Saturday, September 10, 2011

More Pincushions!

I'm still here!  I've no stitchy finishes to show as I haven't done any stitching for weeks, but I have had my crochet hooks out!  It's been a while since I last did any crochet, but I've been itching to do a little for a while now, and because I love pincushions I thought I would crochet a couple to add to my pincushion collection.  The first just came about last week when I was flicking through a book I bought a couple of years ago - A Compendium of Crochet Techniques by Jan Eaton.  There's a section in the book about jacquard and intarsia patterns, with a picture of a checkered swatch.  I loved how neat the colours joined together, so thought I would have a go and in no time at all I finished up with a new pincushion - I'm really pleased with how it turned out!



This second pincushion is a lovely free pattern by Liselotte.  The original pattern is in Danish here, but has also been translated into English here.




Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend and thank you for popping by!


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29 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

They are lovely
Julie xxxxxxxx

Wolfie said...

How adorable! I wish I could crochet...I have the needle and I have enough threads of all sorts to do it, but have not yet given it a try. I know I did it when I was in school, but that was AGES ago...need to be brave:) I did save the blog where the pattern was...who knows, I may get to it one day:) Keep up the wonderful work!

butterfly said...

Your work is always so pretty Carol.

Laura said...

Wow! Your pin cushions are amazingly gorgeous!!!! Stunning!

Lelia said...

Awesome! Perfect crochet ; )

Christine said...

Those are fantastic!

Thoeria said...

Oh my! These are gorgeous!

Carol R said...

Pretty crochet pincushions Carol! Are you still in the UK?

elenamac said...

very cute! i really like the biscornue!

love
elena

Charlene ♥ SC said...

As always, your items are so lovely, whether cross stitch or other needle arts!

staci said...

What lovely little pincushions!!!

Rhonda Polk said...

very-very nice- out of all the different things that I've tried....wow- A Biscornu, thats so cool. you do very pretty work.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous pincushions, love them!

Hugs,

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

Thank you for these Carol! I love the designs and the colors are beautiful!

dixiesamplar said...

Love the colors...and, man you're stitches are so perfect, wish you coul dteach me to do that...mine are always wonky, LOL! Beautifully done, Carol!

Dovilė said...

so pretty:)

Blu said...

They're both so pretty! I love the green and white one!

Marina said...

uhhhhh, c'est très joli!

Marina

Sally said...

Carol they are both so pretty :)

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Isadarena said...

Carol, your small pincushions are just lovely :-))
I wish you a nice week-end ,
isa

Rachel said...

How beautiful! I wish I knew how to crochet, but I'm not at all talented at the needles. My aunt tried to teach me how to knit and it was a disaster. I'm sure crocheting would be just as horrible.

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations! I can't wait to see what you do next.

Ariane20 said...

Lovely pincushions, so pretty!

Tatkis said...

Such adorable pincushions! Lovely!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Beertje Zonn said...

Those are Lovely!

Beertje Zonn

célisa said...

Hello, I'm just discovering your blog. How beautiful it is!
I put your blog in my favorits "jolies visites".
The pincushions are lovely.
Célisa

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Carol, I'm chris from warwickshire
uk and I just adore your pincushions
Love the colours too !
hugs
chris richards
xxxxxxxxx
http://ellascraftcreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Rose Challenger said...

I finished mine yesterday. Very good instructions. I made mine a little bigger.

eight by six said...

Just found your blog and will try out the crochet patterns

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