Wednesday, June 5, 2013
It's the hardest thing I've ever attempted in crochet. This Maple Leaf Motif in Irish Crochet is rated as "intermediate" - way outside my beginner crochet comfort level. The instructions are written and charted, but I'm finding the visual clues provided by the chart invaluable.
With the craft show falling just over a week before Canada Day I'm keen to produce some Maple Leaf themed crafts. It'd make cute little hostess gift or table decoration for a Canada Day BBQ, wouldn't it?
This first sample is being made from a DK weight Egyptian cotton on a 2.25mm hook. Looks like it's going to finish up about 8 inches wide. I wouldn't want it any bigger than that so typical worsted weight dishcloth cotton is out of the question. Maybe a fingering weight cotton is the way to go? Any suggestions?
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