Finished a few deadline stitching projects, so it's time for a bit of crochet again
Why I keep working my trial pieces in inappropriate colours when I have actually got the colours the project calls for I'm not absolutely sure
it may be that I want to keep those new colours for when I know that I like the project, and am starting it in earnest?
Anyway, I found several patterns for little Christmas wreath ornaments; one I really really liked but it needs some plastic rings which I didn't have in my stash (they have now been ordered) and a smaller one which also looked fun so I thought I'd try that first.
Please imagine this done in green, with the yarn sewn through it and tied into a bow red, and the beads gold
Now I didn't like the way the bow came out on this; it may be because my yarn was rather crumpled but it looks messy. I did like the running stitch, though, so I kept that and ditched the bow for the moment:
I'd also found two patterns for mini bows, so I tried them both; the larger one needed some tweaking:
Then tried them on the wreath to see if they'd make a good substitute for the original bow. The larger of the two, though attractive in shape, is just too chunky:
Alhough it might just work if I use slip stitch for the tails instead of double crochet (UK) / single crochet (US).
The tiny bow seems about right, but I don't like its shape quite so much as the other one:
I think I do now need to crochet these in the right colours to see if they look good enough to give as Christmas ornaments to the ladies in my stitching group (in lieu of cards).
Will also let you know how I get on with the one based on the plastic rings, when they come in!
Oh, by the way, the hanging loop on this test wreath is far too short because I fastened off and then remembered I hadn't done the loop, so I had to unpick my fastening off and work as many chains as I could with the cut off end...