In case you missed it this week, my fellow Crafty Tree Trimmings contributors and I have been taking turns making each other’s ornament designs from the ebook:
- Susan made my Gossamer Thread Trees
- Patricia made Betz’s Gingerbread House
- Betz made Kayte’s Vintage Treasure Ornament
- Linda made Patricia’s Paper Lantern
- Kayte made Susan’s Bead and Button Sparkle ornament
…And I made Linda’s Crocheted Star, several different ways.
I had some pretty stranded yarn from Yarnia that worked nicely. I love Linda’s pattern – it’s very simple to follow, and she wrote it without abbreviations, which is lovely for beginners. Like me.
I made and stiffened a little pile of them, and used them as end caps for this simple holiday card garland. (Seriously simple – I just nailed in some small nails, tied twine between them, and hung the stars over the nails.)
You’re looking at my entire Christmas decoration scheme, as of today. That zine is taking precedence at the moment.
After that, I started playing around with other materials. I used some emall crochet cotton (a thrifted, label-less ball, so I have no idea what it is) to make this tiny one. Stiffened, this could be the basis for a fun pendant.
Then I used some of Cathy’s Swistraw to make one that would be a cool gift-topper. It’s hard to see in the photo, but that material has a pretty sheen when crocheted.
…And while I had the twine out, I whipped up one more! I have to say: that was some muscular crochet! I had to take a couple stitches out of the pattern to accommodate the beefiness of the twine.
But – wouldn’t this make a cool trivet? I’m loving this idea! Maybe backed in this red felt. Hmmm…