Saturday, April 28, 2007

Inspiration from DownUnder




Lee-Ann's vintage milk jug covers inspired me to try my hand at a bit of simple crocheting. I chose a basic granny square to get the hang of it for size and then hung leaf buttons on the corners for weight. I noticed in looking back that a scalloped edge of beads in going around the ones she pictures. I'm starting another one today and I'll try that. In the meantime, here is my first effort into string crocheting. It would be fun to make lots of these and connect them to make a delicate bedcover perhaps for a guestroom.




12 comments:

Susie said...

Nice! I saw the milk covers on Lee Anns and told her I'd never seen them before. Very decorative!!
:)

trailbee said...

This is a great idea. Do you think we could dream up a tea cozy made this way?

Wanda said...

Very clever....like the touch of the leaf buttons.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I have never seen these before - what a clever idea! Your first effort doesn't look like my first effort at crocheting! My first square was wonky on all sides!

vicci said...

I have always loved these....yours are great Annie....

Britt-Arnhild said...

Cute!
I learned to make these grandmother's squares from my grandma when I was about 6 :-)

AnnieElf said...

Thanks Kahshe, and I can promise you, I spent a week battling the how-to's before I got it right (with help from another crocheter). Believe me, those efforts unraveled so much, I tossed the yarn I was using. LOL However, this crocheting thread is really cool to work with and I'm defintely going to do more with it.

Wendy said...

I can show you how to incorporate beads into your crochet work. Practice what we went over today and then when you are ready we will get together again and I will show you how to crochet with beads. Thanks for meeting me today! It was fun!

Mary Timme said...

Mmmmm, I think the beads in the crochet on a bed in the guest room would just be stunning. I'm so good at thinking up work for other people. ;-) (It's a gift!) Maybe a few crystal thrown in for good measure? (I'm good at spending other people's money, too!) Grin!

Nice work and it looks very good for being rusty.

Kris Henderson said...

Oh wow...we recently returned from Africa and they used these to cover all open containers. I loved them and had never seen them before and then lookie here...right on your blog!

Gypsy Purple said...

Well done...you`ve inspired me...I have a whole crafting day planned and needed some inspiration

paris parfait said...

Good for you for trying something new and succeeding! xo