1. Aww thanks Tammy :) You do sound busy, I hope your degree is going well, I do admire you, I find studying so hard!

  2. Your rainbow cards are gorgeous, but my favourite is the boot pincushion - what a clever idea to use a vintage egg cup - well done you.

    1. Thanks so much Lorna :) I used to make lots of egg cup pincushions when I sold at craft fairs, I have a craving to make a few more now I've started again!

  3. Those cards are super cute. Great idea for cleaning out the old stash!

    1. Thank you Connie. I don't think there really is such a thing as too much wool, but some of it has been hanging round for a while so it will be nice to use it up!


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